Profile & History

Company Profile

Company NameCongress Corporation
EstablishedJune 1990
PresidentNoriko Takeuchi
Trading in the following major areas・Conventions / Exhibitions / Events
・IT systems and services
・Facility operation / management
・Research / consulting
・Language /communication services
・Human assets / staffing

Congress Corporation is a private enterprise certified for and granted the Privacy Mark (*).
No. 20000075
* The Privacy Mark will be granted when an enterprise is certified as one which properly handles personal information in accordance with the Japan Industrial Standard, “Requirements for compliance program on personal information protection, JISQ15001:2006”, based on a privacy mark system operated by the Japan Institute for Promotion of Digital Economy and Community (JIPDEC).

Certified by: United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) Accreditation audit conducted by: Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd. Date of Certification: December 7, 2009

Certified as an enterprise that supports next-generation child raising

Officially authorized as an enterprise that meets the standards in accordance with the “Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children,” Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan (2011; 2013)

Congress Corporation Group CompaniesOkinawa Congress Corporation
MICE One Corporation
Congress Global Communications Co., Ltd.
Space Media Japan Co., Ltd.
Congress Corporation (Shanghai) Ltd.
MICE Research Institute


History of Congress Corporation

  • ・Establishment
    ・The International Garden and Greenery Exposition (Osaka)
    ・Start of staff management at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
  • ・The 23rd General Assembly of the Japan Medical Congress (Kyoto)
    ・The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (Nagoya)
  • ・Establishment of Fukuoka office
  • ・Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (Kyoto)
  • ・World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction (Yokohama)
  • ・The 10th International Conference on AIDS (Yokohama)
  • ・The Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (Kyoto)

Tenth International Conference on Aids This large-scale international conference, with over 10,000 participants debating an issue of global concern, attracted constant media attention.

  • ・The 24th General Assembly of the Japan Medical Congress (Nagoya)
    ・Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meetings (Osaka)

APEC Osaka ‘95 First time Japan hosted APEC. Congress Corp. staff were active in many diverse areas and functions.

1996・Teleport ’96 (Organizer: Tokyo Metropolitan Government)
・Asian Development Bank, the 30th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors (Fukuoka)
・The 3rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP3) (Kyoto)

The 3rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP3)
Held in Japan for the first time. After long and tense negotiations through the night, the parties agreed on the “Kyoto Protocol.”

1998・Founding member of the Convention Planners Association of Japan (CPA). Moriomi Kumasaki, then President of Congress Corporation appointed as the first President of CPA.
  (Note: in 2012, this national organization became a general incorporated association.)
・Eco-Partnership Tokyo (Tokyo)
・International Water Supply Symposium (Tokyo)
1999・Joined the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO)
・G8 Kyushu-Okinawa Summit

G8 Kyushu-Okinawa Summit Meeting Starting with the Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Fukuoka, Congress Corp. was active in operating related ministerial meetings and the G8 Kyushu-Okinawa Summit itself.

2001・Space Media Japan Company Limited, specializing in trade shows/exhibitions, joined the Congress Corporation Group
・Start of staff management at “Miraikan” National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
2002・Opening of Beijing Office (Representative Office)
・The International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan (Tokyo)
・The 8th International Energy Forum (Osaka)
・2002 FIFA World Cup™ (Yokohama)
2003・Establishment of Okinawa Congress Corporation
・Ministerial Conference on the 3rd World Water Forum (Kyoto)
・The 26th General Assembly of the Japan Medical Congress (Fukuoka)
・Start of staff management at Roppongi Hills (Tokyo)
・The 22nd World Gas Conference Tokyo 2003 (Tokyo)
2004・Establishment of Congress Corporation (Shanghai) Ltd.
2005・The United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction (Kobe)
・The 46th Annual Meeting of Inter-American Development Bank (Okinawa)
・2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture)
・Establishment of Sapporo office
・1st Japan-China-Korea Trilateral Tourism Ministers’ Meeting (Hokkaido)
・The G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting (Singapore)

The G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting
Congress Corp. successfully operated this important ministerial-level international meeting away from home in Singapore.

・The 27th General Assembly of the Japan Medical Congress (Osaka)
・Asian Development Bank, the 40th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors (Kyoto)
・The 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics (Osaka)

The 27th General Assembly of the Japan Medical Congress
For the 1st time in the history of the JMC, one PCO, Congress Corp., was selected to manage both the conference and exhibition.

・G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit and related major Ministerial Meetings
・1st Japan-China-Korea Trilateral Summit Meeting  (Kyushu National Museum, ・Daizaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture)
・Start of comprehensive private-sector management of “Watakushi-no-Shigoto-kan” (Kyoto)
・Start of staff management at Shanghai World Financial Center
・EXPO 2008 Zaragoza Spain

G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit
Appointed as PCO for G8 Summit meeting and related ministerial meetings – 9 of the total 11 meetings – an overwhelming share.

・Establishment of MICE One Corporation, specializing in IT
・Start of management of Nagaragawa Convention Center, as appointed management company (Gifu)
・Planning and production of “Guide to bidding for international conferences,” issued by Japan Tourism Agency, Government of Japan
・Founding partner of the World PCO Alliance
World PCO Alliance 結成

Founding Partner of the World PCO Alliance
A new Alliance initiated in Asia is formed by 7 leading MICE industry PCOs. Congress Corporation is appointed as the first Secretary General.

・Start of management of Nagoya Congress Center, as appointed management company
・EXPO 2010 Shanghai China
・COP10 to Convention on Biological Diversity and MOP5 to Cartagena Protocol (Nagoya)
・Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Japan 2010 major Ministerial Meetings
World PCO Alliance 結成

Expo 2010 Shanghai China
Japan Pavilion, Osaka Pavilion, State Grid Pavilion, Italy Pavilion and Saudi Arabia Pavilion, along with other related businesses.

2011・Inauguration of MICE Research Institute – the first private-sector think tank in Japan specializing in MICE.
・Start of management of Hamagin Space Science Center, Yokohama, as appointed management company
・The 24th World Congress of Architecture (UIA2011 Tokyo)
・Japan promotional booths at overseas MICE trade shows – expanding activities to invite MICE events to Japan
・Establishment of Sendai branch office, Miyagi Prefecture (Tohoku)
・Opening of CongreSquare conference facility in Nakano Central Park, Tokyo
・Creer Corporation*, specializing in translation, joined the Congress Corporation Group
・Start of management of Nagaragawa Ukai (cormorant fishing) Museum, etc. (Gifu), as appointed management company
・EXPO2012 Yeosu Korea
・2012 Tokyo Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (Tokyo)
* Company name changed to Congress Global Communications in 2014.

2012 Tokyo Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group
Tokyo attracted global attention during this prestigious international meeting attended by over 10,000 people from 188 countries. Congress Corporation provided services from consulting to a wide range of operational services.

・Opening of Knowledge Capital – Congrès Convention Center in the Grand Front Osaka complex (Osaka)
・Noriko Takeuchi appointed as President
・Start of operations management of JP TOWER Hall and Conference (Tokyo)
・Start of management of “Fujinokuni Senbon-matsu” Forum – Plaza Verde, as appointed management company (Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture)
・20th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Tokyo 2013

“Fujinokuni Senbon-matsu” Forum – Plaza Verde


Knowledge Capital – Congrès Convention Center

・Start of management of Bando Kobe Science Museum, as appointed management company
・34th World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) 2014 Tokyo
・UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) (Okayama; Nagoya)

WOC2014 welcomed 20,000 participants from 135 countries to Tokyo, making this the largest international medical conference ever held in Japan.

2015・Opening of CongreSquare conference facility in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
・Establishment of Japan Convention Management Association
・9th UIC World Congress on High Speed Rail
・World Assembly for Women in Tokyo(WAW! 2015)
・World Engineering Conference and Convention(WECC2015)
2016・Japan Drone 2016 (Chiba)
・G7 Japan 2016 Ise-Shima Summit and related Ministerial Meetings
・Start of operations management of JP TOWER NAGOYA Hall and Conference
・Stadia & Arena 2016 (Yokohama)
2017・Start of management of Chiba City Museum of Science, as appointed management company (Chiba)
・Asian Development Bank, the 50th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors (Yokohama)
・Stadia & Arena 2017 (Chiba)