IAAPA Leadership Conference 2018
Osaka/Tokyo, Japan | 6-9 March 

TUESDAY 6 MARCH
Universal Studios Japan

WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH
Kaiyukan Aquarium and Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Kyoto Culture Tour and Lunch
Shikansen (bullet train) to Tokyo

THURSDAY 8 MARCH
Tour of Kabuki Theatre 
Lunch and Tour of Fuji-Q Highland

FRIDAY 9 MARCH
Toshimaen
Tokyo DisneySea

Speakers, times, and venues are subject to change without notice due to a number of factors including attraction availability, weather, traffic, etc. Events will occur rain or shine so please plan accordingly.

TUESDAY 6 MARCH 

Tour of Universal Studios Japan (Osaka)
14:45-18:00

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Twitter: @USJ_Official

What you’ll learn about and see: The first day of IAAPA Leadership Conference 2018 is packed with excitement. Enjoy a lively afternoon and evening at Universal Studios Japan! Hear about their newest projects and learn what makes this location different from the other Universal Studios' parks around the world.

From the web: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) was the first theme park under the Universal Studios brand to be built in Asia. Opened in March 2001 in the Osaka Bay Area, the theme park occupies an area of 39 hectares and is the most visited amusement park in Japan after Tokyo Disney Resort.

Universal Studios Japan has eight sections: Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Jurassic Park, Waterworld, Amity Village, Universal Wonderland, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Visitors are able to enjoy rides, ranging from child-friendly carousels to thrilling roller coasters and simulators based on popular movies including Spiderman, Back to the Future, Terminator 2, and Jurassic Park.

Read more: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4021.html

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WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH


Tour of Kaiyukan Aquarium 
Aquarium 09:00-11:00

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Twitter: @Osaka_Kaiyukan

Soak in an exclusive experience at Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world. The tour will begin in the theatre where a senior executive will provide a presentation on the company’s background. Then, go behind-the-scenes to see the animal feeding area.

From the web: The concept of the Osaka Aquarium is based on the idea that "the earth and all creatures living there are a mutually acting, one life form." 
The journey of the Osaka Aquarium begins with "green forest" full of greenery and progresses to the sea with the flow of water in the natural world. 


Kyoto Culture Tour and Lunch
12:00-15:00

Roam the city where Maiko performers entertain, visit a road with historic attractions, ride a rickshaw through streets with scenic views, and enjoy lunch in a traditional Japanese restaurant.

NOTE: END OF CONFERENCE FOR “OSAKA ONLY” ATTENDEES.


Shikansen (bullet train) to Tokyo (included in Conference fee)
15:30-17:00

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If you purchase the Full Conference registration, transportation from Osaka to Tokyo will be provided on a high speed train.

From the web: Japan’s high speed bullet trains, also known as Shinkansen trains, offer visitors an experience like no other with speeds reaching up to 320 km/hr (200 miles/hr)! 

Bullet train



THURSDAY 8 MARCH

Tour of Kabuki Theatre Theatre
09:00-11:00

Explore where the nation's most celebrated actors play traditional Japanese opera. Go several meters below ground level to view the largest rotating stage in Japan and explore the adjacent gallery that explains the history of this amazing theatre. 

Lunch and Tour of Fuji-Q Highland
12:30-17:30

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Fuji-Q is the amusement park most known for thrill rides in Japan and offers breathtaking views of Mount Fuji. Learn about the company that runs Fuji-Q, their train and coach systems, boat tours, cable cars and more! Experience their 40 different attractions,  from thrilling roller coasters for the brave to theme park rides that families can enjoy. 

From the web: With 40 different attractions, there's something for everyone, from thrilling roller coasters for the brave to theme park rides that families can enjoy.


FRIDAY 9 MARCH

Tour of Toshimaen
10:00-11:30Fuji-Q

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Hear from their management team about the history of the park including the water park, amusement park and traditional Japanese onsen (spa). Ride of the original 111- year-old carousel from Coney Island whilst learning about how they acquired it! 


Tokyo DisneySea
12:30-18:00

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The final stop of IAAPA Leadership Conference 2018 is Tokyo DisneySea. This Disney theme parks is unlike any other in the world, themed with sea elements, submarines, and pirates. 

Speakers, times, and venues are subject to change without notice due to a number of factors including attraction availability, weather, traffic, etc. Events will occur rain or shine so please plan accordingly.

SPONSORED BY

                                 GGE Entertainment + Design         Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.