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2021/07/28

Press Release

PACIFICO Yokohama to celebrate its 30th anniversary on July 29, 2021

Opened in 1991 as the core project in the Minato Mirai 21 Project

On Thursday, July 29, 2021, one of the largest MICE*1 facilities in Japan, PACIFICO YOKOHAMA , will celebrate its 30th anniversary.

PACIFICO Yokohama
opened our doors in 1991 as the core project of the “Minato Mirai 21 Project” and has become a MICE hub of “Global MICE City Yokohama.” Over the past 30 years, together with the development of the city, we have hosted approximately 27,000 events and welcomed approximately 87 million visitors from Japan and overseas. PACIFICO Yokohama has been the setting for many international conferences, including APEC, TICAD, and ADB and has established a top record in Japan for hosting international conferences.

On this occasion, the 30th anniversary of our opening, we have created a commemorative logo that expresses our wishes to continue to support the development of the region as  a platform for knowledge sharing where people can join hands and achieve a connected world. We are also planning to hold various events in commemoration of our 30th anniversary.

 
In April 2020, we opened the new PACIFICO Yokohama North, but with the entire world facing an unprecedented threat from an infectious virus, the MICE industry, which has long supported Face-to-Face interaction between people, entered a new phase. We regard our 30th Anniversary as an opportunity to innovate and create new value for everyone by proposing and implementing a new form of MICE. "While leveraging the appeal of the region from the perspective of the SDGs, we will contribute to the further development our community by aiming to become "Asia's Only 1, No. 1 MICE facility" as the most unique convention venue in the Asia-Pacific region.

 
30th Anniversary Logo    ALL IN ONE MICE Facility
 PACIFICO Yokohama
30th Anniversary Logo

 ALL IN ONE MICE Facility
PACIFICO Yokohama

About the 30th Anniversary Logo
The design was inspired by the shape of the three people standing shoulder to shoulder in the corporate logo as in the "the Tale of Three Navigators.
Over time it has grown to 30 people, and in the face of an unprecedented crisis, we have reaffirmed the importance of “Communications among People,” and the image of hands joined in a circle with the world symbolizes our continuing determination to be a platform for “communications and knowledge sharing”  towards the future.
 

Press Release

PACIFICO Yokohama to celebrate its 30th anniversary on July 29, 2021 
Opened in 1991 as the core project in the Minato Mirai 21 Project

Reference

PACIFICO stands for “Pacific Convention.”


 The word “pacific,” which is derived from the Latin “pacificus” (“peace” in English), primarily means “peaceful” or “quiet” and is the origin of the word “Pacific.” Yokohama, where our convention center is located, has a port on the Pacific Ocean and is a door to the world in terms of world trade in Japan.
Combining the key words “Pacific” and “Contribution to International Peace,” which is our corporate philosophy, we named our company “PACIFICO Yokohama,” which is fit for one of the most representative and best convention centers in Japan. The themes of our corporate logo are “Communications among People,” “Internationality,” and “Openness.”
The corporate logo shows three people symbolizing “global spread of communications” and “crystallization of wisdom and creativity.” The colors used in the corporate logo - “PACIFICO blue” and “PACIFICO green” - symbolize not only the sea and the greenery in the Minato Mirai 21 District but also five continents and seven seas. Using soft color tones and lines in the corporate logo, we hope to become a global business to open new paths to the future of conventions.
Just as courageous navigators sailed to discover a new world in past times, we have aspired to create a new people-to-people network in the convention business.

History

June 1987 Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama is established
(Chairman: HANAMURA, Nihachiro / President: TAKAGI, Fumio).
July 1991 Construction of Conference Center and Hotel complex is completed.
Full operation is started on August 22
October 1991 Construction of Exhibition Hall (PhaseⅠ) is completed.
Full operation is started on October 13.
July 1991 Construction of Conference Center and Hotel complex is completed.
Completion ceremony is held on July 29. Full operation is started on August 22.
April 1994 Construction of National Convention Hall is completed.
Completion ceremony is held on April 25. Full operation is started on May 19.
July 2001 Construction of Exhibition Hall (PhaseⅡ) is completed on July 30.
April 2020 Construction of North is completed

Major Events

August 1991  “Asia Pacific Economic Summit” United Nations Peace Messenger Cities Conference
May 1992  Automotive Engineering Exposition Yokohama、JSAE Annual Congress (Spring)*
June 1993  The First French Film Festival in Japan (Until The 13th in 2005)
May 1994  The World Conference on Disaster Reduction for the next 10 years
August 1994  The 10th International AIDS Conference
September 1995  The 25th World Veterinary Congress
October 1996  The Seventh International Solid Waste Association World Congress
December 1996  Act Against AIDS Concert (until 2018)
December 1999  Fukuyama Masaharu Concert*
September 2001  The Yokohama Triennale (Until November)
December 2001  The Second World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
April 2002  2002 FIFA World Cup KOREA/JAPAN International Media Centre (until July)
August 2002  XII World Congress of Psychiatry
November 2005  The 25th National Meeting for the Healthy Ocean in Kanagawa
August 2006  The 18th United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues in Yokohama
May 2008  The Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development(TICAD IV)
June 2009  Egypt's Sunken Treasures The ancient cities of Alexandria region come alive from the undersea for the world to see
March 2010  CP+ CAMERA&PHOTO IMAGING SHOW*
November 2010  APEC Japan 2010 Leaders Week in Yokohama
June 2012 
ISSCR 10th Annual Meeting
July 2012  Dinosaur in Yokohama 2012*
May 2013  The Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD Ⅴ)
March 2015  Yokohama Marathon 2015*
December 2016  The Castle Expo 2016*
May 2017  The 50th ADB Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors August 2019 The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD Ⅶ)
December 2020  The 2nd ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Summit 2020 (ICCA AP Summit 2020)
* regular event since the first time until now (except changes of event form influenced by COVID-19)

*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).