follow us!
Norimune Kawai, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Department of Special Needs Education, Graduate School of Education
Department of Educational Development and Cultural and Regional Studies,
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC)
Hiroshima University

The 2018 Inaugural Joint World Congress of Stuttering and Cluttering

For someone holding an international conference for the first time in one's life, one would not have been able to achieve such preparations without the assistance of the Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau provided various forms of support for attracting conventions, such as providing videos and photos introducing Hiroshima, as well as preparing written invitations from the mayor of Hiroshima City for us, resulting in the decision to hold the conference in Japan (Hiroshima). The bureau also provided various types of support for the holding of the conference from the use of subsidy programs for convention venue promotions and venue costs to restaurant guides that give consideration to the religious beliefs and allergy conditions of conference attendees. Many persons from other countries told me that they wanted to come to Hiroshima precisely because it is known around the world as a city of peace. We have created exchange programs for during the conference that highlight various unique locations and aspects of Hiroshima such as traditional performing arts and tours of the Peace Memorial Museum. We are working hard to make preparations so that all participants, from Japan and abroad, can enjoy a conference that will make them glad that they have visited Hiroshima.
Mr. Arjun Narne
Director, KW Conferences Pvt Ltd
One of fam trip guests of 2018 IAPCO Annual Meeting and General Assembly

I want to take this opportunity to let you know what a fantastic experience our recent Fam trip to Hiroshima organised on the sidelines of the recently concluded 49th IAPCO Congress was. Throughout all the pre-planning and information sharing, the HCVB team was incredibly professional. The entire team was extremely dedicated and ridiculously hard working! KWC has been managing conferences as India's pioneering PCO for more than 25 years and your CVB is one of the most efficiently managed one I have personally interacted with. The entire itinerary was very well planned so as to let the visitor get a holistic feel of what Hiroshima has to offer for the global meeting planner. The way in which the venues, sights, restaurants and public transport facilities were woven into the itinerary was commendable. Everything was covered crisply and no effort was spared not only by the HCVB team, but also the venues in the city and the neighbouring CVBs. In a nutshell: It was hospitality at its best!
Mr. Ajay Bhojwani
Managing Director, MCI Middle East
One of fam trip guests of 2018 IAPCO Annual Meeting and General Assembly

Visiting Hiroshima was a wonderful experience – to understand the Japanese culture and the learning about the rich history the city has. Also, to visit the museum and learn on how the city has rebounded and strengthened itself from the bombing shows real belief of people and the strong culture the people have. And of course not to forget the beautiful sights of Japanese garden, the shrine and some great infrastructure in terms of hotels and convention facilities Hiroshima has to offer for meetings makes it a strong MICE destination.