SCAJ2018, the biggest specialty coffee event in Asia!

About SCAJ2018
Event Overview / Schedule / Theme
Name SCAJ World Specialty Coffee Conference and Exhibition 2018
Theme The Sustainable Future of Coffee
Date and time September 26 (Wed)-28 (Fri), 2018 10:00-17:00 (until 16:00 on the last day)
Venue TOKYO BIG SIGHT WEST HALL 3 & 4
Organizer Specialty Coffee Association of Japan
Supported by ・Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
・Tokyo Metropolitan Government
・Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Number of Visitors 40,000 expected(Number of visitors at SCAJ 2017: 29,801 visitors / West hall 4 only)
Admission fee ・Regular:JPY 1,500 (tax-included)
・Pre-booked:JPY 1,000 (tax-included)
Introduction
 Thank you for your ongoing support of the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan.

 Specialty coffee consumption in Japan continues to grow. An Association survey conducted in 2016 found that specialty coffee accounts for more than 8% of all coffee consumed. This year's survey is currently being conducted and is expected to announce even greater growth. The size of the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan has grown alongside, with a membership including companies and individuals that has grown to over 1,700 members as of December 2017.
The Association's biggest event is being held again this year: SCAJ World Specialty Coffee Conference and Exhibition 2018 will be conducted over three days at Tokyo Big Sight from September 26 (Wednesday) to September 28 (Friday).

 This year's theme is “The Sustainable Future of Coffee.” This will no doubt be a critical theme for those affiliated with producer countries, which are being impacted by climate change on a global scale. But it is also highly relevant for those affiliated with consumer countries, which have to continually improve product quality and services amid intensifying competition. The exhibition will see organizations from 23 countries, including coffee producer nations, set up roughly 250 booths designed after this theme to showcase related machines and equipment, disseminate a range of information, and conduct quality seminars, among other things. The finals for various specialty coffee competitions will also be held. The champions of these competitions in Japan have gone on to become world champions in recent years — evidence of Japan's world-leading level of competition.

 We sincerely hope you will be able to take time out of your busy schedules to attend SCAJ 2018. Asia's largest specialty coffee exhibition, SCAJ 2018 will open the door to the latest information and valuable connections that will undoubtedly benefit your coffee business.
 I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the consistent and wonderful support everyone has shown the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan (SCAJ).

 Thanks to all of you, the SCAJ is celebrating its 15th anniversary, in commemoration of which we have made a new start as we prepare to hold our 14th exhibition this year.

Last year, a total of 126 specialty coffee companies, organizations and other groups from 25 countries and regions including coffee producing countries exhibited at 246 booths at SCAJ 2017.

 In addition, a record-surpassing total of 29,801 people from 28 countries and regions visited the exhibition during the three-day event. This is also a demonstration of the value that people from both Japan and the rest of the world attach to this event, which is the largest dedicated to specialty coffee in Asia.

 In celebration of our 15th year, we have significantly increased the venue area for World Specialty Coffee Conference & Exhibition 2018. Tokyo Big Sight’s 4,680 m² West Hall 3 and 6,840 m² West Hall 4 will provide a total floor area of 11,520 m² or approximately 1.6 times that of last year’s conference. World Specialty Coffee Conference & Exhibition 2018 will be the biggest event that SCAJ has ever held.

 The enlarged venue will provide room for a variety of new projects as well as competitions, which previously had to be held outside the exhibition hall. These competitions will significantly add to the exhibition’s energy and enthusiasm. In addition, this year, space will be set up for business discussions and negotiations, which had to be conducted outside the venue last year due to floor area constraints. I believe that this new area will help all participants further advance their businesses.

 Information about the rapidly-advancing specialty coffee industry will be available at SCAJ 2018 before anywhere else.

 We hope that you will be able to personally experience the innovative progress that everything associated with specialty coffee continues to demonstrate and have a chance to see firsthand the excellence of specialty coffee, an enticing beverage that amazes and inspires people around the world as it continues to become an integral part of our modern lifestyle.
Features of the exhibition
Features 1
The biggest specialty coffee event in Asia
which Companies in the coffee business gather from Japan and abroad.
Number of companies participating in 2017:126
Number of exhibition booths in 2017: 246
Features 2
Introduce and tasting the finest specialty coffee beans
from prominent producing countries.
Features 3
Latest coffee machines, roasting machines and other items displayed and demonstrated
Features 4
Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops by Coffee Specialists from around the world
Seminars:Producing Country Seminars, Company Seminars, SCAJ Committee Seminars
Features 5
2018 Competitions
JBC2018 / Japan Barista Championship 2018
WSC2018 / World Siphonist Championship 2018
JBrC2018 / Japan Brewers Cup 2018
JCTC2018 / Japan Cup Tasters Championship 2018
RMTC2018 / Roast Masters Team Challenge 2018
Previous Year Data
Number of visitors
Date Weather Number of visitors Vs. PY
9/20(Wed) Clear with occasional clouds 10,131 persons 8.7%
9/21(Thu) Clear 11,421 persons 13.4%
9/22(Fri) Cloudy, then rainy 8,249 persons 11.9%
Total 29,801 persons 11.3%
Participating countries/regions
Participating
countries
(countries
and regions)
 28 countries
・America ・Australia ・Brazil ・Canada ・China ・Colombia
・Costa Rica ・El Salvador ・Ethiopia ・Guatemala ・Honduras ・Hong Kong
・India ・Indonesia ・Italy ・Jamaica ・Japan ・Korea
・Malaysia ・Nicaragua ・Panama ・Peru ・Rwanda ・Singapore
・Taiwan ・Thailand ・Uganda ・Vietnam
(abbreviations in alphabetic order)
Exhibitor countries/regions
Exhibition booths   126 companies/246 booths  
・America ・Australia ・Brazil ・Canada ・China ・Colombia
・Costa Rica ・El Salvador ・Ethiopia ・Guatemala ・Honduras ・Hong Kong
・India ・Indonesia ・Italy ・Jamaica ・Japan ・Korea
・Malaysia ・Nicaragua ・Panama ・Peru ・Rwanda ・Singapore
・Taiwan ・Thailand ・Uganda ・Vietnam
Seminar organizers  16 companies * Excluding seminars held by SCAJ
Exhibitor countries (country and region)  25 countries
・America ・Brazil ・Burundi ・Canada ・China ・Colombia
・Costa Rica ・El Salvador ・Ethiopia ・Guatemala ・Honduras ・India
・Indonesia ・Italy ・Jamaica ・Japan ・Korea ・Nicaragua
・Panama ・Rwanda ・Singapore ・Taiwan ・Tanzania ・Uganda
・Vietnam
(abbreviations in alphabetic order)
SCAJ2017 List of Exhibitors (126 companies/246 booths)
1883 MAISON ROUTIN
39Arita
All Round Tea co., ltd
Alliance for Coffee Excellence / Cup of Excellence
ALLPRESS ESPRESSO JAPAN Co.,Ltd
AMERICAN PRESS/ARK TRADING,INC.
Anfim S.r.l
AOYOSHI.,LTD.
ASAHIYA PUBLISHING CO.,LTD.
Asiamix Japan Limited
ASTORIA - WEGA
ATAKA TRADING CO., LTD
Bach Kaffee co.
BODUM® Japan Co., Ltd
Bontain Coffee co.,Ltd.
Brazil Specialty Coffee Association
BREWMATIC JAPAN Ltd.
C-COOP
Café de Costa Rica
CAFE DE EL SALVADOR
CAFE DE HONDURAS
CAFE DU BURUNDI
Cafe Paulista/Nitto Coffee Co.,Ltd.
Café de Nicaragua 
CAPITAL CORPORATION
CERRAD COFFEE & COMPANY Ltd.
COFFEE BOARD OF INDIA
COLOMBIAN COFFEE GROWERS FEDERATION
Corsoyard
Cupping Spoon Coffee Accessories
Daiichi Denshi,Inc.
DCS Co.,Ltd.
De'Longhi Japan Corp.
DKSH Japan K.K
ECOPRESSO
ECOTACT
ESPRO / araddin
Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association
Eureka - Conti Valerio srl
EVERPURE JAPAN, INC.
FBC International Inc.
FELICITA CO.,LTD
FMI Corporation
Fuji Electric Co.,Ltd.
Fuso Industries Co., Ltd.
green brewing
Guatemalan Coffees
HARIO CO.,LTD.
HoneyCoffee
Indonesia Pavilion
INFINITY CO.,LTD.
innocent coffee
Intelligent Sensor Technology.Inc
International Women's Coffee Alliance Japan Chapter
Jamaica Coffee Exporters’ Association
Japan Roasters’ Network
Jiyonson Corp. Ltd.
kaico
Kalita Co., Ltd.
Kanematsu Corporation / Brazil Daterra Coffee Farm
KEY COFFEE INC
KINTO CO., LTD.
La Minita Coffee
LOCA Coffee Ceramic Filter
LUCKY COFFEE MACHINE CO.,LTD.
MacMa Co., Ltd.
Makino Seikan Co.,Ltd.
MAMBO COFFEE COMPANY LIMITED
Maruka Corporation
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
MC Agri Alliance Ltd.
Melitta Japan
Mercanta & ECOM Coffee Group
Minimal -Bean to Bar Chocolate-
MIYAZAKI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.
Mybestgranola, inc.
NAKAMURA SHOTEN Co.,Ltd.
Neuhaus Neotec Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
Nichifutsu Boeki K.K.
NICONOS
NINETY PLUS JAPAN
NIPPON COFFEE TRADING CO.,LTD.
NIS Foods Service Corporation
Northern Commercial,Ltd.
OGAWA COFFEE CO.,LTD.
Oishi and Associates Limited
ORGANO CORPORATION
OXO International, Inc. /Y-YACHT Co.,Ltd.
Panasonic
RichSun
RIVERS CO.,LTD
Roast hut
Roastmaxtor.com
S. ISHIMITSU & CO.,LTD.
SANYO SANGYO CO.,LTD.
SATAKE CORPORATION
SAZA COFFEE Co.,Ltd
SMART.Z
Specialty Coffee of Panama
SS&W JAPAN
Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company, Inc.
Takahiro Inc.
The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda
TOEI KOGYO CO.,LTD.
TOKAN KOGYO CO.,JP / Sunnap Co.,Ltd.
True Systems Co., Ltd
TRUNG NGUYEN GROUP CORPORATION
UCC UESHIMA COFFEE CO.,Ltd
UGANDA COFFEE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
US FOODS&CO.,LTD.
Volcafe Ltd. Japan
WATARU&CO., LTD / PSI CO., LTD.
WELD ONE
Windfarm Co.Ltd
WMF Japan Corporation
YAMANI PACKAGE Co.LTD
Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union Ltd
SCAJ2019
More information will be released at a later date.
SCAJ2018 Conference Office
■Event & Convention House, Inc
Shuwa Okachimachi Bldg.8F, 4-27-5 Taito Taito-ku,Tokyo 110-0016 Japan
・TEL:+81-3-3831-2698 FAX:+81-3-5807-3019 
・EMAIL: info@scajconference.jp
*Weekdays 10:00~18:00(JST)
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