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As travel restrictions due to COVID-19 persist around the world, Formnext Forum Tokyo will be held as a hybrid event in 2022. The new format will consist of three stages; an online pre-event seminar, the physical event and an online post-event seminar. Additionally, the physical event will see the introduction of flexible attendance options in the form of a digital exhibitor package. This will give exhibitors the ability to participate online with tabletop exhibits and on-site support. Formnext Forum Tokyo is taking a hybrid approach to encourage more opportunities for business interaction.

Exhibitor registration is now open for the highly anticipated 2022 event, to be held September 27-28 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center, Hamamatsucho Building. A combination of product presentations and specialist seminars covering the latest trends in additive manufacturing will again appeal to a wide range of trade visitors. The event has gradually grown since its launch in 2019, becoming a forum for business exchange and networking opportunities, where the next generation of smart industrial production comes together.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition took place as an entirely online seminar, welcoming speakers from 11 companies and organizations, as well as 1,061 online participants over the two days. In 2020, the forum welcomed 29 exhibitors and 710 visitors to Tokyo, with many exhibitors praising the event for bringing the industry together during a difficult time. Messe Frankfurt Japan, the organizer of Formnext Forum Tokyo, is confident in the success of the upcoming hybrid edition, based on the experience of last year’s all-digital event and the physical event in 2020. The world facing its biggest challenge in recent years, Formnext Forum Tokyo 2022 will create timely opportunities for industry players to explore new markets.

The forum will bring together experts from a wide range of industry sectors, including solutions for additive manufacturing, materials, manufacturing preparation/pre-treatment, component processing/surface treatment solution/post- processing, contract manufacturing/product design/development, tooling and die making software, quality management/measurement, certification and standards, research and development (R&D) and organizations and companies editing.

Formnext Forum Tokyo is organized by Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd and is part of a series of international events including:

  • Formnext: November 15 – 18, 2022, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Formnext + PM South China: September 14 – 16, 2022, Shenzhen, China
  • Asiamold: March 3 – 5, 2022, Guangzhou, China


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