JIMTOF 2018 (The 29th Japan International Machine Tool Fair), one of the largest machine tool exhibitions in the world, organized by Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association and Tokyo Big Sight Inc., will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for six days from November 1 (Thu) to November 6 (Tue), 2018.
The number of exhibitors at JIMTOF2018 stood at 1,085 (including *1 direct exhibitors, *2 Co-exhibitors, and *3 Represented companies). The figure is 116 more than that in JIMTOF2016, making JIMTOF2018 the largest ever exhibition in the history of JIMTOF.
With the increasing number of exhibitors, it is expected that the number of visitors will surpass 150,000. For the convenience of visitors,”JIMTOF Official APP” will be made available, providing information about exhibitors andtheir booth location, detailed information about each seminar and venue, and so on. In addition, a “Matching System” is available to help create more opportunities for business meetings. Visitors can search detailed information about the exhibitors’ products and services by registering onthe official website in advance and loggingin with relevant matching information. Visitors can then apply for a meeting on the website once the exhibitors that match with their needs are found.
Visitors can also experience the keyword of JIMTOF2018, “Connect” at joint events. “Connected Industries SHOWCASE@JIMTOF2018 – A New Era of Manufacturing IoT + Manufacturing = Challenge for ‘Connect’!”, the Special Exhibitsby the organizer, which uses an IoT platform and connects machines displayed in the exhibition as if Tokyo Big Sight were one big factory.A presentation with a story-line, the introduction of IoT applications and other programs are ready so that visitors can feel and experience IoT.
With the cooperation of Honda MotorCo.,Ltd., the Special Displayswill showareal racing car which is the culmination of sophisticated engineering. In addition, actual engines used in the past,and present racing cars are displayed with a panel highlighting unique technologies applied in each engine. Visitors can understand how technologies changed and evolved over time, and how they are “connected” with each other.
Advance registration is now open onthe official website. An admission pass is required for entry,which can be issued upon registration.
*1 Directexhibitor: contractdirectly with the organizer
*2 Co-exhibitor: Exhibit products and services at their direct exhibitor with the attendance of their ownstaff
*3 Represented company: Exhibit products and services at their direct exhibitorwithout their ownstaff
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