Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation (SICPF) has been instrumental in making Sapporo a successful international city under the "3C" principle.
Communication - Convention - Citizen
Working under the "3C" principle of communication, convention and citizen, SICPF has the support and participation of local people and institutions.
SICPF Vision & Mission
To make Sapporo an international city that is kind to every person and overflows with its charms and energy.
To become a hub where various people, culture, and information collects, connects, and spreads.
To produce international exchanges which involve Sapporo residents.
To promote through MICE individual exchanges and revitalization of regional economies.
Taking particular advantage of historical, cultural and other characteristics unique to Sapporo, the Plaza strives to promote multiculturalism and exchanges in various fields, and contribute to the development of the region and world peace.
Promoting international exchange and cooperation in various fields
Promoting multiculturalism and cross cultural understandings in city planning
Fostering the development of human resources needed to successfully carry out international exchanges
Conveying to the world the attractiveness of Sapporo as an international city
Engaging in other efforts beyond those mentioned above, when considered necessary to attain the Plaza's objectives
Volunteer Working Committee for the Sapporo International Communication Plaza (SICP) is formed.
SICP opens on the third floor of the MN Building, North 1, West 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo.
Lilac Paseo International Information Corner opens at JR Sapporo Station.
SICP certified as an international exchange association by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
SICP begins managing the Sapporo Guest House on behalf of the City of Sapporo.
SICP granted foundation status by the Hokkaido District Transport Bureau and the Hokkaido Government. Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation (SICPF) established.
SICPF opens Plaza on the first floor of the MN Building.
SICPF accepted as a regular member of the World Trade Center Association (WTCA).
Oct. 1 1996
World Trade Center Sapporo (WTC Sapporo) established.
Apr. 1 2002
The International Information Corner moves to Sapporo Stellar Place, and is designated as a "Tourist Information Corner" by the Japan National Tourist Organization.
Apr. 1 2003
Sapporo Film Commission established.
Jun .1 2003
Sapporo Convention Center opens, with its operations contracted to SICPF.
Jan. 28 2005
Withdrawal from the World Trade Center Association (WTCA)
Mar. 31 2005
WTC Sapporo operations are concluded.
Plaza moves to the third floor of the MN Building and is integrated with the Exchange Salon. The International Information Corner becomes the Visitors Information Center.
Sapporo Convention Center management operations are concluded.
SICPF becomes the designated administrative organization for Sapporo Guest House.
Visitors Information Center closed
Mar. 31 2008
Sapporo Guest House closed.
Mar. 31 2010
Sapporo Film Commission operations are transferred to a newly established organization.
Convention Hall (5F) closed.
SICPF was transitioned to a public interest incorporated foundation.
Sapporo Global Sports Commission established.
SICPF becomes the designated administrative organization for Sapporo International Student Center.
SAPPORO HELP DESK for Foreign Residents opens on the third floor of the MN Building, with its operations contracted to SICPF.
Operation of Sapporo Global Sports Commission was transferred to another organization.
Communication Salon was renamed to M Square, to further promote multicultural coexistence welcoming a variety of people to drop in and meet.