(Picture: Christophe Cizeron, CEO of GL events Venues, and Hideaki Omura, Aichi Prefecture’s Governor)

A new event devoted to Japanese & European innovations for Industry 5.0

Smart Manufacturing Summit is a brand-new event between Europe and Japan dedicated to the industry of the future, which will take place from 13 to 15 March 2024, at Aichi Sky Expo International Convention & Exhibition Center, in Aichi, Japan. 

In the face of global manufacturing issues such as data security, productivity and profitability, Industry 5.0 represents a genuine opportunity to re-industrialise production in a smart and responsible way, which is compatible with the world’s ecological and environmental challenges.

The Smart Manufacturing Summit project is initiated by GL events with the support of Aichi prefecture: GL events, a world-wide leading company in event industry, organizes Global Industry every year in France, one of the biggest industrial tradeshows in Europe, and Aichi Prefecture is known for its strong industrial capacity, boasting a GDP of 292B$. 

Smart Manufacturing Summit is more than a simple tradeshow combining Smart Manufacturing Expo (an exhibition), a Business Summit (program of conferences), Innovation Showcase (dedicated to innovative solutions and products focusing on startups), Smart Factory Demonstrator (state-of-the-art machinery demonstration) and Smart Factory Tour (factories’ visits). 

Six major categories of industry 5.0 will be represented: Connected Manufacturing, Advanced Technology & Materials, Digital Ecosystems, Sustainable Manufacturing, Smart Mobilities and Renewable Energy. Expecting 250 exhibitors (125 from Japan and 125 from Europe) and 15,000 visitors, Smart Manufacturing Summit will gather companies, but also institutions, clusters, regions from Japan and Europe to generate business opportunities, share a long-term and sustainable vision and help developing innovation and research for industry 5.0.

Already approved and supported by many institutions in Europe and Japan, including the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, Smart Manufacturing Summit will be the place to be for Japanese and European industrial professionals.

For further information about the event, please contact in Europe: Audrey Feldman, audrey.feldman(at), in Japan: Hitoshi Ikezono, hitoshi.ikezono(at) 

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