Gastech 2017 got off to a bang last night at an official launch party held around 18 months before the actual event. Inspired by the regions of Chiba and Tokyo, guests were given a taste of the next host country, Japan.

Hundreds of invited guests were led to the party by the sound of Taiko drums. Inside, ladies in traditional Japanese Yukata dresses greeted the guests under a Torii – a traditional Japanese gate. Guests enjoyed classical Koto music and an extensive Taiko drum performance.

Gastech 2017 Japan will be held from 4th to 7th April 2017 at the Makuhari Messe Chiba in Tokyo, Japan. For further information, visit