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the Business of Water


It’s time for announcing and inviting you to the ABC Seminar and Excursion 2014.
Last year we featured the business of soccer and visited Kawasaki Frontale. This year we have a similarly exciting topic – the Business of Water.

Date and time: December 4, 8.30am to 12.30 (optional: lunch from 12.30 to 2pm)

The ABC teamed up with Mitsubishi Rayon’s Aqua Business Unit to offer you a morning full of excitement, learning and networking.

First we will visit the water treatment plant next to Hibiya Park which is responsible for keeping clean the water of the Imperial Palace moat. But the plant will soon cease to support this function. And while Tokyo Water has terminated its free delivery of water to the moat, Mitsubishi Real Estate has stepped in to take over the water cleaning in a Japan typical Private Public Partnership agreement. Mitsubishi Real Estate is the main developer of the Otemachi area.

Hence after visiting the plant we will move to Marunouchi and members of Mitsubishi Real Estate will present us their plans about huge new water treatment plants in the basements of some high rise buildings in Otemachi. They will also outline their plans for redeveloping the area including their recent successful drilling to find Onsen water in the Otemachi district – the Otemachi Onsen will be ready for tourists and professionals visiting the Olympic Games 2020. They will also explain how public private partnerships work in Japan.

After the presentation in Marunouchi we will move again.
This time to the Palace building (next to the new Palace hotel and also part of the Mitsubishi world) and visit Mitsubishi – the Kaiteki company. We will visit their state of the art media room to enjoy an interactive media experience focusing on water and the preservation of it. After the visit to the media lab Director and Managing Exec. Officer of Mitsubishi Rayon, Mr Takahiro Ikeda, will welcome us to another short presentation.

Optionally, we will have lunch together with some of the Mitsubishi company members joining us. For lunch we reserved the “EN” in Ginza.

Please also see the attached flyer here.

Participation fee: no fee, lunch expenses to paid individually (lunch at EN is roughly JPY 1,500 to 2,500).

Registration: please register latest by November 20; please note that the total number is limited to 35 persons.
We will take reservations on a first comes, first served basis.
Register with email to our office:

Meeting point in the morning is Hibiya station, exit 10, please be on time.

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