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First Reed Japan Events Since The Earthquake Deliver Over 55,000 Attendees

Reed Exhibitions Japan has won acclaim from the Japanese exhibition industry, its customers and partners for opening the doors on its first major events since the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11. Finetech, FilmTech and Photonix filled 12,000 sqm (net) of the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition venue, with over 700 exhibitors, attracting 55,323 attendees.

Commenting on the success of the events, Reed Exhibitions Japan’s President, Tad Ishizumi said: “We were of course deeply concerned in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami but it quickly became clear that Tokyo was relatively unaffected. We decided that the best way to help Japan through this disaster was to deliver a successful exhibition that would contribute to the revitalisation of Japan’s economy and secure new business for all our customers. After a lengthy dialogue with the concerned parties, we set about encouraging our exhibitors back one at a time.”

“It has been difficult because the excessively negative news has made overseas exhibitors and visitors afraid to come to Japan,” continued Ishizumi.  “However, we hope that the success of Finetech, FilmTech and Photonix will demonstrate to all that it is ‘business as usual’ in Tokyo.”

All future events organised by Reed Exhibitions Japan will be held as scheduled.