Since the opening of Port Island in 1981, Kobe has been a representative and enormously successful convention city and was chosen as a Global MICE Strategic City in 2015. Here we reveal some of the secrets as to why Kobe is the choice of organizers around the world.

Our Experience

Our Experience

  •  UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction
  •  International Jewellery Kobe
  •  The G7 Health Ministers Meeting
  •  The G8 Environment Ministers Meeting

Conferences held in a year

More than 4,000

Maximum attendance

More than 290,000

5 reasons to choose Kobe

reason01Fantastic access

30 minutes from Kansai International Airport by Bay Shuttle, 60 minutes by Limousine Buss

reason02A wealth of facilities for conventions & exhibitions

Maximum floor area 13,600 sq.m. to respond to a wide range of exhibition needs More than 60 convention & exhibition facilities of various sizes and capacities

reason03Ample lodging

More than 11,000 hotel rooms in the city

reason04Complete range of support systems

Maximum subsidy 15M JPY

reason05Captivating tourism resources

More than 35 million sightseeing visitors per year

Characteristics of Kobe


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