BestCities Global Forum to champion multi-culturalism
Taking place in Tokyo from December 4-7, the BestCities Global Forum will be hosted in partnership with the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB), offering a program of education, insight and networking for international association meeting planners.
BestCities board chair Jonas Wilstrup said building global connections across cultures is at the heart of the BestCities ethos and long-term success.
“We are 12 partners that recognise the collective strength of working together, adding value not only for our individual cities, but our clients too,” he said.
“This year’s Global Forum will be addressing both the challenges and opportunities when dealing with international stakeholders, providing informed practical advice and peer-to-peer learning in a way, that will genuinely help and support senior association executives to take their future meetings to the next level.”
The forum’s speaker line-up includes former CEO of Tourism Vancouver Rick Antonson; Learning 360 owner Miriam van der Horst; and The Mori Memorial Foundation executive director Hiroo Ichikawa who will discuss the strengths and opportunities of Tokyo in the next decade.
TCVB director Kazuko Toda said TCVB hopes to show its clients what Tokyo has to offer as a meetings destination.
“Through the learnings of the forum, we hope to motivate and give confidence to clients who have not had the opportunity to hold their event in Tokyo or any of the new BestCities destinations to consider us for their next meeting,” said Toda.