GPEC 2014, Tokyo, Japan.

The Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre.
The Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre.
The entrance of the GPEC 2014
The entrance of the GPEC 2014
Big line at the registration desk during the first two days.
Big line at the registration desk during the first two days.
Marcel Schulte of HollandGaas, Dres Paauwe of Merosa, Marco de Bruijne of VB Climate and Hiraaki Tomita of Tomita Technologies Ltd..
Marcel Schulte of HollandGaas, Dres Paauwe of Merosa, Marco de Bruijne of VB Climate and Hiraaki Tomita of Tomita Technologies Ltd..
The GPEC trade show housed many Japanese greenhouse technology suppliers, around 80% of the exhibiting companies was Japanese.
The GPEC trade show housed many Japanese greenhouse technology suppliers, around 80% of the exhibiting companies was Japanese.
Nine plans for large scale greenhouse projects were on display the GPEC. All of the were initiated by local governments. In the coming years the projects are planned to be realized, with the help of subsidies from the government. Later you can find more about them in our newsletter.
Nine plans for large scale greenhouse projects were on display the GPEC. All of the were initiated by local governments. In the coming years the projects are planned to be realized, with the help of subsidies from the government. Later you can find more about them in our newsletter.
Grafted youngplants in a Japanese growth chamber
Grafted youngplants in a Japanese growth chamber
Fujitsu, the Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company has invested many R&D in greenhouse technology and focusses more and more on climate control and greenhouse automation.
Fujitsu, the Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company has invested many R&D in greenhouse technology and focusses more and more on climate control and greenhouse automation.
Cor Pellikaan has many confidence in the future of Japanese horticulture.
Cor Pellikaan has many confidence in the future of Japanese horticulture.
Japanese rockwool
Japanese rockwool
Daisen
Daisen
Hisami Kato of Tokai Trading.
Hisami Kato of Tokai Trading.
Iniku cooperaion.
Iniku cooperaion.
Dutch Agricultural Counsellor Cindy Heijdra of the Netherlands Embassy in Japan. In the background you see VEK's Xander van der Zande (former export manager at Arend Sosef) and Priva Asia general manager Thera Rohling.
Dutch Agricultural Counsellor Cindy Heijdra of the Netherlands Embassy in Japan. In the background you see VEK's Xander van der Zande (former export manager at Arend Sosef) and Priva Asia general manager Thera Rohling.
Led inter lighting for strawberry cultivation.
Led inter lighting for strawberry cultivation.
Paskal system at booth of Ibiko
Paskal system at booth of Ibiko
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Showa Denko
Showa Denko
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Andrew Lee, Grodan's Technical Service Manager together with Grodan distributor associates of Nittobo.
Andrew Lee, Grodan's Technical Service Manager together with Grodan distributor associates of Nittobo.
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At the show many of these multi layer germination and cultivation systems could be found.
At the show many of these multi layer germination and cultivation systems could be found.
Fogging and spraying equipment.
Fogging and spraying equipment.
Japanese double screen and shading system.
Japanese double screen and shading system.
Shading installation with groove drum.
Shading installation with groove drum.
Cultivation system that looks like a coffee filter system
Cultivation system that looks like a coffee filter system
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Japanese built, multi layer NFT system with various LED spectra.
Japanese built, multi layer NFT system with various LED spectra.
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Kohlrabi on aqua culture.
Kohlrabi on aqua culture.
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GreenQ Japan consultant Arco van der Hout, Yozo Ode of Seiwa, Aad van den Berg of GreenQ and Akira Saito of Seiwa.
GreenQ Japan consultant Arco van der Hout, Yozo Ode of Seiwa, Aad van den Berg of GreenQ and Akira Saito of Seiwa.
Lecturer at Seiwa booth
Lecturer at Seiwa booth
The visitors showed great interested in the seminars and sessions that were being held at the GPEC.
The visitors showed great interested in the seminars and sessions that were being held at the GPEC.
Oscar Niezen of CoHort Consulting was also a key lecturer during the GPEC. Learn more about his work in this article : http://www.hortidaily.com/article/8958/Asia-Extending- knowledge-of-local-habits,-laws-and-regulations
Oscar Niezen of CoHort Consulting was also a key lecturer during the GPEC. Learn more about his work in this article : http://www.hortidaily.com/article/8958/Asia-Extending- knowledge-of-local-habits,-laws-and-regulations
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Miniature greenhouse at Fujitsu booth.
Miniature greenhouse at Fujitsu booth.
Kinda like Madurodam in The Hague, Holland.
Kinda like Madurodam in The Hague, Holland.
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Japanese adiabatic cooling system.
Japanese adiabatic cooling system.
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Even some post harvesting equipment was present at the show. If greenhouse horticulture will take of on a big scale and the acreage per company sees an increase, automated post harvesting and sorting will become definitely important as the wages in Japan are very high.
Even some post harvesting equipment was present at the show. If greenhouse horticulture will take of on a big scale and the acreage per company sees an increase, automated post harvesting and sorting will become definitely important as the wages in Japan are very high.
Gothic greenhouse by Earther Agri.
Gothic greenhouse by Earther Agri.
Marcel Schulte of HollandGaas.
Marcel Schulte of HollandGaas.
Pply venlo greenhouse with Difuse film.
Pply venlo greenhouse with Difuse film.
AGC Chemicals.
AGC Chemicals.
Brinkman's Vincent van der Wilk and Jan Schuttrups together with their Japanese associate.
Brinkman's Vincent van der Wilk and Jan Schuttrups together with their Japanese associate.
The team from Tomita Technologies Ltd.; a leading installer and supplier of horticultural technology in Japan.
The team from Tomita Technologies Ltd.; a leading installer and supplier of horticultural technology in Japan.
Water proof, Styrofoam gutter system.
Water proof, Styrofoam gutter system.
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Priva Asia's Kenneth Jakobsen
Priva Asia's Kenneth Jakobsen
Synthetic propagation plugs.
Synthetic propagation plugs.
Many of these installations were on display.
Many of these installations were on display.
Insect netting.
Insect netting.
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Itoh Denki showcased an automated system that reminded me of the cultivation system of Delissen lettuce in The Netherlands. The shuttle with the propagation trays are wirelessly and battery powered.
Itoh Denki showcased an automated system that reminded me of the cultivation system of Delissen lettuce in The Netherlands. The shuttle with the propagation trays are wirelessly and battery powered.
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Tomato varieties on display ( brand unknown)
Tomato varieties on display ( brand unknown)
Japanese are big fan of pink tomimaru mucho tomatoes
Japanese are big fan of pink tomimaru mucho tomatoes
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Itoh Denki ID Shuttle system
Itoh Denki ID Shuttle system
Hiroaki Torii of Itoh Denki
Hiroaki Torii of Itoh Denki
Syngenta was the only Western seed breeder at the GPEC.
Syngenta was the only Western seed breeder at the GPEC.
Glenn Behrman, Founder & President at GreenTech Agro LLC together with Reinier Donkersloot, Business Developer City Farming at Philips. Learn more about the cooperation between the two companies at http://www.hortidaily.com/article/9497/GreenTech-Agro-and- Philips-to-develop-cooperation
Glenn Behrman, Founder & President at GreenTech Agro LLC together with Reinier Donkersloot, Business Developer City Farming at Philips. Learn more about the cooperation between the two companies at http://www.hortidaily.com/article/9497/GreenTech-Agro-and- Philips-to-develop-cooperation
Kagome's Taizo Sano was one of the key speakers at GPEC.
Kagome's Taizo Sano was one of the key speakers at GPEC.
The entire show was focussed on vegetable production, there were not much ornamentals to spot on the trade show floor.
The entire show was focussed on vegetable production, there were not much ornamentals to spot on the trade show floor.
Qlipr's Cor Pellikaan demonstrating his trellising system to another exhibitor.
Qlipr's Cor Pellikaan demonstrating his trellising system to another exhibitor.
Booth of Royal Brinkman.
Booth of Royal Brinkman.
Diffuse and shading coatings of Hermadix on display at the booth of Royal Brinkman.
Diffuse and shading coatings of Hermadix on display at the booth of Royal Brinkman.
Hermadix coatings
Hermadix coatings
During all three days, the trade show floor was fully packed with interested visitors. Compared to other shows that I have visited, I have never seen a show that was this crowdy.
During all three days, the trade show floor was fully packed with interested visitors. Compared to other shows that I have visited, I have never seen a show that was this crowdy.
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PV installation.
PV installation.
Busy aisles, already in the first half our of the second day.
Busy aisles, already in the first half our of the second day.
Mardenkro had a nice booth that perfectly displayed the effects of to diverse products.
Mardenkro had a nice booth that perfectly displayed the effects of to diverse products.
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Advanced grading system of Ishida.
Advanced grading system of Ishida.
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Chinese greenhouse builder Trinog-xs
Chinese greenhouse builder Trinog-xs
Hiraaki Tomita and Mami Hashimoto of Tomita Technologies Ltd.and Marcel Schulte of HollandGaas.
Hiraaki Tomita and Mami Hashimoto of Tomita Technologies Ltd.and Marcel Schulte of HollandGaas.
AGC
AGC
Many companies had a section in their booth for small informational sessions.
Many companies had a section in their booth for small informational sessions.
One of the presentation areas. Each seminar was well attended, there were even people waiting a line for them.
One of the presentation areas. Each seminar was well attended, there were even people waiting a line for them.
Match making sessions.
Match making sessions.
Innovative steerable working cart.
Innovative steerable working cart.
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Despit ethe fact that advanced cultivation systems with gutters are on the rise in Japan, you will still see much of these traditional systems.
Despit ethe fact that advanced cultivation systems with gutters are on the rise in Japan, you will still see much of these traditional systems.
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Rockwool block system in molded trays.
Rockwool block system in molded trays.
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Sean Su from the Taiwanese Photonics Industry $ Technology Development Association.
Sean Su from the Taiwanese Photonics Industry $ Technology Development Association.
The mascotte of Seiwa (the right one)
The mascotte of Seiwa (the right one)
Another well attended session at the Seiwa booth
Another well attended session at the Seiwa booth
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Ishiguro is a complete greenhouse technology supplier and installer and distributor for many renown companies.
Ishiguro is a complete greenhouse technology supplier and installer and distributor for many renown companies.
Ishiguro also installs Hoogendoorn automation.
Ishiguro also installs Hoogendoorn automation.
Yumo Shiono and Masashi Araki of Ishiguro.
Yumo Shiono and Masashi Araki of Ishiguro.
Mayor Sjaak van der Tak of The Westland is everywhere.
Mayor Sjaak van der Tak of The Westland is everywhere.
Michel Kauderer of Verkade Climate together with Ad de Koning of HortiMax
Michel Kauderer of Verkade Climate together with Ad de Koning of HortiMax
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Yoshida Toshihiko from Mardenkro.
Yoshida Toshihiko from Mardenkro.
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Syngenta Japan was especially promoting lettuce varieties for NFT and aquaponics.
Syngenta Japan was especially promoting lettuce varieties for NFT and aquaponics.
Japanese trade media.
Japanese trade media.
A Japanese reader of HortiDaily!
A Japanese reader of HortiDaily!
Fresh greenhouse news on the go!
Fresh greenhouse news on the go!
Biobest at the Tokai booth.
Biobest at the Tokai booth.
Japanese interest in HollandGaas insect netting system.
Japanese interest in HollandGaas insect netting system.
Ultrasonic pest control.
Ultrasonic pest control.
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Adiabatic cooling system.
Adiabatic cooling system.
Priva Asia general manager Thera Rohling gave a presentation about Priva. She was assisted by Akira Saito of Priva dealer Seiwa.
Priva Asia general manager Thera Rohling gave a presentation about Priva. She was assisted by Akira Saito of Priva dealer Seiwa.
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Malaysian associate of Pericoli.
Malaysian associate of Pericoli.
Automated spraying vehicle.
Automated spraying vehicle.
the spraying trolley automatically returns when it bumps against the end of the greenhouse
the spraying trolley automatically returns when it bumps against the end of the greenhouse
Yanmar booth
Yanmar booth
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Seen in the Fujitsu booth
Seen in the Fujitsu booth
Fujitsu lecturer
Fujitsu lecturer
Seen in the Fujitsu booth
Seen in the Fujitsu booth
Fujitsu lecturer.
Fujitsu lecturer.
ProFarm
ProFarm
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Just like the Dutch, also South Korea was present with a large country pavilion. Chi-Ju Woo is part of the trade assistance team at Kamico; the Korea Agricultural Machinery Industry Cooperative.
Just like the Dutch, also South Korea was present with a large country pavilion. Chi-Ju Woo is part of the trade assistance team at Kamico; the Korea Agricultural Machinery Industry Cooperative.
Fujitsu booth.
Fujitsu booth.
Seen in the Fujitsu booth
Seen in the Fujitsu booth
Korean pavilion.
Korean pavilion.
Styrofoam box filled with soil.
Styrofoam box filled with soil.
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NEC is also developing greenhouse automation controls.
NEC is also developing greenhouse automation controls.
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Grafted tomato plants.
Grafted tomato plants.
Japanese retractable roof system.
Japanese retractable roof system.
Poly Venlo.
Poly Venlo.
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Trinog.
Trinog.
Very small clam shell packaging by Richfield Kurihara (Tomita greenhouse)
Very small clam shell packaging by Richfield Kurihara (Tomita greenhouse)
Grape Kumato by Richfield Kurihara.
Grape Kumato by Richfield Kurihara.
Israeli irrigation technology.
Israeli irrigation technology.
Grafted tomato plant.
Grafted tomato plant.
ISO Group at Jardin Booth.
ISO Group at Jardin Booth.
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