A delegation of the world’s leading conference and association management companies held their leadership meeting in Kyoto February 4-7, thanks to the encouragement and organization of Tatsuo Arai, corporate officer in JCS, INCON’s partner in Japan. The INCON partners were delighted with the hospitality they received and the opportunity to network with high level decision makers from the city and the broader MICE industry.
The INCON partners collectively manage budgets in excess of €1 billion across 170 destinations were thrilled with their experience. Patrizia Buongiorno Semprebene, INCON co-chair remarked, “Kyoto is a historic city, it has long been a point of exchange and interaction, hospitality and warmth, at the crossroads between tradition and innovation. We look forward to work with our hosts to return with international congresses in the future.”
The INCON meeting took place in the impressive ICC Kyoto which has hosted more than 16,000 meetings in its 50-year history. The conference center is really appealing because it is surrounded by the elegant Takaragaike Park, views of Mt. Hiei, and a Japanese garden. The center is being enhanced and expanded with the construction of a long-awaited multipurpose exhibition hall.
Ms. Teruyo Seki, director of sales promotion at ICC Kyoto, was instrumental in bringing the meeting to Kyoto and noted, “hosting INCON provided an ideal platform to showcase Kyoto as an international meetings destination. Together with Kyoto CVB, we have sophisticated meeting support systems in place and our know-how is among the best in the world. We have learned from our international visitors and hope to benefit from their visit to our city in the future.”
To learn more about taking your meeting to Kyoto, visit Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Reasons.