Meeting architecture, programme design, cathedral thinking, just some of the current catch phrases for enhancing a meeting programme to lift it above others; but do events really make the most of the culture and country in which they are holding their meeting?
Advocates of quality, key learning, engagement and business advancement, IAPCO is keenly aware of the benefits of taking advantage of the experience and values on offer in destinations, too often understated but nevertheless of great benefit. To this end, IAPCO has designed a unique experience for its members attending the Annual Meeting in Tokyo, hosted by IAPCO Member Congress Corporation and supported by JNTO and other cities around the country.
“How to apply the spirit of Chado in Today’s World”, presented by Randy Channell Soei, tea ceremony master, is a prime example. The four principles of Chado, commonly referred to as the tea ceremony, are harmony, respect, purity and tranquillity; what better teaching for today’s hectic world?
“Why Storytelling Matters: 10 tips to improve your presentation”; Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen, will change your thinking with a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education and guidance.
“Lost in Translation!”; I think not, as this panel discussion, led by Hisao Kawashima, consultant, with contributors Tokuro Matsuo of the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Asako Shiomi, Osaka CVB, and Mathias Posch, Vice-President of IAPCO, debates the advantages and challenges of working in Japan.
Just three examples of how learning is benefited by utilising the expertise and culture of the country in which a meeting is hosted.
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