From Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 March 2024, “Smart Manufacturing Summit by Global Industrie” will be held at Aichi Sky Expo (Aichi International Exhibition Centre).

*Note: The Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (PCCIJ) is an official partner of this event.


The Smart Manufacturing Summit by Global Industrie offers a unique format based on :

  • Classic exhibition and demonstration areas around 6 industry categories,
  • C-level speakers leading panel discussions, keynote sessions and pitches at the Business Summit,
  • A Startup and Innovation corner, connecting the most promising industry startups with industry leaders, corporates, innovation ecosystems and institutional partners
  • Factory tours, allowing you to deep dive into the Japanese manufacturing

Explore the 5 main areas of interest of the event as folloiws:

  1. Business Summit
    Lectures by world-leading companies and governments on smart manufacturing, including case studies and initiatives to realise smart manufacturing.
  2. Innovation Showcase
    Startups with cutting-edge technologies essential for the realisation of smart manufacturing will showcase product demonstrations and case studies.
  3. Smart Manufacturing Expo
    Various products and solutions for achieving smart manufacturing will be showcased in booths.
  4. Smart Factory Demonstration
    Various demonstrations for achieving smart manufacturing will be displayed.
  5. Smart Factory Tour
    Factory tours of smart manufacturing companies in Aichi Prefecture.

You can register as a visitor in advance via the QR code below.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Benefits of participation

  • Share your vision of smart manufacturing with business and government stakeholders from Europe and Japan.
  • Understand the Japanese market and take the first steps to entering it.
  • Benefit from our matchmaking solution MySMSAichi open to all participants to meet potential business partners and develop your network.
  • Support innovation development and also deepen your knowledge of Industry 5.0.

Smart Manufacturing Expo

More than 150 exhibitors, including:

  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Kowa Optronics
  • Dassault Systèmes
  • Exotec
  • Staubli
  • Brother Industries
  • Yamazaki Mazak Corporation
  • Airbus (as a visitor)

Latest conference schedule

Have a first overview of the topics and speakers on the stage of Business Summit and Innovation Showcase:

Business Summit – Main Stage

“How to Reinforce Collaboration between Japan and Europe on Smart Manufacturing?” (Panel Discussion)


  • Manuel HUBERT (EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, EU-side Managing Director)
  • Susumu KATAOKA (JETRO, President)
  • Naohiko YOKOSHIMA (NEDO, President)

Date and time: Wednesday 13th, 10:50 – 11:35

“Converging virtual and real worlds by Virtual Twin Experiences”


  • Philippe GODBOUT (Dassault Systèmes, Japan managing director)
  • Daisuke MATSUO (Yutaka Electronics Industry, SI Engineering Department, Machining Technology Development Office and Aerospace PJ Main staff)

Date and time: Wednesday 13th, 11:50 – 12:35

“What universities and industries should do for preparing profiles required in new era- from education, recurrent learning to re-skilling” (Panel Discussion)


  • Akihiro SASOU Ph.D. (Nagoya University, Vice President in charge of Academic Research & Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration and Professor, Education and Research Center for Flight Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Tokai National Higher Education and Research System, Chancellor’s Adviser)
  • Masaaki TERANO Ph.D. (Nagoya University, Tokai National University Organization, Director and Specially Appointed Professor, Open Innovation Promotion Office, Future Society Creation Organisation, Executive Officer, Tokai Innovation Institute Inc.)
  • Osamu TABATA Ph.D. (Kyoto University of Advanced Science, Vice President, Dean of Faculty of Engineering)

Date and time: Thursday 14th, 14:00 – 14:45

“New Innovation: Co-creation (industry-academia-government collaboration) to trigger future innovations (TBC)” (Keynote Speech)


  • Hiroaki MIYATA (Co-Innovation University Presidential Candidate (to be determined by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in October 2024))

Date and time: Friday 15th, 10:15 – 10:45

“Smart Logistics to empower industries” (Keynote Speech)


  • Ryu TATEWAKI (EXOTEC NIHON, Asia PacificManaging Director)

Date and time: Friday 15th, 11:50 – 12:35

Business Summit – International Agora

“German Japanese Business and Technology Seminar: Advanced and Innovative Solutions in Smart Manufacturing, Robotics and AI”

Organizer: NRW.Global Business GmbH (German NRW State Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) / NRW.Global Business Japan


  • GRIP GmbH  (Enabling quick, easy and intuitive connectivity )/ Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University, ect.

Date and time: Thursday 14th, 14:00 – 17:10

Innovation Showcase


「Bridging Corporates & Startups Frontiers – Open Innovation Collaboration Between Aichi and Singapore」”


  • Aichi Prefecture Department of Innovation and Business Creation, Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Overseas Cooperation Promotion Division.

Date and time: Wednesday 13th, 10:50 – 11:50

“How BPI and Aichi support foreign startups’ landing in Japan”


  • Aichi Prefecture
  • BPI France

Date and time: Wednesday 13th, 14:50 – 15:50

“How to develop the startup ecosystem in regions? (TBC)” (Panel Discussion)


  • Keiichiro KOUMURA (Mitsui Fudosan Corporation, Project Manager Head of BASE Q Operations)
  • Ebata TOMOHIRO (KDDI Corporation, Deputy General Manager, Corporate Strategy Division)

Date and time: Thursday 14th, 16:25 – 17:10

Looking forward to meeting you at the event!

Exclusivity for Smart Manufacturing Summit by Global Industrie’s participants!

Get a chance to deep dive into Japanese manufacturing and culture with our Factory & Sightseeing Tours. Explore opportunities to visit local factories and Aichi region, Japan’ first industrial region.

Register for one of our proposals directly on our website 👉

  • CKD Corporation, March 13th from 12h20: CKD is a company that contributes to global manufacturing in both Automatic Machinery and Components. Be one of the first to visit their new showroom in the headquarters and Komaki Plant, which opened in January 2024.

  • Tokoname, March  13th, 14th and 15th : 4 hours day visits are proposed to discover and understand Tokoname history, culture and traditions.

  • Aichi Prefecture Tour, March 13th, 14th and 15th: visit factories located in Aichi, such as Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Toho Gas Corporation or Yamazaki Mazak Corporation.

Our team looks forward to hosting you.