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Kyoto conference wins national tourism award

The World Molecular Imaging Congress 2010, held at

Kyoto International Conference Center, Japan, has been hailed as one of the country’s most successful events by the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO).

The event was recognised at the JNTO Award Ceremony, held on December 14, 2011.  The awards formed part of the 21st International Meetings Exhibition at the Tokyo International Forum.

The World Molecular Imaging Congress 2010 was selected as a winner due to the overwhelming overseas attendance – more than 1,300 of the 1,600 delegates travelled to the conference from outside Japan. The event also stood out because of the importance the congress placed on recognising the scientific contribution in the field of molecular imaging by the host country and host city.

James Kent, Kyoto Convention Bureau’s international marketing manager comments: “Kyoto Convention Bureau would like to congratulate the World Molecular Imaging Congress not only on the success of its event but also for winning the award. The high proportion of overseas delegates at this particular event highlights Kyoto’s increasing popularity as a business destination. 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.”

Kim Pierce, executive director at the Academy of Molecular Imaging says: “The personnel were attentive to our requests and there was a level of efficiency that we haven’t seen at other host venues. The most rewarding part of the conference in Kyoto was how nice everyone was and how efficient everything ran. We would not have been able to organise such a successful congress without the skilled assistance of the Kyoto Convention Bureau and its staff. We were able to call on them for advice in all areas, particularly in relation to cultural protocol. Kyoto Convention Bureau is certainly a critical and invaluable resource when planning an event.”


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