Green IT Promotion Council
The Green IT Promotion Council introduces the latest Green IT trends of Japan and the world.
At a press conference held on Thursday, July 22nd,Yasuhiko Nishizu, the operating committee head of the Green IT Promotion Council presented the council's scheduled activities at CEATEC JAPAN 2010. During this time, Mr. Nishizu announced that the council's participation in this year's CEATEC JAPAN will evolve around the following four events - the Green IT Award, Green IT Pavilion, Green IT International Symposium, and Asia Green IT Forum.
What is the Green IT Promotion Council?
In these circumstances, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan proposed the Green IT Initiative to realize a society where environment protection and economic growth were two compatible objectives. Based on this initiative, the Green IT Promotion Council was established on February 1st, 2008 through a cooperative partnership between governmental agencies, industrial concerns and academic institutions.
In addition to enhancing economics, society, and every aspect of people's lives, the Green IT Promotion Council continually strives to undertake activities that help to realize the idea of, "energy savings of IT and energy savings by IT".
Green IT activities at CEATEC JAPAN 2010
[Green IT Award 2010]
Award ceremony: October 5th, 2010 at the open stage of CEATEC's Smart Grid Innovation 2010
These awards (to include: METI's Minister Award, Chief of METI's Commerce and Information Policy Bureau Award, Chairman of the Green IT Promotion Council Award, and the Jury's Special Award) will be presented in recognition of outstanding products, technologies, and activities that not only contribute to measures designed to alleviate global warming but also emphasize the Green IT challenges of today as envisioned by the idea of, "energy savings of IT and energy savings by IT".
[Green IT Pavilion 2010]
From October 5th to 9th at the Smart Grid Innovation 2010 exhibition area
The latest products and activities of Green IT will be introduced through booth exhibits and presentations by member companies and associations of the council. The Green IT Award 2010 recipients will also be on display and visitors will receive a Green IT Handbook that introduces up-to-date Green IT practices by member companies and associations.
[Asia Green IT Forum 2010]
On October 5th at the International Conference Hall
In order to more rapidly promote Green IT throughout Asia, an international forum will be held to encourage the exchange of ideas and discussions on the status quo of Green IT in each country by government and industry personnel. This year marks the second year in which this forum will be held and 11 countries (including Japan) and regions in total are scheduled to participate. A detailed account of the forum will be announced at the Green IT International Symposium 2010 that will be held on the following day.
[Green IT International Symposium 2010]
From October 6th to 7th at Convention Hall A on the 2nd floor of the International Conference Hall
Designed as a venue for the exchange of information internationally, the latest Green IT activities in Japan and the world will be introduced at the Green IT International Symposium 2010. To better enable visitors to grasp the newest Green IT trends, the latest information and a wide variety of events such as the introduction of Green IT policies in Japan, Green IT measures initiated by member companies and associations, and panel discussions by overseas corporations and organizations will be made available.