BestCities Global Forum Tokyo - December 2017
Does your association organise international events with an interest in enhancing your impact? If so, let us host you at the BestCities Global Forum in an intimate yet stimulating learning environment.
Building on the huge success and 100% satisfaction rates of the inaugural Global Forum in Dubai, BestCities is delighted to announce Tokyo as the host partner for this year’s event from 4-7 December 2017.
Open to senior international association executives (or AMC on behalf of the associations), the Global Forum is the ideal opportunity for decision-makers considering hosting an event in a BestCities’ destination, to meet all the partner cities in one stunning location.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
10-8, Sekiguchi 2-chome, Bunkyo-ku
112-8680 Tokyo, Japan
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, a luxury garden oasis in the heart of Tokyo. Their gardens were formally established in 1861, in what is called the Meiji era, but it is said this area was already appreciated with beautiful camellia hills with a long history dating back some 700 years. Guests will be surrounded by the vast Japanese garden.
Who should attend?
Senior executives of associations that hold global events.
Participation is limited to 40 qualified international association executives. There is no cost to attend. We cover round-trip economy flights, accommodation and meals. For more information visit our FAQs.
To apply please click on the button below to complete the application form.
Highlights BestCities Global Forum 2016 in Dubai:
Hosted in partnership with Dubai Business Events and PCMA, the inaugural Global Forum focused on advancing the purpose of meetings beyond delegate numbers to long-term legacy development. Through facilitation and key thought-provoking speakers and close collaboration with peers from around the world, we explored how global associations can create genuine partnerships with destinations, improving the event’s benefit to the host community and strengthen the success of the organisation moving forward.
|Monday 4 December
13:00: Optional Tour
(pre registration required)
Tokyo International Forum
Akasaka InterCity Conference
The Sumida Hokusai Museum
18:00: Formal Welcome
19:00: Welcome Dinner
|Tuesday 5 December
09:20: Exploring our Common Purpose
10:10: Presentation of 3 BestCities Partners
10:40: Cultural Management & Intelligence
Miriam van der Horst
11:30: Knowledge Cafe
Knowledge Exchange & Transfer
12:20: Presentation of 3 BestCities Partners
14:00: Power Cities of today and tomorrow
Prof. Hiroo Ichikawa
15:10: Knowledge Cafe
Doing Business Internationally - Open Mic
15:50: Presentation of 3 BestCities Partners
16:00: Cultural Programme
17:00: Free Time
18:00: Ambassador Dinner
|Wednesday 6 December
09:00: Welcome and Check In
09:15: Final round of BestCities Partner Presentations
09:25: City Cafe Common Questions
10:20: City Cafe 1
11:30: City Cafe 2
12:30: What we Love about Cities
13:30: Free time
15:00: Cultural Programme
18:00: Informal Dinner
|Thursday 7 December
09:00: Welcome and Check-in
09:15: Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory
Miriam van der Horst
10:10: When you have an idea what do you do with it?
10:40: Open Space Workshop
15:00: Action Planning
15:20: Learning Reviews
15:40: Handover and Closing
16:00: Free time
18:30: Closing Dinner
Global Forum Facilitator & Owner, ProMeet
Sean is a facilitator with over twenty five years’ experience of leading and supporting organisations to innovate, learn and change.
He is a co-founder of the Service Design Network. He was an honorary Fellow in Enterprise at Durham University. He served as a Trustee of the Royal Society of Arts, a council member of the Design Council and a commissioner on the Mayor for London’s Creative Industry Commission.
Prof. Hiroo Ichikawa
Professor and Dean, Meiji University / Executive Director, The Mori Memorial Foundation
Hiroo Ichikawa is an expert in urban policy, urban/ regional planning, crisis management and has authored numerous books on issues related to Tokyo and metropolitan regions. Prof. Ichikawa will be discussing the strengths and opportunities of Tokyo in the next five to ten years and how Tokyo will be changing towards the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games and onwards.
Miriam van der Horst, MBA
Learning and Development Consultant, Learning 360
Miriam is an internationally experienced facilitator with a focus on talent development in the areas of global leadership and cultural intelligence. During the past 20 years, she has lived and worked in seven countries across Asia Pacific and Europe. Currently based in Singapore, Miriam helps talented professionals to develop effective leadership skills in a global context. Miriam will engage us in how to build productive professional relationships across cultures.
Self-proclaimed “accidental executive” Rick Antonson habitually opts for the path less wandered - or sometimes where there’s not path at all. As former President and CEO of Tourism Vancouver, Rick also made time to travel the world and author five books, yet has had his hand in some of Canada’s most renowned accomplishments including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for which Rick served as an Ambassador.
Vice President, IAPCO
Mathias Posch is President and Partner of International Conference Services (ICS). With its Headquarters in Vancouver, Canada and branch offices in Toronto, Denver, London, Vienna & Barcelona, the company manages associations, online education and conferences around the globe – in 38 countries on 6 continents thus far. Mathias is Vice President of IAPCO, represents the organisation on the Events Industry Council and leads the IAPCO Partnership Programme with PCMA and IPCAA. He is a respected industry expert and has been invited to speak at numerous international and national conferences. He is a Faculty Member of the IAPCO Training Academy as well as the Meetings MasterClass and has presented at many Industry Seminars around the world. Under his leadership, his company has successfully adapted the mandate of providing professionals with various continuing education options throughout their careers – inside and outside a conference center. Mathias has become passionate about Japan and Japanese culture and is excited to be part of the BestCities Global Forum in one of his favourite cities.
Mr. Gómez has been working in business consulting (specific in communications) for almost two decades: planning, developing and executing communications strategies for different companies. He focused on issues like crisis management, mergers, public affairs and corporate matters. Andrés started as a journalist, then worked in the public sector, and after started working in consultancy.
Andres in mentor for Endeavor and Ashoka. He is a speaker, teacher, and Ed Op for several magazines. He runs marathons. Andres studied mass media communications, he received a Master Degree in Media Management, Information and Audiovisuals and he holds two specializations: one in European Culture Studies focused on Politics, Sociology and Economics and the other in Political Marketing and Public Opinion. He also holds a GDP in business.
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