We are celebrating 11 years of Peatix this May!
This joyous milestone is made possible by the continuous efforts of our homegrown organizers in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. Their initiatives to unite the world inspire us at Peatix and we believe it may spark new ideas for you too!
In conjunction with our 11th anniversary, we would like to turn the spotlight on our organizers and the incredible experiences they create, both online and offline.
Here is our little interview with Tokyo Stock Exchange, an institution that aims to improve financial literacy and economic education.
What inspired you to start Tokyo Stock Exchange and what motivates you to keep running it?
In this era of 100-year life expectancy, it is becoming increasingly important for each citizen to acquire correct knowledge about finance and life planning, to make independent decisions in order to build stable assets. With this in mind, we have devised our activities with the focus on developing comprehensive financial and economic education that contributes to money and life planning for a wide range of generations.
We would like to work more actively than ever before to improve financial literacy, which is a “national issue” in our country, and to contribute to the realization of an affluent society.
Do you remember the first event you created? What were some of the lessons you learned from running it?
At first, we held seminars and events at our own venues, using just our website to gain an audience. But when we held them at other venues, for the first time, it was difficult to get customers to gather because of the lack of awareness. We also had difficulty in communicating the purpose of our event and attracting our target audience. This is when we recognized the importance of creating seminars and events that clearly communicate what, to whom, and how.
One piece of advice you’d offer to new event organizers who are eager but a little nervous about running an online/offline event?
It is important to clarify what the “mission” of your event or community activity is. You must also continuously develop it through the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle, without giving up.
Follow the Tokyo Stock Exchange Peatix Group for more strategies to improve your financial habits.
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