Reed to Host Inaugural Robotics and Smart Factory Exhibitions in Tokyo from January 18, 2017

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., Japan's largest trade show organizer, will hold two new exhibitions from 2017, the 1st RoboDEX and the 1st Smart Automotive Factory Expo, taking place January 18-20 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan.

TOKYO, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., Japan's largest trade show organizer, will hold two new exhibitions from 2017, the 1st RoboDEX and the 1st Smart Automotive Factory Expo, taking place January 18-20 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan.


The 1st RoboDEX is a comprehensive B2B trade show that will gather 100 exhibitors dealing in industrial and service robots, and related development technologies and applications. Major players in the robotics industry have already confirmed their participation and for all those involved in the manufacturing business, RoboDEX is set to be a must-attend annual event.

Exhibit Profile

Industrial/Service robots
Intelligence/Control Technology
Drive Technology
Sensing Technology
For more information: www.robodex.jp/en/

About 1st Smart Automotive Factory Expo

The Smart Automotive Factory Expo is Japan's only exhibition specializing in smart factories for the automobile industry. Held as part of the 9th AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, Japan's largest exhibition for automotive technologies, the two shows together will cover everything from automotive electronics and EV technology to smart manufacturing solutions, attracting increased industry attention.

Exhibit Profile

Companies dealing in the following products:

FA Technologies
Industrial Robots
IoT / M2M Solutions
Green Energy Solutions
Factory Equipment and Other Products
For more information: www.sma-fac.jp/en/

2,270 Exhibitors - World-leading Shows to be Co-held

In addition to the 1st RoboDEX, four other shows, including the 46th NEPCON JAPAN, the world's leading show for electronics manufacturing technology, and the 3rd WEARABLE EXPO, the world's largest exhibition for wearable devices and technology, will also be co-held, bringing together a combined total of 2,270 companies both big and small.

Due in part to the five concurrent shows and more than 300 conference sessions co-held, 98,000 industry professionals are expected to gather from around the world. With hundreds of business meetings set to take place across the three days, the future looks bright for the robotics and smart factory industry in Japan.

For the booth reservation and exhibition ticket requests, please visit the official websites.

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