Seminar information

  • 11:00-12:00 The "Weapon" for Tourism Revitalization Daisuke Sato / Katana Inc. Executive Director of Planning and Operation

    What is necessary in a challenging conditions hit by the COVID-19 pandemic?
    It is the "weapon" developed by Katana Inc. which has been successful in numerous projects such as the 70th anniversary renewal of Seibuen Yuenchi and business revitalization of bankrupt Green Pia Miki.
    In this lecture, Daisuke Sato, who is known as “resort turnaround manager” that has revived several large-scale resorts that went bankrupt, will tell passionately about the "weapon" that can be used to revitalize tourism for a prosperous future for Japan.

  • 14:30-15:30 Using MICE as a Starting Point to Lure Visitors After COVID Kimie Kojima / JTB Tourism Research & Consulting Co. Management Strategy Division Director Chair Researcher

    The MICE industry, like the tourism industry, was severely impacted by the spread of COVID-19. Although events were able to resume operations through hybrid events, the number of people visiting the host cities decreased significantly, making it impossible to expect economic benefits from direct consumption. Despite this situation, MICE cities abroad are becoming more assertive in their efforts to attract visitors using MICE. This session will consider the questions “What are the advantages of luring visitors to a city using MICE?” and “How should we promote the use of MICE to attract visitors?”

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