GoConnect Debuts at the Expat Expo, Raising ¥41,000 for Charity

On November 6–7 at Kamiyacho Trust Tower, the first public exhibition for international residents was held—Expat Expo Tokyo 2020. Our recently rebranded platform GoConnect made its public debut at the event, with lots of giveaways from the platform and its Partners, as well as a raffle in support of a very worthy charity. The two-day event drew more than 1,000 guests and nearly 30 companies from a variety of industries—such as travel, food, beverage, language schools, and real estate. Visitors were treated to opportunities to experience Japanese culture through activities such as samurai performances and trying on kimonos. Many companies also provided the chance to try their products and services—booth visitors could enjoy everything from sake tasting to a short massage.

Samurai performance at the Expat Expo Tokyo 2020
Recap Video

Check out our video recap to hear from our Partners and get a look at all the fun!

The GoConnect Booth

Aside from our staff, we were happy to be accompanied by Michael Clemons, founder of YouMeWe NPO, and by Tokyo Coding Club—our premium sponsor for the booth. YouMeWe supports children at orphanages in Japan, while Tokyo Coding Club organizes classes in coding and IT for young children and teenagers. 

GoConnect booth at the Expat Expo Tokyo 2020 |  Those who passed by our booth could pick up a free GoConnect-branded, eco-friendly tote bag filled with flyers and items from some of our Partners. GoConnect flyers

We also organized an exciting raffle, with all proceeds going to YouMeWe NPO. Amazing prizes included a weekend for two in Hakuba, dinner at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo, afternoon tea at Conrad Tokyo, and more. GoConnect raised ¥41,000 for YouMeWe! We were also pleased that many guests were interested in using GoConnect offers on the platform and listing their products and services with us. GoConnect’s newsletter subscription list also got a significant boost from guests. The Expat Expo 2020 was a great success and an excellent opportunity to spread the word about our rebranded platform.  GoConnect at the Expat Expo Tokyo 2020 Visitors visiting the GoConnect booth

Sponsors of the GoConnect Raffle

Our raffle would not have been successful without the generous sponsorship from our Partners. GoConnect is deeply grateful for their support. Here are the Partners that we would like to express gratitude to:


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