Hokkaido MICE Online Business Meeting Fair
Wednesday, January 20 – Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Hokkaido, an ideal destination for MICE events in the post-COVID era!
Exhibitors: eight cities and the Hokkaido Government
(Hokkaido Tourism Organization)
As we are still in the coronavirus pandemic, the Hokkaido MICE Promotion Committee will hold an online business meeting fair to propose Hokkaido as an ideal destination for MICE events in the post-COVID era. In the first half of Day 1 of that fair, opening events will be livestreamed from Hokkaido. In the second half of the day, representatives of eight cities and the Hokkaido Government (Hokkaido Tourism Organization) will propose, in their respective virtual meeting rooms, current and post-pandemic MICE events that can be held only in Hokkaido. On Day 2 and onward, eight sessions will be held every day until February 2. To take part in the business meeting fair, please first register as buyers. Buyer registration is also necessary if you plan to watch the opening events only.
Online buyer registration is accepted between December 4, 2020 and February 2, 2021 (the last day of the business meeting fair).
January 20 (Wednesday), 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Note: Business meetings will be held from 3:00 p.m.
- 1:00 p.m. Speech by the organizer (Hokkaido MICE Promotion Committee)
- 1:05 p.m. MICE discussion: Potential of Hokkaido as a MICE destination
Part 1: Appeal of Hokkaido
Shuji Koiso, chairman of Hokkaido Tourism Organization and visiting professor at the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Public Policy
Mikako Hayashi, newscaster, visiting professor at the Hokkaido University Research Faculty of Agriculture, and advisor to the System Design and Management (SDM) Research Institute of Keio University
- 1:35 p.m. Pitch presentations 1: Presentations by four exhibitors
- 1:50 p.m. MICE discussion: Potential of Hokkaido as a MICE destination
Part 2: Future of MICE events in Hokkaido
- 2:25 p.m. Pitch presentations 2: Presentations by five exhibitors
3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Seven sessions will be held.
January 21 (Thursday) – February 2 (Tuesday), 10:35 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Japan Standard Time, excluding weekdays)
- 10:35 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eight sessions will be held every day.
The business meetings on January 20 will be held according to the schedule below. You can choose cities/organizations and desired times. Please apply by specifying the city names and session numbers of the meetings you want to attend (multiple selections allowed) at the time of your buyer registration.
- 1. Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation service will be available for the MICE discussion sessions and pitch presentations on January 20.
- 2. Consecutive interpretation service will be available for business meetings only on January 20.
For business meetings on January 21 and onward, please apply by specifying your desired dates, city names and session numbers at the time of your buyer registration (in the same manner as for those on January 20). Alternatively, after buyer registration, you may apply for business meetings directly to the Online Business Meeting Fair Secretariat by e-mail. In this case, the Secretariat will coordinate schedules and get back to you by e-mail. Buyers who will need an interpreter are asked to contact the Secretariat.