March 25 agenda: Tokyo International Anime Fair

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The Independent Online

Thursday's highlights comprise the largest anime fair in Tokyo, a major art trade show in New York, and cleaner cars in Monaco, among other events.

Tokyo International Anime Fair
Tokyo International Exhibition Center
Tokyo, Japan

TAF is one of the largest anime trade fairs in the world, celebrating its 9th anniversary. The beginning of the fair is only for industry professionals and the press, while the final days are also open to the public. During the fair, the Tokyo Anime Awards are given for domestic and foreign creations. In 2009, the trade show welcomed 255 companies, including 56 from abroad.

ArtExpo New York
March 25-28
Pier 94 on the Hudson River
New York, USA

The 32nd international Artexpo will welcome more than 400 artists, galleries and publishers from around the world. The world's largest fine art trade show hopes to attract in excess of 25,000 buyers and art enthusiasts in 2010 all coming to view and purchase wholesale works directly from artists and publishers. In addition to the large showcase of prints, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and ceramics, ArtExpo will host a special Education Series. The educational seminars and conference classes will be held across the three days on subjects such as art and the economy, art marketing and social media for artists.

EVER Monaco 2010
March 25 - 28

EVER Monaco highlights clean mobility solutions and new sustainable consumption patterns with the support of some multinational brand names such as Nissan, HSBC and BNP Paribas. The show hosts industry conferences on green vehicles and an eco-friendly parade on the final day.

H&M Garden Collection launch

March 25

Swedish retail chain H&M usually makes headlines with its designer collaborations, which in the past year ranged from Jimmy Choo to Sonia Rykiel, but this coming March, the brand has a different ace up its sleeve: the organic, yet stylish 'Garden Collection.' Prices from €9.95 to €49.99.