Venue & Hospitality
Conference Dates: May 13-14, 2019
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Japan is the 3rd largest economy in the world. It has a GDP 1.5 the size of UK and per capita GDP 6 times that of China; Japan remains the high-tech power house economy of Asia. It is the second highest spending worldwide on R&D, Japanese companies remain amongst the most technologically valuable and advanced in the world. Japan’s major growth driver is exports despite external demand accounting for 16% of its total GDP.
Osaka is the world’s 3rd safest city, second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Osaka has served as the capital of Japan for centuries, been a port of entry for international exchange. In more modern times, it has been a bastion of commerce and finance, and played a major role in Japan’s industrial and economic development. Osaka has a plethora of tourism resources to note a cityscape that has given it the name of a Aqua metropolis. Easily accessible from within Japan and abroad by multimodal transportation networks that feature Japan’s only 24-hour airport in the Kansai International Airport, Osaka welcomes around 210 million visitors every year for business, pleasure or what have you.
One of the most famous festivals held in Osaka, the Tenjin Matsuri, is held on July 24 and 25 (Ikukunitama Shrine). Other festivals in Osaka include the Aizen Matsuri (June 30 – July 2, Shouman'in Temple), the Sumiyoshi Matsuri (July 30 – August 1, Sumiyoshi Taisha), Shōryō-e (April 22, Shitennō-ji) and Tōka-Ebisu (January 9–10, Imamiya Ebisu Jinja). The annual Osaka Asian Film Festival takes place in Osaka every March.
Culture and lifestyle:
Osaka has a large number of wholesalers and retail shops: 25,228 and 34,707 respectively in 2004, according to the city statistics. Many of them are concentrated in the wards of Chuō (10,468 shops) and Kita (6,335 shops). Types of shops vary from malls to conventional shōtengai shopping arcades, built both above- and underground. Shōtengai are seen across Japan, and Osaka has the longest one in the country. The Tenjinbashi-suji arcade stretches from the road approaching the Tenmangū shrine and continues for 2.6 km (1.6 miles) going north to south. The stores along the arcade include commodities, clothing, and catering outlets.