On June 14, along with related agencies and ministries, Cabinet Office's Okinawa Development and Promotion Bureau held a meeting for promoting international conferences to be held in Okinawa. CAO and Okinawa Prefectural Government explained about the past records and the progress status on MICE in Okinawa. According to CAO, there will be 26 international conferences related to government agencies in FY17, all of which are going to be held at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Onna Village.
It was the 20th meeting of this kind and Okinawa Prefectural Government expressed its intention to step up establishing process of MICE in Okinawa.
As part of “Visit Japan Travel & MICE Mart 2017,” a sightseeing industry fair held by Japanese Travel Bureau, monitoring tours are going to be implemented in Okinawa. The same fair is going to be held as a joint series including another fair in 2020 in Okinawa, titled, “Tourism EXPO Japan.”