Asia’s premier packaging exhibition Tokyo Pack 2014 opened on Tuesday, Oct. 7, with 680 companies in the 553,050-square-foot exhibition space showcasing cutting-edge Japanese packaging solutions and technologies designed and developed to meet today’s consumer needs and demands.
Tokyo Pack 2014 Helps Businesses and Consumers Create a Sustainable Society
Shigeki Iwai, parliamentary vice minister of economy, trade and industry; Motoki Ozaki, president of the Japan Packaging Institute; Shigetaro Asano, vice president of the Japan Packaging Institute; Kiyoshi Otsubo, vice president of the Japan Packaging Institute; Yoshitaka Ozawa, chairman of Tokyo Pack Working Committee; and Steven Pacitti, vice president of International Packaging Press Organization, officiated at the opening ceremony of Tokyo Pack 2014 in the morning.
Describing Tokyo Pack 2014 as a “global venue for the exchange of packaging information, the exploration of next generation packaging, and the promotion of international friendship”, Ozaki, president of the Japan Packaging Institute (JPI) – the industry packaging association that also owns and operates Tokyo Pack 2014 – says, “Recently the Japanese economy has begun to see some hopeful signs, but the packaging industry still has to negotiate some difficult phases with the hike in consumption tax and the rising raw material costs.
“A major challenge for Japan’s packaging industry today is how it contributes to the formation of a sustainable society by realizing a packaging industry harmonized with society."
At Tokyo Pack 2014, Ozaki expressed confidence that the exhibition will help both exhibitors and visitors alike explore the latest advanced Japanese packaging solutions and technologies developed for today’s business and consumer needs to help create a sustainable society.
Ozaki says, "On behalf of JPI, I would like to express my deepest thanks to all of you who have given us liberal support and cooperation for the opening of this fair, and express my genuine appreciation to the exhibitors for their great assistance and to the ministries and agencies concerned and various other organizations for their support and cooperation."
Pacitti, vice president of International Packaging Press Organisation, says, “Japan has long pioneered developments in all areas of packaging and there remains a direct correlation here between product quality and packaging quality.
"Japanese packaging often transcends the basic objective of protecting a product and creates an object that demands attention in its own right. The technologies and science behind those solutions have enabled Japanese companies to enjoy great success on the international stage. And what better place to showcase these solutions than here, at Tokyo Pack."