The Switzerland – Japan Economic Forum is a joint initiative of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan and IMD (International Institute for Management Development). Since 2018, the Forum has aimed at sharing experiences and perspectives from Japan and Switzerland on business and economic topics of mutual interest. The very first instalment in 2018 explored issues pertaining to competitiveness, innovation and health, while in 2019 speakers and panelists discussed how to leverage the values of sport for better internal and external corporate engagement. By bringing together high-level representatives from business, government and academia from Japan and Switzerland, the Forum contributes to strengthening relations and understanding between the two countries and economies.