We provide comprehensive support for every phase and need, from the very start of convention & exhibition planning, such as helping to prepare the bid paper and providing promotional tools, to the actual organizing, such as consulting after the decision has been made to hold the event in Kobe.

Phase-specific support services

01Up to finalization of host city

You wish to attract a convention and/or exhibition to Kobe (Japan)

  • 1. Support for issuing Japanese government ministries’ and agencies' and Kobe mayor’s letters of invitation
  • 2. Presentation of a support program package including comprehensive bidding advice and financial subsidies » Link to Meet in Kobe
  • 3. Support in venue selection
  • 4. Support in preparing your bid paper
  • 5. Accompanying you to presentations outside Japan
  • 6. Provision of Kobe promotional videos, photographic images, and tourism pamphlets
  • 7. Receiving of key foreign persons from international headquarters etc. to conduct inspection tours of the city and facilities

You wish to receive advance information and advice

  • Comprehensive consulting toward hosting the event
02Up to the actual event

You wish to build a system for running the event

  • 9. Introduction to companies providing support, such as venues, hotels, PCOs, and travel agencies

You wish to procure funds

  • 10. Provision of subsidies for international conferences, Link to Meet in Kobe » Link to Meet in Kobe
  • 11. Provision of interest-free loans for international conferences, Link to Meet in Kobe » Link to Meet in Kobe
  • 12. Introduction to Tsutomu Nakauchi Foundation

You wish to make your event widely known to attract more participants

  • 13. PR through website
  • 14. Provision of Kobe promotional videos and photographic images
  • 15. Provision of tourism pamphlets and souvenirs
  • 16. Arranging for nominal support from Kobe City
  • 17. Arranging for press releases
03During the conference

You wish to conduct welcome events

  • 18. Arranging for a welcome message from the Mayor of Kobe for the opening ceremony
  • 19. Provision of Kobe wine or Japanese sake
  • 20. Installation of welcome banner and welcome board
  • 21. Provision of souvenirs for VIPs

You wish to hold an open lecture for the general public

  • 22. Advice toward holding such an event, and support for the lecture
  • 23. PR support including articles and/or ads in PR publication “Kohoshi KOBE”

You wish to enhance participants’ satisfaction

  • 24. Introduction of venues and local activities unique to Kobe
  • 25. Arrangement for volunteer interpreters
  • 26. Installation of temporary tourism information booth
  • 27. Provision of tourism pamphlets and sightseeing maps to participants
  • 28. Provision of congress bag


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