Three international conferences held in Kyoto have been presented with awards by the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO).
The conferences were recognised at the JNTO Award Ceremony, held on December 11 2012, with events being held in Kyoto winning three of the eight awards presented. The awards formed part of the 22nd International Meetings Exhibition at the Tokyo International Forum.
The World Economic History Congress (WEHC), which will hold its annual conference at Kyoto International Conference Center in 2015, received the Winning Bid Award. Kyoto was chosen as the destination for this event based on the argument that the congress should visit Japan as Asia has become the engine of growth of the world economy, has a high number of economic history scholars and has a strong and well established national association which is active throughout the region.
The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) received the Successful Conference Award for its XXIII Congress of ISTH, which was held in Kyoto in July 2011. The ISTH is a global not-for-profit organisation advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders with more than 3,000 members in more than 80 countries.
And the IEEE International Conference on Communications held in June 2011 took an award for exceeding predicted delegate participation despite being held in the aftermath of the earthquake. The event, which was sponsored by the IEEE
Communications Society, the IEICE Communications Society and the Science Council of Japan, attracted more than 1,800 participants from 48 countries who gathered at the Kyoto International Convention Center to present and discuss the latest topics on next generation information and communications technologies.
James Kent, Kyoto Convention Bureau’s international marketing manager comments: “Kyoto Convention Bureau would like to congratulate all three organisations on their award wins. The success demonstrates Kyoto’s appeal as an international business destination. Kyoto is an unique city as not only does it offer business event organisers modern facilities but it also allows delegates to enhance their experience through the city’s rich heritage and culture. With more new venues coming on board and new infrastructure being built I’m sure we will continue to see an increase in business opportunities within the international incentives and conferences market in the future.”