SMTS2018 will set up a concierge desk especially optimized for overseas buyers
Sep 06, 2017

“Newly installed service: Concierge desk for overseas buyers”

SMTS2018 will set up a concierge desk 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!

Concierge desk will be set up in Central Mall, next to the main registration in front of Hall 1-8

The function of the concierge desk

  • Visitor Registration (Questionnaire)
    Registration can be completed at the concierge desk. You will also be asked to answer some simple questions. We will introduce the optimized way to visit the show after studying your answer.
  • Introduction of the exhibitors who are ready to export
    We will pick up the exhibitors who are ready to export and indicate the information clearly. It will make your tour in the venue far more easier!
  • Free-of-charge interpreter service
    Free-of-charge interpreter service is available in order to help your business meeting.
  • Free-of-charge import export business consulting service
    Professional import export business consultant who is specialized in food import/export will give you advice. You can ask anything such as the current Japanese food market or things you need to be careful about when you start business with a Japanese company.


  • Supermarket Trade Show 2018 (SMTS2018)
  • Duration: February 14th (Wednesday) to 16th (Friday), 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    *The last day will close at 4:00pm.
  • Venue: Makuhari Messe (Using all facilities 72,000㎡ with other 3 exhibitions)
  • Organizer: New Supermarket Association of Japan
  • Admission: JPY5,000 *Only charged to visitors without an invitation ticket. Only Industry participant and those over 18 years old are permitted.
  • Visitors: About 86,768 ( The year of 2017 with other 3 exhibitions)
  • Other events during the show: SMTS2018 Special Project ; “Future Store ‘NOW’ - Continuous study of near future supermarket” (visit to for more details) /  Reception party / Stages / Professional seminars
  • Concurrent Show :
    -The 13th Kodawari Food Fair 2018 (An exhibition highlighting unique specialties from all over Japan)
    -The Delicatessen Trade Show 2018 (An exhibition providing the latest information on ready meals industry)
    -GAISYOKU FOOD TABLE 2018 (An exhibition for the food service industry)

    About Organizer

    New Supermarket Association of Japan
    Sakurai Bldg.4F, 3-19-8 Uchi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0047
    Tel:+81-3-3255-4825  Fax:+81-3-3255-4826
    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: About 330 regular members (about 6,000 stores), about 880 supporting members (as of Apr., 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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