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2017/11/10

Press Release

In the spring of 2020, a new MICE facility will open at PACIFICO Yokohama, Minato Mirai, featuring Japan's largest multipurpose hall
Ideal for hosting large international meetings, academic conferences, and major corporate conventions

The Minato Mirai Convention Center (tentative name, referred to below as "new facility"), Japan's largest MICE complex*1 will open adjacent to PACIFICO Yokohama in the spring of 2020.
The new facility will be built adjacent to the PACIFICO Yokohama Exhibition Hall, and plans include 42 large, medium, and small conference rooms in addition to the largest multipurpose hall in the country*2. This multipurpose hall, which can be divided into as many as 8 sections depending on the required size and application, is an ideal space for hosting major corporate conventions. It is also suitable for ceremonies, incentive travel events (training and incentive travel), trade fairs and exhibitions, new product launches, and large scale parties. The added facility, in combination with the current facilities, will allow the concurrent hosting of two large scale international meetings or academic conferences of up to 3,000 people.
In addition, Resorttrust, Inc. is scheduled to open The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama, a 146 room luxury resort hotel, next to the new facility in the summer of 2020*3.
Our company leads Japan*4 in hosting international conferences. Meanwhile, with the rapid economic progress of the Asia-Pacific region, large-scale MICE facilities are being built in a variety of places, and the competition to attract international conferences and large-scale incentive travel is ever intensifying. The facility soon to be completed is similar to large banquet halls at advanced MICE facilities overseas. We expect that this facility will help create a new market.
We aim to provide our customers with the same high quality service at our new facility as they receive at our current facilities.
 
Minato Mirai Convention Center (tentative name) (right), existing PACIFICO Yokohama (left) 

 
Exterior view of the facility

 
The largest multipurpose hall in Japan G1-G8

Features of the Minato Mirai Convention Center (tentative name)

1. The largest multipurpose hall in Japan
With a ceiling height of 10m, no columns, and carpeted floor, it provides a flexible space that can be divided into up to 8 sections according to the required size and application.
2. Ideal for large corporate conventions (ceremonies, incentive travel, etc.)
The hall can host parties of up to 5,000 people as well as ceremonies, private shows, new product launches, trade fairs, and exhibitions.
3. Capable of hosting international meetings and academic conferences of 3,000 people
Combined with the current facilities, the hall allows the concurrent hosting of two international meetings or academic conferences of up to 3,000 people.

The Minato Mirai Convention Center (tentative name) facilities overview

Name Scale, features, etc Seating capacity
G1 - G8 [1F]
・Area 6,338 m2
・The largest multipurpose hall in Japan
・Ceiling height 10.0m (no columns)
・Carpeted floor
・Can be divided into up to 8 sections

Classroom
Theater
Buffet
Banquet
approx.
330 - 4,000 people
600 - 6,000 people
500 - 5,000 people
250 - 2,300 people  
G211 - G221,
G301 - G304,
G311 - G320,
G401 - G404,
G411 - G420,
GARDEN LOUNGE A・B・C
[2F - 4F]
・Area 78 - 587 m2 Total 6,185 m2
・42 large, medium, and small conference rooms
・Ceiling height 2.9 - 5.7 m

Classroom
Theater
Buffet
Banquet
 approx.
40 - 290 people
80 - 480 people
30 - 100 people
30 - 130 people
* For further details, please see our website as well as our Venue Usage Guide and price list.
* G1 - G8 show the usable floor area.

Inquiries regarding the use of the Minato Mirai Convention Center (tentative name)


Sales Promotion Dept., PACIFICO Yokohama

TEL +81-45-221-2121 (Weekday 9:00 - 12:00、13:00 - 17:30)
* The reception start date will vary depending on the size and purpose of use etc. For details, please check the usage guide.

*1  About MICE

MICE is a generic term for business events and an acronym which stands for Meeting (corporate meetings), Incentive Travel (incentive, training travels organized by companies), Convention (general assemblies, academic conferences organized by international organizations and academic societies) and Exhibition / Event (exhibitions, trade shows, and events).
*2  Multipurpose hall
This is a carpeted hall, similar to the banquet halls in advanced MICE facilities overseas, that can be used for a variety of purposes.
*3  The existing Yokohama Grand International Hotel has 594 guest rooms, and the addition of the new Kahala Hotel & Resort with 146 rooms will bring the total number of hotel guest rooms available to 740.
*4  Based on "International Conference Statistics" issued by JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization).
URL  http://www.pacifico.co.jp/english/pacifico/news/tabid/558/Default.aspx?itemid=442&dispmid=1511

Press Release

In the spring of 2020, a new MICE facility will open at PACIFICO Yokohama, Minato Mirai,featuring Japan's largest multipurpose hall

Notes

About PACIFICO Yokohama
Designed with the "ALL IN ONE" concept that brings together conference rooms, exhibition halls, and hotels in one place, PACIFICO Yokohama is one of the largest MICE complexes in Japan.
The hotel's uniquely beautiful exterior evokes the image of a sail catching the wind, while the National Convention Hall design represents “seashell,” the Exhibition Hall “wave,” and the Conference Center “light.” At the tip of the hotel on the ocean side sits a statue of Michibiki who prays for safe voyages.
Opened in 1991, it leads Japan in hosting international conferences, with easy access in about 30 minutes from Tokyo and Tokyo International Airport.
About the Minato Mirai Convention Center (tentative name)
The city of Yokohama is developing facilities through a PFI (Private Finance Initiative) in order to establish itself as an international hub city for MICE. Our company has entered into a contract with the city of Yokohama as a business operator (authorized operator of public facilities based on the PFI law) to run this facility
The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama overview
Operator: Resorttrust, Inc.
https://www.resorttrust.co.jp/
No. of rooms: 146 (area approx. 50 – 120 m2)
Scheduled opening date: summer of 2020 (planned)