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No WHO or government travel restrictions have been issued for Japan, and this event is scheduled to go ahead as planned. We continue to monitor the situation and act on appropriate advice.

We are in continuous contact with speakers who are still committed to attending and presenting new data and science at the event, and more delegates are booking daily. Over the course of the week we will welcome over 420 attendees from a spectrum of biopharmaceutical development and production companies ready to share ideas and network! We look forward to welcoming you in Kyoto.


Our number one priority is the safety of our delegates and colleagues attending our events. Considering the recent virus outbreaks in Wuhan China, we encourage all attendees to follow WHO guidelines for general hygiene at our event in Japan next week.

It’s business as usual and we continue to closely monitor the situation from official sources including the World Health Organisation and Japan’s government and local authorities. We are part of an international organisation with dedicated health, safety, security and travel experts, who are monitoring developments, sharing relevant information with our team and providing and confirming guidance.

We will be prominently displaying reminders about good hygiene practices throughout the event.

For more detailed information please visit

Please wash your hands frequently

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or if your hands are not visibly dirty use the alcohol-based hand sanitiser available at the Informa registration area or in the exhibition hall.

Practice respiratory hygiene

When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitiser or soap and water.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early



The Westin Miyako Kyoto

Keage, Sanjo, Higashiyama Ward, 

Kyoto, 605-0052, Japan

+81 75-771-7111

Reserve your hotel room with our discounted rate using the link provided below.

KNect365 does not have a 3rd party hotel booking agency representing this event aside from the below links. If you are contacted to book accommodation by any agency this is not recommended, as they are unknown to KNect365 and the hotel.

Book your hotel room at The Westin Miyako Kyoto

We have set up a discounted attendee room block

Reduced rate accommodation

KNect 365 does not have a third party hotel booking agency representing this event aside from the below links. If you are contacted to book accommodation by any agency, this is not recommended as they are unknown to KNect 365 and the hotel.

Why Japan?

  • 135 cell and gene therapy companies are based in Asia alone
  • Japan currently holds 11-13% of global pharma sales
  • A supportive regulatory environment mean products can get to market quicker