Furuichi joins OYWJ Director, Daren Afshar, to co-produce the global summit in May 2022.
Ms. Yuko Furuichi
CEO & President
Comexposium Japan
June 10, 2021
Tokyo, Japan

Further evidence of its commitment to SDG 5, One Young World Japan Committee is excited to announce that veteran event producer and next-gen leader, Ms. Yuko Furuichi, will be joining the One Young World Tokyo 2022 global summit organizing committee as co-chief producer.

Furuichi will join OYWJ director, Daren Afshar, in designing, planning, and executing the largest global summit in One Young World’s history next May in Tokyo. Leader of Comexposium’s digital marketing events in Japan, Furuichi has numerous successes in developing and growing events in many sectors of the Japanese market. Most notable is her expansion of Asia’s largest digital marketing conference, ad:tech Tokyo. The premier event, with more than 15,000 attendees and 250 speakers, is where Japan’s top marketing players gather to discuss innovation, branding, trends, and technology.

One Young World is the world’s largest global forum for young leaders. It identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders – from every country and sector – to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership. OYW Tokyo 2022 is expected to bring together over 2,250 delegates from over 190 countries, as well as many of the world’s business titans, political leaders and celebrity activists for social change. Preparations for the 4-day super event are already underway with Zojoji Temple chosen as the location for the large-scale Opening Ceremony.

“It’s not often I get the opportunity to work with someone who checks off so many boxes for me. Yuko is not only experienced in event production but, she is also a well-respected member of the business community and will be the perfect person to help us align our goals and set our standards high. Add the fact that she is, by definition, a next-gen leader and there is no other choice but Yuko to take on this responsibility. It will be a lot of fun to see what unique ideas she brings to the table. “
Daren Afshar
Chief Producer, OYW Tokyo 2022
"It’s an honor to even be considered for such a great role like this. I accepted without hesitation and am extremely motivated to help deliver the largest forum for young leaders in the world to Tokyo’s doorstep. The timing for this forum couldn’t be better. COVID-19 forced the world to push the reset button. After a great pause and a time for reflection, we are all ready to embrace a new normal and it’s exciting to be a part of its new design."
Yuko Furuichi
Chief Producer, OYW Tokyo 2022
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