Travel Tourism Think Tank - Responsible Tourism
Camping with Soul
JTB Sky Hop Bus
Japan Travel KK
Japan National Tourism Organisation
Japan Tourism Agency
Who should attend?
Anyone in the travel and tourism industries, as well as anyone with an interest in Japan's plans for regional revitalisation.
Update: Opening by Hiroshi Yamashita, Manager at JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organisation) Overseas Promotion Department.
Hans Heijligers | CEO, IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan
IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan is the leading international hotel company in Japan with 32 hotels and nearly 10,000 rooms. Appointed to this role in January 2016, Hans oversees the operations and performance of IHG ANA brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, ANA Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and ANA Hotels. Hans joined IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan in April, 2014 as Regional General Manager for West Japan and InterContinental Osaka.
Hans Heijligers Full Bio
Ruth Marie Jarman | CEO, Jarman International KK
After running a small translation/interpreting operation in Japan, Ruth was invited to help build a new venture started by Space Design Inc. in 2000. As a next move, Ruth started Jarman International KK in 2012 as a resource for Japanese companies, local communities, etc., to better connect with and welcome internationals. Ruth currently serves as Director for the HRM Association, Expert for the Ministry of Reconstruction, Member of the Kanagawa Prefecture Revitalization Advisory Board and is an active member of FEW and Leadership 111.
Ruth Marie Jarman Full Bio
Naohiro Fukawa | Director at Tourism Shizuoka Japan
Naohiro Fukawa is Director of Tourism Shizuoka Japan, leading in prefecture development, capability training and PR/media relations since 2017. Naohiro focusses on strategising unique marketing activities to boost international tourism. Formerly, Naohiro was also a dynamic member of the Japan National Tourism Organization and ASEAN Promotion Centre for Trade, Investment and Tourism. He later expanded to international consulting as Executive Director of Tourism and Destination Marketing at Mile Post Consultants, Inc.
Naohiro Fukawa Full Bio
Muneyuki Okabe | CEO, MENEX Company Limted
Okabe has been a TV journalist over 20 years, producing documentary programmes. He has been specialised in social issues including the revitalisation of local economies. He founded MENEX together with a group of Olympians and world champions in various outdoor sports. With the mission of revitalizing Japan’s rural areas through leading adventure tourism in Japan, MENEX opened The Expedition Hotel Zenagi in Nagiso town, Nagano. The town has increasingly gained in popularity amongst inbound tourists over recent years, and yet untouched nature remains intact.
Muneyuki Okabe Full Bio
Adam Fulford | CEO, Fulford Enterprises (MODERATOR)
Adam was born in rural England and came to Japan in 1981. He and his company work mainly for NHK. He’s served as a language consultant for various NHK TV shows and supported in-bound tourism by serving as a community consultant for Nakatsugawa in Iide-machi (Yamagata) from 2014-2016. His ultimate objective is to record the personal memories of elderly people all over Japan, believing that their experience over decades of rapid change can serve as a valuable source of guidance for people in analogous circumstances all over the world.
Adam Fulford Full Bio
Paul Christie | CEO, Walk Japan
In 2002, a long-held yearning for rural life led him to a quiet village on the Kunisaki Peninsula in Kyushu, where he is raising his family of four sons and leading Walk Japan's Community Project. Paul was officially recognised as a farmer by the Japanese authorities in 2015 and has since expanded the arable land under his care 10-fold. In recognition of his work with Walk Japan and the Community Project, Paul was made a Cool Japan Ambassador in 2016. He was also made an All Nippon Airways Ambassador and Onsen Gastronomy Ambassador in 2017. Other posts he holds includes advisor at the Asia Pacific University in Beppu, and at Taketa and Kitsuki Cities in Oita Prefecture.
Paul Christie Full Bio
Lori Henderson MBE | Executive Director, BCCJ
As Executive Director of the BCCJ, Lori Henderson is responsible for the leadership, general management, and communications strategy of the organisation. She is an active advocate for Diversity and Inclusion, responsible business and talent pool development in Japan, with a particular view towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Lori Henderson Full Bio
10:45 Doors open
11:15 Panel discussion #1
12:30 Table discussion
13:00 Panel discussion #2
14:00 Doors close
This seminar event comprises panel discussions, group discussions, and a plated lunch.
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Deadline for registration, payment and cancellation is July 22 15:00.
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Venue InformationTokyo American Club, Room Manhattan
2-1-2 Azabudai Minato-ku
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