Only in Japan: 3 Unique Experiences to Inspire Attendees

PCMA Convene

In Japan, you’ll not only be able to gather in a global epicenter of research and development, you can also tap into the natural beauty, rich traditions and genuine hospitality that make the country a favorite destination for international meetings and events.

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The 25 Best Venues for Events in Japan for 2019

EventMB

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

PCMA Convene

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

Event Industry News

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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Hot Trends in the Land of the Rising Sun

Smart Meetings

Like many destinations in Japan, however, Odaiba needs to attract more foreign visitors, including meeting professionals. Japan’s population is aging, which has created a challenge to fill jobs.

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

BizBash

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

Marriott Continues Growth with Plans for 40 New Luxury Properties

SmartMeetings

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.

Three differences between genuine and phony experiential conferences

Conferences that Work

Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today! “Experiential” is the new hot adjective used to describe events. “No more listening to speakers; you’re going to have experiences !”

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Handling a meeting question that isn’t

Conferences that Work

Sue, Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today! We’ve all experienced the meeting question that isn’t.

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Five Reasons to Change Conferences

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today! Here’s my article “ Five Reasons to Change Conferences “ , published in the December 2018, NSA Speaker magazine.

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Leadership for meetings

Conferences that Work

Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today! What might leadership for meetings look like?

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8 Unconventional Museums for the Curious Mind

SmartMeetings

Cupnoodles Museum, Yokohama, Japan. This past December, The San Francisco Museum of Ice Cream sold out through its final days in February. The museum’s remarkable popularity made it clear just how much people enjoy the unexpected in a museum. While classic museums filled with art and historical artifacts are both enticing and informative, it’s refreshing to get up-close to out-of-the-ordinary objects. When booking your next event, why not book near a museum that colors outside the lines?

Lights, Camera…Movie Hotels!

SmartMeetings

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?

How to Use Influencer Marketing to Increase Event Attendance

BizBash

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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Learning in community at conferences

Conferences that Work

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

Conferences that Work

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.

The job you’ll be doing in the future hasn’t been invented yet

Conferences that Work

Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today! “The job you’ll be doing in the future hasn’t been invented yet. ” This is old news. The story of my professional life 1977: I earn a Ph.D.

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AlphaZero, machine learning, and the future of work

Conferences that Work

Conferences That Work goes to Japan! The first Conferences That Work peer conference held in Japan begins today! Not long ago I wrote about the end of decent paid jobs and the need for basic income. A startling recent advance in machine learning has only heightened my concerns.

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

Conferences that Work

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

Conferences that Work

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

SmartMeetings

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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Agency Spotlight: Kemosabe

Event Industry News

All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest 5-Star airline. Kemosabe developed and deployed ANA’s We Are Japan campaign. And with the leisure market growing and all eyes looking to Japan for the Rugby 2019 World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we make sure ANA are firmly the airline of choice.

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What Does My Period Have to do With Work?

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

In fact, Japan has had a law since 1947 granting seiri kyuuka (“menstrual leave”) to women enduring painful periods. Tito recently introduced Period Days at work—an optional, but encouraged, extra paid day off each month for when you're on your period. We're not the first company to do this.

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Lessons From Improv: Seeing the Gifts in People and Events

Conferences that Work

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

Conferences that Work

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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The robots are coming

Plan Your Meetings

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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What Matters Most When Choosing a Destination?

PCMA Convene

In Asia Pacific, Khoo added, destinations like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan score top marks in this area. I really appreciate destinations like [South] Korea or Japan, which present themselves as amazing year-round,” she said.

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Five reasons NOT to use a Conferences That Work meeting design

Conferences that Work

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.

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Being truly heard and seen at meetings

Conferences that Work

Image attribution: Flickr user paris_corrupted 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!

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Guam CVB: “It’s Business As Usual”

SmartMeetings

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.

People on the Move

PCMA Convene

Zhang will be responsible for total account management within the Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Zak Kimble.

The Top 10 Tips for Planning a Corporate Incentive Trip

GEVME

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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Friends don’t let friends give away their content

Conferences that Work

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.

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Top Travel Ideas for 2018, Survey Says

SmartMeetings

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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The UnExpo Experiment

Conferences that Work

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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Building Multicultural Teams

PCMA Convene

As an Australian working and living in Japan, I can often share my own personal experiences on how to navigate cultural differences. An Australian national, Darren Morrish is area general manager–East Japan for AccorHotels and general manager of AccorHotels’ Pullman Tokyo Tamachi.

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Museum of Science & Industry Launches ROBOTS DDR

Event Industry News

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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Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down

SmartMeetings

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).

When Peaches Meet Coconuts

PCMA Convene

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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3 Authentic Group Dining Experiences for Meetings

Connect Your Meetings

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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PCMA Expands Business Events Programming Throughout Asia Pacific

PCMA Convene

Sessions scheduled in eight countries including Australia, China, India, Japan and Indonesia. PCMA is significantly increasing its Asia-Pacific presence in 2019, as one of the global leaders in business events demonstrates its dedication to supporting the region’s thriving industry. “As

The Best New Hotels of 2017

SmartMeetings

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!

SmartMeetings

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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