JAPAN - The 25th edition of the biennial TOKYO PACK, Asia’s largest packaging show (7th – 10th October, Tokyo Big Sight), saw visitor numbers hit 178,698, significantly higher than the 175,870 that visited in the last show edition in 2012.
Exhibitor numbers also grew by more than 7% from the last show edition to 654 companies, of which 99 were first-time exhibitors at TOKYO PACK.
A total of 139 foreign exhibitors from 15 countries – China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Germany, Italy, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S.A - were present at TOKYO PACK 2014, and reported numerous new leads gained from exhibiting at the show.
A total of 3,422 overseas visitors from 45 countries also registered for the exhibition, jumping almost 40% from the 2,031 who attended the 2012 show. The official Packaging Insight Japan Tour - a one-day orientation program held on 6 October and designed by TOKYO PACK exhibition owner-operator the Japanese packaging industry association Japan Packaging Institute (JPI) and EP Resources Pte Ltd, Singapore, to help foreign visitors gain the maximum benefit from their visit to TOKYO PACK - was also fully booked, and included the participation of a 42-strong delegation from Thailand.
Mr. Yoichi Sonoyama, Secretary General of the TOKYO PACK 2014 Secretariat, said, “As the only international show dedicated to the Package, TOKYO PACK has always been a key exhibition venue for the latest cutting-edge packaging solutions and technologies. This year has been no different; TOKYO PACK 2014 has enjoyed another successful run with our highest exhibitor figures to date, and record visitor numbers.
“As Secretary General of TOKYO PACK, I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation to all the people, both from Japan and around the globe, who visited TOKYO PACK 2014.”
The exhibition owner and organizer, Japan Packaging Institute (JPI), is already planning for the 26th edition of the show. The next TOKYO PACK will be held in October 2016.
“We are constantly pushing ourselves to better serve our Japanese packaging industry, and in 2016 we aim to help further promote Japanese packaging companies, and build even stronger bridges between them and domestic as well as international customers,” said Mr. Sonoyama.
“We look forward to welcoming exhibitors looking gain to new business opportunities in Japan and Asia, and visitors sourcing for unique advanced packaging solutions at TOKYO PACK 2016.”
About Tokyo Pack
Launched in 1966 and owned and operated directly by the Japan Packaging Institute (JPI), the biennial (every two years) exhibition will feature more than 2,600 booths representing 680 companies in the 51,380m2 exhibition space, which attracts more than 70,000 visitors from inside Japan and overseas.
During TOKYO PACK 2014, more than 178,600 people visited during the four-day exhibition. For more information, visit here.