Message from the Chairman


It is an honor of mine to be appointed as the chairman at the 10th Annual Meeting held on June 1st.

Since 2002, as a board officer, vice chairman and a chairperson of the general affairs committee of the Japan Exhibition Association(JEXA), I have been in charge of managing JEXA and its major activities such as the anual meeting.

I am going to listen very sincerely to the voices of members, directors and other stakeholders in order to bring development to JEXA and the exhibition industry. Also I would like to keep in touch with exhibition facilities, other associations in the event market and public organizations more closely than ever. A matter of course, I hope to restore the relationship with overseas societies those have been estranged due to the COVID-19.

In addition, human resource development is an important issue. Following ideas of the former Chairman Mr. Hamada, we all need to improve the working environment so that the younger generation in this industry will sympathize.

"Exhibition is the engine that moves the economy". Gathering all the wisdom and power of people, I hope JEXA to contribute to further progress of the exhibition industry.

June 2023
Shigeo Koshino
Japan Exhibition Association