JpGU International Symposium 2016
|Date||May 22 - 26, 2016 (5 days)|
|Venue||Makuhari Messe Convention Complex, Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall (Chiba City)|
|Number of Participants||Total 7,240 participants from 33 countries|
|Local host||Japan Geoscience Union(JpGU)|
|Economic Impact||835 million yen(USD 790,000) (USD1=JPY110)|
The 2016 meeting was held in the International Exhibition Hall of the convention center for the first time accommodating the poster sessions in addition to the regular venues (International Conference Hall and the APA Hotel & Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari). The conference was well attended by 7,240 participants including 363 from overseas (33 countries).
A free-of-charge public session was programmed on Sunday (the first day of the conference) to provide research results for those who are interested in geosciences.
As a late addition to the programme, an emergency session was held in response to the Kumamoto earthquake which struck in April 2016 to raise funds for disaster relief.
Raising of contributions for earthquake victims
Another feature of JpGU is that its members are young whereby graduates and undergraduates occupy 35% of its membership. The meeting offers opportunities for the high school students to publish their research work using the poster sessions and also provide an outreach platform for junior high students. This activity is beneficial in nurturing the future scientists in an environment where there has been a growing disinterest in science.
Direct limousine service from airports
This enhances Chiba’s convenience as an international convention destination. Chiba Convention Bureau tries to make sure that the organizer is well taken care of. For instance, the bureau helped connect the organisers with the Board of Education of Chiba Prefecture and Chiba City.
Preparing for the success of the first JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting in 2017
Volunteers on duty
Chiba Convention Bureau is supporting the organizer in various aspects including subvention, language assistance, recruiting volunteers, and arranging special services at the surrounding restaurants and shops.
The joint meeting will bring the intelligence of the world to Japan and Chiba Convention Bureau is honored to be a part of the event.
Booths of Geoscience Union