Kobe Convention Bureau

We are an organization affiliated with Kobe City, set up in 1987 to attract and support conventions and exhibitions to contribute to international exchange and friendship. With a strong local network and a staff of experienced professionals, we offer the necessary information and support to ensure the success of your convention and/or exhibition.

Our strengths

  • Network

    We have established “Meet in Kobe,” an organization dedicated to supporting conventions & exhibitions and consisting of halls, hotels, transportation, PCO, equipment, catering, and more. Meet in Kobe works with the organizer to provide support for the success of the event.

  • Services

    We offer support services free of charge to attract and organize conferences.

    • ・ Maximum subsidy of 15M JPY
    • ・ Support for preparing your Bid Paper
    • ・ We welcome inspection tours
    • ・ Comprehensive consulting toward organizing your event
  • Professionalism

    We have more than 30 years of experience in organizing conventions & exhibitions, through which we have worked to bring the organizers’ vision to fruition. Our professional staff have a wealth of experience and know-how to make your event a resounding success.


Keiichi Yamamoto

Executive Director

Mika Kuroda


Toru Kanjo

Sales Manager

Eiji Iida

Sales Manager

Yuko Jikumaru

Sales Manager

Tetsuya Shori

Assistant Manager

Tomoko Fukuda

Assistant Manager

Akiyoshi Hayashi

Assistant Manager

Lance Ferguson

Assistant Manager

Yousuke Taniguchi


Shinichiro Amada


Overview of organization

Name Kobe Convention Bureau
Address 6-9-1, Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan 650-0046
Phone +81-78-303-0090
Chairman Motoi Oyama
Purpose of establishment To promote inbound and outbound tourism and attract and support conventions to contribute to Kobe’s economic, social, and cultural development and prosperity as well as to international exchange and friendship.
Overview of our operations We work with people all over Japan to attract conventions & exhibitions to Kobe. We also conduct promotional activities such as exhibiting at overseas trade fairs. As well, we collaborate with groups and organizations associated with conventions & exhibitions to offer support services to organizers and secretariats.

Kobe Conventions Hosting Council

Launched in June 2006, the Kobe MICE alliance is composed of the Kobe Convention Bureau and major hotels in the city. It represents a government-industry joint effort to attract conventions & exhibitions to Kobe.
The Alliance holds regular liaison conferences to discuss large-scale conventions & exhibitions that require citywide coordination for organization and accommodation.

ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kobe

Hotel Okura Kobe

Oriental Hotel

Hotel Crown Palais Kobe

Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Kobe Portpia Hotel

Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel

La Suite Kobe Oceans Garden


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