Japan, more precisely Tokyo and Osaka will be the host of 49th Annual Meeting and General Assembly of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers in 2018.
In Tokyo will be held the Annual Meeting & General Assembly and Council Meetings will take place in Osaka.
Tokyo 2018 will be the first time in 22 years that the IAPCO meeting will return to Asia (Bali, Indonesia 1996). It will be the second time Japan has hosted the event (Chiba, 1993).
The Japanese bid was organised by three IAPCO members-Congress Corporation, Japan Convention Services and Convention Linkage- with support from the national and local governments, including the Japan National Tourism Organization, the Japan Tourism Agency, the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau.