Speaking as the fair concluded, Mr Yasushi Kajiwara, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd, commented: “Now in its second edition, Child Edu & Care Japan West continues to establish itself as the best place in the region for industry professionals to find the latest products, services, and knowledge related to childcare and education. Because of social changes happening in Japan, we expect the fair to become more and more relevant in the years ahead. Although Japan's birth rate is declining, the female employment rate is increasing and more women are continuing to work after giving birth. As a result, the demand for childcare is rising, especially in urban areas, while it’s widely acknowledged that the diversity and quality of facilities and services also needs to be improved.”
Reflecting a favourable industry outlook, exhibitors were pleased with both the quality and quantity of buyers who visited the fairground this year. “The number of visitors to our booth was up 30% compared to the last edition, and we were very pleased with the number of business meetings we had with visitors,” said Mr Masayuki Uemura, Sales Department, Osaka Head Office, Teramoto Corp. “In addition to introducing our new products to visitors, Child Edu & Care Japan West is a wonderful opportunity for us to talk directly with childcare facility operators to get ideas for the development of our next product line.”
Mr Yuichi Matsuyama of Sanwa Match Co Ltd, was equally pleased with the outcome of the show. He commented: “We have been exhibiting since 2019 at the sister fair in Tokyo and have had good results every time. Therefore, it was an easy decision for us to exhibit at the fair here in Osaka. The advantage of continuing to exhibit is that we are able to learn about industry trends in real time and directly understand the needs of visitors, which leads to improvements in our IT systems and services. We are looking forward to participating again next year.”
Featuring prominent industry figures, a total of 18 seminars were held over the two-day fair period, covering topical issues, government policies and exhibitor presentations that delved into new products and services. The latest know-how related to the future management of childcare facilities and improvements to daily operations were also on the agenda.
The next edition of Child Edu & Care Japan West will be held from 19 – 20 July 2023 at Mydome Osaka.
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Other childcare-related shows by Messe Frankfurt include:
・ Child Edu & Care Japan
21 - 22 November 2022, Tokyo International Forum
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
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