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Nara Prefectural Convention Center opens in Japan

Opening of this new centre will allow industry players to host larger conferences and events

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The Nara Prefectural Convention Center is set to open in the Spring of 2020.

TOKYO - Japan will have another top-class venue for meetings and conventions when the highly-anticipated Nara Prefectual Convention Center opens its doors in the Spring of 2020.

Located 90 minutes away from Kansai International Airport, the opening of this new centre will allow industry players to host larger conferences and events, seating 2,000 delegates.

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The new convention centre will allow industry players to host larger conferences and events.

Adjacent to the centre is the JW Marriott Hotel Nara, which is also scheduled to open the same year, marking the first JW brand hotel in Japan.

Having joined the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) in 2019, Nara Prefectural Government is determined to strengthen the profile of Nara as a MICE destination.

As the UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific (RSOAP) is now based in the Japanese city, Nara looks forward to enhancing the framework for cooperation with UNWTO particularly in the field of culinary.

Future planning also involves more collaborations with Nara Agriculture and Food International College (NAFIC).

Nara was selected by Japan Tourism Agency in 2019 as Japan's bidding city for UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism 2022.