I would like to express my deepest sympathy to everyone who is affected by the spread of the COVID-19. I sincerely hope that the situation will settle down as soon as possible, and that everyone will be safe and in good health.
FOOMA JAPAN was forced to be cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, in connection with the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games by one year, the venue at Tokyo Big Sight, which was firmly reserved for June 2021, was also forced to be changed. While we were requested to make a severe judgment as the organizer, we received opinions from many people saying that FOOMA JAPAN 2021 should be held by all means. In response to these opinions, we decided that we should hold FOOMA JAPAN 2021 at “Aichi Sky Expo,” the newest and one of the largest exhibition centers in Japan, to provide exhibitors with a place where they could make public their achievements in technological development, as well as the food industry, with the place where the challenges faced by the industry can be resolved.
The 44th FOOMA JAPAN 2021 will be held with the theme “Ideas Change the Future of Food,“ as the general exhibition of food technologies covering all industries related to food. In conjunction with the exhibition of cutting-edge products, technologies and services, we intend to further contribute to the development of the entire food industry through suggestions with new ideas concerning food technologies, which respond to coexistence with COVID-19 and the society after COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you at FOOMA JAPAN 2021.
I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to everyone who is affected by the spread of the COVID-19. I sincerely hope that the situation will settle down as soon as possible, and that everyone will be in good health. I also know how everyone is concerned about the current disaster.
FOOMA JAPAN 2021 will be held at Aichi Sky Expo, one of the largest exhibition centers in Japan with the latest facilities, adjacent to the Chubu Centrair International Airport. We, the exhibition committee, understand that our mission is to deliver great results to exhibitors in terms of their business by contributing to successful business negotiations and the acquisition of new customers.
It is more important to us than ever to focus on attracting customers in order to ensure that many people will visit the exhibition. Under the “new style” of holding events in line with the COVID-19 prevention guidelines formulated by the Government, local governments and the Japan Exhibition Association, and in a unified manner with the exhibition center, we intend to hold the exhibition taking sufficient measures to ensure the safety and security of exhibitors and visitors.
We are confident that this exhibition held in Aichi, which is located in the center of Japan, will attract visitors from not only the Chubu, Tokai, Kinki and Kanto regions, but also from Hokkaido and the Kyushu region owing to convenient air access. We believe that this will be an impetus to create business opportunities.
More than ever before, we will fulfill our responsibilities with as much vigor as possible so that many exhibitors will participate in the exhibition and achieve maximum results through suggestions that could change the future of food.