the Chair of the Host Committee
Before anything else, I would like to send you my profound and sincere wishes that you and your family, friends and colleagues are all safe and healthy despite the Covid-19 pandemic we are all struggling with. Under these circumstances, it is our great pleasure to announce to you that we will host the 2022 IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Tokyo, Japan, from April 20th to the 23rd in 2022 and you are all very welcome. As many of you know, IPBA was founded in Tokyo in 1991 and this Annual Meeting and Conference of IPBA 2022 will be a historic event as it will mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of IPBA.
Though we are all living in a world suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic, our cutting-edge digital technology has proven its application and efficiency by keeping us connected through the Internet and SNS. Technology can indeed make the world better and more sustainable, but it can also do harm unless we make deliberate use of our wisdom as human beings in dealing with it. Therefore, our future rests on our wisdom.
With this in mind, our sense of balance and approach toward legal issues as business lawyers are now more important than ever. Therefore, please attend IPBA 2022 and share your feelings and wisdom with us all.
We look forward to seeing and having valuable discussions with you in Tokyo!