Quick preview of Wine & Gourmet Japan 2015
Six fairs make one big trade platform
The sixth edition of Wine & Gourmet Japan will be held from 15th till 17th of April 2015, in Tokyo. The annual trade fair can count of its conceptual sponsor, Anuga Cologne.
As indicated in the name, the event is dedicated to the markets of wine and spirits, but it’s actually held simultaneously with five other trade fairs: FABEX, Dessert, Sweets, Bakery & Drink Festival, PB•OEM Fair, Japan Meat Industry Trade Fair, and Japan Noodle Trade Fair. So visitors actually have the opportunity to visit a real trading platform for the Japanese food & beverage industry.
Key figures of the event 2014 vs 2015
In 2015 quite impressive numbers are announced as the organizers expect to continue to experience the upward trend the event has shown the last years.
- In 2015
- Over 75.000 visitors expected
- Exhibitors coming from 20 countries (including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, South Africa)
- 15 country, region and product pavilions (with the new addition of Georgia, Sicily, Udine and Thailand)
- In 2014
- 74.581 visitors attended
- 22 countries/regions were represented
- 9 pavilions
- 181 companies exhibited at Wine & Gourmet Japan 2014
- 32.360m2 total exhibit space
Highlights of the show
Wine & food pairing programs: Organized by Wine Kingdom, the concept introduces wines to Japanese buyers from the hospitality and restaurant sectors
Exhibitor presentations: Exhibitors can make presentations about their products and services; the program is divided in a limited amount of slots. For example this year’s program offers presentations by the Japan Beer Sommelier Association, Wine Kingdom, the German Wine institute…
Other side activities: Matchmaking, store checks, … are also on the program for those searching for it.
Why is Japan interesting for international companies looking for new markets?
As one of the world’s strongest economy, Japan enjoys high levels of domestic consumption, with food and drink making up a significant proportion of its spending. Although the consumers feel the national culinary culture is part of their identity as a nation, there is a growing diversity in the product ranges available at supermarkets, department stores, grocers, and convenience stores.
The Japanese wine and spirits market is one of the liveliest in Asia-Pacific:
- 19.3% growth between 2008 and 2012
- Japan is the leading Asian importer of spirits
- Second largest importer of wines.
With more than 178,000 sales outlets, Japan has one of the best-developed sales networks in the world
Wine & Gourmet Japan, 15th till 17th of April 2015, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan, www.wineandgourmetjapan.com
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