Chester, UK, and Tokyo, Japan, December 13th 2018 — Rapid News Publications, owners of The TCT Group, and JTB Communication Design have announced that they exceeded expectations for a successful re-launch and re-branding of Japan’s largest AM and 3D Printing event at Tokyo Big Sight, Jan 30th – Feb 1st 2019.
The event, formerly known as 3D Printing Japan, will be delivered for the first time as TCT Japan and as such joins TCT Show (UK), TCT Korea, TCT Asia (Shanghai), TCT Shenzhen and Rapid + TCT (USA) as part of The TCT Group’s global presence.
The re-branding and addition of a dedicated AM conference have been well received by the industry, demonstrated by 150% gross floorspace growth over the 2018 event. TCT Japan will be held alongside 12 technology trade shows including nano tech Japan which is world largest nanotechnology event in the world with the group of events expected to see some 50,000 visitors over three days.
Rapid News Publications VP of Content, Strategy and Partnerships, Jim Woodcock explained: “Japan is one of the most important global economies and is renowned as a hotbed of innovation. We are delighted with the progress the partnership has made on the development of TCT Japan and believe the event marks a significant milestone for the AM and 3D printing industry in this market.”
Alongside the world-leading major electronics companies Japan is famous for, the event will also attract the manufacturers from the world’s third-largest Automotive industry* including Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, Denso and Subaru.
Masaya Yamagata, JTB Communication Design, Inc., commented: “We are delighted to be able to present the major international players in the AM and 3D printing industry to the Japanese market in 2019. Stratasys, EOS, DMG MORI, Nikon, Markforged, AddUp and Zortrax are among the 100 exhibitors from seven countries/regions showing their innovations to this highly receptive audience.”
The TCT Japan Conference, held concurrently with TCT Japan, will feature a world-class speaker line up including JVC Kenwood, CECIMO, ASTM International and Teijin Nakasima Medical. Global Updates covering Europe and the USA will also be delivered, bringing the state-of-the-art in these regions to Japan.