From September 11th to 13th Hiroshima Convention Visitors Bureau (HCVB) conducted a technical visit tour as a model project which offered unique experiences to delegates in an international conference. This technical tour was defined as an overview for companies or institutions with advanced technologies aiming to seek various benefits, including collaboration between academic and industrial fields. They also have programs expected to make industrial developments where MICE brings business exchange and creates opportunities for innovations.
The international conference; SICE Annual Conference 2019 was held in Hiroshima city from September 10th to 13th. It has already been rotated among Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan and has been held once in 4 years in each area. This year, around 600 members including 150 international delegates participated in this annual conference.
The attendees visited Robot Park Hiroshima run by SANKO DENGYO, Kumahira’s showroom, OKOSTA run by OTAFUKU and MAZDA Museum. On the first day, at Robot Park Hiroshima, the delegates observed and operated robots equipped with advanced-technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), followed by the discussion with the engineers. On the second day at Kumahira's showroom the delegates saw the security systems using company’s cutting-edge technologies followed by the discussion with its engineers.
On both dates, HCVB offered the opportunity for networking to all the participants of the conference and company staffs by conducting several discussions. On the last day, at OKOSTA , the delegates experienced the cooking of OKONOMI-YAKI which represents Hiroshima’s cuisine. After the cooking experience in OKOSTA, they visited MAZDA Museum to know the history of MAZDA and to see the state-of-the-art technologies, assembly lines, etc.
Through 3 days, HCVB provided the chance to inspect advanced technologies, sessions with local engineers and the rare experience in Hiroshima to MICE participants. HCVB will continue to put an effort to develop new technical visit programs by asking for cooperation from local companies as well as updating our programs by conducting those model projects.
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