12-05-2015 | 10:30 - 11:30 GMT +1

Are Wearable Technologies causing the next big economic boom in Japan?

2014 was a huge year for wearable technology and all major electronic retail stores have opened a corner dedicated to fitness trackers and other types of wearables. This year the pace of product introductions, both aimed at the industrial and consumer market, is further increasing with special glasses, footwear, skin patches, arm wear, watches and so on. These trends have a big impact on e.g. production efficiency improvements for industrial players, as well as sports & healthcare monitoring for consumers. The domain of wearable devices is a very promising sub-sector within the ICT industry and has been called "the next big thing", also in Japan, with double-digit growth projections for many years to come.

This webinar is targeted at EU companies active in the Wearables industry and looking for up-to-date information and insights in the trends currently taking place in Japan.

What you will learn during this webinar?

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • The basic facts and figures of the Wearable Tech industry in Japan
  • An overview of the Japanese key players, trade fairs and recent regulations related to Wearables
  • Recent market trends and upcoming technologies
  • Practical tips and hints regarding potential business opportunities


  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session
  • Conclusion

Speaker: Peter VAN DER WEEEN, Co-Founder/CTO, Akoni KK (IT and Business Consulting for Japan) - VAN DER WEEEN Peter 
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office

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