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Diamond & Program

BT - Diamond

Platinum Sponsors

CERT/CC - Platinum Best Practices

JFIRST - Platinum Banquet

IPA - Platinum

Gold Sponsors

NRI Secure - Gold

NTT - Gold

IIJ - Gold & Internet

Microsoft - Gold

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Hotel Granvia Lobby

The 21st Annual FIRST Conference will be held at Hotel Granvia Kyoto at Kyoto Station, Japan.

Hotel Granvia Kyoto is an integral part of the architecturally striking masterpiece, the JR Kyoto Station Building, which also includes a department store, museum, musical theater, and a vast underground shopping mall. From here, hotel guests have direct and easy access to/from Kansai International Airport and major destinations across Japan including Osaka (30 min.), Tokyo (2.5 hr), Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.

The hotel is located atop JR Kyoto Station.

A block of rooms is being held for conference attendees at a discount rate.

Standard discounted rates range from 21,500-25,000 JPY (approximate$231.45-$269.13 USD; approximate €168.55-€195.98 Euros*) depending on room type and dates of arrival and departure.

Standard discount rates have been extended through to the conference! Book Now!

Reservation requests received after June 1st will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. It is recommended that reservations be made using Granvia's online reservation system.

*Exchange rates are subject to change. Current rates posted 1/7/2009. Check exchange rates here:

How to Book Your Reservation

  1. Visit and go to the "Reservations" section. Click on "Travel Agent / Corporate Booking" (see the image below).
  2. Granvia How To

  3. A new window will pop open, enter the word "FIRST" (all capital letters) in the "Promotional Code" box. Leave the "IATA" box blank. Click "Save".
  4. Next, select your arrival day and departure days on the availability calendar, or on the date dropdown and click "Show Availability".
  5. If you are registering before March 31, 2009, you will see the "FIRST CONFERENCE RATE - EARLY BIRD". Click on that to show the rate. If you are registering after March 31, 2009, you will just see "FIRST CONFERENCE RATE".
  6. If you are happy with your selections, click on the rate that dropped down in step 4, an "ADD TO ITINERARY" button will appear. Click on it to review your accomodation selections.
  7. Select "Check-Out" when ready.

If you are having trouble booking your reservations, please contact the Hotel Granvia at +81-(0)75-344-8888 or send email to: Please ensure to mention you are attending the FIRST Computer Security Conference.

Additional Questions?

If you have have any questions, please feel free to contact the conference staff:

  • FIRST.Org Conference Coordination Office
    213 W. Institute Place, Suite 405
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Phone: +1.312.372.1255
    Fax: +1.312.372.1427













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