Central Tokyo makes MAST Asia accessible for all Japanese defense personnel
Next year’s MAST Asia (in conjunction with Japan Defense 2020) will make participation by the broadest range of Self Defense Forces and government/procurement agencies much more convenient than the three previous editions. For 2020, MAST will be sited in the heart of central Tokyo, just 10 minutes from the major government agencies and Self Defense Forces.
MAST has moved away from Makuhari Messe in Chiba – location of MAST in 2017 and 2019 – which proved too far for lower-level management to join their Director- and Commander-level colleagues at the events.
Feedback from government and industry officials meeting with MAST’s management in September/October has been overwhelmingly favourable, stating a likely increase in support from their organisations in 2020.
Also a hit with sponsors is MAST Asia’s unique offering of guaranteed meeting time/private rooms with hosted buyers (facilitated by a new MAST Protocol Officer), with several commenting that larger trade-show style events often neglect exhibitors and sponsors with this type of “personal service”.