Case Studies

A few examples of past MICE events held in Japan, gathered to help you shape a sharper image of
the possibilities that would be yours, should you decide to plan your MICE event with us. From
here will help convince you Japan is the place to host your next MICE event.

Silicon Quantum Electronics Workshop 2015

Diamond Quantum Sensing Workshop 2015

The Silicon Quantum Electronics and Diamond Quantum Sensing Workshops took place in Takamatsu (Kagawa) during August 3-7 2015. The workshops united the leading researchers in the fields to discuss the advances in silicon quantum device fabrication, measurement, modeling and theory, and to share research on the development of quantum mechanically enhanced sensors based on diamond, respectively.

The workshops successfully convened some of the world's top scientists in the field, such as Professor Michelle Simmons, awardee of Australian of the Year 2018 .

Professor Kohei Itoh from Keio University, appointed Conference Chair to both workshops, coordinated the seminar programs and the joint excursion to the "art island" of Naoshima, for the total 340 participants representing 13 countries.


[Event Name]
Silicon Quantum Electronics Workshop 2015
[Dates]
August 3-4, 2015
[Location]
Kagawa International Hall
[Attendance]
130 (95 from overseas)
[Event Name]
Diamond Quantum Sensing Workshop 2015
[Dates]
August 5-7, 2015
[Location]
Kagawa International Hall
[Attendance]
110 (40 from overseas)

"Organizing the workshop in Takamatsu was a great experience. We had the conference halls, sightseeing places and banquet halls in a compact, easy to navigate area. Unlike in big cities, we experienced an atmosphere as if we had rented out the whole destination to ourselves."

Interview with Professor Itoh Kohei
Chairman of the Keio University Faculty of Science and Engineering

How did you choose Takamatsu as the location for the workshops?
Many participants travel a long way to see Japan, so I earnestly try to pick locations that offer authentic contact with Japanese culture and history.
I was introduced to Takamatsu city by the Convention Bureau of Matsue city, where I had hosted Spintech VI – a workshop during which we visited the great and ancient Shinto shrine Izumo-taisha. From the very beginning, the Takamatsu Convention Bureau authorities very enthusiastic to help us plan the workshop, and assisted us during the site inspection, guiding us to all there is to see.
Kagawa is famous for the sights of Kotohira Shrine and Naoshima among others, as well as for its gourmet specialty "udon" noodles. Takamatsu city has all the facilities we needed, and serving as a capital to Kagawa prefecture, has particularly convenient access, with buses connecting the airport with the hotel/conference hall.
Organizing the workshop in Takamatsu was a great experience. We had the conference halls, sightseeing places and banquet halls in a compact, easy to navigate area. Unlike in big cities, we experienced an atmosphere as if we had rented out the whole destination to ourselves.
The most popular part of the program was the half-day Naoshima excursion, scheduled in between both congresses for all participants to attend and network. We chartered a ferry and three buses to explore the natural and cultural landscapes of the island, considered a "Sacred Place for Contemporary Art". We visited the world-famous Benesse House Museum, Chichu Art Museum and Art House Project in groups, and enjoyed the Red Pumpkin that colored Miyanoura Port Square. Also, in the program we included banquets in the famous luxury reception halls of Hanajukai, with a picturesque view over the city, and Ryotei Nichou, with authentic feel of Japanese traditional architecture and cuisine.