Pacifico Yokohama

Pacifico Yokohama (パシフィコ横浜, Pashifiko Yokohama), officially known as Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama (横浜国際平和会議場, Yokohama kokusai heiwa kaigijō), is a convention and exhibition center in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. The center located in the western tip of waterfront Minato Mirai 21 district is one of the largest MICE venues in the nation.

Pacifico Yokohama
Exhibition Hall Pacifico Yokohama JPN 001.jpg
Pacifico Yokohama exhibition hall
Address1-1-1, Minato Mirai,
LocationNishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Coordinates35°27′30″N 139°38′11″E / 35.45833°N 139.63639°E / 35.45833; 139.63639Coordinates: 35°27′30″N 139°38′11″E / 35.45833°N 139.63639°E / 35.45833; 139.63639
OwnerCity of Yokohama, Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama Inc., Government of Japan (Ministry of Finance), Yokohama City Construction Finance Corporation
OperatorPacific Convention Plaza Yokohama Inc.
BuiltDecember 1988 - 30 July 2001
Inaugurated29 July 1991
Opened22 August 1991
Renovated23 March 2010 (the Conference Center)
Expanded6 August 2001
Classroom-style seating
Theatre seating
Enclosed space
 • Total space26,752 m2 (287,960 sq ft) Ex. National Convention Hall of Yokohama and the Main Hall
 • Exhibit hall floor20,000 m2 (220,000 sq ft)
 • Breakout/meetingConference Center Ex. the Main Hall: 5,402 m2 (58,150 sq ft)
Annex Hall: 1,350 m2 (14,500 sq ft)
 • BallroomConference Center: 1,366 m2 (14,700 sq ft)
Annex Hall: 1,350 m2 (14,500 sq ft)
Public transit accessMinatomirai Station

The Conference Center and Yokohama Grand InterContinental Hotel were completed first on July 29, 1991 with the Exhibition Hall subsequently completed on October 12. On April 25, 1994, National Convention Hall of Yokohama was completed. In 2001 it was designated the main press centre for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the Exhibition Hall was expanded.

The word "Pacifico" which stands for "Pacific" is derived from the Latin "pacificus" ("peace" in English), primarily meaning "peaceful" or "quiet". Pacifico Yokohama is also used as a music venue. The venue will also host Miss International on October 29, 2020.[needs update]

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