Friday, February 13, 2015

New exhibition venue to open in Sendai, Japan

News this week: Sendai, hard hit by the massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011, is set to open a new venue in April 2015 – the International Center Exhibition Building (ICEB). The venue features a configurable 3,000 m2 exhibition hall which can be arranged to hold up to 2,560 people. There are also four additional meeting rooms capable of hosting up to 200 people each.

The new venue adjoins the existing Sendai International Center Conference Building, which will add to its main convention hall capable of seating 1,000, a 755 m2 reception/exhibition hall, as well as an additional 12 meeting rooms. ICEB will be served by Sendai’s Tozai Subway Line, which is expected to begin service by December 2015. The city, located in Miyagi Prefecture in north-eastern Japan, is connected to Tokyo via bullet train and is connected to ten domestic and six international destinations by flight.

ICEB’s inaugural event, the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, is expected to feature more than 40,000 participants. The conference will be supported by a number of public events including symposia and exhibitions on disaster preparedness and recovery.

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