Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 17:00 - 18:45 ACCJ and UKG Panel Discussion
(19:00 - 21:00 Reception)
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka
Hosting Committee: External Affairs Committee - Kansai
Fee: ¥3,000 if attending Panel Discussion only (Those who register for the reception are eligible to attend the panel discussion at no charge.)
Sign-up: Please contact ACCJ Kansai.
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, October 16, 17:00
In-bound tourism is undergoing an era-defining change: it is growing at a pace that is impacting the economy, creating new businesses, and changing our everyday lives.
In a moderated panel discussion format, ACCJ leaders and representatives of the Union of Kansai Governments (UKG, Kansai Kouiki Rengou) will discuss what this means for Kansai, the coming needs and changes regarding sustainability, overseas marketing, destination management, and the increasing possibility of Osaka becoming the first location for Integrated Resorts (IR) in Japan.
ACCJ Kansai and UKG will also co-host a reception with attendance by the ACCJ Board of Governors and UKG leaders following the panel discussion.
17:00 - 18:45 ACCJ and UKG Panel Discussion
19:00 - 21:00 Reception with the ACCJ Board of Governors and UKG Leaders
[Union of Kansai Governments (UKG, Kansai Kouiki Rengou)]
- Toshizo Ido, UKG Head and Governor of Hyogo Prefecture
- Akimasa Yamashita, Vice Governor, Kyoto Prefecture
- Seiji Hamada, Vice Governor, Osaka Prefecture
- UKG Moderator: Takeo Mori, CEO, Kansai Tourism Bureau
- Christopher LaFleur, President, ACCJ
- Jason Hyland, President, MGM Resorts Japan LLC
- Hans Heijligers, CEO, IHG ANA Group Japan
- ACCJ Moderator: Steve Iwamura, Special Advisor, ACCJ Kansai（Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Group)
Panel Discussion only: ¥3,000 (Members and Guests)
Panel Discussion and Reception: ¥8,000 (Members), ¥10,500 (Guests)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating whether you (and your guests) will attend both parts of this event (panel discussion and reception) or the panel discussion only.
Akio ‘Arthur’ Matsumoto, Chair
Steve Iwamura, Vice Chair
ACCJ Kansai – External Affairs Committee
NOTE 1: These events are ON THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: Kansai Gold Card applies for this event.