Event preview JIMTOF 2018: Let the show begin!

Author / Editor: Ahlam Rais / Ahlam Rais

Held every two years, JIMTOF, the international machine tool exhibition will be highlighting ‘Six Core Connects’ at this year’s show. Through this, the event aims at increasing communication and business prospects.

The last edition of JIMTOF was held in 2016.
The last edition of JIMTOF was held in 2016.
(Source: JIMTOF)

Spearheaded by the Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association and Tokyo Big Sight, this year JIMTOF is all set to enter its 29th edition. The grand machine tool exhibition is expected to commence from November 1–6, 2018 in Tokyo and will showcase the latest cutting edge technologies such as machine tools; oil hydraulic, water hydraulic and pneumatic machinery; high speed steel tools, grinding wheels and abrasives, controller and related software, and so on in the manufacturing field from across the globe.

Connect at JIMTOF

Interestingly, the main theme for JIMTOF 2018 is ‘Connect’ as it reflects huge business opportunities for the global machine tool industry. The show boasts of ‘Six core Connects’ including connecting cutting-edge technology with visitors, connecting visitors with exhibitors, connecting technology experience with visitors, connecting Japan with the world, connecting students with the future, and connecting people with comfortable space.

Connecting cutting-edge technology with visitors: The trade fair will connect visitors with global industry players that will be showcasing their latest and most advanced technologies for the manufacturing sector. Some of the biggies in the JIMTOF league include DMG Mori, Amada Holdings, Bystronic Japan, Carl Zeiss, etc.

Connecting visitors with exhibitors: One-on-one business meetings between the exhibitors and visitors are also possible at the show. The interactions are set up via a matching system tool that is offered by JIMTOF and is based on the technology or solution requirements of each party. The tool enables one to arrange the meeting even before the inauguration of the event.

Connecting technology experience with visitors: With an objective to encourage visitors to try out some of the contemporary products, technologies and software, the organisers of JIMTOF have dedicated a special section – Organiser-Special Exhibits through which they can get hands on experience. This will enable visitors to learn about new advanced solutions in real time.

Connecting Japan with the world: By organising JIMTOF, the show will once again place Japan in the headlines for all the right reasons. The country is one of the leaders in the machine tool sector and the show like every year is expected to attract immense footfalls from global industry players. This year, the event aims to attract even more buyers and to carry out more business which will prove beneficial for the country’s economy.

Connecting students with the future: The youth are the future of any country and Japan understands this pretty well. To encourage youngsters to join the manufacturing sector of the future, JIMTOF is attracting students from technical institutes and inviting them to attend the show. At the event, the organisers will be hosting industry-related programmes and other interesting sessions so that the students can get a better understanding of the sector and its works.

Connecting people with comfortable space: For the convenience of the trade fair’s international audience the event will be making sure that the fair caters to the likes and tastes of its visitors. JIMTOF 2018 aims to make the show a delightful and memorable experience for its global audience.

Headed in the right direction, the focus of the fair is pretty clear and we hope that JIMTOF 2018 begins on a high note and meets its desired objective of ‘Connecting technologies with people, connecting people with the industry and connecting the industry with the future!’

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