Yokohama has been chosen as the host for the 23rd World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) in 2021, an event that will be attended by some 800 measurement technology experts from all over the globe.
The deciding factors were said to be high grades for “the enthusiasm of the local host committee members, the vision of placing importance on the development of young research professionals, the convenience of Yokohama’s transportation network, and the close proximity of facilities such as international conference halls, hotels, malls, etc”.
PACIFICO Yokohama Convention Center
The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers will take on the role of local host, while the current IMEKO president-elect and chairman of the technical board, Masatoshi Ishikawa, dean of University of Tokyo's graduate school of information science and technology, is set to be appointed President from 2018.
The bid was a joint effort by the city of Yokohama, Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau, and PACIFICO Yokohama Convention Center, in cooperation with the Japan National Tourist Organization.
Japan last played host in 1999 when the congress went to Osaka.