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World Congress 2019: Register Now and Plan your Participation

Monday 11 February 2019   (0 Comments)
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Register now and plan your participation at the ISPO 17th World Congress, taking place 5-8 October in Kobe, Japan. You can expect a broad interdisciplinary programme featuring keynote lectures, symposia, instructional courses, exhibitor workshops, paper- and poster presentations. Additionally, companies from all continents will present their new products and innovations at the exhibition.


Register now

To make participation affordable for individuals from all regions worldwide, registration fees are based on the income groups assigned to the world's economies by the World Bank. The fees are determined by the country in which you are employed.

The table below outlines the early bird registration fees, available until 5 August, by income group in Japanese Yen (JPY).

 Full congress registration Member fee*   Non-member fee
 High Income Country  ¥ 77,500  ¥ 94,500
 Upper Middle Income Country  ¥ 55,500  ¥ 67,500
 Lower Middle and Low Income Country  ¥ 30,500  ¥ 36,500
 Student  ¥ 30,500  ¥ 30,500

* Member fees are available to ISPO, JSPO, JAPO and JOPA members.

One-day congress, accompanying person and exhibition-only registration options are available as well.

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View what is included in the rates

Travel visa information

Depending on your country of origin, you may require a travel visa to enter Japan.

To find out if your country has a visa exemption arrangement with Japan, visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. If you require a visa to travel to the congress, please contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in your country or region. The Embassy or Consulate will advise on specific visa requirements, such as information on travel visa application and submission procedures, required documents, application fees payable, etc.

You can indicate during online registration if you require a visa invitation letter and it will be provided at no charge after your congress payment is received. If additional documents are required, you can book visa support services once registration is completed.


Book accommodation

JTB Western Japan has been appointed the housing bureau for the congress and offers a number of hotel options in Kobe in various categories to suit all budgets. With the Rugby World Cup in Kobe during our congress, it is important that you secure your accommodation early.

Social events and sightseeing tours

The main social event is the Congress Party, held on Sunday, 6th October. Tickets can be purchased during online registration at JPY 8,000 per ticket. Additionally, all full congress registrants are invited to the Welcome Reception on Saturday, 5th October in the exhibition halls.

JTB Western Japan has been appointed the tour provider for the congress. Registrants will be able to book custom and public tours.

We look forward to meeting you in Kobe!