About the Event

Connections is proud to announce its first Connections Tokyo event in the Japanese capital in partnership with Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau. Set against the backdrop of the bustling city, the event will showcase the destination and it's finest high-end product.

Connections will bring a hand-picked selection of the world’s finest luxury buyers to meet with exceptional hotels, boutique properties, experience providers and destination management companies. Throughout the event, senior executives and experts will discover new business opportunities during one-to-one meetings and thought-leading debate.

When & Where

09 - 12

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Sponsors and Partners

Agenda

Sunday, 09th February

Buyer Transfers from Tokyo Airports to Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Duration: All day

Upon arrival at Haneda or Narita airports, please look out for a Connections logo – your driver will be waiting for you. The transfer gives you the opportunity to relax after your flight and take in your surroundings.

Buyer check in at Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Buyer transfer to Yakumo-saryo for informal cocktail reception and dinner

Duration: 15 minutes

Informal cocktail reception, sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and TCVB

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Yakumo-saryo

Informal dinner, sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and TCVB

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Location: Yakumo-saryo

Buyer transfer from Yakumo-saryo to Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, 10th February

Breakfast

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Buyer transfer from Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills to opening welcome at Kanze Noh Theater

Duration: 15 minutes

Official opening welcome by Connections and the City of Tokyo

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Kanze Noh Theater

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 40 minutes

Location: Kanze Noh Theater

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 40 minutes

Location: Kanze Noh Theater

Coffee break

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: Kanze Noh Theater

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 40 minutes

Location: Kanze Noh Theater

ConnecTALKS: Doing Business in Japan with Mr. Akito Tadokoro, director of Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Kanze Noh Theater

Lunch, sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and TCVB

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Kobe Plaisir GINZA

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: The Grand Ginza

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: The Grand Ginza

Coffee break

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: The Grand Ginza

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: The Grand Ginza

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: The Grand Ginza

Buyer transfer from The Grand Ginza to Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Andaz Tokyo

Dinner, sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and TCVB, and supported by Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Tuesday, 11th February

Breakfast

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Andaz Tokyo

Buyer transfer from Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills to Nihonbashi Muromachi Terrace

Duration: 30 minutes

ConnecTALKS: Tokyo I'm On My Way with Alex Eunkyeong Yu, PhD, PCC, CPF

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Nihonbashi Muromachi Terrace

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Nihonbashi Muromachi Terrace

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Nihonbashi Muromachi Terrace

Coffee break

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: Nihonbashi Muromachi Terrace

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Nihonbashi Muromachi Terrace

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Nihonbashi Muromachi Terrace

Walk to Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Duration: 15 minutes

Lunch, sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and TCVB, and supported by Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo - Ventaglio

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: NIPPON GALLERY TABIDO MARUNOUCHI

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: NIPPON GALLERY TABIDO MARUNOUCHI

Coffee break

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: NIPPON GALLERY TABIDO MARUNOUCHI

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: NIPPON GALLERY TABIDO MARUNOUCHI

Meet at the supplier's table and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: NIPPON GALLERY TABIDO MARUNOUCHI

Buyer transfer from NIPPON GALLERY TABIDO MARUNOUCHI to Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Duration: 15 minutes

Free time

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Andaz Tokyo

Buyer transfer from Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills to Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Duration: 15 minutes

Connections Cocktails

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: CÉ LA VI Tokyo at Shibuya Fukuras

Connections NOH Performance

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: CÉ LA VI Tokyo at Shibuya Fukuras

Closing Dinner, sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and TCVB, and supported by CÉ LA VI TOKYO

Duration: 2 hours

Location: CÉ LA VI Tokyo at Shibuya Fukuras

Buyer transfer to Andaz Tokyo

Duration: 15 minutes

Wednesday, 12th February

Buyer transfers from Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills to Haneda or Narita Airport

Duration: All day

Networking breakfast meeting for buyers only

Speakers

Alex Eunkyeong Yu, PhD, PCC, CPF

Executive Coach and Intercultural Management Consultant

Alex is an executive coach and organizational development consultant who focuses primarily on global leadership development, executive team development, intercultural management, communication, emotional intelligence, and other subjects related with organizational...

Dress code

The Connections way works best when you embrace the experiences on offer, so during the day we would advise that all delegates dress in a comfortable/casual attire.

Suits and ties are not required

We all like you to look your best, but with our programme being quite active, suits and ties are not necessary.

Think carefully about heels

Heels can be a problem if you want to join some of the activities on offer, so if you’re going to wear heels, consider bringing some flats too so you don’t miss out.

Weather: the average temperature in Tokyo in February is likely to be 10°C.

We do advise that all delegates bring their own necessities, which may include medical supplies, etc.

Connections Experiences in Tokyo

At Connections, we’re dedicated to creating the best possible environment to help our buyers and suppliers create deep, lasting business relationships.

We have put a significant amount of thought into the planning of the schedule to ensure ample time to meet as many people as possible. Even our lunches, dinners and transfers are geared toward relationship forming opportunities. Connections Experiences are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try and activity together. However, the choice is yours!

A few examples of experiences you can expect to see in Connections Tokyo are:

Tea ceremonies

Zazen meditation

Kendo Samurai Warrior workshops

Calligraphy sessions