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What is “Art & Impact: Thinking about the world after the Expo with innovators”?


In the 'TEAM EXPO 2025' program/co-creation challenge, we have invited individuals who have excelled in various fields, not only in art and creativity but also across different genres. Mr. Daisuke Suzuki, CEO of Art Rogue Co., Ltd., aims to host the world's largest 'Osaka-Kansai International Arts Festival' with a theme of social impact in 2025, coinciding with the Osaka-Kansai Expo. This initiative also seeks to establish 'International Art City Osaka.' Through discussions with our esteemed guests and their activities, we will explore the society we want to build after the 2025 Expo and the potential that art holds. Please note that this ongoing talk program is part of the Osaka-Kansai Expo's theme, 'People's Living Lab (PLL): A Testing Ground for Future Societies.' It serves as an online talk event under the concept of PLL, where practitioners and experts from various backgrounds will share their initiatives related to the theme with the world even before the Expo begins, collectively contributing to the creation of the Expo. This program is also part of the 'Study: Osaka-Kansai International Arts Festival.' Hosted by: The Public Interest Incorporated Association Japan World Exposition 2025 Association and Art Rogue Co., Ltd.


On Monday, August 14, 2023, we invited Hirohisa Sato, Chairman, CEO and CCO of Balnibarbi Co., Ltd., as a guest, and held EXPO PLL Talks “Art & Impact: Thinking about the world after the Expo with innovators” vol.6.

[Overview] EXPO PLL Talks “Art & Impact: Thinking about the World of After-Expo with Innovators” Vol.6
Date and time: August 14, 2023 (Monday) 18:30-19:30 (reception starts from 18:00)
■ Venue: CAFÉ GARB 3rd floor, 4-4-7 Bakurocho, Chuo-ku, Osaka
■ Participation fee: Free
■ Guest: Mr. Hirohisa Sato (Chairman, CEO and CCO of Balnibarbi Co., Ltd.)
Moderator/Moderator: Daisuke Suzuki (Art Rogue Co., Ltd. CEO, Study: Osaka Kansai International Art Festival General Producer)


Balnibarbi Co., Ltd. Chairman


Born in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City. He dropped out of Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, majoring in English and American Studies. In 1991, he founded "Barunibabi" and assumed the position of CEO. Currently, he operates 96 restaurants, cafes, and hotels nationwide, including Tokyo and Osaka (as of the end of May 2023). In recent years, he has been working on "town development that makes you want to live" in places like Awaji Island and Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, with a focus on regional revitalization through food and accommodation. He is the author of books such as "Do You Believe in the Power of a Cup of Coffee?" (Kawade Shobo Shinsha) and "The Man Who Changes Cities with Cafes" (Graf-sha). In February 2022, he was certified as an Eco-First company by the Ministry of the Environment and began to lead in environmental conservation in the food and beverage industry.

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