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10:15 a.m. December 7th

Do you ever wonder what happens in the corporate meetings and incentives industry before and after mega-events occur, such as the Olympics or Paralympics? Mr. Paul Van Deventer, Chairman and CEO of MPI International, sheds some light on this from his personal experience at the London Olympics. The panel of MPI International board members will follow to discuss the current trends in the global meeting industry and destination branding. On-site registration is required at the venue. ( English)

Seminars for academic and association meeting organizers

1. JNTO Seminar for Association Executives

3:00 p.m. December 6th

Dr. Hajime Asama of Tokyo University, won a tough bid last June for IFAC 2023 against competitors from the US and Europe. He is now delighted to share his experience with those who are considering hosting international conferences in the near future. The JNTO will introduce their tax-exemption service for international convention organizers who plan to raise donations. (Japanese)

2. How to apply for subsidies by The Japan Foundation Center

4:30 p.m. December 6th

For those in academic fields who are seeking help or subsidies for studying and research, The Japan Foundation Center introduces a wide range of information about organizations that provide academic and financial support for researchers. On-site registration is required at the venue. (Japanese)

3. Tips to create attractive events for corporate meeting planners

3:30 p.m. December 7th

With more than 25 years of experience as an event coordinator, Mr. Nobuyuki Maeno, has no worries it when it comes to creating unique events for his clients. An expert event planner, he will share his secrets and useful tips to solve common and unique problems you may encounter along the way of planning your big event. (Japanese)

JNTO Best International Convention Awards

1:30 p.m. December 6th

To express the JNTO's profound gratitude as well as commend the effort congress contributed to the development of the community, plus the economy by being excellent hosts, the JNTO will praise their outstanding achievements to congress organizers. (Japanese)

Japan Best Incentive Travel Awards

1:30 p.m. December 7th

The Japan Best Incentive Travel Awards honors the meeting planners and travel agencies that excel in designing unique, memorable incentive programs that contribute to the local community in addition to delivering measurable business results for their clients. (Japanese)

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