H29.9.29 International Symposium: “Destination Competitiveness of Japan and Kyoto in Global Tourism”

【Topic】
To commemorate the 2018 launch of its new MBA program, "Tourism and Hospitality Management", the Graduate School of Management (GSM) is hosting an international symposium Friday 29 September to discuss the attractions and competitiveness of Kyoto and Japan in the global tourism market.
Researchers, students, and members of the business community, especially those affiliated with GSM or interested in Japanese tourism, are welcome to attend.
 
【Date】
September 29, 2017 13:00-17:30


【Program】

1. Opening Remarks
Professor Yasunaga Wakabayashi, Dean, GSM, Kyoto University
Mr Akihiko Tamura, Commissioner, Japan Tourism Agency

2. 1st Session: (in English)
“Destination Competitiveness of Japan in Global Tourism”
Keynote 1: Professor Kaye Chon, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Asian and Japanese Hospitality in Global Tourism.
Keynote 2: Mr. David Atkinson, Konishi Decorative Arts & Crafts, Future of Japanese Tourism.
Keynote 3: Mr. Michael Dykes, Director, Expedia Holdings, Japanese Tourism in Big Data Analysis.

3.2nd Session: (in Japanese)
Professor Tadayuki Hara, University of Central Florida: Future of Japanese Destination Management.

4.3rd Session: New Challenges of New Tourism Program in Kyoto University.

5.Concluding Remarks
Chief Professor Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Management Research Center, GSM, Kyoto University.

*In the 1st session, all speakers give talks in English and in other you can use English translation service. 


【Leading Person】

Professor Naoki WAKABAYASHI
Associate Professor Yoshikazu MAEGAWA

【Eligible Person】
Professors, Students, of Kyoto University,
Local Government, Local Companies in West Japan.
Leaders and Managers of DMOs and Tourism Industries.

【Venue】
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
( Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan, 605-0941)
https://kyoto.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel/map-and-directions.html

【Registration】
For all applicants, by Sep. 10, please send the e-mail with following title and information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
1) title: "Application for Tourism Symposium," 2) Name, 3) Organization (e.g. GSM, Kyoto University), 4) Status (Student or Researcher or Business etc.), 5) Student Number (if Kyoto University Student).
If you are not Kyoto University researchers, students, or staffs, please add your interests for the new course: get interested in new course or not.
*For applicants outside Kyoto University, number of seats are limited. Please send the application ASAP.
If they are so many, we will decide attendants in drawing and notice to accepted attendants by e-mail with the accepting message by the middle of September. 

【Contact】 
If any question, please contact to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by e-mail.

【Organizer】
Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

【Main Sponsors】
Agency of Tourism, Japanese Government, JNTO, Nikkei (Japanese Economic Newspaper),
Kansai Tourism Bureau, Kyoto Prefecture Government, Kyoto City Government.
The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry etc.

Contact

Contact Us

Kyoto University Graduate School of Management Administrative Office

Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

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