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

February 25 - March 2, 2018

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 25 - March 2, 2018
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: Economy class round-trip airfare, domestic transportation between program events, accommodations(five nights), and meals during the program.
Itinerary (TBA)
2/24 Departure from your home country
2/25 Arrival in Japan. You will be transported and staying at Tokyo.
2/26-28 Study tours visiting regional International Convention Cities.(※1)
3/1 Japan Convention Trade Mart (meeting with local convention bureaus), Farewell Party
3/2 Departure from Japan
*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 December 1st, 2017
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. 1st Floor, 28 Leman Street, London, E1 8ER
Phone. +44-20-7398-5670

For residents of Asia Pacific regions, please contact:
Ms. Susan Maria ONG, MICE Director Asia Pacific
Ms. Eleanor Yen
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 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


20-21 February 2018

JNTO will be exhibiting at Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), in Melbourne, Australia. Come meet us at booth #2700!

In the Japan Pavilion, you can meet face to face with the following exhibitors:

  • Chiba Convention Bureau
  • DMC Japan - KNT-CT Global Travel Co., Ltd.
  • Hankyu Travel International Co., Ltd.
  • JTB Australia Pty Ltd
  • JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
  • Kobe Convention Bureau
  • Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd.
  • Prince Hotels & Resorts
  • Sapporo Convention Bureau

To make a prior appointment, schedule it in your Appointment Diary

Japan’s unique culture and high technology, together with the opportunity for interaction with the Japanese academic, business and industrial community, give participants inspiration and flashes of insight that propel the further evolution of science and industry.

Local Contacts


(JNTO Head Office)

+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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