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 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
 I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their continuing understanding, cooperation, and participation in events and activities sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan (SCAJ).

 It has been almost 30 years since the arrival of specialty coffee. Consumption of specialty coffee has steadily risen sustained by stable demand not only in advanced consumer nations in Europe and North America but also Asia. As an industry too, the successful business model used by specialty coffee has continued to prosper.

 In Japan as well, while import and consumption of commercial coffee have remained almost flat, specialty coffee consumption has steadily increased and the market continues to expand every year.

 One reason for this remarkable market growth has been the appreciation shown by consumers for the excellent and diverse quality of specialty coffee. This attractive beverage continues to become an established part of more and more consumer’s lives.

 To further expand the specialty coffee market and gain even more customer support, additional innovation is required in distribution and technology to enhance the quality of production, variety and manufacture of specialty coffee.

 It is in such a market environment that the SCAJ will hold its largest exposition ever, World Specialty Coffee Conference & Exhibition 2018, in September of this year. This year also marks SCAJ’s 15th anniversary in commemoration of which the exhibition floor space will be 1.6 times last year’s floor area in order to meet the ever-growing needs of exhibitors.

 It is our hope that information about diverse and innovative products, technologies, and logistics available through this exhibition will be of use to your specialty coffee businesses and contribute to your success.

As of February 2018
 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
World Siphonist Championship(WSC)
Japan Barista Championship(JBC) Semi Final / Final
Japan Brewers Cup(JBrC)Final
Japan Cup Tasters Championship(JCTC)Semi Final / Final
Roast Masters Team Challenge(RMTC)
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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