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YOKOHAMA – Japan’s First Port of Call

In the space of 160 years, Yokohama has been transformed from a sleepy hamlet to Japan’s leading convention city. The gateway to Japan when the nation opened up to the outside world, Yokohama swiftly became the hub of the nation’s commerce, but also the center of Japan’s cross-border ties of culture and friendship. Today, while it has evolved into a leading metropolis, Yokohama retains an easy-going atmosphere that is unique in Japan. Less congested than other cities, it enjoys breezes off the Pacific Ocean and visitors can experience its unrivaled outdoor way of life. Yokohama is the location of choice for hundreds of internationally minded companies and is a hub of academia and research. Organizations and businesses choose to be based in Yokohama because it is a place where ideas come together, where alliances can be forged and where the innovative is every day. Those same attributes have made this city the ideal location for global conferences. Yokohama has unrivaled event facilities, including PACIFICO Yokohama, while the opening of the new facility, PACIFICO Yokohama North in early 2020 will build upon that excellence. Conveniently located in the Minato Mirai waterfront district, PACIFICO Yokohama is within walking distance of transport links, hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment facilities, as well as many of the city’s historic sights. Yokohama has a wide selection of accommodation, with more than 13,000 rooms available at properties that go up to five-star international brand hotels. And more hotels - all conveniently located and easily accessible - are opening in the coming months, providing an additional 1,400 rooms. Welcome to Japan’s First Port of Call.

Greetings from Yokohama City




The 22nd IFAC World Congress is held in the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, one of the largest convention complexes in Japan.


Location and Access

Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama(PACIFICO Yokohama) 1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, JAPAN

Conference Venue

The sessions mainly take place at the “Conference Center”, some at the “National Convention Hall” .

Conference Center

The Conference Center has:

  • 50 large/medium/small-sized meeting rooms
  • Theater-style hall with 1,004 seats; three 1,000-participant meetings can be held at the same time.
  • Sizes of meeting rooms can be modified by consolidating smaller rooms.

National Convention Hall

This theater-style hall has 5,002 seats and is equipped with an eight-language simultaneous interpreting system.

Exhibition Venue

Exhibition Hall

The Exhibition Hall, which is designed column free, has an exhibition area of 20,000m2 and a ceiling height of 13 to 19m.

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