2024 Tokyo Summit

October 15-17, 2024 | Tokyo, Japan


10.15.2024 - 10.17.2024


Conrad Hotel Tokyo 1 Chome-9-1 Higashishinbashi Minato City, Tokyo,

Since 2016, the BuiltWorlds Americas Summit in Chicago has grown to be the premier high level gathering place for executives in the Building and Infrastructure Sectors in industry, tech, finance, and services to gather, explore trends, network, and find opportunities to collaborate on initiatives that will move their companies and the industry to a better future.

Join us for this three-day event, drawing from the expert perspectives of C-Suite executives and senior leaders from across Tokyo and around the world, as we continue conversations and share ideas, and strategies about emerging trends and directionally where the industry is headed across the globe.

**Stay tuned as we announce more details featuring a Demo Night Competition, CEO Dinner, the Global Innovators Dinner & Awards Celebration, and much, much more.

We are currently accepting speaker applications for this event. Please use the button below and fill out the application ASAP to be considered.

Speakers will automatically receive a free ticket to the general sessions.

Startups can take this opportunity as we program the Summit to apply to present at our Demo Night Competition. By participating in Demo Night, you are also afforded a free ticket to attend the general sessions the following day.

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Jack Moran

Director of VDC & Integrated Services, Consigli Construction Co. Inc

Rina Takahashi

Associate, Shimizu

Justin Henceroth

CEO, Founder, Zite

Juan Nieto

Founder & General Partner, Zacua Ventures

Alexander Bent

Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Undivided Ventures

Michael Palmer

Head of Strategy and Real Estate, Volumetric Building Company (VBC)

Pierre Mustiere

CEO, Bouygues Asia

Thai Nguyen

Director of Innovation, Hensel Phelps

Dai Ohama

General Manager, Innovation and Incubation Office, Kajima

Yuki Nakayama

Deputy General Manager, Innovation and Incubation Office, Kajima

Ace Hashimoto

Venture Manager, Kajima

Ryosuke Ishibashi

MEP Tech Implementer, Kajima

Fumiaki Sato

Senior Manager, Tokyu Fudosan Holdings Corporation

Preliminary Agenda

The BuiltWorlds Tokyo Summit will take place in multiple venues around Tokyo over three days of programming. Prior to the official start of the conference, as we continue to look at how emerging technology is actually being put to work, we will tour locations around Tokyo where we can see live case studies of new solutions applied to industry projects. Conference Research Group Meetings, General Sessions, and other programs will begin on Wednesday of that week.

Day 1 Schedule

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Jobsite Tours & Offsite Events

As with all BuiltWorlds Global Summits, this event will kick off with a variety of offsite events and jobsite tours to welcome our guests.

In 2023, Kajima hosted a welcome group at KaTRI - its state of the art innovation facility - followed by a jobsite tour tunnel project outside of Tokyo. This group was able to learn about key innovation initiatives, technology use on the jobsite, and the various nuances of construction in Tokyo.

Day 2 Schedule

9:00AM – 1:00PM
Novare Innovation Center

Construction Tech Forum Offsite

Shimizu Corporation recently opened the doors of it's brand new, state-of-the-art innovation facility called Novare. This year, leaders from Shimizu will welcome a limited group of BuiltWorlds summit attendees to join for a tour and presentation to our construction tech forum.

9:00 AM: Arrive to Novare

9:15AM: Welcome Address

9:20AM: Novare Overview Presentation

9:40AM: Open Innovation Partnership Discussion

10:00AM: Tour of Novare Facilities

11:00AM: Smart City Needs Presentation

11:20AM: AI in Shimizu Presentation

11:40AM: Q&A & Closing Discussions

12:00PM: Lunch at Novare

3:00PM – 5:00PM

Venture Forum Offsite

The BuiltWorlds venture forum will meet in the afternoon to discuss innovation and investment initiatives in Japan and across the globe.

5:00PM – 9:00PM

BuiltWorlds Tokyo Summit Demo Night & Reception


BuiltWorlds demo night is a staple of the global summit events. The evening prior to general sessions, the group gathers to hear pitches from startups both local to the region and around the world in front of an expert panel of judges.

The evening will host pitches from 10 startups across a variety of products, sizes, and demographics all custom-programmed to the interests of Tokyo Summit attendees.

Day 3 Schedule

9:00AM – 10:00AM
Conrad Hotel Tokyo

Welcome Breakfast

10:00AM – 10:10AM

Welcome Address

Tyler Sewall, Sr. Director, BuiltWorlds

10:10AM – 10:50AM

Keynote Address

George Pfeffer, CEO, DPR

10:50AM – 11:30AM

Investing on a Global Scale

11:30AM – 11:50AM

Morning Break

11:50AM – 12:30PM

Productivity Through Technology

12:30PM – 1:45PM


1:45PM – 2:00PM

BuiltWorlds Research Presentation

Tyler Sewall, Sr. Director, Research

2:00PM – 2:45PM

Smart Buildings Technologies

2:45PM – 3:30PM

Kajima Innovation Spotlight

Dai Ohama, General Manager, Innovation & Incubation, Kajima; Yuki Nakayama, Deputy General Manager, Innovation & Incubation, Kajima; Ace Hashimoto, Venture Manager, Kajima; Ryosuke Ishibashi, MEP Tech Implementer, Kajima

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Afternoon Break

4:00PM – 5:30PM

Global Innovators


Closing Remarks

5:30PM – 7:00PM


Conrad Hotel Tokyo 1 Chome-9-1 Higashishinbashi Minato City, Tokyo

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