Annual Conference

Kyoto/Osaka 2011

The 21st Annual Meeting and Conference was a resounding success, with over 800 delegates and accompanying persons in attendance.

Delegates enjoy some refreshments during break time.

Delegates gather in the Exhibition Hall to enjoy refreshments and networking opportunities between sessions.

Pondering the exciting sessions yet to be presented.

Delegates learned to appreciate green tea.

The ladies who performed the tea ceremony take a break from the action.

Eight Scholars from different countries were selected to participate in the Kyoto/Osaka Conference. They are pictured here with members of the IPBA Scholarship Committee, IPBA Officers, and members of the Conference Host Committee who helped with the Scholars.

IPBA Scholars Vongpachanh Onepaseuth (Laos) and Nguyen Thi Hai Yen (Vietnam) with Shin Tada, between sessions.

IPBA Scholar George Radics enjoys the joint IPBA/APEC session.

A special session showcasing collaboration between IPBA and APEC was held.

A historical agreement was signed, establishing the agreement between IPBA and APEC.

Suet-Fern Lee addresses the delegates in the ballroom at the Miyako Hotel, Kyoto.

Delegates enjoyed a delicious meal and fabulous entertainment.

A special Noh performance entranced the delegates.

Also at theGala Dinner, Best Paper Prize recipient Doug Jones (left) receives his award from Past President Jim FitzSimons.