Message from the Organizer

Kuniko Inoguchi
JCCB Chairperson

On behalf of the organizers of the International MICE Expo 2019, I would like to welcome all the MICE professionals from Japan and the world. IME2019 is Japan's only business-matching and networking event for meeting professionals interested in Japan as a destination.

The focus of the world's meeting and event professionals is now on Japan as preparations to host mega sports events are ongoing the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

In IME2019 you can find information, advice and solutions for your forthcoming events and conferences. It will provide an invaluable business opportunity to enable conference organizers as well as meeting and incentive travel planners to meet a variety of suppliers such as destinations, venues, hotels and other MICE suppliers. Also, the hosted buyer program will be offered for the convenience of dedicated buyers.

We encourage you all to take this opportunity to join us at IME2019!

Why Attend IME2019?

  • Meet up with over 80 MICE suppliers and convention bureau professionals for One-stop consultation.
  • Find solutions for your needs including venue selection, hotel information, support program from the hosting city, etc.
  • Business sessions on a pre-scheduled appointment basis with industry professionals.
  • Ideal networking opportunities with business events professionals from key cities.
  • A selection of seminars and lectures by meetings industry leaders.

Features of IME2019

  • IME gathers convention bureaus and MICE suppliers from throughout Japan to offer event organizers a one-stop MICE consultation service.
  • It provides useful information for organizing conferences and events, including specific details of subsidies and other support measures.
  • Provides info on unique venue plans and post-conference tours.
  • Buyers can make appointments through the appointment system (walk-in appointment session is also available).
  • Buyers and sellers can interact with each other during networking time (food and refreshments available).
Address at IME2018 by Professor Takashi Onishi, former president of the Science Council of Japan