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LIVING TOMORROW INNOVATION MISSION
JAPAN 2025

HEADED BY PRESIDENT EM. EUROPEAN COUNSIL MR. HERMAN VAN ROMPUY
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WITH THE SUPPORT OF
17 - 24 MAY 2025
OSAKA - KYOTO
OR EXTEND YOUR STAY AND EXPLORE TOKYO
OFFICIAL TRAVEL PARTNER: ALK REIZEN

Let's fast forward to the future with Living Tomorrow.


Join our Presidential Innovation Mission and get ready for an inspiring journey!

Participate in an exclusive opportunity to be inspired and to innovate.
Connect with like-minded individuals in a one-of-a-kind setting, and let's fast forward to tomorrow.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Explore future concepts & cutting-edge technology on smart cities, autonomous mobility, smart energy, health, humanoids, AI, and much more!

  • Visit World EXPO Osaka 2025

  • Discover fascinating innovations 

  • Exclusive visits at start-ups & scale-ups

  • Program with innovation talks and interesting keynote speeches

  • Headed by President em. European Council Mr. Herman Van Rompuy

  • Unique network of C-level captains of business and government

  • Discover Japan in a exclusive and unforgettable way

  • Indulge in culinary delights in Osaka and Kyoto

  • Stay at the most beautiful, luxury five star hotel of Osaka

Invitation only -  Places are limited
 

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PROGRAM* OF THE PRESIDENTIAL MISSION

WORLD EXPO OSAKA 2025

A World Expo is an event that brings together people and innovations from around the world in an effort to address issues facing mankind on a global scale.

Join us and visit the World Expo 2025 in Osaka, Japan's vibrant city of innovation and culture! Under the theme 'Designing Future Society for Our Lives', this global event promises to showcase groundbreaking advancements and visionary solutions that will shape the world of tomorrow. As a melting pot of creativity and ingenuity, Osaka invites you to explore pavilions from nations around the globe, each offering unique perspectives on sustainable development, technological innovation, and cultural exchange. Join us on this transformative journey as we come together to envision a brighter, more connected future for all humanity.

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TAKE A SNEAK PEEK INTO
THE BELGIAN PAVILION

MAY 15 - MAY 26, 2025
The Future of Community and Mobility Week

The Conference
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The Technology and Innovation Center (TIC) is a new core base of Daikin group’s research and new technology development.


Advanced environmental technologies, primarily in the field of air conditioning, are used in the buildings and equipment and serve as a model for solutions that achieve both unrivaled energy efficiency and comfortable indoor environments.


The level of environmental quality and function, such as energy saving of the building, interior comfort, attention to the global environment has been highly evaluated and thus led to achieve LEED® Platinum and CASBEE highest S rank.

AIMING FOR A NET ZERO ENERGY BUILDING WITH DAIKIN’S LATEST TECHNOLOGY

DAIKIN INNOVATION CENTER (TBC)

Human-Robot Friendship

Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT) is a private university in Osaka, Japan. It started as “Kansai Engineering Technical School” in 1922, and it gained a 4-year university status and changed its name to “Osaka Institute of Technology” in1949.

It has three campuses: the Omiya Campus is a main campus located in Asahi-ku, Osaka, the Umeda Campus is a new campus opened in 2017 in Downtown Osaka, and the Hirakata Campus is in Hirakata City on the foothill between Osaka and Kyoto.

OSAKA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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PANASONIC (TBC)

Panasonic, a multinational electronics corporation, has been a leader in innovation for over a century. Renowned for its diverse range of products, from consumer electronics to industrial solutions, Panasonic has maintained a strong global presence. With a commitment to sustainability, the company continually develops eco-friendly technologies and initiatives. Panasonic's dedication to quality and reliability has earned it a reputation as a trusted brand worldwide.

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Japan's high-speed railway network renowned for its speed, punctuality, and safety. Introduced in 1964, the Shinkansen revolutionized travel in Japan, connecting major cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto with speeds reaching up to 320 km/h (200 mph). With sleek, aerodynamic trains and frequent departures, the Shinkansen offers passengers a comfortable and efficient way to explore Japan's diverse landscapes and vibrant cities.

SHINKANSEN

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PANASONIC CENTER

Drone Delivery

TO BE ANNOUNCED

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PANASONIC CENTER

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TO BE ANNOUNCED

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Welcome to Osaka, the vibrant heart of Japan's Kansai region, where tradition dances with modernity in a mesmerizing symphony of sights, sounds, and flavors. Wander through the bustling streets, where neon signs compete for attention and the aroma of sizzling street food fills the air, enticing you to taste Osaka's culinary delights.

But Osaka is more than just a feast for the senses; it's a city with a rich history waiting to be uncovered. Explore the majestic Osaka Castle, standing tall against the backdrop of the city skyline, and immerse yourself in the tales of ancient warriors and feudal lords. In Osaka, every corner reveals a new adventure, making it a destination that ignites the imagination and leaves an indelible mark on the soul.

OSAKA

Small Street in Japan

Welcome to Kyoto, where the past whispers through the narrow streets and ancient temples, weaving a tapestry of culture and tradition that captivates the soul. Step into the enchanting world of the geisha in the historic Gion district, where the elegant dance of the maiko mesmerizes onlookers and transports you to a bygone era of elegance and grace.

But Kyoto is not merely a museum of the past; it's a living, breathing city that pulsates with energy and innovation. In Kyoto, every moment is a celebration of the extraordinary, a testament to the enduring spirit of Japan's cultural capital.

KYOTO

Japanese Tea

Japanese traditions are a vibrant tapestry woven through centuries, where every gesture, every ceremony, speaks volumes about the soul of the nation.

In Japan, the past and present intertwine seamlessly, creating a cultural mosaic that enchants, educates, and inspires all who are fortunate enough to experience it.

TRADITIONS

High-level networking in a nice atmosphere,
with great food!

Eating at the Bar
Sparkling Wine
Sushi Bar

*Program subject to change

THEMES

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EXTEND YOUR TRIP AND 
EXPLORE TOKYO

CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF JAPAN ?!
STAY 4 EXTRA NIGHTS IN HIROSHIMA AND TOKYO.

WHY PARTICIPATE ?

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HIROSHIMA

Hiroshima, a city in Japan, is historically significant for being the first city targeted by an atomic bomb during World War II, which dramatically altered its landscape and history.

 

Today, Hiroshima is a vibrant city that serves as a symbol of peace and resilience, featuring landmarks like the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum

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DISCOVER JAPAN'S CAPITAL

Tokyo is a vibrant metropolis pulsating with energy, where towering skyscrapers coexist with serene Shinto shrines. Its bustling streets are adorned with neon lights, bustling with a myriad of sights, sounds, and flavors. From the tranquil gardens of the Imperial Palace to the frenetic pace of Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo offers a captivating blend of tradition and modernity unlike anywhere else in the world.

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HOTELS*****

2 nights in Hilton Hirshima

2 nigths in Conrad Tokyo

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MIYAJIMA ISLAND

Miyajima Island, located near Hiroshima, is renowned for its scenic beauty and the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, which appears to float on water during high tide. The island is also famous for its lush forests, hiking trails, and friendly deer that roam freely, making it a perfect destination for natural and cultural experiences.

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COMPANY VISITS (TBC)

We are looking for some interesting companies to visit while we are in Tokyo. 

On our wishlist: Fanuc, Panasonic.

More information will follow soon.

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RELAX AND DISCOVER MORE INCREDIBLE FOOD

Enjoy some time to relax. 

Choose to explore the city by yourself or join us for some exciting activities.

We will take you to some incredible restaurants.

PLEASE SEND ME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAM AND CONDITIONS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Get ready to embark on an journey of discovery as we introduce you to five extraordinary keynote speakers, each a luminary in their own right, converging on a single stage to illuminate the path to innovation. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable symphony of ideas, as together, we unlock the boundless potential of innovation.

Herman Van Rompuy

President em. European Council

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Herman Van Rompuy is a Belgian politician of the Christian Democratic party CD&V. He was the Prime Minister of Belgium between December 30, 2008, and November 25, 2009, and President of Europe from January 1, 2010, to November 30, 2014. On November 19, 2009, it was announced that he had been elected as the first permanent president, and on March 1, 2012, Van Rompuy was unanimously appointed for a second term of office by the 27 EU heads of state and government. After this term, he was no longer eligible for re-election.

 

Herman wrote numerous works on social, political and economic themes and acquired in his career numerous Awards and achievements.

In 2014, Herman became president of Living Tomorrow succeeding Jean-Luc Dehaene. Today he is President of the Strategic RoundTables at Living Tomorrow.

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Jürgen Ingels

Tech investor - entrepreneur

Jürgen studied political and social sciences at the University of Antwerp, where he obtained an MBA. He then started his career as an investment manager at Dexia Ventures, Dexia's venture capital fund. In 2001 he founded Clear2Pay, a financial technology company. Clear2Pay grew into an international company with offices in more than 20 countries and 1.200 employees. In 2014, Clear2Pay was sold to FIS. After selling his company, he returned to venture capital. Since 2014, Ingels has been managing partner at Smartfin, a venture capital fund that invests in growing European technology companies. He is a director at several large and small companies such as WDP (BEL20), Materialise (NASDAQ), Ghelamco, Guardsquare, Recharge.com, MariaDB and Deliverect.

Jürgen is also the author of Start Grow Sell. He is also the initiator of the technology festival Supernova.

Since 2022, Jurgen is the president of the advisory board of Living Tomorrow.

Joachim De Vos

Innovation expert

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Joachim joined Living Tomorrow in 1994. In 2009, Joachim initiated the advisory pillar and so founded Tomorrowlab with Frank Beliën, where he is involved in value-innovation, co-creation and innovation initiatives with leading global organizations. In terms of Innovation, Joachim is the driving force behind the Living Tomorrow partners.

 

Over the years Joachim has been responsible for the innovation business and partners, creating synergies between the hundreds of small to large companies, knowledge institutions and authorities. Joachim has become an esteemed thought leader on innovation, advising many companies and governments in their innovation journey. Joachim is also a Professor at the University of Ghent.

 

Joachim's presentations are a masterclass in foresight, filled with passion, vision, and insight. He doesn't just talk about the future; he brings it to life, offering practical strategies and insights drawn from extensive experience in both business and consumer innovation. Joachim is also the author of the book Why innovation fails.

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Lieven Scheire

AI expert

Lieven Scheire is a Belgian comedian, physicist and science communicator on stage and on TV, in both Dutch and English.

He develops and hosts TV shows, tours with an English-language scientific comedy set on stage, and hosts events for universities and scientific or technological companies. His unique blend of science and comedy is highly appreciated by audiences. He can explain science or interview scientists with both a deep understanding of the subject and witty lightheartedness

 

Lieven Scheire and A.I.:

What exactly is this Artificial Intelligence that everyone is talking about?

In this show, Lieven Scheire introduces this new superhero of technology in an entertaining and accessible way. You'll get a glimpse of how it all works, what it can already do, and what it will be capable of in the future. It's a first encounter with something that might soon become your new friend, butler, advisor, psychologist, personal trainer or guardian angel: Artificial Intelligence.

Karen Sprengers

Senior consultant strategy & innovation

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Karen studied industrial design at the University of Antwerp. She is a techno-optimist, passionate about new technologies and their opportunities for the future. Karen has more than 20 years of experience in strategy and innovation. Today she combines her role of senior consultant with business lead transformation, within TomorrowLab.

 

Tomorrowlab is a consulting firm specializing in strategy and innovation and builds strategies from an outside-in perspective, using future scenarios. Karen is a seasoned scenario planning expert. This way, she prepares organizations for an uncertain future and reinforces their agility. But sha also helps translating this futureproof strategy and roadmap into valuable innovations.

 

Karen has expertise in strategy development, innovation consulting, business model innovation, innovation management, scenario thinking and future foresight. She guides companies and organizations from various industries in these transformation processes.

About

Embrace luxury and sophistication in Osaka, Japan.

The St. Regis Osaka welcomes guests to the heart of beautiful Midosuji the Champs Elysées of Osaka. The five-star hotel is located near popular destinations such as Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and the citys premium shopping districts. There is no better address to explore the city center and the neighboring city of Kyoto, thanks to the hotel location near the train station.

Retreat to the hotel’s iconic 12th-floor terrace with sweeping vistas of the Osaka skyline. Discover unforgettable ambiance and state-of-the-art amenities in five-star hotel accommodations. 160 luxury hotel rooms and suites feature spacious layouts and elegantly appointed decor. 

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PRICING

PLACES ARE LIMITED

€ 12.950 

PRICE PER PERSON

  • Single Room

  • Reduction for 2nd person in the same room (eighter twin or double - € 1.500 per person)

INCLUDED

  • Flights Brussels – Helsinki – Osaka in economy (by Finnair)

  • 5 nights in St. Regis Osaka***** 

  • Company & city visits

  • Cultural visits & experiences

  • Welcome VIP-reception

  • Breakfasts, lunches & dinners including drinks

  • Local transport by VIP bus

  • All guides, innovation briefings and keynotes

  • Gratuities

EXCLUDED

  • Personal expenses

  • Cancellation insurance: + 7%

  • Assistance, luggage, repatriation: € 68 per person

  • Upgrade to business class

  • Room upgrade hotel

  • Extended trip to Hiroshima/Tokyo

 

No VAT (trip outside Europe)

Payment terms : 50% at registration - 50% in January 2025

CONDITIONS

Modification

  • Name changes are free until 31.03.2025, unless the ticket has already been issued.

  • Name changes as of 1.04.2025: € 50, unless the ticket has already been issued.

  • If the ticket was issued, name changes are not possible and a new ticket has to be booked. This applies          to economy as well as to business class tickets.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation between registration and 31.12.2024: 35% of travel cost + 100% flight cost

  • Cancellation between 31.12.2024 and 31.01.2025: 50% of travel cost + 100% flight cost

  • Cancellation between 31.01.2025 - 28.02.2025: 75% of travel cost + 100% flight cost

  • When cancelling as from 01.03.2025 - 100% cancellation fee

Alk Reizen is the official travel organizer of this trip, with full control over the organization. All travel contracts are concluded between you and Alk Reizen. Alk Reizen receives all travel payments and has secured insurance to cover insolvency risk.

 

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Alexa Young, CA

Great to meet people in other networks, good initiative. Company visits were quite interesting.

 

Filip Boelaert

Secretary General

Department Mobility and Public Works

A good mix of innovation, network

and quality of destination.

Roger Lemmens

Director Digital Health Technologies

imec

Good organization, great network, excellent mix of content, inspirational feeling. Excellent and added value for Living Tomorrow and its partners.

 

Giovanni Verhaeghe

Vice President Corporate Development

OneSpan

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The best way to predict the future, is to invent it.

ABOUT LIVING TOMOROW

Living Tomorrow is the most beloved innovation platform where you connect with millions of customers, partners, markets and government contacts of today and tomorrow. With them, we build a dialogue to promote, design and test your services and your products for tomorrow.

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A COLLABORATION OF

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OFFICIAL TRAVEL ORGANIZER

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ALK REIZEN

Steenweg 170
3570 Alken (België)

BE 0424.866.037

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