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Announcement of FY2020 Subsidies for MICE Events

With funding provided by Kyoto City and Kyoto Prefecture, the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a variety of subsidies for attracting and holding MICE* events. Applications are now being accepted for fiscal year 2020 subsidies, which include new and expanded subsidy options.


The main changes this fiscal year for Kyoto City include the addition of new subsidies to support both facilities and organizers in holding safe and secure events in line with new standards to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as well as an expansion of subsidy options. This includes an increase in the maximum subsidy amount for the Kyoto Culture for Meeting and Events Subsidy in an effort to increase MICE participants’ exposure to Kyoto’s traditional culture and industries.


Additionally, with continuing restrictions on foreign travelers due to the novel coronavirus, Kyoto Prefecture has relaxed nationality requirements for international meetings, expanded eligibility to include small-scale international meetings, and raised the maximum subsidy amounts in an effort to support MICE events held in Kyoto Prefecture.


The Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue efforts to contribute to local economic recovery and vitalization by providing support for attracting and holding safe and secure MICE events in Kyoto City and Kyoto Prefecture.


*MICE: an acronym for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Events/Exhibitions, used to refer to business events and meetings


For more details, please see the attached press release.