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"Meet Japan" ‐ Hosted buyer program for international convention decision makers

February 24 - March 1, 2019

The Japan Convention Bureau (JCB), a division of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), in cooperation with Japan's International Convention Cities, invites association executives and international meeting planners to come to Japan as our guests to participate in our hosted buyers program, Meet Japan.

Why Attend?

The "Meet Japan" - Hosted buyers program offers the opportunity to visit Japan’s beautiful regional cities, and to see their superb convention and tourist facilities which meet the criteria of your event. You will learn first-hand about the warm hospitality and unique charms of Japan’s diverse convention cities. JNTO acts as a liaison, matching the needs of your event to what each city and venue has to offer, and we are pleased to provide you with the opportunity to meet with your counterparts in Japan if needed. Meet Japan has been regarded as a highly satisfying program among past participants, and has resulted in the successful organization of many international conferences in the host cities.

Meet Japan

* Please note that details of the trip are subject to change.

Dates February 24 - March 1, 2019
Participant Requirements
  • You are representing an international conference with a high possibility of convening in Japan within 5 years.
  • The conference has an attendance of 200 to 1,000 people (30% from outside of Japan)
    *Regarding larger conference with more than 1,000 people, please contact below.
  • The candidate city from Japan has not yet been decided.
    *Priority will go to associations with a Japanese member association seriously considering hosting the conference.
Package Includes: Round trip airfare (economy), accommodation (5 nights), transportation expenses during the program, all meals shown in the itinerary above.
Itinerary (TBA)
2/24 Arrive at Narita or Haneda Airport
Welcome Reception
2/25 Presentation with breakfast
Travel from Tokyo to your study tour cities
Study tour DAY 1
2/26 Study tour DAY 2
2/27 Study tour DAY 3
Travel from each city to Tokyo
2/28 Japan Convention Trade-Mart (Tokyo International Forum)
Farewell Party
3/1 Depart from Tokyo
*1 JNTO will assign courses and announce them approximately 3weeks in advance.
*2 Please note that details of the program are subject to change.
*3 Your flights will be booked and ticketed by JNTO. Flight schedules and other details on the program will be advised approximately 3 weeks prior to departure.
Application Deadline October 31st, 2018
How to Apply

If you are interested in the Meet Japan program, please feel free to contact the appropriate JNTO office listed below.

For residents of France and Belgium, please contact:
Mr. Aurelien Bandini, Convention Manager
Japan Convention Bureau
Japan National Tourism Organization, Paris Office
Address. 4 rue de Ventadour, 75001, Paris
Phone. +33(0)1-42-96-29-60

For residents of other regions in Europe, please contact:
Ms. Margaret Mann, Convention Manager
Japan Convention Bureau
Japan National Tourism Organization, London Office
Address. 3rd Floor, 32 Queensway, London, W2 3RX U.K.
Phone. +44-20-7398-5670

For residents of Asia Pacific regions, please contact:
Ms. Susan Maria ONG, MICE Director Asia Pacific
Japan Convention Bureau
Japan National Tourism Organization, Singapore Office
Address. 16 Raffles Quay, #15-09 Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581

For residents of Korea, please contact:
Mr.Im Young Hong, Convention Manager
Japan Convention Bureau
Japan National Tourism Organization, Seoul Office
Address. Hotel President 2F 188-3, Eulchiro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Phone. +82-2-777-8601

For residents of Americas, please contact:
Ms.Alicia Hinds, Convention Specialist
Japan Convention Bureau
Japan National Tourism Organization, New York Office
Address. One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 448, New York, NY 10165
Phone. +1(212)757-5640

For residents of the other regions, please contact:
Japan Convention Bureau
Japan National Tourism Organization Head Office
Address. 4-4-1, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004
Phone. +81-3-6691-4852

Local Contacts


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+81 3 6691 4852

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New York

Alicia Hinds

+1 212 757 5640

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Margaret Mann

+44 20 7398 5670

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Aurelien Bandini

+33 1 4296 2960

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Im Young Hong

+82 2 777 8601

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Susan Ong

+65 6223 8205

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