TO THE WORLDRe. the recent Great East Japan Earthquake

The Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent accidents at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant have shocked the world. While we understand the magnitude of the impact, we also fear that the dangers have been over-exaggerated by considerable numbers of the overseas media, resulting in incorrect images being conveyed to the people of the world. Consequently, the drop in the number of tourists from overseas and cancellation of events and conferences are now causing a damaging effect on regional economies of areas even not directly affected by the disaster.

We hope people will read this information and be aware of the actual facts of the current situation. ...more

What is the Sapporo Convention Network?

Amid the recent trend toward globalization seen in the world economy and transborder personal exchanges, the Sapporo Convention Network was established in October 2001. Its objectives are to further advance the transfer of people, goods and information through the promotion and development of conventions, thereby helping to stimulate regional economies, advance scientific and cultural progress and promote the development of communities that are open to the rest of the world. The Network became an NPO in November 2004. Currently, it has a membership of about 110 convention-related businesses and organizations mainly located in Sapporo.

The Sapporo Convention Network engages in activities to promote and develop MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions), including efforts to foster outstanding individuals in the field of conventions, encourage the holding of conventions and promote green convention events.

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