Announcing LINE's Business Strategy Conference "LINE CONFERENCE 2019"

2019.05.15 Corporate

TOKYO – May 15, 2019 – LINE Corporation's ("LINE") business strategy conference, LINE CONFERENCE 2019, will be held on June 27 at the Maihama Amphitheater in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture.

More information will be posted regularly on the official website, which launches today.
LINE CONFERENCE 2019 official website: (Japanese)




Since launching the LINE messaging app in June 2011, LINE’s corporate mission of “Closing the Distance” has driven development of a diverse range of services and businesses to transform the LINE app into a gateway for an all-encompassing "Smart Portal"—connecting everything from people to services (both online and offline), as close as they want, wherever they are, 24/7.


In the upcoming LINE CONFERENCE 2019, talks will cover future developments and new services for the LINE messaging app—the cornerstone of the Smart Portal—as well as each of LINE's different businesses: the Core Business of advertisements, entertainment, news, the Strategic Businesses of FinTech, AI, and O2O (including LINE Pay), and more.


The event will be broadcast live on LINE's own live-streaming service, LINE LIVE. Guest commentators will also sit in on this year's simulcast and give their input on the Conference, which attendees can listen to by tuning into a sub-channel.


About the LINE LIVE simulcast
 Mr. Naoki Aoyagi (CEO, Merpay Inc.)
 Mr. Kazuhiro Obara (IT commentator)
 Mr. Kensuke Furukawa (CEO, Alu Inc.)

Simulcast URL:

Note: English interpretation of the simulcast (guest commentary not included) will be available on LINE Global’s official Facebook page below. (Appended May 31, 2019)

   LINE Global on Facebook:


Two hundred seats will be made available to the general public. Those wishing to attend can apply from the link below.


Seating for the general public
Application form: (Japanese)
Deadline: June 2, 2019
Results: June 7, 2019 (Winners will be informed directly)

Please note that the conference is open only to invitees and the press. Those who have not received an invitation code from a LINE Corporation representative will not be admitted.