New Sustainability Experiences for Tokyo Events

Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau Business Events has launched new sustainability experiences in the Japanese capital. 

With less than a month until the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the host city is in the spotlight.  Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) Business Events Team has taken this opportunity to release the Sustainability Experience in Tokyo, an exciting programme selection offering ideas to international conference organisers aiming to make their events in Tokyo more sustainable.

The city has an abundance of resources to entertain international conference guests. The proposed programmes integrate United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) perspectives with the essence of Tokyo’s rich traditional culture and history, which traces back 400 years, and the city’s environmental and social aspects.

In total, there are 11 programmes. These include Tokyo’s Rooftop Honeybees, which consists of a visit to a bee farm on the roof of a building in the Ginza district – the famous upscale shopping district in central Tokyo – and learning how these tiny creatures bring pollen and nectar from the Imperial Palace and Hamarikyu Gardens, just 2 km away, from their hives. The programme also includes tastings of three kinds of seasonal honey harvested in Ginza. Beekeeping creates a hive of activity, enabling an environmentally conscious, friendly, and healthy city to coexist in harmony with nature.

Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau Business Events has launched new sustainability experiences in the Japanese capital. 

All 11 programmes were created so that visitors can enjoy Tokyo charms and at the same time contribute to the future of the city. The Sustainability Experience in Tokyo concludes with a page of tips on how event planners can organise their business events responsibly, consciously, and sustainably.

“By releasing these programs, we are confident that they will make the guests’ stay in Tokyo most satisfying,” says Kazuko Toda, Senior Director of Business Events Tokyo. “We also hope the meeting organisers will make good use of these programs that aim to contribute to the achievement of SDGs while offering the opportunity to experience unique activities and immerse in the traditional culture of Tokyo.

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