Thursday, November 7, 2013

Part 2: 76th Tokyo International Gift Show – The Logistics

…continuing on from last week’s post about the Tokyo Gift Fair, Courtney offers some advice on getting around Tokyo:

Tokyo itself is also impressive: safe, clean, friendly, easy to get around, and not as expensive as I had imagined (prices for food and transport were the same, if not cheaper than Australia).

Our trip was facilitated by Australia company, Skyarc. Skyarc Director, Kenzo Selby assisted in organizing our accommodation and provided other useful local information on the Gift Fair and getting around Tokyo. Kenzo is a fluent Japanese speaker (having lived in Japan for a number of years) and assisted us in arranging meetings with suppliers. He was available throughout the duration of the show to assist and answer any questions we had. We really appreciated this additional support from a fellow Aussie who had a good understanding of the Japanese market and culture. Read more...

http://blog.agha.com.au/2013/11/part-2-76th-tokyo-international-gift-show-the-logistics/

Friday, November 1, 2013

Part 1: 76th Tokyo International Gift Show

I have one regret about our trip to Tokyo, and that’s that we didn’t discover Japan sooner. Our company was selected by the Tokyo Gift Fair Buyer Program facilitated by Skyarc this year. The purpose of this initiative is to increase international exposure to Japanese Gift and Homewares suppliers.

The Tokyo Gift Fair is the largest International Trade Show in Japan. Over 200,000 visitors attend and 2400 companies (4100 booths) exhibit at the Fair. The majority of exhibitors are from Japan, with a representation of exhibitors from other Asian countries such as China, Korea and Indonesia. The Fair also has international areas where products from specific counties such as U.S.A, Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, and China were showcased. The majority of visitors are from Asia. We bumped into a few Americans, but overall the number of international buyers was limited. Read more...


http://blog.agha.com.au/2013/11/76th-tokyo-international-gift-show/

ACTease November 2013

One of my favourite excursions on a sunny weekend in Canberra is a stroll around Lake Burley Griffin, followed by a wander through the NGA and National Portrait Gallery (and a sneaky coffee stop at one of the gallery cafes). The best thing about November in Canberra is that there are usually more sunny weekends to choose from, as the warmer weather finally arrives. Checking out a couple of exhibitions can easily turn into a fun day out when you throw in a bit of walking between galleries and a couple of coffee stops for good measure…
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http://www.troublemag.com/actease-november-2013/
Richard AVEDON, Elizabeth Taylor, cock feathers by Anello of Emme, New York studio, July 1964. © The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York