Greeting

The Robot Revolution Has Begun
- Toward Heartwarming Society

Robot technology has greatly contributed to the development of manufacturing in Japan, expanding its scope of application from production sites to our daily lives while continuing the challenge to address various issues, such as the declining birthrate and aging population, decrepit infrastructure and disaster response.

The International Robot Exhibition 2017 will be held under the theme, “The Robot Revolution Has Begun –Toward Heartwarming Society-” with an aspiration to have people and robots coexist and collaborate in order to create a more people-friendly society. The latest robot technology and products from Japan and abroad will be presented during the exhibition together with next-generation technology such as AI, big data, and networks to facilitate more exchanges in technology and business talks.

We hope that you will take this opportunity to participate in the exhibition.

Japan Robot Association (JARA)
THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, LTD.

Exhibition Outline

Name INTERNATIONAL ROBOT EXHIBITION 2017 (iREX 2017)
Purpose The purpose of the exhibition is to gather and exhibit industrial/service robots and related equipment from around the globe under one roof, to help improve the technology to use robots and market development, and to contribute to the creation of new markets and promotion of industrial technology of robots.
Theme “The Robot Revolution Has Begun - Toward Heartwarming Society”
Organized by Japan Robot Association (JARA), THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, LTD.
Supported by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare / Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport / Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / Japan Chamber of Commerce / New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) / Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) / Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)  (Random order)
Special Supported by All Japan Plastic Products Industrial Federation, Communications and Information Network Association of Japan, Japan Amusement Machine and Marketing Association, Japan Assistive Products Association, Japan Association of Corrosion Control, Japan Auto Parts Industries Association, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Japan Belt Association, Japan Clean Environment Promotion Organization, Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association, Japan Construction Machine and Construction Association, Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturers’ Association, Japan Fluid Power Association, Japan Forming Machinery Association, Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association, Japan Metal Stamping Association, Japan Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association, Japan Painting Contractors Association, Manufacturing Science and Technology Center, Micromachine center, Nippon Electric Control Equipment Industries Association, Robot Revolution Initiative, Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan, The Association for Technical Aids, The Association of Care Goods Providers, The Iron Steel Institute of Japan, The Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association, The Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, The Japan Machinery Federation, The Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufactures, The Japan Welding Engineering Society, The Robotics Society of Japan, The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers
(Random order)
Date Nov. 29 (Wed) – Dec. 2 (Sat), 2017
Venue Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Opening Hours 10 : 00 to 17 : 00
Admission JPY1,000 
(Free admission for people who have preregistered or hold invitations / under sixteenth)
Concurrent Exhibitions [Parts Feeder Exhibition 2017]
Organizers: Japan Parts Feeder Industrial Association , THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, LTD.
Date: Nov. 29 (Wed) – Dec. 2 (Sat)

[PAN-EXHIBITION FOR WASH AND CLEAN 2017]
Organizers: JAPAN WASH INC. Association(JWA) , Japan Industrial Conference on Cleaning (JICC) , THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, LTD.
Date: Nov. 29 (Wed) – Dec. 1 (Fri)

[SAMPE JAPAN 2017]
Organizers: Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering , THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, LTD.
Date: Nov. 29 (Wed) – Dec. 1 (Fri)

[Monodzukuri Matching Japan 2017]
Organizers: THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, LTD.
Date: Nov. 29 (Wed) – Dec. 1 (Fri)


Features of the International Robot Exhibition

One of the World’s Largest Robot Trade Shows

The International Robot Exhibition first held in 1974, has since been held once every two years and will mark its 22nd exhibition this year. In the last exhibition held in 2015, the number of exhibitors was 446 companies and organizations, and the number of booths reached 1,882 which is the largest number ever. This included 57 companies and organizations from 13 countries as exhibitors from overseas. The total number of visitors exceeded 120,000 people, and the exhibition is capturing attention as one of the world’s largest robot trade shows attracting around 7,000 people from 55 overseas countries.

Gathering the Latest Robot Technology and Products from Around the Globe

The exhibition will bring together the latest technology and related products of robot manufacturers and robot-related companies in “land of the robotics” Japan and from countries around the world, to promote business talks and opportunities to exchange technology among visitors from in and out of Japan. The exhibition will transmit information globally on the next-generation robot technology supporting advanced intelligence and information.

An Array of Programs Tailored to Needs

In addition to various forums and international symposiums by specialists in the robot-related industry, exhibitors will hold workshops to introduce their latest products and technology every day throughout the term. The exhibition attracts visitors from diverse industries, starting with the robot-related industry, as well as the manufacturing industry such as automobile and electric and electronics, besides the nursing care/medical care, infrastructure/construction, agriculture, forestry and fishery/food, and education industries.