52nd Supermarket Trade Show 2018 in February will host 2,025 companies and organizations exhibiting with 3,448 booths
 
Dec 18, 2017
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The New Supermarket Association of Japan [Head Office: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, President: Kiyoshi Yokoyama (CEO of ARCS COMPANY, LIMITED)] will hold the 52nd SUPERMARKET TRADE SHOW 2018 from February 14 (Wed) to 16 (Fri), 2018, in Makuhari Messe and will be celebrating its 60th anniversary. The event provides a venue to disseminate the latest information on supermarkets and the distribution industry.

With the environment surrounding supermarkets in a state of constant change, a diverse range of issue has drawn attention. Reaching the 52nd time of the holding Supermarket Trade Show has continued to play a key role in finding solutions to such varied issues. Setting "SOU NIPPON – Creation Japan" as the main theme, we hope the tradeshow will contribute to the building of abundant regional communities in Japan through the efforts of the exhibitors and visitors from throughout the country.

With 2,025 companies and organizations exhibiting with 3,448 booths (as of November 14, 2017) the tradeshow will surpass the previous year in scale. This year, over 1,510 Japanese regional product manufacturers will exhibit due to the coordination of municipalities and local financial institutions from across Japan. A total of 73 overseas companies from 14 countries are participating with 150 booths introduces a wide selection of products from various countries.

As the organizer’s project, new attractions will be introduced. “Japanese Craft Sake & Beer Zone”is the area you will meet products of craftsmen who value Japanese tradition. You can indulge in the art of craft and their passion for regional diet, food culture and history of Japan. The main product is “alcohol (sake)”. Japan quality is there to be fully displayed with the selected brewers’ specialty products.

Continuing from last year, organizer’s project “Future Store “NOW” –Study of Continuing Future Supermarket-“will be held. From consumers and retailers’ point of view, supermarket industry of near future has been studied continuously based on mid-long terms focusing on the theme “Issues to be solved now corresponding to near future situation”. The solution will be offered through the special exhibition booths.

Outline
◆Name:The 52nd Supermarket Trade Show 2018
◆Date:February 14(Wed.), 15(Thu.), 16(Fri.), 2018
10:00a.m.–5:00p.m. Closes at 4:00p.m. on the last day
◆Venue:Makuhari Messe
◆Theme:"SOU NIPPON – Creation Japan"
◆Organizer:New Supermarket Association of Japan
◆Official website:http://www.smts.jp/en/index.html
◆Official Support: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries / Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare /
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry / U.S. Agricultural Trade Office, The Embassy of the United States of America / Embassy of Italy Trade Promotion Section / Embassy of Canada / Economic and Commercial Office, Embassy of Spain / Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy / Embassy of Belgium /Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Trade and Investment Promotion Section / Embassy of Malaysia, Tokyo / Economic Division, Embassy of the Republic of South Africa / Trade Commission of Mexico - PROMEXICO JAPAN / Taiwan Trade Center, Tokyo / Food Marketing Institute Japan

Organizer’s Project
Japanese Craft Sake & Beer Zone [Hall 1]
“Japanese Craft Sake & Beer Zone”is the area you will meet products of craftsmen who value Japanese tradition. You can indulge in the art of craft and their passion for regional diet, food culture and history of Japan. The main product is “alcohol (sake)”. Japan quality is there to be fully displayed with the selected brewers’ specialty products. You can taste all the products on display.

Future Store “NOW” –Study of Continuing Future Supermarket-
From consumers and retailers’ point of view, supermarket industry of near future has been studied continuously based on mid-long terms focusing on the theme “Issues to be solved now corresponding to near future situation”. The solution will be offered through the exhibition booths, seminars and exhibit panels.

Special Lecture: “New Wave of Retail Business”
Speaker: Iris Hsiao (Bingo Box Taiwan, CEO)

OVERSEAS RETAILERS PROGRAM


A press conference for Supermarket Trade Show 2018 was held in South East Asia (The beginning of December). In order to promote the show and entice visitors, media related to food industry and local retailers were invited. Collected local retailer surveys will be utilized to broaden overseas sales channels for Japanese products in the future. (Outsourced to The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) )


This is especially optimized for overseas buyers. It will surely help the buyers to find the desired producers and you will find exactly what you are looking for.

Business Matching @FTJ2018 [Hall 9]
Business matching meeting with distribution buyers will be held.
Feb.14 (Wed.) ~Feb. 16(Fri.) Pre-registration is required.
The organizer: New Supermarket Association of Japan, The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

10th Best Store Manager Award
Excellent supermarket managers in Japan will be selected and publically recognized, followed by a panel discussion with the aim of improving the status of supermarkets.

Stage Programs [Hall 8 Seminar Stage]
Feb.14 (Wed.)
10:00a.m.~11:20a.m. <SMTS Speaks>
Title: Technological Singularity and Shangri-La, the ideal place
Speaker: Kiyoshi Yokoyama (Chairman of New Supermarket Association of Japan / CEO of ARCS COMPANY, LIMITED)

* Other specialized lectures, panel-discussion and etc. will be organized during the 3 days.
* Free attendance
* Pre-registration is not necessary. Please come to the venue directly.
* Capacity: about 250

* Main contents will be provided with real time subtitles in English by using speech recognition technology "UD Talk". UD Talk is a communication support and conversation visualization application.

By installing the free application UD Talk on your smartphone, you can view subtitles in nearly 30 languages other than English.

About Organizer
New Supermarket Association of Japan
Sakurai Bldg.4F, 3-19-8 Uchi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0047
Tel:03-3255-4825  Fax:03-3255-4826
Foundation: 1958 (Became an Incorporated Association in 1963. Renamed from Japan Self Service Association in Sep. 2010.)
Chairman: Kiyoshi Yokoyama (CEO of ARCS COMPANY, LIMITED)
Members: 316 regular members, 914 supporting members (as of Nov. 2017)
Contents of Business Operation: Conducting surveys, research, educational training and qualifying examination, issuing publications, organizing exhibitions, business matching project and etc. all concerning supermarkets.

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