From the pioneering days of Hokkaido, Sapporo has been the frontier of academia, with a long history and wealth of knowledge fueling innovation and breakthrough research. Diverse natural surroundings and unforgettable outdoor adventures in both green and white seasons is another specialty that puts Sapporo on the map as a premier destination in Japan and Asia Pacific. From association conferences to incentive groups, Sapporo Convention Bureau, together with our partners, is here to assist you in a number of different ways, to help you get a head start with your next event.



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  • COVID-19 > Latest Information & Resources


    COVID-19 > Latest Information & Resources

    As Japan moves through the restriction stages set to manage the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Sapporo Convention Bureau is tailoring its support services to provide as much information, advice and assistance to our clients and stakeholders. We are closely monitoring the situation here in Sapporo and around the country, and are regularly in contact with our government, so that appropriate support programs can be developed.Restrictions on TravelPhased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border TravelBorder Enforcement MeasuresTravel Advisory InformationRestrictions on Events & Large GatheringsAs of September 19, the government has lifted the 5,000-person cap imposed on large venues capable of holding more than 10,000 people, replacing it with up to 50% of the capacity rule. Meanwhile, with strict hygiene rules, events with less than 5,000 people can be held again in full capacity.GuidelinesJapan Convention Management AssociationGuidelines on Hosting MICE Events in the COVID-19 PandemicJapan Exhibition AssociationExhibition Industry Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 InfectionJapan National Tourism OrganizationTips & Information for International ConferencesPublic Health Information & Safety TipsJapan Visitor HotlineMultilingual Medical Institutions & SupportHokkaido COVID-19 Information SiteHokkaido Foreign Residents Support CenterSapporo Help Desk for Foreign Residents

  • Sapporo Creative Convention > NoMaps 2020


    Sapporo Creative Convention > NoMaps 2020

    Sapporo Creative Convention NoMaps is back with its 2020 edition, this time in a new online format (unfortunately only in Japanese this year), but as always, with another fresh lineup of speakers and tons of inspiring programs, including conferences, exhibitions, meet-ups, music events, as well as short films screenings - the Sapporo International Short Film Festival.About NoMapsNoMaps is an event that seeks to cross borders between media arts, music, film, education, urban development, with the aim to draw new ideas for social experiment and innovation. The event targets professionals who are actively engaged in building the society of tomorrow, through creative ideas and new technology.




    Introducing the Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market, another centerpiece of the NoMaps Week!Cementing its reputation as one of Japan's largest and most respected showcases of short form cinema, this year, the festival has attracted 3,873 total submissions from 108 countries, with the final 102 films / 34 countries selected.As we say in Japan, Fall is the best season for arts, so get your tickets now and enjoy a month-long short film viewing from home!! For users from outside of JapanOnline tickets will be available on