Jim Ivanoff

BC Wood is once again organizing the Canadian Pavilion at the Japan Home & Building Show on behalf of the wood industry. This show is held at Tokyo Big Sight and this year it will run from November 15th to 17th.
Since last year, the organizers of the Japan Home Show have been targeting the hospitality industry with a new zone for interior fixtures. This is of course because of the rush to build and refurbish hotels and resorts to accommodate the growing number of inbound travelers. Last year, 24 million people visited Japan and this number is expected to grow to 40 million annual visitors by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics; therefore, there is a great need to expand Japan’s tourism infrastructure.
Also, continuing from last year will be the dedicated kitchen and bath zone. It has always been strange that Japan did not have a kitchen and bath show so it is hoped that the Japan Home Show will build this section into the main annual event for the industry.
Those interested in learning more about the show should contact Jim Ivanoff at ivanoff@canadawood.jp.
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