Tokyo 2020 Olympics head developer Fukui Shouhei (福井昌平) will discuss harnessing the full potential of hosting large-scale events in a public forum with Minister of Culture Hung Meng-chi (洪孟啟) in Taipei on Nov. 29.
Fukui, 69, is a leading community designer and event producer based in Japan. He has designed major events such as the 2010 commemorative series for the 1,300th anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital, which celebrated the imperial capital's heritage under the Nara Period (710-794) with its connection to the famed Silk Road.
He was also the mastermind behind the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, in which all the venues were built to conform to the natural environment and the exhibitors - national agents, corporate, non-profit, individuals - were treated equally as citizens of planet Earth. The six-month expo attracted over 22 million visitors.
Now tipped as the chief producer of the 2020 Summer Olympics to exemplify its motto "Discover Tomorrow,” Fukui attributes his success to integrating regional elements with universal concepts such as sustainability to deliver an all-immersive experience.
Fukui will discuss his methods of strengthening the creativeness and competitiveness of international events with Minister Hung on Nov. 29 at the Evergreen International Convention Center on Zhongshan S. Road. The two-hour forum will kick off at 2pm and reservations can be made here.
The forum will be closing event of the Ministry of Culture's 2015 Asian Pacific Forum series.
Event Developer Fukui Shouhei