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Düsseldorf says konnichiwa to DoKomi

DoKomi, a convention centred around Anime, Manga and Japan, took place 7-8 August at the Convention Center Düsseldorf (CCD). What started 12 years ago with around 1,800 participants has developed into what the CCD claims is now the biggest community meeting of its kind throughout Germany. DoKomi occupied the entire CCD, the four adjacent exhibition halls and the courtyard on a total of 108,000sqm....

IAPCO enters into second destination partnership in Asia

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) have formed a destination partnership, 1 August. This is Japan’s first partnership of this nature, and IAPCO’s second destination partnership within Asia. For the next 18 months, JNTO will participate in IAPCO’s network and actively engage with prominent PCOs, pr...

Osaka hosts government-backed Mice Safety EXPO as it prepares to reopen industry

The Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau recently staged the Osaka MICE Safety EXPO in Japan, an exhibition presenting new ideas for safe MICE events. The event welcomed 4,000 visitors and 144 exhibitors to INTEX Osaka. It showcased the latest methods and products for disease control and safe event management, as Japan begins to tentatively reopen its MICE industry. The event was supported by Osa...