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european design – a must-see event for interior design buyers

EU News 200/2013

EU Gateway Programme
23 April 2013

Some 40 European interior design-related companies will visit Japan with the support of the European Union from 3 to 7 June 2013, with an aim to establish or strengthen their presence in the Japanese market.

During a weeklong business mission, participants will be given a comprehensive overview of the Japanese interior retail market, practical tips on doing business with Japanese retailers and firsthand experience of the Japanese interior market by visiting places such as shops and department stores in Tokyo.

The main focus will be a two-day exhibition held for the sixth time under the brand name european design at the Hilton Hotel Tokyo. european design is an exclusive boutique-style exhibition showcasing European interior design companies, carefully selected for their uniqueness, high quality and – above all – design.

The exhibition is the best opportunity for mid- to high-end contract and retail professionals to see the latest European designs, gain inspiration and network with existing and potential suppliers. Exhibits will include a wide variety of functional, timeless and innovative products covering furniture, decorative accessories, home textiles, lighting, tableware and ceramics.

For more information on the exhibits, please consult the online web catalogue at:


The programme of the two-day exhibition is as follows:

Dates & Times:

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:00-20:00 (Registration starts at 12:30)

Thursday, 6 June 2013 10:00-18:00 (Registration starts at 9:30)


Kiku Room, Hilton Hotel Tokyo 4F

6-2, Nishi Shinjuku 6-Chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023


Free (Prior registration required at


About the EU Gateway Programme

The “EU Gateway Programme” is a programme funded and managed by the European Union to support EU companies in developing business cooperation with Japanese companies. Its aim is to introduce companies from the EU Member States to Japan and also to provide opportunities for Japanese companies to gain firsthand knowledge of already successful products and technologies of EU companies, exchange information and engage in business discussions. For further details, please see:

Press Contact

EU Gateway Programme Office: Titanilla Matrai: 03 5228 0630