Japan, 21st December: GL events, together with Maeda Corporation, a Japanese construction services provider, has been selected as the preferred bidder to operate the Aichi International Exhibition Center (AIEC). The 15-year contract will begin next year after the AIEC opens. In addition, GL events will also hold a majority stake in the operating company.
The Aichi International Exhibition Center is located in Tokoname, next to the Chubu Centrair International Airport. It will feature over 60,000 m2 of world-class exhibition space. The new venue is scheduled to open in September 2019.
Aichi Prefecture is home to the headquarters of several leading automotive, aerospace, and robotic industry companies as well as a wide range of trading companies which offer a significant opportunity for trade shows and exhibitions to be held at the new venue.
It is expected that the exclusive negotiations between the Maeda/GL events and the Aichi Prefecture will conclude by April 2018.
Source: GL Events press release