Source: BioFach Globally
At this point of time, it looks like BioFach Japan can take place again this year, according to Frank Venjakob, Director International Exhibitions, NürnbergMesse. The slight damage to the Big Sight Exhibition Centre from the earthquake in mid March has now been repaired. Official exhibition operation was resumed in May and the hotels and infrastructure are fully available. The first exhibitors have already registered for the fair, which will take place in Tokyo from 1 to 3 November 2011.
The Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) reported that two of the eight German pavilions had been cancelled in connection with the earthquake. Preparations for the pavilions in autumn are continuing, however. According to current reports from the German embassy in Japan, which fully resumed its operations in Tokyo at the end of April, a stay in the Tokyo/Yokohama region is safe from a radiological viewpoint at this point of time. Radiation values determined by the Japanese government are within the natural fluctuation margin and not higher than the average values of natural radiation in German cities. A long-term forecast of the radiation contamination from the reactor accident in Fukushima, however, is not possible.
In 2010, BioFach Japan celebrated its 10th birthday, and more than 17,000 visitors came to the exhibition centre - a rise of 25 % on the previous edition. 258 exhibitors from 17 countries displayed their products and services at the biggest Japanese exhibition for organic and natural products, green cosmetics and eco-textiles. At the oldest daughter of the global organic trade fair BioFach, the new hall structure with the Organic Food Gallery, Vivaness Cosmetic Parlour, Organic Textile Street and Natural Eco Plaza resulted in an even clearer layout and more efficient presentations and visits.