Keep Sapporo Fresh > Offset Your Carbon
Sustainability in events is one of the pre-requisites. Yet, measuring and managing carbon footprint can be very time-intensive and complicated. (FYI: more than 80% of an event’s emissions come from delegate travel)To help minimize the environmental impact of our sector, in partnership with Meetings & Events Sapporo Hokkaido (MESH), we developed a carbon offset program that supports forestation and wildlife preservation programs around Hokkaido.More about the initiative in the attachment.
Coming up > Adventure Travel World Summit 2023
In less than three months, the adventure travel community will gather in Sapporo for the first Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in Asia Pacific.The agenda for ATWS aims to showcase regional trends in the Asia-Pacific region, explore the growing call for sustainability as a default mode of operation, and dive deep into ways of working together toward a more inclusive and community-based future of tourism.Highlights of the agenda here.
Global Destination Sustainability Movement announces the 2022 GDS-Index ranking
The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), the largest sustainability performance benchmarking program for destinations has announced its annual cities ranking.Sapporo (the only Japanese city participating in the Index) made a 7% improvement from the previous year, with the total score of 59%. Among the top performers were the 6 years in a row champion Gothenburg (93%), Copenhagen (87%), Helsinki (83%), with Goyang (78%) and Melbourne (77%) leading the Asia Pacific region.The GDS-Index evaluates member cities based on a revised and comprehensive set of 70 quantitative and qualitative criteria that assess four key areas of the sustainability performance of a destination: the city’s environmental strategy and infrastructure, its social sustainability performance, industry supplier support, and the destination management organization’s strategy and initiatives.
The Long-Awaited Full Reopening
Beginning Oct. 11, travelers (those under the visa waiver program) will be allowed to enter Japan without obtaining a visa (no booking via specific travel agencies or any prior applications necessary).Travelers will still need to provide proof of vaccination, or they can submit a negative COVID-19 test result ahead of their trip._Border MeasuresCurrent Border Measures & RestrictionsTravel Information for Business Travelers_Public Health Information & Safety TipsSapporo Help Desk for Foreign ResidentsMultilingual Medical Institutions & Support
New Promotion Video released
Reinterpreting Sapporo's business events scene with some of the essentials. Check out our new promotion video!
Sapporo Convention Center achieves GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation
Over the past year, Sapporo Convention Center has been playing a vital role in our city's response to COVID-19, providing its space and operation know-how for the mass vaccination center.Committed to safe events, it is now one of the few convention facilities in Japan to receive the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a Division of the International Sanitary Supply Association.
Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium > New Restaurant and Event Space
Once the venue for the 1972 Winter Olympics, Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium is making a grand renewal opening.In addition to Sapporo Olympic Museum and an observatory lounge, the venue is now equipped with an event space and a French restaurant overlooking a gigantic ski jump slope, not to mention its spectacular view of downtown Sapporo.Restaurant ‘Nouvelle Pousse’Group size: 45 peopleEvent SpaceGroup size: 50 people! The numbers are based on the current social distancing measures and are subject to change.English website is under construction.