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Soft Drinks that Brightens Up Society: What Does the Future Look Like?

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
Paid Session
DR-K
Keynote Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Opening the Door to the New Normal Era
Taichi Yoneme
President,

Japan Soft Drink Association/
President,
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.

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Japan Soft Drink Industry makes its step toward the New Normal Era, in the with/post COVID-19 world. There are issues & challenges to be overcome, but delivering valued products that will create happiness and smile in our society is an everlasting mission of the industry.

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Policies and Expectations for the Development of the Beverage Industry for the Future
Masayoshi Mizuno
Director-General for New Business and Food Industry, Minister's Secretariat,

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Policy Trends of Plastic Resources Recycling

Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
12:00
 - 
13:30
Free Session
DR-S1
Special Session
Plastic Resource Recycling Promotion Law and Industrial Policy for a Circular Economy
Yumiko Hata
Director,
Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Div.,
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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Japan has steadily achieved 3R initiative (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) ahead of the world, while the framework of international circular economy has changed, with the marine litter problem becoming a new global issue.
Presentation will be made on "Japan's Vision and Policy Towards the Circular Economy," to develop resource-circulating society through public-private partnership.

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The Environment Surrounding Resource Circulation for Plastics in Japan
Yoshihide Hirao
Director, Office for Recycling Promotion, Environment Regeneration and Resource Circulation Bureau,
Ministry of the Environment

Considering the Future of Plastic Bottles: Municipal Governments’ Initiatives [Panel discussion]

Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
Free Session
DR-S2
Special Session
Yasuo Furusawa
Director Specialized in Sustainable Materials Management,
Sustainable Materials Management Div.,
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Toru Igarashi
The Director of the Recycling and Refuse Collection Control Section,
Environment Dept.,
Katsushika City

Hiroshi Kato
Executive Director,
Environment Dept., Environment and Agriculture Bureau,
Kanagawa Prefectural Government

Seiji Okada
Director,
Environmental Conservation Div., Environmental and Community Bureau,
HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT

Forefront of Sustainability Strategy

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:00
 - 
13:30
Free Session
DR-S3
Special Session
Suntory Group Sustainability Management
Nobuyasu Kitamura
Senior General Manager,
Corporate Sustainability Dept., Corporate Sustainability Div.,
Suntory Holdings Ltd.

Sustainability Strategy of Coca-Cola System in Japan, Road to Sustainable Packaging
Masaki Iida
Sustainability Lead,
Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability,
Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.

Global Trends Surrounding the Beverage Industry

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
14:30
 - 
16:00
Free Session
English/Japanese
DR-S4
Special Session
Global Regulatory Risk Update: A Spotlight on Soft Drinks
Geoff Parker
Executive Director,
Asia Pacific Regional Group,
International Council of Beverages Associations

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Despite being a critical part of the economic recovery post-pandemic in many countries, the soft drinks industry continues to face a complex and evolving regulatory risk horizon. This presentation will explore the threats and the opportunities for the domestic, regional and global industry.

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Geoff Parker is the CEO of the Australian Beverages Council, the leading peak body in Australia for non-alcoholic beverages. He is also Asia Pacific Regional Executive Director of the International Council of Beverages Associations. Mr. Parker has nearly 30 years of involvement in boardrooms including global training companies, national not-for-profits, arts organizations, public companies, statutory authorities and international associations in both director and chair roles.
Mr. Parker served as President of the ICBA from 2010-2014 and continues on the Executive Committee of the ICBA and is also a board member of the International Council of Bottled Water Associations.

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The Efforts and the New Stages of Japanese PET Bottle Recycling
Takuya Akino
Managing Director,

The Council for PET Bottle Recycling

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PET bottles are recycled at a far higher level in Japan than anywhere in the world. The lecturer will present a short history of the traditional efforts and talk about the characteristics of the PET recycling including a unique consumer behavior, institutional concepts, current situation and new stages in this country.

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Takuya Akino joined Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd. as an employee in 1980 and was assigned later to the research and development department, sales department and environment office in the company. In 2018, he was transferred to the Council for PET Bottle Recycling and has been working as executive director for the Council.

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Global PET Markets in the Age of Sustainability
Salmon Aidan Lee
Head of Polyesters,

Wood Mackenzie Chemicals

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The pandemic hurt the polyester chain much, but the bottle-grade PET sector seemed to have escaped relatively unscathed. By 2021, global growth is once again soaring, but the industry is also facing push-back from sustainability efforts. How will the PET industry evolve vis-a-vis recycled fibres & PET?

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Salmon Lee watches broadly the whole polyester chain from paraxylene to downstream sectors, and maintains a strong interest in the PTA and MEG markets of the Chinese-speaking world, which he believes forms the core of this chain. Since 2020, Salmon has extended his coverage into the recycled fibres sphere, relating it to the global sustainability effort and its impact on the virgin polyester markets.

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Technological Innovation and Future Development of Beverages

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
DR-1
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Prospects of Beverage Industry
Yoshihiko Hani
President / Publisher

Beverage Japan, Inc.

Evolution of Aluminum Containers for Beverages and Business Growth Strategy
Masaomi Tamura
Group Leader,
Technical Center, Beverage Can Development Group, Metal Container Technology Development Dept.,
Toyo Seikan Co., Ltd.

Sustainability Achieved with Paper Containers and Paper Wrappings

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
DR-2
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Advantages of Paper Pak Utilization on Environmental Load
Yoshifumi Horisaki
Assistant to Div. General Manager,
Paper-Pak Sales Div.,
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Evolution of the Corrugated Cardboard
Toshiaki Fujii
Deputy General Manager,
Marketing & Business Development Dept. II, Business Development Group, Packaging Business Unit,
Rengo Co., Ltd.

Product Development Challenges through Design Strategy and Technological Innovation

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-3
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Suntory's Omoroi Design Strategy
Yoji Minakuchi
Executive Officer, Div. COO,
Advertising & Design Div.,
Suntory Communications Ltd.

Creating New Markets through Technological Innovation and Problems of Tea Beverages
Takashi Shiono
Deputy General Manager,
Lab. for New Product Development,
Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd.

How Do You Create Product Value? Development Example of Lactobacillus Products

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
DR-4
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
The Marketing Strategy of Kirin's Lactococcus Lactis Strain Plasma
Yumi Semura
Senior Manager,

Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd.

Development of Skin Care Yogurt that Protects the Skin from UV Stimulation
Masashi Morifuji
Manager,
Microbiome Group, Basic Microbiology Research Dept., Food Microbiology and Function Research Labs., R&D Div.,
Meiji Co., Ltd.

What Are Next-gen Beverage Factories? Carbon Neutrality, Robots, Automation, etc.

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
DR-5
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Introduction of Suntory Kita Alps Shinanonomori Water Plant (New Factory)
Motomitsu Sawada
Executive Officer, Senior General Manager,
Kita Alps Shinanonomori Water Plant,
Suntory Products Ltd.

The sustainability initiatives of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan
Yoichi Nishiguchi
Executive Officer, Chief Procurement Officer
Procurement Div.
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

Development Strategy to Create Successful Products

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-6
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
ITOEN's Product Development Concept Aiming to Become a Health Creation Company
Shuji Uchiyama
Deputy Director-General,
Marketing Dept.,
Itoen, Ltd.

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Our goal is to be a health creation company. ITOEN has concept of developing products that are natural, heathy, safe, well-designed and delicious. We will talk about how we can create a unique position in the beverage industry.

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Coca-Cola capturing "White Space": Plant Milk Market
Masako Takagi
Senior Brand Manager, Nutrition Category / Chilled Agile,
Marketing,
Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.

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Any company has undeveloped area. Coca-Cola define its "white space", and entered alcohol and chilled drink market. Introducing our winding road and method to overcome from "Real" working team perspective.

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Plastic Bottle Recycling: Future Based On the Global Situation

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
DR-7
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Single Use Plastics Restriction Mandatory & rPET
Masaaki Utsumi
President

Utsumi Recycle Systems Inc.

The Trends of PET Recycling Business
Ren Yen
General Manager,
Sales & Material Sourcing Dept.,
Far Eastern Ishizuka Green PET Corp.

Weather Information & Beverage Business: What Is the New Method of Utilization?

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
DR-8
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Climate Change in Japan and Useful Information for the Soft Drink Industry
Nobuyuki Kayaba
Senior Scientific Officer,
Tokyo Climate Center,
Japan Meteorological Agency

Changing Social Issues and Efforts of Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Kotaro Hara
POCARI SWEAT Product Marketing Manager,
Product Marketing Dept., Nutraceuticals Div.,
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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Introduction of Otsuka Pharmaceutical's long-standing efforts for NECHUSHO
What kind of product is Pocari Sweat and how have you contributed to consumers.

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Creating Value of Vending Machines in the New Era

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-9
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Make Vending Machines Familiar and Useful
Kotaro Kodaka
Senior Manager,

DyDo DRINCO, Inc.

The Value of Vending Machines Required in the New Era
Tetsuhide Ohgi
Corporate Officer,
Div. General Manager, Business Solution HQ,
Sanden Retail Systems Corp.

Cutting-edge Aseptic Processing System

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-10
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Introduction of the Latest PET Aseptic Filling System
Hiroya Mukai
General Manager
Tokyo Machinery & Packaging, Materials 2nd Sales Dept.,
Shikoku Kakoki Co., Ltd.

Future Prospects and Challenges for the Evolution of Aseptic Filling Systems for PET Bottles
Atsushi Hayakawa
General Manager,
Technical Development Dept.,
Aseptic Systems Co., Ltd.

Challenge of a Beer Brewery: Creating New Value and Future

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
15:30
 - 
17:00
Free Session
AL-S1
Beer & Sake Special Session
Challenges for Creating New Markets
Kenichi Shiozawa
President and Representative Director,

Asahi Breweries, Ltd.

Sapporo Breweries' "Ichiban-Boshi Marketing"
Hiroyuki Nose
President, Marketing Div.,
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Growth of the domestic beer business is a top priority for the Sapporo Breweries management team.
To ensure that our core brands Sapporo Draft Beer Kuro Label and Yebisu Beer continue to evolve and continue to be cherished by customers into future, we are now taking on the challenge of pursuing fresh new branding approaches.

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Liquor Manufacturers’ Strategies for SDGs

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
AL-S2
Beer & Sake Special Session
YOU CAN DO IT! NIHONSAKARI's struggle with SDGs
Kousuke Yagi
Deputy Manager,

NIHONSAKARI Co., Ltd.

Mercian's CSV Initiatives
Osamu Ogane
Executive Officer, General Manager,

Mercian Corp.
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
CBF-1
Craft Beer Forum
HARVESTMOON: Enthusiasm for Beer Brewing & Efforts for the Future
Tomoko Sonoda
HARVESTMOON Brewmaster, Assistant Manager,
Business Promotion Section, Business Promotion Div.,
Ikspiari Co., Ltd.
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
CBF-2
Craft Beer Forum
SanktGallen Vision of Creating a Beer Culture
Nobuhisa Iwamoto
CEO,

Sankt Gallen Co., Ltd.
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
CBF-3
Craft Beer Forum
A Prospect of the Craft Beer Industry Unraveling from the History of Y.Market
Makoto Kachi
Head Brewer

Y.Market Co., Ltd.
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
CBF-4
Craft Beer Forum
Brewpubs in the Future
Kakyu Nohmura
Director, Founder

SAKE-YA JAPAN Co., Ltd.
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
CBF-5
Craft Beer Forum
A Sustainable Approach to Craft Beer: New Generation of Beverages
Hiroki Yoshida
Head of Sales and Business Development,

CRUST JAPAN K.K.
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
CBF-6
Craft Beer Forum
Learning from Case Studies Starting Craft Beer from Scratch
Satoshi Isse
President,

ICHINOSE Co., Ltd.

Ken Ichihashi
Brewer,

Golden Rabbit Beer

Automation & Labour Saving in Food Industry : Latest Trend

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
Paid Session
FT-K
Keynote Session (Early Discount JPY13,000-)
Opening Speech
Masayoshi Mizuno
Director-General for New Business and Food Industry, Minister's Secretariat,

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

"AI Avatar Cash Register" Initiatives by EGGS' N THINGS JAPAN
Kota Matsuda
CEO,

EGGS 'N THINGS JAPAN K.K.

Compatibility of "Safety and Security" and "Labor Saving" by Construction of Next-generation Smart Factory
Munehiko Ono
Director, head of Kansai Plant, in charge of Production Division,

Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.

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We had constructed a smart factory with IoT technology, as a result, solved about 80% of the problems that conventional factories had. By data cooperation between multiple equipment and systems, high level management was possible for example lot trace, inventory control and manufacturing results, then reduction of workers and paperless etc.

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The Efforts of MAFF to Reduce Food Loss

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
14:30
 - 
15:30
Free Session
FT-L
Food Loss Technical Session
Reducing Food Loss and Waste & Promoting Recycling
Sachiko Mori
Director,

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Evolving Smart Factories! What are the Key Points in Achieving Them?

Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
FTF-S1
Special Session (Food Factories' Production Innovation Course)
Challenges of Nisshin Seifun Group for Smart Factories
Tatsuya Amano
General Manager,
Engineering Dept., Technology & Engineering Div.,
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Challenges of SMEs in Establishing a Platform for a Smart Factory through "Visualization" & "Automation"
Yuuki Tamura
Executive Officer & General Manager of Technology Strategy,

Goyo Foods Co., Ltd.

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GOYO Foods Industry Co., Ltd. worked on visualization and automation to improve the profit model and productivity by introducing business intelligence and IoT. As a result, it visualizes the movements inside the factory in real time, as well as analyze the productivity and cost structure. Consequently, profitability has improved, KPIs have increased the motivation of employees by indicating objective performance, and we are able to work actively on further automation.

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Yuki Tamura joined GOYO Food Industry Co., Ltd. in 1999 as a part-time worker. In 2004, he became a full-time employee and took over as a factory and production manager. At that time, he was selected to be the new office-factory head startup and its extension project. Fast forward to 2020, he became the general director of the Technology Strategy Office. Currently, he is promoting a smart factory project, and also remotely striving forward for a local production project in Thailand in the COVIT-19 circumstance.

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Production Innovation with Robots! How to Utilize Them

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
FTF-S2
Special Session (Food Factories' Production Innovation Course)
Utilizing Robots at Tofu Factory: An Example of High Humidity, Watery Places
Junji Torigoe
CEO,

Sagamiya Foods Co., Ltd.

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The case of introducing robots into Japanese traditional food "Tofu" factory. We have introduced robots for not only efficiency but as a scheme to evolve Tofu. We will talk about the accomplishment of distributing Tofu for the first time in this industry to all domestic areas.

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Challenges and Achievements for the Introduction of Robots in Japanese Food Factories
Shuichiro Nakajima
President and Representative Director,
Local Business Area Manager,
Robotics & Discrete Automation Business Area,
ABB K.K.

Digital Transformation in Food Factories

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
FTF-S3
Special Session (Food Factories' Production Innovation Course)
Digitalization in Production of Katsuobushi
Hidenori Nagata
Corporate Councilor,
General Manager, Technology & Engineering Center,
Yamaki Co., Ltd.

Digitization of SMEs Starting from what We Can Do
Teruki Koga
Executive Manager,

Saga Frozen Food Co., Ltd.

Introduction of AI in Food Factories! Explaining Points and Advantages

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
14:00
 - 
15:00
Free Session
FTF-S4
Special Session (Food Factories' Production Innovation Course)
Recent Advances in Reducing Food Loss in Food Company using AI Inspection Technology
Yusuke Ago
Manager,
Machinery Development Group., Engineering Strategy Dept.,
Nichirei Foods Inc.

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Food loss occurred in production processes is an important issue in food company. We have reduced food loss with guarantee of safety by applying AI Visual inspection and Robotics technology that enables precise inspection. This time, we would like to introduce cases of attempt to solve food loss using our specific approach, while interweaving background to development of AI technology and the status of technology development through open innovation.

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Ever-evolving AI Automatic Inspection - Examples AI Application in Food Factories -
Masayuki Obata
Manager,
AI Development Dept., Digital Product Div.,
YE DIGITAL Corp.

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In recent years, the introduction of AI into food manufacturing has progressed, making it possible to automate visual inspections and reduce food loss. In this lecture, based on actual cases at food manufacturing, I will introduce you several points for AI introduction and utilization.

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Contactless Technologiesin Café & Restaurants : Challenges & Solutions

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
15:30
 - 
16:30
Free Session
FTR-S1
Special Session (Restaurants' Workflow-Streamlining Course)
"Smart Restaurants" Initiatives by Kura Sushi
Daisuke Hashimoto
Manager,
Technology Development Div.,
Kura Sushi, Inc.

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"Smart kura rest aurannt" that makes full use of technology

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Digital Transformation for Restaurant Business ~ Case of Toridoll Holdings Corporation ~
Yasunori Isomura
Executive Director/CIO,
Head of BT Div.,
TORIDOLL Holdings Corp.

Automation & Labour Saving in Kitchen to Resolve Labour Shortage

Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
15:00
 - 
16:00
Free Session
FTR-S2
Special Session (Restaurants' Workflow-Streamlining Course)
Innovate the Kitchen by Robots
Tetsuya Sawanobori
President,

Connected Robotics Inc.

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We're committed to bringing robots in the kitchen for physically-demanding tasks, so that the workers won't have to exhaust themselves before working on the fun and creative side of their job. We would like to share our solutions by combining of robot control skill and deep learning.

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Social Issue and Manpower Saving Seen from the On-site.
Kenichi Matsuura
General Manager,
Food Service Equipment Dept.,
Nakanishi Mfg. Co., Ltd.

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Labor saving is an urgent issue.
However, the reality is that even if we recruit, no application.
I believe it is possible to improve the on-site and employment issues in terms of manpower saving!
Introducing ideas aimed at creating a site where anyone can be active.

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Digital Transformation in Restaurants! How Restaurants transform in the Future?

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
FTR-S3
Special Session (Restaurants' Workflow-Streamlining Course)
Improving Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality with "Gyudon Tech"
Shigeru Haruki
General Manager,

YOSHINOYA Co., Ltd.

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We want to continue to provide delicious beef bowls to our customers. To that end, everyone wants to continue to practice proper cooking and pot management at all stores. Introducing activities to incorporate cutting-edge AI / IoT technology into the 122-year-old "Gyudon" cooking process. "Gyudon Tech More delicious beef bowl at all stores, all time"

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A Story of Innovation to Inspire People and Revitalize Companies by Utilizing Digital Technology
Haruki Odajima
President

Ebiya/ EBILAB

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Ebiya, a long-established restaurant in Ise, had been in financial crisis. However, Ebiya has dramatically improved its business by effectively utilizing digital technology and with data management, achieving a 5-fold increase in sales and a 10-fold increase in profits in just a few years without increasing the number of employees by thoroughly eliminating waste.

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Automation & Labour Saving of Food Serving in Restaurants --Where We Are and the Future

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
FTR-S4
Special Session (Restaurants' Workflow-Streamlining Course)
Collaboration between Humans and Robots in the Field of Food Service
Tatsuya Tani
President and COO

MIKASA KAIKAN Co., Ltd.

The Future of Communication: Introducing the New Non-contact Customer Experience
Yoshinori Inoue
Senior Managing Director,

HAPPO-EN Co., Ltd.

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The hospitality industry, once the cornerstone of interpersonal communication, has undergone a metamorphosis to reach a solution for the current circumstances.
This presentation will include highly creative ideas for a post-covid 19 era with an emphasis on new interaction that combines "space", "time", "people", and "food".

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Challenge of a Beer Brewery: Creating New Value and Future

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
15:30
 - 
17:00
Free Session
AL-S1
Beer & Sake Special Session
Challenges for Creating New Markets
Kenichi Shiozawa
President and Representative Director,

Asahi Breweries, Ltd.

Sapporo Breweries' "Ichiban-Boshi Marketing"
Hiroyuki Nose
President, Marketing Div.,
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Growth of the domestic beer business is a top priority for the Sapporo Breweries management team.
To ensure that our core brands Sapporo Draft Beer Kuro Label and Yebisu Beer continue to evolve and continue to be cherished by customers into future, we are now taking on the challenge of pursuing fresh new branding approaches.

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Liquor Manufacturers’ Strategies for SDGs

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
AL-S2
Beer & Sake Special Session
YOU CAN DO IT! NIHONSAKARI's struggle with SDGs
Kousuke Yagi
Deputy Manager,

NIHONSAKARI Co., Ltd.

Mercian's CSV Initiatives
Osamu Ogane
Executive Officer, General Manager,

Mercian Corp.
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
CBF-1
Craft Beer Forum
HARVESTMOON: Enthusiasm for Beer Brewing & Efforts for the Future
Tomoko Sonoda
HARVESTMOON Brewmaster, Assistant Manager,
Business Promotion Section, Business Promotion Div.,
Ikspiari Co., Ltd.
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
CBF-2
Craft Beer Forum
SanktGallen Vision of Creating a Beer Culture
Nobuhisa Iwamoto
CEO,

Sankt Gallen Co., Ltd.
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
CBF-3
Craft Beer Forum
A Prospect of the Craft Beer Industry Unraveling from the History of Y.Market
Makoto Kachi
Head Brewer

Y.Market Co., Ltd.
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
CBF-4
Craft Beer Forum
Brewpubs in the Future
Kakyu Nohmura
Director, Founder

SAKE-YA JAPAN Co., Ltd.
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
CBF-5
Craft Beer Forum
A Sustainable Approach to Craft Beer: New Generation of Beverages
Hiroki Yoshida
Head of Sales and Business Development,

CRUST JAPAN K.K.
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
CBF-6
Craft Beer Forum
Learning from Case Studies Starting Craft Beer from Scratch
Satoshi Isse
President,

ICHINOSE Co., Ltd.

Ken Ichihashi
Brewer,

Golden Rabbit Beer

Soft Drinks that Brightens Up Society: What Does the Future Look Like?

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
Paid Session
DR-K
Keynote Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Opening the Door to the New Normal Era
Taichi Yoneme
President,

Japan Soft Drink Association/
President,
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.

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Japan Soft Drink Industry makes its step toward the New Normal Era, in the with/post COVID-19 world. There are issues & challenges to be overcome, but delivering valued products that will create happiness and smile in our society is an everlasting mission of the industry.

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Policies and Expectations for the Development of the Beverage Industry for the Future
Masayoshi Mizuno
Director-General for New Business and Food Industry, Minister's Secretariat,

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Policy Trends of Plastic Resources Recycling

Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
12:00
 - 
13:30
Free Session
DR-S1
Special Session
Plastic Resource Recycling Promotion Law and Industrial Policy for a Circular Economy
Yumiko Hata
Director,
Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Div.,
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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Japan has steadily achieved 3R initiative (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) ahead of the world, while the framework of international circular economy has changed, with the marine litter problem becoming a new global issue.
Presentation will be made on "Japan's Vision and Policy Towards the Circular Economy," to develop resource-circulating society through public-private partnership.

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The Environment Surrounding Resource Circulation for Plastics in Japan
Yoshihide Hirao
Director, Office for Recycling Promotion, Environment Regeneration and Resource Circulation Bureau,
Ministry of the Environment

Considering the Future of Plastic Bottles: Municipal Governments’ Initiatives [Panel discussion]

Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
Free Session
DR-S2
Special Session
Yasuo Furusawa
Director Specialized in Sustainable Materials Management,
Sustainable Materials Management Div.,
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Toru Igarashi
The Director of the Recycling and Refuse Collection Control Section,
Environment Dept.,
Katsushika City

Hiroshi Kato
Executive Director,
Environment Dept., Environment and Agriculture Bureau,
Kanagawa Prefectural Government

Seiji Okada
Director,
Environmental Conservation Div., Environmental and Community Bureau,
HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT

Forefront of Sustainability Strategy

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:00
 - 
13:30
Free Session
DR-S3
Special Session
Suntory Group Sustainability Management
Nobuyasu Kitamura
Senior General Manager,
Corporate Sustainability Dept., Corporate Sustainability Div.,
Suntory Holdings Ltd.

Sustainability Strategy of Coca-Cola System in Japan, Road to Sustainable Packaging
Masaki Iida
Sustainability Lead,
Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability,
Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.

Global Trends Surrounding the Beverage Industry

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
14:30
 - 
16:00
Free Session
English/Japanese
DR-S4
Special Session
Global Regulatory Risk Update: A Spotlight on Soft Drinks
Geoff Parker
Executive Director,
Asia Pacific Regional Group,
International Council of Beverages Associations

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<Details>

Despite being a critical part of the economic recovery post-pandemic in many countries, the soft drinks industry continues to face a complex and evolving regulatory risk horizon. This presentation will explore the threats and the opportunities for the domestic, regional and global industry.

<Speaker Profile>

Geoff Parker is the CEO of the Australian Beverages Council, the leading peak body in Australia for non-alcoholic beverages. He is also Asia Pacific Regional Executive Director of the International Council of Beverages Associations. Mr. Parker has nearly 30 years of involvement in boardrooms including global training companies, national not-for-profits, arts organizations, public companies, statutory authorities and international associations in both director and chair roles.
Mr. Parker served as President of the ICBA from 2010-2014 and continues on the Executive Committee of the ICBA and is also a board member of the International Council of Bottled Water Associations.

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The Efforts and the New Stages of Japanese PET Bottle Recycling
Takuya Akino
Managing Director,

The Council for PET Bottle Recycling

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PET bottles are recycled at a far higher level in Japan than anywhere in the world. The lecturer will present a short history of the traditional efforts and talk about the characteristics of the PET recycling including a unique consumer behavior, institutional concepts, current situation and new stages in this country.

<Speaker Profile>

Takuya Akino joined Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd. as an employee in 1980 and was assigned later to the research and development department, sales department and environment office in the company. In 2018, he was transferred to the Council for PET Bottle Recycling and has been working as executive director for the Council.

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Global PET Markets in the Age of Sustainability
Salmon Aidan Lee
Head of Polyesters,

Wood Mackenzie Chemicals

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<Details>

The pandemic hurt the polyester chain much, but the bottle-grade PET sector seemed to have escaped relatively unscathed. By 2021, global growth is once again soaring, but the industry is also facing push-back from sustainability efforts. How will the PET industry evolve vis-a-vis recycled fibres & PET?

<Speaker Profile>

Salmon Lee watches broadly the whole polyester chain from paraxylene to downstream sectors, and maintains a strong interest in the PTA and MEG markets of the Chinese-speaking world, which he believes forms the core of this chain. Since 2020, Salmon has extended his coverage into the recycled fibres sphere, relating it to the global sustainability effort and its impact on the virgin polyester markets.

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Technological Innovation and Future Development of Beverages

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
DR-1
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Prospects of Beverage Industry
Yoshihiko Hani
President / Publisher

Beverage Japan, Inc.

Evolution of Aluminum Containers for Beverages and Business Growth Strategy
Masaomi Tamura
Group Leader,
Technical Center, Beverage Can Development Group, Metal Container Technology Development Dept.,
Toyo Seikan Co., Ltd.

Sustainability Achieved with Paper Containers and Paper Wrappings

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
DR-2
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Advantages of Paper Pak Utilization on Environmental Load
Yoshifumi Horisaki
Assistant to Div. General Manager,
Paper-Pak Sales Div.,
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Evolution of the Corrugated Cardboard
Toshiaki Fujii
Deputy General Manager,
Marketing & Business Development Dept. II, Business Development Group, Packaging Business Unit,
Rengo Co., Ltd.

Product Development Challenges through Design Strategy and Technological Innovation

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-3
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Suntory's Omoroi Design Strategy
Yoji Minakuchi
Executive Officer, Div. COO,
Advertising & Design Div.,
Suntory Communications Ltd.

Creating New Markets through Technological Innovation and Problems of Tea Beverages
Takashi Shiono
Deputy General Manager,
Lab. for New Product Development,
Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd.

How Do You Create Product Value? Development Example of Lactobacillus Products

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
DR-4
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
The Marketing Strategy of Kirin's Lactococcus Lactis Strain Plasma
Yumi Semura
Senior Manager,

Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd.

Development of Skin Care Yogurt that Protects the Skin from UV Stimulation
Masashi Morifuji
Manager,
Microbiome Group, Basic Microbiology Research Dept., Food Microbiology and Function Research Labs., R&D Div.,
Meiji Co., Ltd.

What Are Next-gen Beverage Factories? Carbon Neutrality, Robots, Automation, etc.

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
DR-5
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Introduction of Suntory Kita Alps Shinanonomori Water Plant (New Factory)
Motomitsu Sawada
Executive Officer, Senior General Manager,
Kita Alps Shinanonomori Water Plant,
Suntory Products Ltd.

The sustainability initiatives of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan
Yoichi Nishiguchi
Executive Officer, Chief Procurement Officer
Procurement Div.
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

Development Strategy to Create Successful Products

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-6
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
ITOEN's Product Development Concept Aiming to Become a Health Creation Company
Shuji Uchiyama
Deputy Director-General,
Marketing Dept.,
Itoen, Ltd.

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Our goal is to be a health creation company. ITOEN has concept of developing products that are natural, heathy, safe, well-designed and delicious. We will talk about how we can create a unique position in the beverage industry.

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Coca-Cola capturing "White Space": Plant Milk Market
Masako Takagi
Senior Brand Manager, Nutrition Category / Chilled Agile,
Marketing,
Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.

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<Details>

Any company has undeveloped area. Coca-Cola define its "white space", and entered alcohol and chilled drink market. Introducing our winding road and method to overcome from "Real" working team perspective.

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Plastic Bottle Recycling: Future Based On the Global Situation

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
DR-7
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Single Use Plastics Restriction Mandatory & rPET
Masaaki Utsumi
President

Utsumi Recycle Systems Inc.

The Trends of PET Recycling Business
Ren Yen
General Manager,
Sales & Material Sourcing Dept.,
Far Eastern Ishizuka Green PET Corp.

Weather Information & Beverage Business: What Is the New Method of Utilization?

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
DR-8
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Climate Change in Japan and Useful Information for the Soft Drink Industry
Nobuyuki Kayaba
Senior Scientific Officer,
Tokyo Climate Center,
Japan Meteorological Agency

Changing Social Issues and Efforts of Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Kotaro Hara
POCARI SWEAT Product Marketing Manager,
Product Marketing Dept., Nutraceuticals Div.,
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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<Details>

Introduction of Otsuka Pharmaceutical's long-standing efforts for NECHUSHO
What kind of product is Pocari Sweat and how have you contributed to consumers.

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Creating Value of Vending Machines in the New Era

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-9
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Make Vending Machines Familiar and Useful
Kotaro Kodaka
Senior Manager,

DyDo DRINCO, Inc.

The Value of Vending Machines Required in the New Era
Tetsuhide Ohgi
Corporate Officer,
Div. General Manager, Business Solution HQ,
Sanden Retail Systems Corp.

Cutting-edge Aseptic Processing System

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-10
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Introduction of the Latest PET Aseptic Filling System
Hiroya Mukai
General Manager
Tokyo Machinery & Packaging, Materials 2nd Sales Dept.,
Shikoku Kakoki Co., Ltd.

Future Prospects and Challenges for the Evolution of Aseptic Filling Systems for PET Bottles
Atsushi Hayakawa
General Manager,
Technical Development Dept.,
Aseptic Systems Co., Ltd.
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
CBF-1
Craft Beer Forum
HARVESTMOON: Enthusiasm for Beer Brewing & Efforts for the Future
Tomoko Sonoda
HARVESTMOON Brewmaster, Assistant Manager,
Business Promotion Section, Business Promotion Div.,
Ikspiari Co., Ltd.
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
CBF-2
Craft Beer Forum
SanktGallen Vision of Creating a Beer Culture
Nobuhisa Iwamoto
CEO,

Sankt Gallen Co., Ltd.
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
CBF-3
Craft Beer Forum
A Prospect of the Craft Beer Industry Unraveling from the History of Y.Market
Makoto Kachi
Head Brewer

Y.Market Co., Ltd.
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
CBF-4
Craft Beer Forum
Brewpubs in the Future
Kakyu Nohmura
Director, Founder

SAKE-YA JAPAN Co., Ltd.
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
CBF-5
Craft Beer Forum
A Sustainable Approach to Craft Beer: New Generation of Beverages
Hiroki Yoshida
Head of Sales and Business Development,

CRUST JAPAN K.K.
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
CBF-6
Craft Beer Forum
Learning from Case Studies Starting Craft Beer from Scratch
Satoshi Isse
President,

ICHINOSE Co., Ltd.

Ken Ichihashi
Brewer,

Golden Rabbit Beer

Automation & Labour Saving in Food Industry : Latest Trend

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
Paid Session
FT-K
Keynote Session (Early Discount JPY13,000-)
Opening Speech
Masayoshi Mizuno
Director-General for New Business and Food Industry, Minister's Secretariat,

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

"AI Avatar Cash Register" Initiatives by EGGS' N THINGS JAPAN
Kota Matsuda
CEO,

EGGS 'N THINGS JAPAN K.K.

Compatibility of "Safety and Security" and "Labor Saving" by Construction of Next-generation Smart Factory
Munehiko Ono
Director, head of Kansai Plant, in charge of Production Division,

Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.

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We had constructed a smart factory with IoT technology, as a result, solved about 80% of the problems that conventional factories had. By data cooperation between multiple equipment and systems, high level management was possible for example lot trace, inventory control and manufacturing results, then reduction of workers and paperless etc.

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The Efforts of MAFF to Reduce Food Loss

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
14:30
 - 
15:30
Free Session
FT-L
Food Loss Technical Session
Reducing Food Loss and Waste & Promoting Recycling
Sachiko Mori
Director,

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Evolving Smart Factories! What are the Key Points in Achieving Them?

Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
FTF-S1
Special Session (Food Factories' Production Innovation Course)
Challenges of Nisshin Seifun Group for Smart Factories
Tatsuya Amano
General Manager,
Engineering Dept., Technology & Engineering Div.,
Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Challenges of SMEs in Establishing a Platform for a Smart Factory through "Visualization" & "Automation"
Yuuki Tamura
Executive Officer & General Manager of Technology Strategy,

Goyo Foods Co., Ltd.

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<Details>

GOYO Foods Industry Co., Ltd. worked on visualization and automation to improve the profit model and productivity by introducing business intelligence and IoT. As a result, it visualizes the movements inside the factory in real time, as well as analyze the productivity and cost structure. Consequently, profitability has improved, KPIs have increased the motivation of employees by indicating objective performance, and we are able to work actively on further automation.

<Speaker Profile>

Yuki Tamura joined GOYO Food Industry Co., Ltd. in 1999 as a part-time worker. In 2004, he became a full-time employee and took over as a factory and production manager. At that time, he was selected to be the new office-factory head startup and its extension project. Fast forward to 2020, he became the general director of the Technology Strategy Office. Currently, he is promoting a smart factory project, and also remotely striving forward for a local production project in Thailand in the COVIT-19 circumstance.

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Production Innovation with Robots! How to Utilize Them

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
FTF-S2
Special Session (Food Factories' Production Innovation Course)
Utilizing Robots at Tofu Factory: An Example of High Humidity, Watery Places
Junji Torigoe
CEO,

Sagamiya Foods Co., Ltd.

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<Details>

The case of introducing robots into Japanese traditional food "Tofu" factory. We have introduced robots for not only efficiency but as a scheme to evolve Tofu. We will talk about the accomplishment of distributing Tofu for the first time in this industry to all domestic areas.

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Challenges and Achievements for the Introduction of Robots in Japanese Food Factories
Shuichiro Nakajima
President and Representative Director,
Local Business Area Manager,
Robotics & Discrete Automation Business Area,
ABB K.K.

Digital Transformation in Food Factories

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
FTF-S3
Special Session (Food Factories' Production Innovation Course)
Digitalization in Production of Katsuobushi
Hidenori Nagata
Corporate Councilor,
General Manager, Technology & Engineering Center,
Yamaki Co., Ltd.

Digitization of SMEs Starting from what We Can Do
Teruki Koga
Executive Manager,

Saga Frozen Food Co., Ltd.

Introduction of AI in Food Factories! Explaining Points and Advantages

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
14:00
 - 
15:00
Free Session
FTF-S4
Special Session (Food Factories' Production Innovation Course)
Recent Advances in Reducing Food Loss in Food Company using AI Inspection Technology
Yusuke Ago
Manager,
Machinery Development Group., Engineering Strategy Dept.,
Nichirei Foods Inc.

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<Details>

Food loss occurred in production processes is an important issue in food company. We have reduced food loss with guarantee of safety by applying AI Visual inspection and Robotics technology that enables precise inspection. This time, we would like to introduce cases of attempt to solve food loss using our specific approach, while interweaving background to development of AI technology and the status of technology development through open innovation.

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Ever-evolving AI Automatic Inspection - Examples AI Application in Food Factories -
Masayuki Obata
Manager,
AI Development Dept., Digital Product Div.,
YE DIGITAL Corp.

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<Details>

In recent years, the introduction of AI into food manufacturing has progressed, making it possible to automate visual inspections and reduce food loss. In this lecture, based on actual cases at food manufacturing, I will introduce you several points for AI introduction and utilization.

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Soft Drinks that Brightens Up Society: What Does the Future Look Like?

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
Paid Session
DR-K
Keynote Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Opening the Door to the New Normal Era
Taichi Yoneme
President,

Japan Soft Drink Association/
President,
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.

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<Details>

Japan Soft Drink Industry makes its step toward the New Normal Era, in the with/post COVID-19 world. There are issues & challenges to be overcome, but delivering valued products that will create happiness and smile in our society is an everlasting mission of the industry.

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Policies and Expectations for the Development of the Beverage Industry for the Future
Masayoshi Mizuno
Director-General for New Business and Food Industry, Minister's Secretariat,

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Policy Trends of Plastic Resources Recycling

Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
12:00
 - 
13:30
Free Session
DR-S1
Special Session
Plastic Resource Recycling Promotion Law and Industrial Policy for a Circular Economy
Yumiko Hata
Director,
Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Div.,
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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<Details>

Japan has steadily achieved 3R initiative (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) ahead of the world, while the framework of international circular economy has changed, with the marine litter problem becoming a new global issue.
Presentation will be made on "Japan's Vision and Policy Towards the Circular Economy," to develop resource-circulating society through public-private partnership.

Close▲


The Environment Surrounding Resource Circulation for Plastics in Japan
Yoshihide Hirao
Director, Office for Recycling Promotion, Environment Regeneration and Resource Circulation Bureau,
Ministry of the Environment

Considering the Future of Plastic Bottles: Municipal Governments’ Initiatives [Panel discussion]

Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
Free Session
DR-S2
Special Session
Yasuo Furusawa
Director Specialized in Sustainable Materials Management,
Sustainable Materials Management Div.,
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Toru Igarashi
The Director of the Recycling and Refuse Collection Control Section,
Environment Dept.,
Katsushika City

Hiroshi Kato
Executive Director,
Environment Dept., Environment and Agriculture Bureau,
Kanagawa Prefectural Government

Seiji Okada
Director,
Environmental Conservation Div., Environmental and Community Bureau,
HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT

Forefront of Sustainability Strategy

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:00
 - 
13:30
Free Session
DR-S3
Special Session
Suntory Group Sustainability Management
Nobuyasu Kitamura
Senior General Manager,
Corporate Sustainability Dept., Corporate Sustainability Div.,
Suntory Holdings Ltd.

Sustainability Strategy of Coca-Cola System in Japan, Road to Sustainable Packaging
Masaki Iida
Sustainability Lead,
Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability,
Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.

Global Trends Surrounding the Beverage Industry

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
14:30
 - 
16:00
Free Session
English/Japanese
DR-S4
Special Session
Global Regulatory Risk Update: A Spotlight on Soft Drinks
Geoff Parker
Executive Director,
Asia Pacific Regional Group,
International Council of Beverages Associations

See More Details▼

<Details>

Despite being a critical part of the economic recovery post-pandemic in many countries, the soft drinks industry continues to face a complex and evolving regulatory risk horizon. This presentation will explore the threats and the opportunities for the domestic, regional and global industry.

<Speaker Profile>

Geoff Parker is the CEO of the Australian Beverages Council, the leading peak body in Australia for non-alcoholic beverages. He is also Asia Pacific Regional Executive Director of the International Council of Beverages Associations. Mr. Parker has nearly 30 years of involvement in boardrooms including global training companies, national not-for-profits, arts organizations, public companies, statutory authorities and international associations in both director and chair roles.
Mr. Parker served as President of the ICBA from 2010-2014 and continues on the Executive Committee of the ICBA and is also a board member of the International Council of Bottled Water Associations.

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The Efforts and the New Stages of Japanese PET Bottle Recycling
Takuya Akino
Managing Director,

The Council for PET Bottle Recycling

See More Details▼

<Details>

PET bottles are recycled at a far higher level in Japan than anywhere in the world. The lecturer will present a short history of the traditional efforts and talk about the characteristics of the PET recycling including a unique consumer behavior, institutional concepts, current situation and new stages in this country.

<Speaker Profile>

Takuya Akino joined Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd. as an employee in 1980 and was assigned later to the research and development department, sales department and environment office in the company. In 2018, he was transferred to the Council for PET Bottle Recycling and has been working as executive director for the Council.

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Global PET Markets in the Age of Sustainability
Salmon Aidan Lee
Head of Polyesters,

Wood Mackenzie Chemicals

See More Details▼

<Details>

The pandemic hurt the polyester chain much, but the bottle-grade PET sector seemed to have escaped relatively unscathed. By 2021, global growth is once again soaring, but the industry is also facing push-back from sustainability efforts. How will the PET industry evolve vis-a-vis recycled fibres & PET?

<Speaker Profile>

Salmon Lee watches broadly the whole polyester chain from paraxylene to downstream sectors, and maintains a strong interest in the PTA and MEG markets of the Chinese-speaking world, which he believes forms the core of this chain. Since 2020, Salmon has extended his coverage into the recycled fibres sphere, relating it to the global sustainability effort and its impact on the virgin polyester markets.

Close▲

Technological Innovation and Future Development of Beverages

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
DR-1
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Prospects of Beverage Industry
Yoshihiko Hani
President / Publisher

Beverage Japan, Inc.

Evolution of Aluminum Containers for Beverages and Business Growth Strategy
Masaomi Tamura
Group Leader,
Technical Center, Beverage Can Development Group, Metal Container Technology Development Dept.,
Toyo Seikan Co., Ltd.

Sustainability Achieved with Paper Containers and Paper Wrappings

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
DR-2
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Advantages of Paper Pak Utilization on Environmental Load
Yoshifumi Horisaki
Assistant to Div. General Manager,
Paper-Pak Sales Div.,
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Evolution of the Corrugated Cardboard
Toshiaki Fujii
Deputy General Manager,
Marketing & Business Development Dept. II, Business Development Group, Packaging Business Unit,
Rengo Co., Ltd.

Product Development Challenges through Design Strategy and Technological Innovation

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-3
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Suntory's Omoroi Design Strategy
Yoji Minakuchi
Executive Officer, Div. COO,
Advertising & Design Div.,
Suntory Communications Ltd.

Creating New Markets through Technological Innovation and Problems of Tea Beverages
Takashi Shiono
Deputy General Manager,
Lab. for New Product Development,
Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd.

How Do You Create Product Value? Development Example of Lactobacillus Products

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
DR-4
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
The Marketing Strategy of Kirin's Lactococcus Lactis Strain Plasma
Yumi Semura
Senior Manager,

Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd.

Development of Skin Care Yogurt that Protects the Skin from UV Stimulation
Masashi Morifuji
Manager,
Microbiome Group, Basic Microbiology Research Dept., Food Microbiology and Function Research Labs., R&D Div.,
Meiji Co., Ltd.

What Are Next-gen Beverage Factories? Carbon Neutrality, Robots, Automation, etc.

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
DR-5
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Introduction of Suntory Kita Alps Shinanonomori Water Plant (New Factory)
Motomitsu Sawada
Executive Officer, Senior General Manager,
Kita Alps Shinanonomori Water Plant,
Suntory Products Ltd.

The sustainability initiatives of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan
Yoichi Nishiguchi
Executive Officer, Chief Procurement Officer
Procurement Div.
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

Development Strategy to Create Successful Products

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-6
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
ITOEN's Product Development Concept Aiming to Become a Health Creation Company
Shuji Uchiyama
Deputy Director-General,
Marketing Dept.,
Itoen, Ltd.

See More Details▼

<Details>

Our goal is to be a health creation company. ITOEN has concept of developing products that are natural, heathy, safe, well-designed and delicious. We will talk about how we can create a unique position in the beverage industry.

Close▲


Coca-Cola capturing "White Space": Plant Milk Market
Masako Takagi
Senior Brand Manager, Nutrition Category / Chilled Agile,
Marketing,
Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.

See More Details▼

<Details>

Any company has undeveloped area. Coca-Cola define its "white space", and entered alcohol and chilled drink market. Introducing our winding road and method to overcome from "Real" working team perspective.

Close▲

Plastic Bottle Recycling: Future Based On the Global Situation

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
DR-7
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Single Use Plastics Restriction Mandatory & rPET
Masaaki Utsumi
President

Utsumi Recycle Systems Inc.

The Trends of PET Recycling Business
Ren Yen
General Manager,
Sales & Material Sourcing Dept.,
Far Eastern Ishizuka Green PET Corp.

Weather Information & Beverage Business: What Is the New Method of Utilization?

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:30
 - 
14:00
DR-8
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Climate Change in Japan and Useful Information for the Soft Drink Industry
Nobuyuki Kayaba
Senior Scientific Officer,
Tokyo Climate Center,
Japan Meteorological Agency

Changing Social Issues and Efforts of Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Kotaro Hara
POCARI SWEAT Product Marketing Manager,
Product Marketing Dept., Nutraceuticals Div.,
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

See More Details▼

<Details>

Introduction of Otsuka Pharmaceutical's long-standing efforts for NECHUSHO
What kind of product is Pocari Sweat and how have you contributed to consumers.

Close▲

Creating Value of Vending Machines in the New Era

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-9
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Make Vending Machines Familiar and Useful
Kotaro Kodaka
Senior Manager,

DyDo DRINCO, Inc.

The Value of Vending Machines Required in the New Era
Tetsuhide Ohgi
Corporate Officer,
Div. General Manager, Business Solution HQ,
Sanden Retail Systems Corp.

Cutting-edge Aseptic Processing System

Paid Session
Paid Session
Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
15:00
 - 
16:30
DR-10
Technical Session (Early Discount JPY6,000-)
Introduction of the Latest PET Aseptic Filling System
Hiroya Mukai
General Manager
Tokyo Machinery & Packaging, Materials 2nd Sales Dept.,
Shikoku Kakoki Co., Ltd.

Future Prospects and Challenges for the Evolution of Aseptic Filling Systems for PET Bottles
Atsushi Hayakawa
General Manager,
Technical Development Dept.,
Aseptic Systems Co., Ltd.

Challenge of a Beer Brewery: Creating New Value and Future

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
15:30
 - 
17:00
Free Session
AL-S1
Beer & Sake Special Session
Challenges for Creating New Markets
Kenichi Shiozawa
President and Representative Director,

Asahi Breweries, Ltd.

Sapporo Breweries' "Ichiban-Boshi Marketing"
Hiroyuki Nose
President, Marketing Div.,
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Growth of the domestic beer business is a top priority for the Sapporo Breweries management team.
To ensure that our core brands Sapporo Draft Beer Kuro Label and Yebisu Beer continue to evolve and continue to be cherished by customers into future, we are now taking on the challenge of pursuing fresh new branding approaches.

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Liquor Manufacturers’ Strategies for SDGs

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
AL-S2
Beer & Sake Special Session
YOU CAN DO IT! NIHONSAKARI's struggle with SDGs
Kousuke Yagi
Deputy Manager,

NIHONSAKARI Co., Ltd.

Mercian's CSV Initiatives
Osamu Ogane
Executive Officer, General Manager,

Mercian Corp.

Automation & Labour Saving in Food Industry : Latest Trend

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
10:00
 - 
11:30
Paid Session
FT-K
Keynote Session (Early Discount JPY13,000-)
Opening Speech
Masayoshi Mizuno
Director-General for New Business and Food Industry, Minister's Secretariat,

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

"AI Avatar Cash Register" Initiatives by EGGS' N THINGS JAPAN
Kota Matsuda
CEO,

EGGS 'N THINGS JAPAN K.K.

Compatibility of "Safety and Security" and "Labor Saving" by Construction of Next-generation Smart Factory
Munehiko Ono
Director, head of Kansai Plant, in charge of Production Division,

Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.

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We had constructed a smart factory with IoT technology, as a result, solved about 80% of the problems that conventional factories had. By data cooperation between multiple equipment and systems, high level management was possible for example lot trace, inventory control and manufacturing results, then reduction of workers and paperless etc.

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The Efforts of MAFF to Reduce Food Loss

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
14:30
 - 
15:30
Free Session
FT-L
Food Loss Technical Session
Reducing Food Loss and Waste & Promoting Recycling
Sachiko Mori
Director,

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Contactless Technologiesin Café & Restaurants : Challenges & Solutions

Oct. 13 (Wed)
 
15:30
 - 
16:30
Free Session
FTR-S1
Special Session (Restaurants' Workflow-Streamlining Course)
"Smart Restaurants" Initiatives by Kura Sushi
Daisuke Hashimoto
Manager,
Technology Development Div.,
Kura Sushi, Inc.

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"Smart kura rest aurannt" that makes full use of technology

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Digital Transformation for Restaurant Business ~ Case of Toridoll Holdings Corporation ~
Yasunori Isomura
Executive Director/CIO,
Head of BT Div.,
TORIDOLL Holdings Corp.

Automation & Labour Saving in Kitchen to Resolve Labour Shortage

Oct. 14 (Thu)
 
15:00
 - 
16:00
Free Session
FTR-S2
Special Session (Restaurants' Workflow-Streamlining Course)
Innovate the Kitchen by Robots
Tetsuya Sawanobori
President,

Connected Robotics Inc.

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We're committed to bringing robots in the kitchen for physically-demanding tasks, so that the workers won't have to exhaust themselves before working on the fun and creative side of their job. We would like to share our solutions by combining of robot control skill and deep learning.

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Social Issue and Manpower Saving Seen from the On-site.
Kenichi Matsuura
General Manager,
Food Service Equipment Dept.,
Nakanishi Mfg. Co., Ltd.

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Labor saving is an urgent issue.
However, the reality is that even if we recruit, no application.
I believe it is possible to improve the on-site and employment issues in terms of manpower saving!
Introducing ideas aimed at creating a site where anyone can be active.

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Digital Transformation in Restaurants! How Restaurants transform in the Future?

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
10:00
 - 
11:00
Free Session
FTR-S3
Special Session (Restaurants' Workflow-Streamlining Course)
Improving Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality with "Gyudon Tech"
Shigeru Haruki
General Manager,

YOSHINOYA Co., Ltd.

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We want to continue to provide delicious beef bowls to our customers. To that end, everyone wants to continue to practice proper cooking and pot management at all stores. Introducing activities to incorporate cutting-edge AI / IoT technology into the 122-year-old "Gyudon" cooking process. "Gyudon Tech More delicious beef bowl at all stores, all time"

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A Story of Innovation to Inspire People and Revitalize Companies by Utilizing Digital Technology
Haruki Odajima
President

Ebiya/ EBILAB

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Ebiya, a long-established restaurant in Ise, had been in financial crisis. However, Ebiya has dramatically improved its business by effectively utilizing digital technology and with data management, achieving a 5-fold increase in sales and a 10-fold increase in profits in just a few years without increasing the number of employees by thoroughly eliminating waste.

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Automation & Labour Saving of Food Serving in Restaurants --Where We Are and the Future

Oct. 15 (Fri)
 
12:00
 - 
13:00
Free Session
FTR-S4
Special Session (Restaurants' Workflow-Streamlining Course)
Collaboration between Humans and Robots in the Field of Food Service
Tatsuya Tani
President and COO

MIKASA KAIKAN Co., Ltd.

The Future of Communication: Introducing the New Non-contact Customer Experience
Yoshinori Inoue
Senior Managing Director,

HAPPO-EN Co., Ltd.

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The hospitality industry, once the cornerstone of interpersonal communication, has undergone a metamorphosis to reach a solution for the current circumstances.
This presentation will include highly creative ideas for a post-covid 19 era with an emphasis on new interaction that combines "space", "time", "people", and "food".

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