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Kitakyushu Convention and Visitors Association
The Kitakyushu Convention and Visitors Association aims to industrial development and facilitate trade in the Western Japan region by promoting sales of domestic and foreign products. Through our efforts to attract and support various conventions in Kitakyushu City, we can help revitalize our local economy with a view to promoting Japanese culture and contributing to the sustainable economic development of our country.
Our highly experienced staff can provide your organizers with every support for your success at exhibition fairs, trade show and international meetings as well as conferences and sports events.
Kitakyushu Convention and Visitors Association
3-8-1 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka 802-0001
*Kitakyushu International Conference Center
3-9-30 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka 802-0001
Organises, invites and supports trade shows, exhibitions of domestic and foreign industrial products.
Invites and supports all kinds of conferences, events, and sports events.
Administrates and manages the West Japan General Exhibition Center (Main Building and Annex)
as well as the Kitakyushu International Conference Center.
*We hold various enterprises such as the very distinctive Japan Woman Haiku Contest, the
Hi-vision Shogi Tournament, including various industry exhibitions like the West Japan Machine,
Tool and Industry System Fair and the Eco-Technology Exhibition (Environment Industry Exhibition)
The West Japan General Exhibition Center
The West Japan General Exhibition Center Annex boasts 8,000 square meters (86,100 sq. ft.) of open floor space, the Main Building 7,000 square meters (75,340 sq. ft.), and AIM 3F and the medium hall 1,400 square meters (15,060 sq. ft.) to meet the needs of the exhibitors. The facilities allow to hold flexible full-scale trade shows and exhibitions to attract visitors.
The annex is suitable for varied special events of large scale. It can be arranged in ways that could not be realized before.
High-quality conventions can therefore freely be organized.Another attractive feature is the possibility for the annex and the medium hall to be converted to three sizes (large, medium-size, small) to one’ s goals with high-tech specifications. Moreover, with its history and past accomplishments the main building occupies an indisputable position as pioneer among all facilities.The slogan at every facility is to “develop new businesses and networks ”
West Japan General Exhibition Center Main Building
7000 square meters of open floor space (without protruding pillars).
Partitioning possible (self-supported).
Effective ceiling height 10 meters. Floor load 5t/m2 (concentrated load).
Apart from exhibitions, it can also be used for many purposes such as events and shows, or parties.
West Japan General Exhibition Center Annex
8000 square meters of open floor space (without protruding pillars).
Three separate spaces can be made using operable partitions.
Effective ceiling height 13 meters. Floor load 5t/m2 (concentrated load)
Equipped with all kinds of utilities and facilities such as a suspended battens and dimmers.
Asia Pacific Import Mart Medium Exhibition Hall
1377 square meters of floor space with protruding pillars.
Can be partitioned into 4 separate spaces using operable partitions. (Ceiling/pillars height 4.19m).
Ideal for small or medium-sized exhibitions.
The conference room can be partitioned into 2-5 separate spaces using operable partitions. (Ceiling height 3.69m).
Kitakyushu International Conference Center
Kitakyushu International Conference Center aims to help Kitakyushu City achieve sustainable development under the slogan of Kitakyushu Renaissance Concept, and the mission of our association, KCV, is to manage and operate efficiently this Conference Center.
We can offer you multiple choices of usage with the West Japan General Exhibition Center.
The main hall (capacity: 585 people) is equipped with three 200-inch hi-vision projectors.
Simultaneous Translation Services (up to 4 languages)
(Main hall, International Conference Hall)
Can also be converted into a large hall if combined with the event hall and the 6 small & medium conference rooms.
Welcome to Kitakyushu!
Kitakyushu City is situated in the northern area of Fukuoka prefecture, at the northernmost tip of the Kyushu island. The city faces the Honshu mainland with the Kanmon Strait running between. The city was established in 1963, through the merger of 5 cities, Moji, Kokura, Tobata, Yahata, and Wakamatsu, becoming the first government‐ordinance‐designated city aside from the 3 major metropolitan areas and prefectural capitals. Apart from being a large government‐ordinance‐designated city, it also coexists with the nature. Kitakyushu city is surrounded by 3 seas; “Hibiki-nada” with its volatile waves, the fast moving “Kanmon Strait,” and peaceful “Suo-nada” of Seto Inland Sea. In addition, nearby are Hiraodai (one of Japan’s 3 largest Karst regions), and Mt. Sarakura with its more than 200° panoramic view of the city.
We hope you will enjoy your time in Kitakyushu City!
For more information about sightseeing in Kitakyushu City, please refer to the following link.
Kitakyushu, as a venue for your conference!
The City of Kitakyushu was created when 5 cities merged in 1963. Since the government-run Yawata Steel Works began operations in 1901, the city has developed around heavy and chemical industries such as iron and steel, machinery, and chemical companies, and has underpinned industrial modernization and rapid growth in Japan. In recent years, a concentration of many industries has been progressing in our city that includes the robotics, environmental, energy, services, and IT industries. Our city continues to develop today as a manufacturing town proud to possess advanced technological strength.
In addition, city residents, corporations, academic organizations, and local government have united to tackle environmental issues that have emerged along with the city’s development. These endeavors have resulted in being selected by the OECD in 2011 as a Green Growth City that successfully balances the environment and economy, and a model city for its Model Cities and Regions for the Sustainable Development Goals program in 2018. The City of Kitakyushu was the first in Asia to be awarded these designations.
We have confronted various issues faced by cities that include not only serious pollution, but also the decline of major industries and an aging population. However, each time we have adapted to become a Transformative City that overcame hardships and turned them into opportunities.
We are confident that by hosting the conference in our city, participants will gain inspiration here that leads to taking the next step.
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There are discounts for conventions, meetings and Events held at West Japan General Exhibition Center and Kitakyushu International Conference Center etc.
Please feel free to contact us for more details.
We plan and operate various exhibitions uniquely for the purpose of industry promotion.
Please, make the best use of our exhibitions for your business!
WEST JAPAN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FAIR
The advanced technologies are gathered in “Manufacturing city in Kitakyushu” .
This fair can help you to develop a new business of whole manufacturing industries by introducing advanced equipment for the purpose of increasing productivity and informatization.
WEST JAPAN Digital Transformation Fair
The most advanced digital technologies are exhibited in Kitakyushu!
This fair can introduce the most advanced digital-transformation (DX) technology for improving productivity, innovation, and creating new value.
We can introduce DX solutions to corporations in Kyushu and Yamaguchi Areas.
ECO ‒ TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION
An environmental and energy trade fair in western Japan aimed at a green economy society.
This exhibition can introduce the products, technology, and information about environment and energy industry, supports new entry or business matching and commercialization of developed product, and foster the new environment and energy industries to contribute to the industrial and regional development.
Small and Medium Enterprise Techno Fair in Kyushu
Increase the opportunities for orders and develop a new channel!
This fair exhibits and demonstrates the excellent technical strength and new products developed by the small and medium companies, and introduces their “product development capability” and “processing technical capability” to ordering and trading companies. Also this fair allows you to strengthen mutual exchange with the trading company and contribute to domestic industry promotion.
West Japan China Ware Festa
Tens of thousands of ceramic works are collected from production regions in Japan.
Pottery producers directly sell the potteries on which they have insistence for the use, from the artistic gem having a tasteful feeling to daily dishes easily used.
For an inquiry about exhibition, contact the project division