TOKYO - Saturday, March 9th 2013 [BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire]
Achieved a record scale again
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2013
Asia's leading exhibition & conference for advanced automotive technologies, AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2013 concluded in a huge success. Gathering 363 exhibitors from 13 countries/regions and 19,820 visitors (increase by 20% from the previous show), it achieved a record scale five years in a row since its launch in 2009.
"Automotive IT Expo" joining this time, AUTOMOTIVE WORLD now consists of 4 specialised exhibitions, each covering crucial field for automotive development of the day - "Automotive Electronics", "HEV & EV", "Weight Reduction" and "Automotive IT". Leading companies of each category exhibited here, choosing the show as the best way to conduct business with OEM & Tier 1 companies -- such as AMS, FREESCALE, INFINEON, INTERSIL, LINEAR TECHNOLOGY, RENESAS ELECTRONICS, ROHM, STMICROELECTRONICS (semiconductors), MEIDENSHA, YASUKAWA ELECTRIC, FUJI ELECTRIC, NICHICON, SIM-DRIVE, QUALCOMM, SYOSUNG, YAZAKI (motors/inverters/chargers), MITSUI HIGH-TECH, KURODA PRECISION INDUSTRIES, SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL (components/materials for motors), NITTOKU ENGINEERING, ODAWARA ENGINEERING, BESTEC, TAGA MANUFACTURING (manufacturing equipment for motors), BOSCH, MAGNA INTERNATIONAL, DANA HOLDINGS (Tier 1 companies), and many others. Becoming larger and more extensive, the show provided solutions to various technical challenges faced by automotive engineers.
Supported and attended by the whole automotive industry
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2013 was broadly supported and attended by the whole automotive industry, as seen in the members of Advisory Committee, which consists of top managements from TOYOTA, NISSAN, HONDA, MAZDA, MITSUBISHI, GM JAPAN, KEIHIN, DENSO, HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, BOSCH, RENESAS ELECTRONICS and INFINEON. In addition, AUTOMOTIVE WORLD welcomed SAE International as Supporting Organization in 2011, with great determination to further establish its position as the best exhibition for advanced automotive technologies not only in Japan & Asia but also in the global automotive industry. In fact, AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2013 was a truly international exhibition, gathering professionals not only from Japanese & Asian companies but also from many US and European companies.
Technical Conference – Industry leaders addressed the hottest topics
What made the show more special was co-held Technical Conference, which attracted 5,450 attendees in total. Among Special Sessions covering the industry's hottest topics, below was top 5 popular sessions.
1) Latest Trends of PHV
Toyota Motor / Honda R&D / Mitsubishi Motors
2) Automotive Weight Reduction Technologies - From Crafting Technique to Material
Nissan Motor / Mitsubishi Rayon / Kobe Steel
3) Current Status and Outlook of EV Battery
Nissan Motor / Hitachi Vehicle Energy / Bloomberg
4) Safety Standard "ISO26262" - Issues and Requirements
Mazda Motor / Bosch / Renesas Electronics
5) Technical Development and Standardization of Wireless EV Charging
Mitsubishi Motors / Volvo Technology Japan / Qualcomm Technologies
>> Full Program
The next show will be held in Tokyo from January 15th to 17th, 2014, expanding its scale to 500 exhibitors & 25,000 visitors. (expected)
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AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Show Management
Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
Kyoko Nagakusa (Ms.), +81-3-3349-8518