Orientation

March 4(Tue)9:00~9:10

Briefing of purpose and summary of Snow Travel Expo 2014

Presentation

March 4 (Tue) 9:00~9:10

Presentation of Hokkaido snow resorts. After showing the introductory film, the presentation was

performed in English. It was well received by overseas participants.

Team Building

March 4(Tue)10:00~11:00

Team Building was held for better communication between local participants and overseas participants and for the smooth operation for later events such as business meeting. Competition of making ice cream on snow. Participants were divided into 10 teams consist of 7~8 members and competed each other. After the competition, participants enjoyed tasting their own ice cream; product of their hard work.

Trial of Ski and Snowboard

March 4(Tue)14:00~16:00

After lunch, participants gathered at the ski resort area leading by instructors.Then, lessons were given by professional Ski and Snowboard instructors from various snow resorts in Hokkaido. Everyone loved the special experiences, including first timers and beginners. Participants from the tropical countries who skied for the first time, left very positive review on their experiences.

Opening Ceremony

March 4(Tue) 18:00~18:15

1.Greeting Remarks by Chairman, Director of Snow Travel Expo 2014 Executive Committee, and Mayor of Niseko Town

2.Greeting by Official Guest, Director of Hokkaido District Transport Bureau

Keynote Lecture

March 4(Tue)18:15~18:55

Mr. Yuichiro Miura, Professional Skier and Hokkaido Tourism Ambassador
Special Lecture on Mt. Everest Summit at 80,”Trace of Hope”
Closing
After a short movie presentation, Mr. Miura gave a special lecture which touched the audience.

Welcome Party

March 4(Tue)19:00~21:00

Opening by Japanese drum performance, followed by the welcome greeting of the organizer. Committee members and overseas participants were individually introduced with Kanpai toast between. PR on Sapporo Beer and local wines, “Monte Bar Presentation” by local high school students and the award ceremony of Team Building were presented on the PR stage.

Business Meeting

March 5(Wed)9:00~12:12

For Business Meeting, each session was pre-scheduled among participants and local suppliers., Therefore, the meetings went smoothly despite the tight schedule. Even thought the meeting itself was enthusiastic, the majority commented that time allocation was too shot.

Local Tour for Media

March 5(Wed)9:00~

During Business Meeting at main venue, a special local tour for media was arranged. Various local snow resorts and Niseko sightseeing facilities were filmed and reported.

Niseko Area Inspection Tour

March 5(Wed)13:30~

Local inspection tours covering areas of Niseko Village, Annupuri, Hirafu and Hanazono via the same routes used by United Shuttle Bus. Local ski resorts, hotel facilities including guest rooms and hot springs, were showed by the staff.

Local Food Tour

March(Wed)After Local Area Inspection~

Not only visiting tour and hotel facilities, but also dining at restaurants in Kutchan and Niseko towns for real local experiences. Tours received great reviews by overseas participants; “So satisfactory,” “It was valuable experience.”

Area Inspection Tour A Course(Hotel Inspection and Rusutsu Activities)

March 6(Thu)8:30~Evening

Tours of snow resorts, hotel inspections and activities in neighboring areas were arranged.Hopefully, these experiences are useful tools for future planning and promoting sales.

Itinerary
Niseko -- Hotel Inspection -- Rusutsu Resort -- Hotel Inspection -- Niseko

Area Inspection Tour B Course(Hotel Inspection and HANAZONO Activities)

March 6(Thu)8:30~Evening

Tours of snow resorts, hotel inspections and activities in neighboring areas were arranged.Hopefully, these experiences are useful tools for future planning and promoting sales.

Itinerary
Niseko -- HANAZONO Adventure Park -- Asperges(Lunch) -- Hotel Inspection -- Niseko

Area Inspection Tour C Course(Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort and Jozankei Inspection)

March 6(Thu)8:30~Evening

Tours of snow resorts, hotel inspections and activities in neighboring areas were arranged.Hopefully, these experiences are useful tools for future planning and promoting sales.

Itinerary
Niseko -- Jozankei Inspection -- Hotel Inspection(Lunch) -- Sappor Kokusai Ski Resort -- Niseko

Area Inspection Tour D Course(Kiroro Ski Resort and Otaru Sightseeing Course)

March 6(Thu)8:30~Evening

Tours of snow resorts, hotel inspections and activities in neighboring areas were arranged.Hopefully, these experiences are useful tools for future planning and promoting sales.

Itinerary
Niseko -- Kiroro Resort Inspection -- Otaru Canal Inspection -- Otaru Sightseeing Tour -- Niseko

Area Inspection Tour E Course(Local Sake Brewery and Hot Spring Bathing)

March 6(Thu)8:30~Evening

Tours of snow resorts, hotel inspections and activities in neighboring areas were arranged.Hopefully, these experiences are useful tools for future planning and promoting sales.

Itinerary
Niseko -- Niseko Sake Brewery Inspection -- RAM Kobo Inspection -- Hotel Inspection(Lunch) -- Goshiki Onsen (Hot Spring) Insepection -- Niseko

Farewell Party

March 6(Thu)18:00~20:40

Program:18:00~  Music Entertainment by DJ & Table Magic Performance

Everyone enjoyed the party and it was a fun event. Many comments of “Time went by quickly,” “Excellent.”

Closing

March 6(Thu)20:40~21:00

Program:
20:40~   Move to Ski Resort Area
20:45~   EXPO Flag Ceremony(Relay to Mayor of Shintoku, EXPO 2015)
20:45~20:50 Ending

As closing, the venue was moved to outdoor for the flag ceremony. The EXPO Flag was relayed to Mayor of Shintoku, host town of EXPO 2015. Then, farewell fire works reminded the end of EXPO. Participants gave many good comments on fire works on snow.“Great to see fire works so close-by,” “Excellent Winter Fire Works!”


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