Issue: Jan 2017


Automotive World 2017 will be bigger and better



More visitors and more exhibitors expected.

by James Hilton

Exhibitors and organizers are gearing up for the ninth edition of AUTOMOTIVE WORLD, which is world’s largest exhibition for the advanced automotive technologies. AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2017 will be hosted at Tokyo Big Sight from January 18-20, 2017. The expo, which is organized by Reed Exhibitions Japan supported by SAE International, will be made up of five specialized shows, as well as conferences.

The five shows will focus on car electronics technology, EV/HEV/FCV technology, lightweight technology, components processing technology, and technology for connected cars. While hosted in Japan, it is recognized as a global showcase for the latest technology and innovation in the automotive sector.

According to the organizers, the number of exhibitors is expected to reach 900 over the five specialized shows – an increase of 120 from the previous record set in 2016. Some 100 conference sessions will be hosted during AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2017. Keynote speakers include Kiyotaka Ise, Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corp; Takao Asami, Alliance Global VP, Senior Vice President of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd; Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Senior Executive Director, Member of the Board, DENSO Corp; Klaus Meder, President of Automotive Electronics, Business Sector Mobility Solutions (BMM), Robert Bosch GmbH; and Bert Wolfram, CEO Continental Japan.

One of the highlights of the 2017 show will be a larger ADAS/Autonomous Driving Zone.

Details of the five shows composing AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2017

CAR-ELE JAPAN
The show gathers a variety of automotive electronics technologies such as components, materials, software, manufacturing equipment and testing technologies.
Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers visit the exhibition to find the latest products. The exhibition has grown in size
every year and has established itself must-attend event for automotive industry professionals.

EV JAPAN
EV JAPAN is a showcase for all types of core technologies for EV & HEV; motors, inverters, rechargeable batteries, chargers, and more.

AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY EXPO
Lightweight technologies play a significant role in improving fuel efficiency without having to compromise on enhancements in safety and comfort. This expo features all types of components/materials and molding/processing technologies for automotive weight reduction.


CONNECTED CAR JAPAN
This exhibition features all kinds of IT solutions, Apps and Services for connected cars.


CAR-MECHA JAPAN
This exhibition focuses on all types of processing technologies for automotive components and machine tools.

Comments from the visitors to the previous edition...

“The best part of the show is its size. The bigger the show becomes, the more people visit it and the more businesses are
created.” – Takefumi Shiga, General Manager, Body Design Div. 1, Toyota Motor Corp. (Conference Speaker)


“At Automotive World, we can meet not only Japanese or Chinese companies, but also European ones. That’s what is good about this show.”
– Hyounwoo Lee, President / CEO, Hyundai Motor Japan R&D Center, INC. (Visitor)


“It's very necessary for us that a show like this covers not only Japanese exhibitors but also exhibitors who can deliver worldwide.” – Thomas Rudlaff, Head of Body Design of Next Generation Mercedes Vehicles, Daimler AG (Conference Speaker)


“This show is very unique in that it gathers technology, products, body and parts all at once.” – Jun Li, President, China
Faw Group Corporation R&D Center (Visitor)

 



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