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Bid won! The first ever Monorailex conference in Japan, the Monorailex 2019

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Conference Name: ‘Monorailex 2019’
International Monorail Association Annual Conference

International Monorail Association (IMA)
Secretariat Derap AG (Switzerland Heimberg City)
President Carlos Banchik (INNOVA Technologies, Las Vegas City, USA)

Date: November 24 to November 27, 2019

Venue: Hotel The Manhattan

Participants: Approximately 90 (45 from overseas)

Outline of the General Assembly:
Activity Reporting, Technical Research Presentations, Monorail Ride Experience

Economic Impact:
11 million yen (Chiba Prefecture) 10 million yen (Chiba City)

Sequence of Encounter:
Every year, Chiba Convention Bureau participates in IMEX America, a destination tradeshow held in Las Vegas as part of the overseas promotional activities for Chiba. In October 2014, CCB had the opportunity to speak with the president of the International Monorail Association (IMA) and learned about the Monorailex. Together with the Chiba Urban Monorail and Nihon University College of Industrial Technology, the CCB continued to promote Chiba to IMA as the venue for their future conference.

When the IMA chairman visited Chiba in December 2019, CCB had attended him and showed the convenience of the Narita International Airport, traditional Japanese town, Sawara and Makuhari which is the venue of the 6th Mass-Trans Innovation Japan, hotel facilities, etc.

Also during the site inspection, the chairman visited the depot of Chiba Urban Monorail where he was told about the company's technology and initiatives. He also spoke with the professors of Nihon University’s Railway Engineering Research Center who have shared knowledge about the possibility of Japan’s mass transit system. Chiba have successfully showed its intention of hosting the meeting that lead to the realization of winning the bid.

Conference History:
2009 UAE Dubai
2010 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
2011 Las Vegas, USA
2013 South Korea, Daegu
2017 China, Beijing
2018 Germany, Berlin