Fukuoka's Appeal


For both hosts and attendees the best satisfaction will be provided

The organisational structure of the Meeting Place Fukuoka (MPF) was enhanced in order to promote the efforts to host more conferences and events in the city, and the MPF will provide total support, from finding a venue, accepting inspections, to offering information after conventions. We promise organiser satisfaction with our one-stop services provided by a team of professionals on travel, transportation, and planning and management of conventions. Our acceptance system excellent in service quality results in the large number of international conventions held in Fukuoka and abundant records of “hospitality” services. The number of international conferences held in Fukuoka has been the country’s second largest for 6 years in a row.

Comparison of International Convention Hosting in Japanese Cities (Data from JNTO)
Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
2014 Tokyo 543 Fukuoka 336 Kyoto 202 Yokohama 200 Nagoya 163
2013 Tokyo 531 Fukuoka 253 Yokohama 226 Kyoto 176 Osaka 172
2012 Tokyo 500 Fukuoka 252 Kyoto 196 Yokohama 191 Osaka 140
2011 Tokyo 470 Fukuoka 221 Yokohama 169 Kyoto 197 Nagoya112
2010 Tokyo 491 Fukuoka 216 Yokohama 174 Kyoto 155 Nagoya122
2009 Tokyo 497 Fukuoka 206 Yokohama 179 Kyoto 164 Nagoya124
Major Conventions Held and Scheduled to be Held in Fukuoka
Venue # of Attendances
2016/6 Lions Clubs International Convention 4 total venues, including the FUKUOKA YAHUOKU! DOME and Marine Messe Fukuoka 35,000
2016/6 International Communication Association
(ICA 2016)
Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk 2,000
2015/8 ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Client/
Operational Technologies (APRICOT 2015)
Fukuoka International Congress Center,
Marine Messe Fukuoka, and others
2014/7 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
International Congress and Exhibition (CARS 2014)
Fukuoka International Congress Center,
Marine Messe Fukuoka, and others
2012/11 51th Orient and South East Asian Lions (OSEAL)
Fukuoka International Congress Center,
Marine Messe Fukuoka, Hotel New Otani Hakata
2008/12 Japan-China-South Korea Trilateral Summit Kyushu National Museum (Dazaifu city) 200
2006/10 The 20th IPSA World Congress Fukuoka Fukuoka International Congress Center 2,000
2005/10 The 56th International Astronautical Congress Fukuoka International Congress Center,
Fukuoka Sunpalace, Marine Messe Fukuoka
2004/11 The 59th Junior Chamber International World Congress Fukuoka International Congress Center 12,000
2002/11 The 14th Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk, FUKUOKA YAHUOKU! DOME 2,200