June 2017 Newsletter
Cultural experience for a large incentive group in Tokyo
During March to May this year, multiple incentive groups of insurance/consulting/retail companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and other Asian countries visited Tokyo.
Among them, a major Hong Kong direct selling company incentive group consisting of 270 participants enjoyed the 4-day stay in Tokyo this May. For the success of this tour, Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) provided a warm welcome at the airport, complimentary gifts and a unique cultural experience program.
Specially arranged "Wagashi (Japanese confections/sweets) making and Sencha (type of Japanese green tea) practicing" program was prepared for the first time so that the participants could actually experience the Japanese culture at Happo-en in two large groups.
This program was highly evaluated as a perfect experience that help to understand deeper culture of Japan.
Tokyo's rise up the ICCA ranking
ICCA Statistics Report 2016 announced that Tokyo, with 95 international meetings held in 2016, has jumped up from 28th (80 meetings) to 21st place worldwide.
Application Now Open! BestCities Global Forum 2017: 'Building Global Connections Across Cultures'
BestCities and Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau are partnering to host the BestCities Global Forum in December 2017. The three day Forum will include education, insight and networking around the theme of inclusivity and multi-culturalism within the business tourism industry. The program will also give participants to enjoy Japan's rich and unique culture.
The main venue, the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, is a luxury garden oasis in the heart of Tokyo. Their garden is blessed with natural beauty including the camellia hills, with a long history dating back some 700 years. Guest rooms will have a magnificent view of the vast Japanese garden, as well as impressive scenery of Tokyo's skyscrapers in the background.
The Forum is open to senior association executives considering business events that rotate globally, relevant to any of the 12 BestCities Global Alliance partner cities (Berlin, Bogotá, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Houston, Madrid, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo and Vancouver).
To register interest and for the latest program and speakers, please click here.For any questions, please contact:
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