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Foodex Japan 2016: record number of exhibitors expected

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CHIMA, Japan – JMA (Japan Management Association and four other related organizations will host FOODEX JAPAN 2016 – Asia’s largest food and beverage trade show – for four days, from March 8th(Tue) through March 11th(Fri) at Makuhari Messe, Chiba. This is one of Asia’s largest international exhibitions on food and drinks.

This year marks the 41st edition, and about 3,000 food and beverage makers and sellers from 79 countries and regions, the highest number ever, will be exhibiting. Over the 4 days of the exhibition, about 77,000 buyers from food service, distribution, and trading companies are expected to attend.

Attention will be given to the expansion of business opportunities domestically and internationally before the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Many buyers will also be attending from abroad, and negotiations will be held with domestic makers for the purpose of overseas development.

The latest information for food in 2016 will be presented in exhibitions, seminars, and grand prix on topics such as “the latest overseas trends,” “the perspective of women/mothers,” “domestic and international food,” and “superfoods.”

General Information

Name: FOODEX JAPAN 2016 (The 41th International Food & Beverage Exhibition)


Date/Time: March 8 (Tue.) – 11 (Fri.), 2016, 10:00 – 17:00 (Last day: 10:00 – 16:30)
Venue: Makuhari Messe, Halls 1-9

Organized by: Japan Management Association, Japan Hotel Association, Japan Ryokan & Hotel Association, Japan Restaurant Association, Japan Tourism Facilities Association

Supported by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan Tourism Agency, The Prefecture of Chiba, The City of Chiba, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Exhibiting Countries & Regions: 79 Countries & Regions (including Japan)

Number of Exhibitors: 3,000 exhibitors (Japanese: 1,200/ Overseas: 1,800)

Number of visitors (expected): 77,000 trade professionals (Previous show: 77,361) Exhibits: Foods, Beverage

Visitors: Buyers from food and beverage industry sectors

Admission: JPY 5,000 – (including tax) per day. Visitors with registration cards from the exhibitor admitted free of charge. General public will not be admitted.


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