June 27, 2024

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One JCMA for Further Development
Report from the Ninth JCMA General Meeting of Members (for FY2023)

On June 12, 2024, the Japan Convention Management Association (JCMA) held its ninth General Meeting of Members (for FY2023) at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo.
In the second part, a program with MICE-related organizations was held for the first time at a JCMA General Meeting of Members. Including the exchange of opinions, more than 250 people attended, and the event was a great success.

Part I: General Meeting of Members

Opening remarks by CHIKANAMI Hirotake, JCMA Representative Director.


Under the direction of Representative Director Chikanami, the General Meeting was successfully completed, including a business report and income and expenditure report for FY2023, amendments to the Articles of Incorporation, election of officers, and a business plan and income and expenditure plan for FY2024.

Part II: Panel Discussion
In the second part, a panel discussion was held with five members of next-generation human resources from four MICE organizations (JCMA, Japan Event Industry Development Association, Japan Exhibition Association, and MPI Japan Chapter). Each speaker passionately discussed his or her thoughts on MICE and their interests and desires for industry activities.
Theme: Creating the Future with the Power of the Next Generation: A New Era of MICE Industry Collaboration

Japan Association for the Promotion of Creative Events

Japan Exhibition Association
Ms. ASANO Yuko

MPI Japan Chapter
Ms. OTANI Hitomi

Japan Convention Management Association

Japan Convention Management Association
Ms. NAGATO Akiko

Part III: Networking Meeting
After the opening remarks by Representative Director Chikanami, the participants exchanged business cards and continued the panel discussion, creating a lively atmosphere throughout the session.

Opening remarks by Hirotake Chikanami, JCMA Representative Director.

Mr. ISHIKAWA Yasushi, Counselor in charge of MICE, International Tourism Department, Japan Tourism Agency, gave a speech.

Mr. WAKAMATSU Tsutomu, Director, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), offered a toast.

Scene from the meeting.

Ms. TAKEUCHI Noriko, Vice Representative Director, gave the closing remarks.
Under the slogan “Now is the time to unite, One JCMA,” we wished for the continued success of all members and the development of the MICE industry.

All members of the board of directors.

As international exchange recovers in earnest, there are high expectations for MICE events to be held in Japan.
Under the slogan of “One JCMA” and “One MICE,” JCMA will continue to work together with its members to achieve further development.
Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation in the activities of the association.