The 25 Best Venues for Events in Japan for 2019


Find the best event venues in Japan, including 5 star hotels, traditional event venues, and special event locations. While Japan is at the forefront of many global innovations, its society preserves the customs, architecture, […].

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Reasons to Plan Your Next Meeting in Japan

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Japan’s economy is humming again, and it’s welcoming ever increasing numbers of tourists and business visitors. Also, the blend of quality facilities and available local support that is found all throughout Japan is state of the art.”

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EventHub launch the first event tech dedicated to networking in Japan

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EventHub” is the first event technology solution dedicated to event networking in Japan. The post EventHub launch the first event tech dedicated to networking in Japan appeared first on Event Industry News. EventHub Co., Ltd.,

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April 26, 2017: Stagecoach Polishes Its Festival Formula, Samantha Bee's Correspondents' Dinner Alternative Will Air on Twitter, Rugby World Cup and Olympics Organizers to Work Together in Japan


STAGECOACH POLISHES ITS FESTIVAL FORMULA: The annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival will come to Indio, California, from Friday to

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Marriott Continues Growth with Plans for 40 New Luxury Properties

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The Luxury Collection will have 10 new properties opening in remarkable locations across the globe, including Los Cabos; Savannah, Georgia; Vail, Colorado; and Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Photo of Solaz, from The Luxury Collection, set to open in Los Cabos Mexico in 2018.

World’s Top Trending Destinations

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Sapporo, Japan. When you think of Japan, do you think of snow? has released its Top 10 Trending Destinations for 2018, and from the sun-washed splendors of Cartagena, Colombia, to the food scene in Philadelphia, there’s a place and a reason perfectly suited for your event.

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How to Use Influencer Marketing to Increase Event Attendance


The official kickoff to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington’s annual celebration of Japan’s gift of the cherry trees to

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Lights, Camera…Movie Hotels!

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Destinations International atlanta atrium attraction awards beverly wilshire caesars capacity chicago cities comedy event space famous film four seasons hospitality hunger games iconic japan las list location lost in translation marriott marquis meeting space memories mount hood movie oregon oscar Oscars overlook hotel palace park hyatt tokyo site star the dark knight the shining the strip timerline lodge vegas wyndham grand chicagoWhat’s your favorite movie genre?

Learning in community at conferences

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Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today!

The creative event design tool that all #eventprofs should use

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Whoever they are—young developing leaders, Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today! Here’s a powerful tool you can use to generate creative event designs. You can use this tool for every aspect of event design. Stylists working on the look and feel of an event often use it to stimulate fresh thinking about the venue, the décor, the lighting, the food and beverage, entertainment, and so on.

How to help meeting design clients figure out what they really want and need

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Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today! Great — a client who doesn’t know what they want! Recently, a client asked for help designing a new conference. Thirty minutes of discussion with three stakeholders revealed they hadn’t yet settled on the event’s specific purpose, scope, and format. From my perspective this is actually a great problem to have.

Four reasons why traditional conferences are obsolete

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A blast from the past: The influence of the wealthy in politics

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Dipping into past blog posts I came across my 2006 comments on the cultural differences between Japan, Australia and the US around attitudes toward the wealthy.

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The robots are coming

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When Japan’s SoftBank recently put 1,000 Pepper robots up for sale, they sold out in less than a minute. To date, more than 140 SoftBank Mobile stores in Japan are using Pepper as a new way of welcoming, informing and amusing their customers.

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Lessons From Improv: Seeing the Gifts in People and Events

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Patricia describes a week in Japan immersed in an intensive process called Naikan , a form of gratitude meditation on one’s debt to the world. Thoughts triggered while rereading Patricia Ryan Madson’s delightful, straightforward, and yet profound improv wisdom. Ooh, this is a hard one for me, but it’s so important for anyone working in the meeting profession. “I can look at a person or event from three vantage points.

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One reason I like science fiction

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It’s a conversation between two teenagers: Chia McKenzie from Seattle who is visiting Mitusko Mimura in Japan in the near future… Mitsuko was getting her computer out. The other day I was rereading Idoru by William Gibson , and the following passage spoke to me. It was one of those soft, transparent Korean units, the kind that looked like a flat bag of clear white jelly with a bunch of colored jujubes inside. Chia unzipped her bag and pulled her Sandbenders out. “What is that?”

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Being truly heard and seen at meetings

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Five reasons NOT to use a Conferences That Work meeting design

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Related posts: Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today! I’ve been promoting the Conferences That Work meeting format for so long, that some people assume I think it’s the right choice for every meeting.

The Top 10 Tips for Planning a Corporate Incentive Trip


According to C&IT’s Incentive Travel Report , 34% of event planners noticed a rise in long-haul incentive trips in 2017, with Japan, Singapore, and Thailand being the top three on employees’ wish lists across the world.

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Guam CVB: “It’s Business As Usual”

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Travelers can easily access the island on direct flights from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Hawaii and the Philippines. Guests flying from the continental United States can connect in Hawaii or Japan. Tumon Bay with Two Lovers Point in the background.

The UnExpo Experiment

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Photo attribution: Samantha Cooper Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today! During my 20+ years as an IT consultant and developer, I fell in with a delightful international crowd of software testers: those all-important people responsible for the impossible task of making sure that software works the way it’s supposed to.

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Friends don’t let friends give away their content

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Nothing but a distant memory now, unless you live in Japan. Friends don’t let friends give away their original content to third-party platforms. I’ve been saying this for years, but do people listen? No they don’t.

3 Authentic Group Dining Experiences for Meetings

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There’s a reason CEOs from Japan-based company Yamaha head to Nakato during business meetings in ATL. You don’t have to meet overseas to give your attendees international tastes. These three convention city restaurants provide authentic dining experiences that go beyond the plate. Nakato Japanese Restaurant, Atlanta. The restaurant’s three tatami rooms can accommodate up to 24 people combined and are designed with traditional shoji walls and kakemono artwork.

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Top Travel Ideas for 2018, Survey Says

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Japan. Before deciding where to meet next, why not think out of the binder? Post-meeting surveys and other tried-and-true analyses certainly have their place, but site decisions can almost always benefit from a little creative input.

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Museum of Science & Industry Launches ROBOTS DDR

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The exhibition consists of a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 17th century dancing wine goblet and an animatronic baby, to Maria from the 1927 film classic Metropolis, and a news-reading android from Japan. The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Manchester, has released a series of special events packages to correspond with the arrival of ‘ROBOTS’ the critically acclaimed exhibition, taking residence at the venue into the spring.

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When Peaches Meet Coconuts

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Those countries include Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, China, and India — and to a lesser extent, France, Italy, and Spain. Certain cultures (see above list, with the exception of Japan), are more flexible in their approach to time than others (including the U.S.,

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Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down

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Italy, Spain and Japan follow next in the rankings. There were more international association meetings than ever last year, but on average the meetings had fewer participants, reports the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

The Best New Hotels of 2017

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Japan. Japan. Japan. Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah. From a long list of 675 properties spanning more than 50 countries, Condé Nast Traveler has selected its best hotel openings from the past year.

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The World Celebrates Second Annual GMID!

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Tokyo, Japan: Professionals celebrated GMID for the first time in Japan. Happy Global Meetings Industry Day ( GMID )! Today, April 6, marks the second annual GMID , led by the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business.

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ASA Tackles Social Inequality at the Palais des congrès de Montréal

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Montréal attracted ASA attendees from as far away as Japan. 1 city for international meetings in North America by the International Congress and Convention Association — attracted ASA attendees from as far away as Japan.

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How Multi-Cultural Design Thinking Leads to Better Events

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Is a millennial in Japan the same as a millennial in Austria?” Mathias Posch. What defines culture? And how does culture impact meetings? These were a few of the topics during “Multi-Cultural Design Thinking: Custom Touches for Remarkable Events” at Convening Leaders 2018.

Top Tips on Hiring Interpreters for Your Meetings and Events


In Japan for example, it is rude to be directly negative and Japanese businesspersons will often say "tabun.'' " But in Japan, tabun means that the executive is still unwilling to consider a proposal or a specific idea.

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27 New Hotels Make 2018 Forbes Five Star List

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In its 60th year of rating hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes expanded into a total of 50 countries and such international destinations as Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Hokkaido, Japan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Marrakech, Morocco; Prague; and Vienna.

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5 Smart Moves at Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort, The Peninsula Tokyo and More

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Her most recent position was the country director at De Beers Diamond Jewellers Japan. Tiffany Davis Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort, appointed Tiffany Davis as general manager. Davis brings almost 20 years of hospitality experience with Hilton Worldwide.

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IMEX America Shatters Attendance Record

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But the show also drew meeting decision-makers from as far away as China, India, Australia, Japan and Russia. IMEX America was hotter than ever this year, drawing a record 12,227 meetings and events professionals to Las Vegas Oct. 18-20 for a 14 percent increase over 2015.

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9 Memorable Quotes From Convening Leaders, Day 2

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Is a Millennial in Japan the same as a Millennial in Austria? Tuesday’s Convening Leaders Main Stage speaker, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, discussed “New Rules of Engagement for Leaders in the Shifting Geopolitical Landscape.” ” Photo by Jacob Slaton.

2019 Media & Publishing Conferences: The #1 Publisher’s Events Guide


Digiday Publishing Summit: Japan. Kyoto, Japan. Your guide to media events and publisher events in 2019. Including digital media, print media, television and broadcasting events and more.

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2019 Tech Conferences: The #1 Tech Events Guide


Digiday Publishing Summit: Japan. Kyoto, Japan. At the Digiday Publishing Summit Japan, we'll bring together Japan's leading publishers to discuss the challenges of digital media. The most authoritative 2019 tech conferences directory on the web. Period.

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Meeting Planner Tips for Boosting Audience Engagement, Faster Check-ins and More

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That’s how a hotel in Japan does it. Every meeting planner we know is a great juggler. After all, you need the skills of a Cirque de Soleil performer to handle venues, schedules, suppliers, and social media all at the same time!

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Celebrating International Sushi Day (June 18)

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In Japan, sushi chefs must undergo 10 years of professional training before earning the stamp of “Sushi Master.”. Nigiri (pieces of fish on top of rice), sashimi (sliced fish only) and temaki (hand rolls), are all more common in Japan.

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Bitcoin Explained, For Meeting Planners

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It plans to be in 30,000 hotels and hostels in the United States, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia by 2019. What Is It? Bitcoin is a decentralized, digital “cryptocurrency” powered by a vast computer network.

8 Scenic Restaurants in Top Meeting Cities

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The restaurant has attracted the Emperor and Empress of Japan along with the Prime Minister of Japan and his foreign ministers. The flowers are in full bloom, the sun is shining—and everyone enjoys taking scenic routes during the summer.

18 Thought-Provoking Quotes From Convening Leaders 2018

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Is a Millennial in Japan the same as a Millennial in Austria? PCMA Convening Leaders 2018 Keynote Speaker Neri Oxman, professor at the MIT Media Lab. Photo Credit Jacob Slaton.

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