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INCON the international partnership of leading conference and association management companies, has organised an international meetings industry seminar on 1-2 February 2018 in Osaka, Japan. The meeting is focusing on the Trends and Practices to win International Meetings. INCON’s new preferred supplier, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and its department: the Japan Convention Bureau (JCB) have brought together leading international meeting planners to brief the local meetings industry and government planners and facilitate best practice sharing and skills development.

At the seminar, initiated by INCON Partner JCS, Roslyn McLeod, Founder & Chair of Arinex Australia remarked that Japan aims to be the leading MICE destination in Asia by 2030, with its successful record of hosting major international association events.

JNTO provides impartial, expertise and advice to incentive tours or associations that are interested in bringing their conferences to Japan. Etsuko Kawasaki, Executive Director of JCB, remarked that his hopes that Japan’s unique culture and advanced technology, together with the opportunity for interaction with Japanese academics and business will inspire associations to come to the country.