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JNTO to Participate in 3 Major Asian Trade Fairs – Come Visit our Japan Booth!

JNTO, together with co-exhibitors, will participate in three major trade fairs in Asia in the upcoming months: CIBTM in Beijing, September 8-10; IT&CMA in Bangkok, October 6-8; and finally IME in Tokyo, December 8-9. You'll find all the answers you're looking for by stopping at the JNTO booth. See you there!

Trade Shows
(1)CIBTM (China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition)
Venue:China National Convention Centre, Beijing, China
Date:September 8-10, 2009
Booth No.:B10
(2)IT&CMA (Incentive Travel & Conventions Meetings Asia)
Venue:Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, Bangkok, Thailand
Date:October 6-8, 2009
Booth No.:E07
Media Briefing:Oct.7(Wed) 2:00-2:30 PM at Lotus Suite 9, Level 22

JNTO will be hosting a booth in conjunction with the convention bureaus of Sendai, Chiba, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Himeji and Okinawa, along with Sapporo and Tokyo with their own booths at IT&CMA.

(3)IME (The 19th International Meetings Exhibition)
Venue:Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Date:December 8-9, 2009

MICE Seminars in Five of the World’s Greatest Cities

JNTO, in cooperation with Japan's International Convention Cities, will hold a series of MICE seminars in five of the world’s major cities to introduce Japan’s many attractions which make it Asia’s #1 destination for international conference organizers, meeting planners, incentive tour planning companies and more. Whether or not you have firm plans yet to hold a meeting or incentive tour in Japan, there will be ample networking opportunities for you.

JAPAN Convention & Incentive Seminar Schedule
October 9 / Singapore(National Museum of Singapore)
October 20 / Geneva, Switzerland (Hotel Warwick)
October 22 / London, UK (Sofitel St. James Hotel)
November 27 / Shanghai, China
March / Sydney, Australia

* Further details will be announced as soon as they are available.

What’s Up in Japan

WINC AICHI, a new multi-purpose convention center, is about to open in Nagoya.

With the opening of Centrair, the Central Japan International Airport, in 2005, both domestic and international access to Nagoya City improved by leaps and bounds, and the city has been in vogue ever since as a conference city and incentive tour destination.

Now WINC AICHI, a new convention center, is opening right in front of Nagoya Station this October. It is equipped with several multi-purpose halls (one large hall with 800 seats, and two smaller halls with 300 seats each), 49 conference rooms, a business center, restaurants and everything else you’d expect from a multi-functional, advanced facility.

The city has plenty of other world class conference facilities and accommodations, such as the Nagoya Congress Center, Hilton Nagoya, Nagoya Kanko Hotel, Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel, Nagoya Tokyu Hotel, Westin Nagoya Castle, but it is also famous for several other, more unique convention venues.

Next to the Tokugawa Art Museum, which houses a collection of implements that used to belong to the Tokugawa family of feudal lords, is Tokugawaen, a Japanese garden with a multi-purpose hall. Another interesting venue is the Nagoya Noh Theatre in front of Nagoya Castle, which is celebrating its 400th anniversary next year. Based on the theme of the traditional Japanese Noh theater, this building is fully equipped with conference rooms and facilities for simultaneous interpretation as well as restaurants, and is very popular among meeting and incentive planners looking for a unique, “only in Japan” kind of location.

In the past few years, Nagoya has hosted a large number of major international conferences, including the 2004 ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) World Congress, Expo 2005 Aichi, and the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) will be held in October 2010.

Nagoya Congress Center

Fall Events in Japan

Corporate meetings and incentive tours can be made more attractive by incorporating relevant trade fairs into the itinerary. Here are the major trade shows scheduled this fall which are expecting a large number of exhibitors and visitors.
Tokyo Game Show
Time:September 24 (Thu) – 27 (Sun), 2009
Venue:Makuhari Messe, Chiba
International gaming show with visitors from not only Japan but also Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, Canada, Australia, and more. Exhibits and demonstrations of the latest game machines, software, mobile phone games, online games, etc.
CEATEC Japan 2009
Time:October 6 (Tue) – 10 (Sat), 2009
Venue:Makuhari Messe, Chiba
The largest international exhibition in Asia for imaging, information and communications. Leading IT and electronics businesses from Japan and other countries will present cutting-edge technologies and products.
Tokyo Motor Show
Time:October 23 (Fri) – November 4 (Wed), 2009
Venue:Makuhari Messe, Chiba
One of the five largest motor shows in the world, the highly entertaining Tokyo Motor Show’s 41st installment will have the theme "Fun Driving for Us, Eco Driving for Earth." The theme expresses the "Fun & Eco" concept -- the desire to take pleasure in driving automobiles while also caring for the environment, presenting both "Fun" and "Eco" in a positive light. It underscores the idea that both can be achieved and enjoyed mutually.

Aerospace Industry Exhibition Tokyo 2009 (ASET2009)
Time:November 4 (Wed) – 6 (Fri), 2009
Venue:Tokyo Big Sight
Most of the parts for the world’s aerospace industry are manufactured in East Asia, and many small Japanese companies possess an even higher level of technology and skill but have a hard time competing in the international market because of lack of promotion and information. This exhibition can help both small and major companies achieve a closer relationship with the aero space industry. Users and buyers look forward to this opportunity to experience the very latest technology.

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