Thematic Symposia

Thematic Symposia

We hold Three types of symposia, focusing on digital marketing, Overseas Travel and Entertainment.

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Program

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Japanese only

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English only

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Simultaneous interpreting available

Digital Marketing Symposium

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Theme Future Perspective of Tourism Industry Utilizing Digital Marketing
Overview While introducing the best practice of companies utilizing effective digital marketing, we will discuss and seek the way to instill the efficient digital marketing for the tourism industry through this symposium.
Date & Time October 25, Friday, 10:00-12:00
Venue INTEX OSAKA, Center Building 2F, International Conference Hall
Moderator Mr. Koji Tsurumoto, CEO and President, Travel Voice Japan Ltd.
Panelists Mr. Ryo Kanazawa, Vice President, Sales & Alliance Marketing Department, USJ LLC.
Mr. Kei Shibata, Co-founder & CEO, Venture Republic Inc
Ms. Akemi Tsunagawa, Founder & CEO, Bespoke Inc.
Mr. Shuichi Kameyama, Executive Vice President, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
Registration Free of charge

Overseas Travel Symposium

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Theme The Outlook of Outbound Travel Market in the Age of 40 Million Inbound Travel
-New business opportunities by leveraging the advantage of Kansai Airport
Overview The highest ever increase of overseas travelers in 2018 has greatly contributed to the two-way tourism where inbound and outbound travel grow together. It is essential to keep an eye on future inbound demand to expand the outbound travel business. In this symposium, Mr. Yamaya, Representative Director and CEO of Kansai Airports, will present future strategies and demand of Kansai Airport along with panel discussion to discuss strategies for growth of two-way tourism.
Date October 25, Friday, 13:00-14:30
Venue INTEX OSAKA, Center Building 2F, International Conference Hall
Keynote Speaker Mr. Yoshiyuki Yamaya, Representative Director and CEO, Kansai Airports
Moderator Mr. Hiroshi Kurosu, Consulting Department, JTB Tourism Research & Consulting Co.
Panelists Mr. Shuichi Endo, Executive Officer Leisure Business Department, Head of Overseas Purchasing & Products Management, JTB Corp.
Mr. Hiroaki Nagahara, General Manager Japan, Finnair
Mr. Takeshi Inoue, Director, General Manager, International Affairs Department, Kansai Economic Federation
Registration Free of charge

Entertainment Symposium

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Theme Community Vitalization through Entertainment!
Overview This symposium will focus on community vitalization by using entertainment. The panelists from within and outside Japan will share their best practices and discuss how to contribute to community vitalization by linking entertainment and tourism.
Date & Time October 25, Friday, 16:00-18:00
Venue INTEX OSAKA, Center Building 2F, International Conference Hall
Moderator Prof. Hiroyasu Sato, Professor Emeritus, Matsumoto University
Panelists Mr. Tomotsugu Ogawa, President, Takarazuka Revue Company
Mr. Tatsuo Okutani, Vice President, Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd (TBC)
Mr. Sakae Okamoto,(Mayor of Iga, Mie Prefecture)
Mr. Joung Jin-Su, Executive Director, Korea Tourism Organization Tokyo Office
Registration Free of charge
Tourism EXPO Japan Promotion Office (Forum)
(Open: Weekdays 9:30-17:30)