The Osaka MICE Safety EXPO 2021 has opened!

New models for safe and secure events, coming from Osaka!

Osaka MICE Safety EXPO 2021

Presenting ideas on different management methods and tools for safety and infectious disease control, the Osaka MICE Safety EXPO aims to ease the concerns that event organizers, exhibitors, and attendees may have about events. This trade show marks a critical moment in the revival of the MICE industry, and the Osaka prefecture and city governments along with various economic organizations support the event as a unified body representing all of Osaka. Different national ministries as well as the Japan Association for the 2025 World Expo are also backing this event.

The Osaka MICE Safety EXPO will express to the world Japan’s undeniable appeal as a MICE destination and the safety, security, and cleanliness that define the country. The planned exhibition space has been filled up, exceeding the expectations of all those involved. We believe that the success of this event will mark the revival of the MICE industry in Japan.

Opening Ceremony

Attending the event's opening ceremony were representatives from Osaka city (the organizers of the event) as well as from other governmental authorities and tourism and exhibition industry members. Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau President Hiroshi Mizohata was also in attendance. MIchiteru Kashiwagi, chief of the Osaka City Government Economic Strategy Bureau, began with opening remarks expressing the event's status as a major first step towards economic activity, and his desire for all attendees to build up new business opportunities together while overcoming the pandemic and aiming for the post-pandemic era. Norihisa Hamada, chairman of the Japan Exhibition Association, as well as Morikatsu Yoshida, vice chairman of the Nippon Display Federation, also addressed the audience.

Afterwards, OCTB President Mizohata spoke, declaring "With the goal of Japan becoming a forefront travel destination in 2030, we are aiming for Osaka to be Japan's top runner in tourism and MICE. Through this event we would like to share the right way to hold MICE events, and to make a declaration for in-person events."

The guest speakers all then came forward to cut the ceremonial ribbon. It was at this moment that the MICE industry received its next vital push forward here in Osaka towards restarting and revitalizing economic activity.

Venue at a Glance

Some of the Infectious Disease Control Measures

  • Social Distancing

  • Periodic Sanitization

  • Contact Tracing Systems

Ideas for New MICE Models in 4 Different Zones

The latest tools and solutions for operation support, infectious disease control measures, and worker safety, all under one roof!

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    Business Event Solutions
    MICE operation support the "with-corona/ after-corona" era, as well as display and booth ideas, and information from MICE facilities.

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    Tools for Infectious Disease Control
    Masks and face shields, disinfectants, temperature and thermography, antibacterial solutions, measuring, ventilation, etc.

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    Dining and Catering
    Dining sanitation measures, party and catering ideas, food trucks, and stalls, cashless payment systems, etc.

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    Worker Safety and Sanitation
    Tools and supplies for safety and security, heat stroke prevention, improvement of working environments, etc.

Lecturers From Across Multiple Industries

In the zone set aside for seminars, different experts on infectious disease control as well as MICE industry specialists are giving seminars and talk sessions on recent trends and success stories seen in the events industry.

Today's sessions saw discussions on the latest information and measures put into place by infectious disease control guidelines for exhibitions, as well as on how the live music scene in Kansai will be pushing past the pandemic, among other topics.

Tomorrow, Osaka City University’s Dr. Tetsuo Kase of the Department of Public Health in the School of Medicine as well as Director of MICE Policy Yoshikazu Tanaka will hold a joint talk on the legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic on the MICE industry, and the lessons that event organizers should make use of to prepare for the future.

  • Osaka City University
    School of Medicine
    Dr. Tetsuo Kase

  • Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau
    Director of MICE Policy
    Yoshikazu Tanaka

This exhibition will be held until Thursday, March 25 so we encourage those interested to attend and/or report on the event.
As part of the event’s infectious disease control measures, please register in advance from the website below.

Osaka MICE Safety EXPO Overview
VENUE INTEX Osaka Hall 3
1-5-102, Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka
SCHEDULE Wednesday, March 24, 2021: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 25, 2021: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
PRICE Free Admission (pre-registration required)
ORGANIZER Osaka MICE Safety EXPO Executive Committee
(Osaka City, INTEX Osaka, Japan Exhibition Association, and Nippon Display Federation)
ATTENDEES Event professionals and organizers, and other organizations with experience hosting MICE exhibitions and trade shows.
EXHIBITORS Professional event organizers, infectious disease control product manufacturers, dining and catering professionals, booth and display manufacturers, public health experts, MICE facilities (exhibition halls, meeting facilities, hotels), and other MICE industry companies
URL https://osaka-safetyexpo.com