The Japanese city of Yokohama will host ten large international conventions, each attracting more than 1,000 delegates, in 2020.
The strong surge of business has been helped by public subsidies given to convention organisers by the City of Yokohama and Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Among the events coming in 2020 are the 29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the International Spinal Cord Society Annual Scientific Meeting and 22nd World Meeting of the International Society for Sexual Medicine
The city is also welcoming the Spring 2020 opening of PACIFICO Yokohama North, an addition to the existing PACIFICO Yokohama. Once complete, the venue is due to be Japan’s largest international conference centre.
PACIFICO Yokohama North will have an approximately 6,300sqm multipurpose hall, as well as 42 conference rooms.
Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau has also announced that PACIFICO Yokohama will host the 28th International Conference on Statistical Physics in 2022.
Yokohama won the bid due to the tradition and high-level research on statistical physics in the country as well as enthusiasm and a vision for the event expressed by a local committee chaired by Prof. T. Deguchi, Ochanomizu University.