Global Innovation Forum – Osaka, Japan, 26th – 28th Oct 2020 Expression of Interest to be received by the 19th June

1 June 2020

We are delighted to announce that our partner, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) will host another Global Innovation Forum on the 26th-28th October 2020, following a successful event last year.  

Global Innovation Forum 2019 Opening ceremony 

Last year, three companies based in Thames Valley (UK) were selected amongst 17 innovative start-ups from 8 countries and had great opportunities to demonstrate their products and meet with Japanese companies through pre-arranged B2B meetings and networking.

Product demonstration

Pitch session

B2B meeting

As last year, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) , who is a partner Chamber to OCCI, will manage the application and selection process from the UK.  Our CEO Masako Eguchi-Bacon also supports this event as the Representative of Japan Desk at TVCC.


This fully sponsored opportunity is open to businesses who meet any of the following conditions:

  • Start-ups with advanced technology in AI, IoT, Digital Health, VR/AR, Mobility.
  • Start-ups with test pilot models that are almost complete and able to provide demonstrations.
  • Start-ups interested in collaborating with Japanese or overseas companies (technology or capital)

To find out more about this opportunity, register your interest or request an application form, please email to Anne White, Head of International Trade & Compliance of TVCC


Expressions of Interest / Applications must be received by 19th June 2020.

Please note should travel restrictions due to COVID 19 still apply, or should delegates prefer, participation can be virtual.

At OBM, we initiated the regional tie between Thames Valley and Kansai (Japan) and we are very pleased to see another milestone achieved in creating new business opportunities.