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Japanese Machine Tool Show to be held November 1 in Tokyo

Japanese Machine Tool Show to be held November 1 in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 24, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - Japan Machine Tool Builders' Association along with Tokyo Big Sight Inc. will hold the eight day long JIMTOF2006 - 23rd Japan International Machine Tool Fair - at the 'Tokyo Big Sight' Tokyo International Exhibition Center. The event will take place from Wednesday, November 1, 2006.

JIMTOF, whose object is to exhibit machine tools and various related machines, equipment and information, is a trade fair widely recognized and attended by all manufacturers in Japan, the world's largest producer of machine tools in the world.

The fair features choice state-of-the-art manufacturing process technology on a grand scale at Japan's largest exhibition hall, Tokyo Big Sight, which provides over 82,660 square meters of exhibition area. The fair attracts attention and garners high appraisal not only from people working in Japanese industry but from attendees from all over the world.

JIMTOF2006 will reflect favorable conditions in the machine tool industry, with the number of this year's applicants substantially exceeding the maximum capacity for the venue. As a result of the overwhelming number of applications, 547 companies and groups have been selected to take part in the event, the largest number ever, with an increase of the scale from 45,333m2 in 2004 to 46,359m2 for the 2006 event, as of July 31, 2006. In addition, attendance is expected to increase to 130,000 people, up from 123,000 in 2004, excluding attendees who entered the fair multiple days.

The theme for JIMTOF2006 is 'Mono-zukuri Innovation.' The existence of production goods such as machine tools, which support the entire base of the production industry, are required for especially high standards of precision and performance, and the pressing tasks for the industry are training people to have unshakeable beliefs and flexible conceptions toward product creation and transmitting technical skills backed by definite expert knowledge and abundant practice.

JIMTOF2006 will not only feature product exhibits, but also seminars and lectures for all levels, exhibits designed especially for the younger generation, and tours of factories, all for the purpose of arousing and raising the interest of the younger generation. The aim of these activities is to make this year's JIMTOF the most successful ever.

Main events by students (as in previous JIMTOF fairs, student admission is free of charge):

- Seminars (Welcome, The world of machine tools is full of dreams.) A seminar wherein industry and enterprises introduce themselves to students.
- All Japan Student Formula 1 Car Championship Prize Winning Cars Exhibit
A crystallization of the passion and technical skills of students who are tackling product creation.
- Machine Tools New Technology Poster Display Universities and public organizations from all over Japan will announce the results of their research.

Outline of the 2006 Event:

Name: JIMTOF2006 / Japan International Machine Tool Fair 23rd Edition

Dates: November 1 (Wed.) - November 8 (Wed.), 2006

Hours: 9:30A.M. - 5:00P.M. (The fair will close at 4:00 PM on the last day.)

Location: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) 3-21-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Scale: Number of Exhibitors: 547 Companies (Number of actual exhibitors)

Number of exhibit booths: 5,151 (46,359m2) as of July 31, 2006.

Area: 82,660m2

Exhibits: Machine Tools (Metal cutting, Metal forming); Machine Tool Accessories; Grinding Wheels and Abrasives; Cemented Carbide Tools; High Speed Steel Tools; Diamond/CBN Tools; Gears and Gear Devices; Oil Hydraulic, Water Hydraulic and Pneumatic Machinery; Precision Measuring Machines and Instruments; Optical Measuring Instruments; Testing Machinery; Other environmentally friendly equipment, materials, products, technology and information relating to machine tools.

Layout: Exhibits will be classified by their products.

Admission: Registration is required

Fee: Advanced Purchase: 1,000 yen

Day of the event: 3,000 yen

Students: Free admission

Sponsors: The Japanese Machine Tool Manufacturer's Association / Tokyo Big Sight Inc.

Sponsored Events: Keynote Address Mr. Kosuke Ikebuchi, Senior Advisor and Technical Supervisor, Toyota Motor Corporation: "Mono-zukuri Innovation at Toyota" (Tentative Theme) Wednesday, November 1.

Special Presentation: Mr. Hidenobu Iwata, Representative President, Honda Engineering Company: "Vision and Innovation at Honda" (Tentative Theme) Tuesday, November 7.

URL: www.jimtof.org/Eng

About JIMTOF2006
JIMTOF is among the largest machine tool fairs in Asia and alternates with IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) in Chicago and EMO Machine Tool Show in Germany / Italy. Dating biennially since 1962 in rotation between Tokyo and Osaka, the show is now held in Tokyo. Among the largest trade fairs held in Japan, JIMTOF 2006 boasts of 82,660 square meters exhibiting space (all halls in Tokyo Big Sight will be occupied only by JIMTOF during the period), 5,151 booths from 547 companies, and 130,000 expected visitors. The last show (22nd JIMTOF) attracted 123,000 unique visitors with 5,037 booths.
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