Guidance Session for Application for Commercial Participation
Sorry, application closed on May 31,2004.
The Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition will hold a guidance session to provide relevant information to those wishing to operate a concession that deals with food or beverages, sale of merchandise, or provides other services.
* If you are unable to attend the guidance session, please visit the Association's website at http://www.expo2005.or.jp on or after April 16, 2004 when the application procedures for commercial operation will be announced.
Time schedule until concessionaires are determined
|March 22 - April 9:||Applicants to apply for the guidance session.|
|April 13 & 15:||Applicants attend the guidance session in Nagoya or Tokyo and receive the application guidelines and application forms.|
|April 16 - May 31:||The Association receives the application documents|
|June - July:||The Association determines qualified applicants through bidding after screening the submitted documents.|
|August:||Qualified applicants bid for concession rights.|
|September:||Winning bidders sign a concessionaire contract.|
* The schedule in and after June 2004 is subject to change.
Concessions open for application and their operation outline
(1) Food & Beverage Concessions
These are restaurants that meet the needs of a wide range of customers with a diverse menu. Through table services, customers can enjoy a variety of dishes prepared with cooking equipment on the premises, feeling comfort and friendliness. A restaurant in this category may not conduct any sale of merchandise.
These are restaurants where customers choose dishes prepared with cooking equipment on the premises and eat them after finishing their payment. Customers do not receive table services, but they can enjoy a variety of dish combinations. A restaurant in this category may not conduct any sale of merchandise.
Fast-food restaurants prepare food in a short time with cooking equipment on the premises. After ordering food and beverages over the counter and taking them in exchange for payment, customers can enjoy eating and drinking either inside or outside the restaurant. A restaurant in this category may not conduct any sale of merchandise.
* For the Seto site, the concession rent for the fast-food restaurant (only one restaurant) is ¥ 100,000 (per contract area of 1 m2 for the entire EXPO period of 185 days).
(2) Merchandise-selling Concessions
These provide merchandise and services suitable for the EXPO, bringing liveliness to the site. However, they may sell neither commemorative objects that feature the EXPO logos and others, nor food & beverages that are expected to be eaten/drunk inside the EXPO site.
These sell general merchandise and snacks and refreshments in order to provide visitors with convenience. However, they may not sell some items.
* For the Seto site, the concession rent for its two general shops and one convenience store are ¥ 100,000 (per contract area of 1 m2 for the entire EXPO period of 185 days). Also for the west parking area in Nagakute site, the concession rent for its general shops (only one shop) is ¥ 100,000 (per contract area of 1 m2 for the entire EXPO period of 185 days).
(3) Other service providers
On-site activities carried out by the service provider are: - selling films, cameras (including digital still cameras) and their peripheral equipment;
- providing rental and repair services for cameras;
- developing films; and
- providing other photo-related services such as group photo shooting.
<Home delivery and checkroom services>
On-site activities carried out by the service provider are:
- temporarily keeping visitors luggage;
- handling visitors' requests for home delivery; and
- managing and administrating coin-operated lockers.
Concessionaries Team, Commercial Activities Group
Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition
Nagoya Daiya Bldg. II 4F, 3-15-1 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002, Japan
Tel: +81-52-569-2163 Fax: +81-52-569-3385