SLINGSHOT at the ASEAN - JAPAN Innovation Meetup 2017, Tokyo.

April, 2017

SLINGSHOT was invited by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) to join ASEAN - JAPAN Innovation Meetup 2017 in Tokyo representing Indonesia. JETRO itself is the government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world (source: Jetro.go.jp). It was a joint event of the ASEAN - JAPAN Open Innovation Forum conducted on Friday, April 7th at Belle Salle Shibuya Garden Hall in Sumitomo Fudosan Shibuya Garden Tower. Attended by more than 500 business people from throughout Japan and ASEAN, this event was made possible form the cooperation between the Japanese ministry of economy, trade & industry(METI), AEM-METI Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and the Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA).

Showcasing various Augmented Reality based solutions to the visitors, Slingshot has attracted a large number of visitors during the event, where based on the different feedback given to JETRO during the event, the showcase has impressed many business people in Japan including those of JETRO itself, thus nominating Slingshot as Indonesia's most innovative company to join the event.

The Indonesian Minister of Trade, Mr Enggartiasto Lukita also visited the booth and did mention to the media that since Japan is known at the forefront of technology while having a wide network, therefore the government of Indonesia fully supports tech companies to establish partnerships with Japan in varieties of scale.