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Meet Great Japanese Cities at IMEX - Part 1
The Japan Convention Bureau (part of JNTO) is at IMEX again for 2019! We’re bringing our pre-IMEX newsletters to you via the IMEX portal, blog posts on our website, and across our social media channels. Today we’re onto the stars of the show – the destinations! This week: Sapporo, Sendai, Toyama, Chiba, Tokyo and Yokohama.
The Japan Convention Bureau (part of JNTO) is at IMEX again for 2019! Japan is a really exciting destination, and as the Convention Manager in the London Office, I’m thrilled to be joining you with our 23 expert partners to tell you what Japan can bring to your events.
We’re bringing our pre-IMEX newsletters to you via the IMEX portal, blog posts on our website, and across our social media channels. Today we’re onto the stars of the show – the destinations! Japan has lots of great convention cities, so we’ll be splitting this feature across two newsletters. Stay tuned for updates! This week, we’ll be covering the northern area up to and including Kanto. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the destinations.
Hokkaido is famed for its natural beauty and wildlife. As Hokkaido’s capital and Japan’s fifth largest metropolis, Sapporo is a thriving hub for agriculture, veterinary and geosciences alongside strong research clusters for medicine, the environment and much besides. Sapporo also has a great track record of hosting international events.
Click here to book an appointment with Sapporo!
Resilience and regeneration are at the heart of Sendai. After being affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, Sendai – the largest business hub in the Tohoku region – has been a global leader in disaster risk reduction and recovery. Together with its strong academic and business networks, Sendai is a dynamic and meaningful choice for international events.
Click here to book an appointment with Sendai!
Nestled between the mountains and the sea, the natural and urban are in harmony in Toyama. The city has a strong pharmaceutical industry and excellent fresh seafood. On top of this, Toyama is highly accessible - with domestic and international flight connections, a direct bullet train from Tokyo, and reasonably priced convention facilities.
Click here to book an appointment with Toyama!
Home to one of the largest convention venues in Japan, top research institutes specialising in robotics and radiology, and Japan’s Disney Resorts, Chiba has something for any event. As the location of one of the largest airports in Japan, Narita International, and under an hour from Tokyo, Chiba boasts unparalleled global access.
Click here to book an appointment with Chiba!
The capital of Japan is a dynamic city, home to a population over 13 million joined daily by workers at top corporations and research institutes. The finance and IT sectors are particularly well represented. But Tokyo also has a traditional side for events to explore: in its shrines, old towns, and other heritage.
Click here to book an appointment with Tokyo!
One of the first ports to be open to international trade in Japan, Yokohama is a bridge between Japan and the rest of the world. The second-largest city in Japan and adjacent to Tokyo, Yokohama is both an industrial hub itself and part of an integrated economic region – a fantastic network to draw on for events.
Click here to book an appointment with Yokohama!
That's all for our whistle-stop tour of Japan this week - stay tuned for the conclusion next week, where we'll feature some of the cities to the south.
To see the rest of our special newsletters, released weekly in the lead up to IMEX, click here.
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