Osaka, Japan will host the region’s IR (Integrated Resort) & Inbound Business Seminar on Tuesday, March 23. Its purpose is to discuss the region’s pending integrated resort bid and other measures designed to enhance tourism. The seminar was originally scheduled for January, but was pushed to March due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
The seminar will be hosted jointly by Osaka Prefecture and City as well as the Osaka Tourism Bureau and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Among the speakers will be:
- Tetsuya Nakamura, the tourism bureau’s director for Resource Development, Marketing Department & Planning Department of the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau. He will speak about initiatives by the Osaka Tourism Bureau in the pandemic as well as development of inbound business going forward.
- Professor Kazuo Takahashi, of the Business Administration faculty of Kindai University. He will speak about business opportunities and how inbound business, including IR bids, may exist “with corona” and “post-corona.” The seminar is free of charge, and has capacity for 100 attendees. See the Osaka city website for details.
Also scheduled for March is the Osaka MICE Safety Promotion EXPO, reported Inside Asian Gaming, March 24-25 at Intex Osaka. The expo will look to restore Osaka’s MICE industry to what it was before Covid and help the Osaka and Kansai economy recover and develop “with and after corona” by building a model event that overcomes the sense of unease of vendors and attendees.
For details visit www.osaka-safetyexpo.com.