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Northstar Meetings Group and M&C Asia Announce M&C Asia Connections Japan 2020 Event

The new hosted-buyer gathering builds on the success of M&C Asia Connections in Singapore.

M&C Asia Connections 2019 performance
A performance at M&C Asia Connections 2019 in Singapore. Photo Credit:Taro Jonathan

Northstar Meetings Group and its media brand M&C Asia have launched a Japan edition of M&C Asia Connections, an event held annually in Singapore. The new meeting, MCAC Japan 2020, is scheduled for June 29 to 30 in the city of Kyoto.

The two-day, invitation-only hosted buyer event will connect international planners from corporations, associations, incentive houses and independent planning companies based in North America, Europe and Asia with elite Japanese travel suppliers including hotels, resorts, convention and visitors bureaus, and destination management companies.

The event, to be held at the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto, will feature a series of scheduled one-on-one appointments and expert education sessions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in unique, experiential networking events.

"On the heels of our success with MCAC in Singapore, Northstar and M&C Asia are pleased to bring our flagship Asia MICE hosted-buyer event to Kyoto in 2020," said David Blansfield, executive vice president of Northstar Meetings Group. "The city offers a rich blend of history and culture, endless unique experiences that would make for amazing off-sites, and world-class MICE facilities and venues, as well as easy connectivity from the nearby Kansai International Airport."

Kyoto, which is known as the cultural capital of Japan, was chosen as the hosting city for its rich culture, comprehensive MICE infrastructure and renowned 'Omotenashi' hospitality.

"MCAC has always served as a fantastic platform for us to bring together qualified international buyers and leading travel suppliers in the meetings and events industry," noted Irene Chua, vice president, Asia, for Northstar Travel Group. "With MCAC Japan 2020, our hosted buyers and suppliers can expect a refreshing program of pre- and post-event familiarization trips centered around the city's longstanding imperial heritage. What will continue to thread through the event will be our dedication to facilitating high-quality business matches, in-depth educational sessions and ample networking opportunities."