The New Economy Summit Tokyo (NEST) is a global conference organized by the Japan Association of New Economy (JANE), an influential industry advocacy group committed to the development of new industries that strategically leverage information technology. JANE’s founding team included Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani, who currently serves as Representative Director. Since it was first held in 2013, the annual summit has brought together global entrepreneurs and innovators at the forefront of the new economy and industry to discuss and anticipate future trends. A highlight of last year’s event was Andy Rubin’s introduction of a bipedal robot developed by Schaft.

Details of the 2017 summit, which will be held April 6-7, 2017, in Tokyo, will be announced shortly. Stay tuned to Rakuten.Today for updates and reports from the event.