Social Program

Congress Social Events

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception will be held on Sunday, 9 July.

Opening Ceremony

Date: Sunday, 9th July 2023
Time: 18:00-20:00

Place: National Convention Hall of Yokohama
Award Ceremony 2 will take place within Opening Ceremony.

 ** Important Notice **
We are highly honored that His Majesty the Emperor of Japan will attend the upcoming Opening Ceremony of the congress on July 9th. Note that there will be security checks to enter the ceremony, please be at the venue well in advance, preferably by 16:30. Also, no photo nor video recording is permitted during the opening ceremony.  Please carefully read the intstructions at this link. Thank you for your understanding.


Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday, 9th July 2023
Time: 20:30-22:00
Place: Exhibition Hall B



Congress Banquet

A seated banquet will be held on the evening of Thursday, 13th July.

Date: Thursday, 13th July 2023
Time: 19:30-21:30
Place: Exhibition Hall B/C



Closing Ceremony and Farewell Reception

Closing Ceremony and Farewell Reception will be held on Friday, 14 July.

Closing Ceremony

Date: Friday, 14th July 2023
Time: 16:00-18:00
Place: National Convention Hall of Yokohama
Award Ceremony 3 will take place within Closing Ceremony.

Farewell Reception and Korean Evening

Date: Friday, 14th July 2023
Time: 18:00-20:00
Place: Marine Lobby



Other Social Events

Technical Tours

Date: 11th-12th July 2023
Time: One day/Half day
Courses: Four courses; [T1] Honda R&D, [T2] Hitachi R&D, [T3] Hino Motors, [T4] Field Robotics (ISEKI, KUBOTA, NARO, SUZUKI, YANMAR)

For more information, please click here.



Social Tours

Date: 9th-14th July 2023
Time: One day/Half day
Courses: Six courses; [S1, S2] Walking Tours, [S3] Yokohama Sankeien Garden, [S4] Kamakura, [S5] Hakone, [S6] Tokyo Skytree & Senso-ji Temple

For more information, please click here.



Marine Robots Night Festival

Date: Wednesday, 12th July 2023
Time: 19:15-20:30 (Pre-events 15:00-)
Place: Minato Mirai, Nippon Maru Memorial Park (Sea Kayak Park and its surroundings), Web streaming

For more information, please click here.



IFAC Control Orchestra

Date: Friday, 14th July 2023
Time: at the beginning of the Closing Ceremony
Place: National Convention Hall of Yokohama

Live Performance of the IFAC Control Orchestra at the IFAC World Congress Closing Ceremony

The 22nd IFAC World Congress features the first live performance by the IFAC Control Orchestra, an orchestra ensemble consisting only of musicians from the control community. The orchestra includes more than 30 musicians who will rehearse and perform three musical pieces at the IFAC World Congress. The performance takes place at the Closing Ceremony on July 14. It will be the overall second performance of the orchestra after its virtual premiere at the 21st IFAC World Congress in 2020. We look forward to meeting you at the Closing Ceremony.