A delegation of the world’s leading conference and association management companies held their leadership meeting in Kyoto 4-7 February 2018, thanks to the encouragement and organisation 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.

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 working with our hosts to return to 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 centre is really appealing because it is surrounded by the elegant Takaragaike Park, views of Mt. Hiei, and a Japanese garden. The centre 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 who was instrumental in bringing the meeting to Kyoto 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.”