Interpets - International Fair for a Better Life with Pets - is preparing to host its fourth edition at a new location at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan, after hosting the previous three shows in August at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan. The show will be hosted from July 24-27, 2014.
Katsuya Kashiwagi, project manager of Interpets, Mesago Messe Frankfurt Corp. commented: "We shifted the fair date one month earlier to July in order to fit into the business season of the industry better. In addition, Tokyo Big Sight, the new venue, is located in the heart of Tokyo and easily accessible from main public transportation terminals. We will offer a more effective business opportunity for both exhibitors and visitors."
The 2014 show will focus not only on adding more variety to its exhibitors and lineup of events but also on providing the latest information through seminars and lectures. One featured event is the Business-Matching Meeting. The face-to-face business meeting offers overseas exhibitors an opportunity to directly appeal their products to purchasing decision-makers from leading retailers, wholesalers and importers in the Japanese pet industries.
The fair opens exclusively to trade visitors on the first day, and then to both trade and public visitors from the second day until the end.
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