02 novembre 2017
Major Sporting Events Committee
Join the international business community in Tokyo as we celebrate two years to Japan's hosting of the Rugby World Cup in 2019!
The Webb Ellis Cup has been on tour as tournament organisers have been hosting a nationwide Rugby World Cup 2019 two-years-to-go festival. We are pleased to announce that the Cup will be making an appearance at the event!
On November 2, exactly two years before the final, the schedule for 2019 Rugby World Cup matches in Japan will be unveiled. So far, we know that the opening match is on September 20, 2019 at Ajinomoto Stadium in western Tokyo, and that the final is set to take place at the 70,000-seat Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. 20 teams from around the world and a total of 48 matches will be played in 12 venues across the whole of Japan.
This will be the first time the tournament is held in Asia and outside of the sport’s traditional strongholds. Japan 2019 is set to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and fans will soon be able to start planning with the announcement of match locations and details of how, where and when to purchase tickets and hospitality packages.
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “Two years to go is an exciting milestone for people in the host nation and fans around the world and I am delighted that Japan are marking it with a special nationwide festival that will engage and inspire people the length and breadth of the host nation.”
Join us on November 2 for a discussion on the topic "What the Rugby World Cup means for business in Japan" with a panel made up of:
1) Bill Beaumont, World Rugby Chairman
2) Brett Gosper, World Rugby CEO
3) Alan Gilpin, World Rugby COO and Head of Rugby World Cup
4) Rob Abernethy, General Manager, Rugby World Cup 2019 at World Rugby
Moderated by Melanie Brock, President of Australian Rugby Foundation Japan.
Date Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time From 19:00 to 21:00
Address 1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admission fee (buffet dinner and free flow drinks included)
10,000 yen for members
14,000 yen for non-members
Deadline for registration/cancellation Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 17:00
Event co-hosts World Rugby, RWC2019 Organising Committee, Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, CCI France Japon, Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce, South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Any cancellation after the deadline or no-show will be charged.