This weekend I am in Kita-Kyushu for the Western Japan Total Living Show. The Canadian Embassy arranged the space for us and I am down here with Chuck Tanaka of the Canada Tsuga Partnership.
In the past, this show was well attended by construction industry people from across Kyushu. Unfortunately from last year the organizers started putting more emphasis on attracting consumers which is not our target. As a result, things were very slow on the first two days. Things have picked up today, but the organizers will need to rethink their strategy if they want to keep this show going. Losing the TLS would be unfortunate as it is the last major building materials show west of Osaka.
The one benefit of the slow pace of this year's TLS has been that I have been able to spend time talking to the other exhibitors. Too bad they are all just complaing about the poor attendence!