How Are Smart Cities Like Dubai and Tokyo Changing Events?


The post How Are Smart Cities Like Dubai and Tokyo Changing Events? Smart cities use technology to improve services and make life more efficient, but specific projects vary greatly depending on the locale.

2020 111

The Event Planner’s Guide to Tokyo Venues


million tourists per year, Tokyo is filled with animation, tradition, and Japanese culture. To help you pick between the abundance of world-class sites, museums, and unique venues in Tokyo, we’ve researched and curated this guide. With more than 13.5 million residents and over 4.8

2019 63

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Tokyo 2020 organisers unveil gymnastics venue inspired by Japanese architecture

Event Industry News

Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have unveiled a custom-built $188 million gymnastics venue inspired by Japanese architecture that uses wood brought from around the country. The futuristic-looking Ariake Gymnastics Centre in central Tokyo uses 2,300 cubic metres of wood and is intended to hark back to traditional building techniques that predated the use of modern materials.

2020 40

Tokyo Named Top ‘Bleisure’ Destination in Asia

PCMA Convene

Senso-ji Temple is one of Tokyo’s many attractions. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently surveyed 1,500 business travellers around the globe to uncover the best ‘bleisure’ destinations in Asia Pacific (APAC), and Tokyo emerged as the top choice.

2019 52

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry


Asia Destinations Meetings & Events Travel Services coronavirus olympics tokyoRead the Complete Story On Skift.

2020 40

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


Otake Otake has been appointed as the director of marketing at The Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo. The Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo Stephanie Bauer Westdrift Manhattan Beach, which is slated to open in California in January 2018, appointed Stephanie Bauer general manager.

Hot Trends in the Land of the Rising Sun

Smart Meetings

Tokyo is eager to attract more of the international meetings market, and a high-tech entertainment hub on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay could play a more important role. Tokyo wants more of the American market.”. There is a lot of traffic in Tokyo,” Takatani said.

And the Forbes Five Star Rating Goes to…

Smart Meetings

You can find the group’s 10 Five Star-rated hotels in New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills (California), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Paris, Bangkok and Manila. The Academy Awards isn’t the only star-studded event this week.

2019 81

Sony Launches New TV With Interactive Art Installation


To celebrate the launch of Sony Electronics' A1E Bravia OLED TV, the company recently partnered with Tokyo-based artist Kaz Shirane

2017 107

Top 5 Friendliest Cities in the World


Tokyo. If you’re the adventurous type, Tokyo is for you. There is a never-ending list of exciting spots, such as Tokyo Disney Resort, Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower. A post shared by Tokyo – 東京 (@tokyo) on Apr 6, 2017 at 11:52am PDT. Destinations International auckland cities dublin eco-friendly friendly ireland krakow list major new zealand nice poland poll social south carolina spots survey tokyo Tourism TravelPolls don’t lie, right?

2017 41

9 Airports with Super-Fun Ways to Pass the Time


Destinations International activities airports america asia attractions bar beer brewery countries europe fun germany korea list oxygen San Francisco SFO slide special tokyo tour uniqueWaiting in an airport is almost always a drag. Meeting and event planners know this better than anyone.

2017 66

Lights, Camera…Movie Hotels!


Drama: Park Hyatt Tokyo. A post shared by Park Hyatt Tokyo / ??? ??????? The five-star hotel is located in central Tokyo. There’s one special place, in particular, that visitors can explore—New York Bar on the 52nd floor of Park Hyatt Tokyo. What’s your favorite movie genre? Perhaps you enjoy the thrill of horror, or maybe you prefer indulging in a good cry over a tragic romance.

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry


The fate of the 2020 Summer Olympics, set to take place in Tokyo starting on July 24th, […]. In a big move yesterday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially postponed this year's Olympic Games. Here's what happened and what it means for an events industry still struggling to manage the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The post What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry by Victoria Copans appeared first on [link].

2020 91

Virus Outbreak Hits Expanding List of Sports Events


For the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the risks of contagion -- and disruption -- from the virus outbreak are clearly far greater. Skift Take: The Wuhan coronavirus is already wrecking havoc on the preparation of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Put A Cherry (Blossom) On Top This Spring


to Las Vegas to San Francisco and around the globe to Tokyo, cherry blossom festivals delight tourists and locals annually. The Peninsula Tokyo fully embraces cherry blossoms, or sakura , as the Japanese call them.

Mexico Tourism Board Expected to Close All International Offices

PCMA Convene

According to multiple sources, the New York, Tokyo, and Berlin offices will be shuttered by the end of the quarter, and Miami will close in May or June. Travel Weekly.

The 25 Best Venues for Events in Japan for 2019


We’ve covered the top event venues in Tokyo and beyond. Find the best event venues in Japan, including 5 star hotels, traditional event venues, and special event locations. Ancient traditions and modern amenities coexist in this timeless country.

2019 110

YR Launches Swag Platform For Virtual Events

Event Industry News

With offices in London, LA, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, for the last 7 years YR has been an experiential partner for brands including Ralph Lauren, Viacom and Google, developing unique ideas to engage event attendees, leaving it perfectly positioned to deliver solutions for companies in lockdown.

2020 87

EventHub launch the first event tech dedicated to networking in Japan

Event Industry News

an event technology startup based in Tokyo, announced today that it is officially launching its event networking solution “EventHub”. EventHub Co., Ltd., EventHub” is the first event technology solution dedicated to event networking in Japan.

2018 65

7 UX Events in 2019 & 2020 You Should Know About

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Design Matters Tokyo 20. A simple glimpse at the Design Matters Tokyo homepage fills me with joy. Location : Tokyo, Japan. If an excuse to travel to Tokyo wasn’t enough for you, here’s one for a trip to San Francisco too.

2019 78

Meet London Summer Event Show sponsors, Yes Entertainment

Event Industry News

We are looking forward to sponsoring the London Summer Event Show where we will be showcasing our Taiko drumming troupe in honour of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. Yes Entertainment have been running performers and other entertainment services for events in London and beyond since 2006.

2020 56


Event Industry News

Sparkup is trusted by more than 600 companies and top events such as Nissan, Google, CNN, L’Oréal, WISE or Viva Technology and has offices in Paris, Tokyo, NYC and Mexico.

2020 66

Trending Now: An insight into the hottest event trends

Event Industry News

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2020 Dubai World Expo will both include robots at their events. Robots will shuttle luggage, hail taxis and provide translation services at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. By Sherrif Karamat, PCMA President and CEO . Business events professionals must reliably deliver the most innovative ideas to engage delegates and delight clients, or they risk being outdone by more pioneering competitors.

2020 70

4 Progressive Design Events to Get to Before 2019 Ends

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Design for Innovation is another annual event, but this time we’re moving *cough* slightly further across the globe to Tokyo to take in what it has to offer. Location : Tokyo, Japan. There are so many reasons to attend events in your industry.

2019 78

Only in Japan: 3 Unique Experiences to Inspire Attendees

PCMA Convene

In Tokyo, you’ll have access to the high-quality fish at Toyosu Market, the new location of the famous Tsukiji Market, or you can sample the offerings at one of the country’s many other bountiful sea ports and markets.

2019 71

Prototype for Branson’s Supersonic Jet Unveiled


A flight from San Francisco to Tokyo would take 5 1/2 hours (instead of 11 hours currently) and cost $3,250 and a Los Angeles to Sydney flight would take 6 hours, 45 minutes (rather than 15 hours) and cost $3,500.

2016 74

Three Destinations Breaking the Mold

PCMA Convene

Tokyo joins other global hubs aligning with NYC. Two years later, in November of last year, NYC & Company and Tokyo Metropolitan Government signed a new city-to-city partnership designed to boost tourism between the two destinations. NYC & Company and Tokyo forge an alliance.

2018 78

Reasons to Plan Your Next Meeting in Japan

PCMA Convene

A certain level of quality and comfort is expected by the cosmopolitan visitor, but a city like Tokyo will always offer something to delight, surprise and revive the tired guest.

2018 52

Really Creative Media in Kyoto with Clean Bandit

Event Industry News

The band has developed an affinity with fans in the region, and following successful shows in Tokyo and Osaka earlier in the year they were keen to return to the East to launch their new album in Kyoto.

2019 66

Top 10 High Tech Hotels Around the World


The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan. At The Peninsula Hotel of Tokyo, guests indulge in tech perks such as unlimited internet radio with over 3,000 stations, mood lighting pads, nail polish dryers and Skype-compatible wireless phones.

Olympics Crisis and Hotels’ Pain Provide Event Contract Lessons


With the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo postponed to 2021 , some of the biggest insurance firms in the world are breathing an enormous sigh of relief. Understanding things like event-insurance fine print and which areas of operation hotels get group revenue from will help planners become better at contracting and negotiating.

Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay

Gallus Events

It’s the story of too many AirBnBs in Tokyo. Something exceptional is happening in Edinburgh and the whole events industry is on trial. Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay events have put the industry under the spot light, and the light has reached some very dark places.

2020 275

Hire Space professional team expands

Event Industry News

The company has made over 40 bookings in international cities in 2019, including Riga, Barcelona, Timisoara, Sao Paulo, New York, Geneva, Tokyo and Geneva. Venue booking platform, Hire Space, has announced the appointment of Maja Przybylowska as account manager. . Working on corporate accounts, Maja’s role will have an international element, sourcing worldwide venues and suppliers for clients in the EMEA and APAC regions.

Building Multicultural Teams

PCMA Convene

Pullman Tokyo Tamachi General Manager Darren Morrish says a diverse workforce is key to a business’ survival. An Australian national, Darren Morrish is area general manager–East Japan for AccorHotels and general manager of AccorHotels’ Pullman Tokyo Tamachi.

Event Heroes: How One Tech Company Is Mastering Event Marketing


We did the event as a world tour about six years ago, and we went to London, and Sydney, and Tokyo, and New York. We have a smaller event in Tokyo that also kind of follows the PLAY scene: It's multiple days, it's customers and prospects, and it’s localized content from PLAY Boston.

2018 168

The 25 Biggest DMC Players


Tokyo. A who’s who of destination management, with information on business volume, estimated revenues, services, and recent noteworthy events.

PRESS RELEASE: Boomset Announced as a 2017 BizBash Event Style Award Winner


Submissions flooded in from across North America, as well as India, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Qatar, Tokyo, and other global destinations. Contact: Boomset, Inc.

2017 62

12 Imaginative Events and Activations from Rakuten


Rakuten is a Tokyo, Japan-based organization that was founded in 1997 by Hiroshi Mikitani. On May 31st, 2019, 650 people crammed into the Shibuya Stream Hall in Tokyo to watch the basketball game and hear Kemba answer questions.

2020 72

7 Smart Moves—at Mahekal Beach Resort, Kimpton & More

Smart Meetings

Lim will lead the board comprised of members from other CVBs—Berlin, Bogota, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Dubai, Houston, Madrid, Melbourne, Tokyo and Vancouver. Maria Elena Armenta Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico has added Armenta as director of sales and marketing.

2018 83

Trend Alert: unique ideas for event marketing and exhibit design


Test out Travelmate’s autonomous robotic suitcase, do math in a Tokyo Forest of Numbers and redecorate your space with a color-changing floral Lake rug. In search of your next big exhibit and event marketing idea? Here it is!

2017 52