|By PR Newswire||
|October 18, 2012 04:00 AM EDT||
- Show Report: http://www.hijapan.info/eng/past_report/past_report.html
TOKYO, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hi/S-tec Japan 2012 was held in Tokyo from 3-5 October 2012. As Asia's largest ingredients trade show for functional and health ingredients, the 2012 show had 540 exhibitors with 830 booths and more than 380 exhibitor presentations. Furthermore, a total of 36 high profile conferences were held in conjunction with the exhibition, focusing on the latest trends in the Japanese food market and product research and development.
Heightened awareness of health issues among Japanese consumers and receptiveness to innovative products and health concepts means that Japan is at the forefront of the development and commercialisation of health foods, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, supplements, natural and organic foods. High purchasing power, an aging population, and keen consumer awareness of health products is now creating perfect conditions for the manufacturers and suppliers of healthy processed foods in Japan. What's more, people's demand for beauty on the inside is also markedly growing. As a result, the 2012 show attracted more attention than ever.
Japan's demand for ingredients from abroad is getting stronger as Japanese companies continually expand their lists of health-related products. Hi/S-tec Japan is now established as a global event with strong international participation. The 2012 show featured exhibitors from 16 countries and visitors from 30 countries. In addition to four country/region pavilions from the USA, Canada, South Korea and Taiwan, there were several international exhibitors from Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Norway, New Zealand, India, Chile and countries from West Africa. When it comes to international visitors, not only nearby Asian countries such as South Korea, China, Thailand and Malaysia were present but also countries from Oceania, North America and Europe came to the 2012 show, and the number of representative countries came out to 30, the highest since Hi/S-tec Japan started 23 years ago.
Next year the show will be held from 9-11 October 2013. Marking our 24th anniversary, this show is expected to be larger and more international. Information for next year's show is below:
Health Ingredients (Hi)/Safety and Technology (S-tec) Japan 2013
10am-5pm, 9-11 October 2013
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center - West Hall 1, 2 and Atrium, Tokyo, Japan
The organizer of Hi/S-tec Japan 2013 is UBM Media Co., Ltd.