Vision-Box opens Tokyo Center of Excellence to drive innovation in travel and identity management
In an effort to increase market presence in the Asia-Pacific region, Vision-Box has opened a new office and Center of Excellence in Tokyo, Japan with a seminar and workshop giving local airports, airlines and government representatives an opportunity to interact with Vision-Box’s Seamless Travel technology. This is expected to the first of many gatherings of key travel industry stakeholders in the region to discuss trends and opportunities in airport digitization and seamless travel technology innovation.
“Vision-Box aims to increase market presence in Asia-Pacific and drive the future innovation projects in seamless travel and identity management in the region,” explains CEO Miguel Leitmann. “We want to be partners and change-makers in the modernization of airport operations in Japan.”
According to figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Japan will welcome more than 40 million overseas passengers by 2020, with a forecasted total 8.2 billion passengers crossing the skies by 2037. Vision-Box notes in its announcement that it is well positioned to support this exponential growth and be a driver of the modern passenger experience and future proof aviation in Japan.
Koichi Mikami has been appointed Vision-Box Managing Director for Japan and is responsible for growing and consolidating the company’s footprint in the country and contribute to the global double-digit growth of the business. Mikami has over 30 years of experience in the Airport & Airlines industry.
“Vision-Box is now even closer to Japan’s airports, airlines, government and other key stakeholders,” says Mikami. “This helps us to cater to their specific needs, modernize their processes, and deliver first-class digital identity, biometrics and privacy management solutions.”
Vision-Box recently announced that it will provide a biometric Automated Border Control platform for Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq’s new Passenger Terminal Building.