PREX has held a total of 709 courses for seminars since its establishment in April 1990.
The total number of participants as of March 2017 was 17,132 from 148 countries and regions.
(6,471 participated in seminars in Japan, and 10,661 participated in seminars abroad).
Based on the original purposes of the establishment of PREX to provide support to developing countries in human resource development for economic and industrial development and to promote international human exchanges in the Kansai region, we mainly held seminars with themes such as “Business management”, “Small and medium sized enterprise development”, and so on.
Major relevant organization of the seminars are governmental organizations such as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and related organizations and The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS).
As for non-governmental sponsors, Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren), which requested PREX to coordinate seminars for corporate managers of ASEAN.
In recent years, we have organized seminars with Japanese local government.
PREX mainly organizes seminars in Japan. This reflects the philosophy that it is important for participants to see for themselves how companies operate and PREX takes a practical approach by putting emphasis on case studies where participants can exchange opinions with managers and experts face to face. Our courses are firmly based on first-hand experience, on the spot and reality.
Overseas seminars to which lecturers are dispatched have an advantage of lower cost per participant, and we have continuously held overseas seminars depending on themes and contents.
Of all participants, a predominant majority of 80.0% came from Asia including East Asia, South West Asia, Central Asia and Caucasia. This is followed by Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, who account for 9.8%.