Hi/FiT/S-tec Japan 2017 - 4-6 October 2017

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Ingredients for Health, Functional and Organic Foods

The 28th Anniversary – Japan’s Largest Trade Show for Functional & Health Ingredients

Japan is the birthplace of the functional ingredients industry, with its long tradition of enhancing food products to promote good health. This budding market continues to grow rapidly, and key players from around the world are coming to Hi Japan to witness the ongoing evolution of the functional ingredients industry.

In an ageing population, people are now giving more attention to health-related food, such as functional food and nutraceuticals. Today, 60% of the Japanese people use health supplements, with 60% of those who take them satisfied with the effectiveness.

What’s more, the new Japanese health claim regulation, “Foods with Function Claims” (FFC) started in 2015, and this is expected to have a significant economic impact on the Japanese health-related market. More than 100 companies and over 400 products have been accepted for the new claims, as of October 2016. Half of the accepted FFC are supplements at the moment, but now, the number of accepted processed foods with FFC, such as snacks and beverages, has been increasing. Furthermore, the online registration of FFC began in April 2016, and 1,000 new ones are expected to be accepted in 2017. The functional food, supplement and nutraceutical market in Japan is expected to grow dramatically in the coming years. To develop those products, finding functional ingredients and valuable ways of the applications is a big theme in the food industry, nutraceutical industry and even pharmaceutical industry today.

Furthermore, the Japanese market is also drawing more attention from overseas, especially from Asian countries, as the whole of Asia is beginning to see a growing health-related food market. In 2016, more than 100 overseas exhibitors participated, whose number is about 20% higher than the previous year.

Hi Japan is a global business platform that offers the opportunity to drive forward product development initiatives. Attending the annual show is a “MUST” event for every manufacturer, company or brand involved in the functional and health ingredients industry. Hi Japan has been the leading industry tradeshow that consistently delivers a worldwide audience of functional and health ingredients professionals for the past 27 years. The show has continually evolved and adapted in innovative ways, to ensure it reflects the dynamics of this ever-changing global industry.

Co-located alongside Hi Japan is the FiT Japan and the S-tec Japan Exhibition. FiT Japan features ingredients and technology for better taste, and S-tec Japan is the ONLY exhibition for food safety and quality control in Japan. These parallel events provide a one-step source of information on “health”, “taste” and “safety and quality”, and attract all of the professionals from the food industry to one location.

Exhibitor Presentations

Exhibitor Presentations are programmes where exhibitors present papers introducing new products, research results and new business development announcements. As the new Japanese health claim, Foods with Function Claims (FFC), started in 2015, and one of the hot topics involve evidence-supported ingredients, which more exhibitors are likely to introduce at the presentations. A total of 330 presentations, including several English presentations, were given by exhibitors during Hi Japan 2016.

Special Conference

In addition to the Exhibitor Presentations, there was a Special Conference that featured high-profile speakers who presented papers on the latest developments in ingredients technology, marketing trends and advances in food safety and quality control. There were 31 conferences during Hi Japan 2016, and the hot topics were on Foods with Function Claims (FFC), lactic acid bacteria and sports nutrition ingredients.

Exhibitor Profile

Functional Ingredients

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Phospholipid
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Polysaccharides
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Yeast
  • Sugar Alcohol
  • Plant Extracts
  • Proteins
  • Peptides
  • Amino Acids
  • Algal Fungi

Natural Food Ingredients

  • Fruits and Vegetable Ingredients
  • Cereal and Potatoes Ingredients
  • Sea Foods and Meat Products
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Fats and Oils
  • Seeds
  • Bee Products
  • Tea Ingredients
  • Natural Salts
  • Dairy Products
  • Soya Products
  • Seaweed

Food Additives

  • Seasoning
  • Emulsifier
  • Flavour
  • Pigment
  • Acidulant
  • Sweeteners
  • Shelflife-Improving Agent
  • Freshness-keeping Agent
  • Gelling Thickening Stabiliser
  • Enzyem

Contract Manufacturing / Testing

  • Powder / Tablet / Capsule Processing
  • Pulverising / Shredded / Pelletisation / Sterilisation for Functional Ingredients
  • Liquid Filling / Beverage processing
  • Pastry Manufacturing (Candy / Jelly / Baked Goods)

Beauty and Anti-Aging

  • Beauty Anti-Aging Ingredients
  • Natural Extracts for Cosmetics
  • Cosmetics Contract
  • Antiaging and Beautiful Skin Evaluation Equipment

Functionality Assessment

  • Foods CRO
  • Preclinical / Clinical Contract Test
  • SR Trustee
  • Functionality Assessment Reagent / Equipment

High Functional Food Project

  • Food Cluster
  • New Food Products by Local Revitalization Projects
  • Functional Ingredients by Local Revitalization Projects
  • Assessment Methods by Local Revitalization Projects

Visitor Profile

  • Food / Beverage Manufacturers
  • Health Food / Supplement / Nutritional Food Manufacturers
  • Trading Companies / Distributers
  • Wholesale Companies
  • Retailers
  • Mail Order / Door-to-door Sales
  • Contract Manufacturers / Laboratories
  • Education Institutions
  • Consultant / Certification Bodies