Formnext Forum Tokyo goes hybrid with new online event services

With travel restrictions due to COVID-19 still persisting around the world, Formnext Forum Tokyo will be held as a hybrid event in 2022. The new format will consist of three stages: an online pre-event seminar, the physical event, and an online post-event seminar. In addition, the physical event will see the introduction of flexible participation options in the shape of a digital exhibitor package. This will give exhibitors the option to participate online with table-top exhibits and onsite assistance. Formnext Forum Tokyo in this way takes a hybrid approach to encourage more opportunities for business interaction.

Exhibitor registration is now open for the much-anticipated 2022 event, to be held from 27-28 September at the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center, Hamamatsucho Building. A combination of product showcases and specialist seminars covering the latest trends in additive manufacturing (AM) will once again cater to a wide spectrum of trade visitors. The event has gradually expanded in scale since its launch in 2019, becoming well-known as a forum for business exchange and networking opportunities, where the next generation of intelligent industrial production comes together.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition was held as an entirely online seminar event, welcoming speakers from 11 companies and organisations, as well as 1,061 online participants over the two days. In 2020, the forum hosted 29 exhibitors and 710 visitors in Tokyo, with many exhibitors commending the event for bringing the industry closer together during a difficult time. Messe Frankfurt Japan, the organiser of Formnext Forum Tokyo, is confident of the success of the upcoming hybrid edition, based on the experience of last year’s all-digital event and the physical event in 2020. With the business community facing its greatest challenge in recent years, Formnext Forum Tokyo 2022 will create timely opportunities for industry players to explore new markets.

The forum will see experts converge from a wide range of industry sectors, including Solutions for additive manufacturing; Materials; Manufacturing preparation / Pre-processing; Component processing / Surface processing solution / Post processing; Contract manufacturing / Design / Product development; Tool and die making; Software; Quality management / Measurement; Certification and Standards; Research and development (R&D); Organisations, and publishing companies.

The photo shows onsite visitors sample exhibits at Formnext Forum Tokyo 2020.

Formnext Forum Tokyo is organised by Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd and forms a part of a series of international events including:

  • Formnext: 15-18 November 2022, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Formnext + PM South China: 14-16 September 2022, Shenzhen, China
  • Asiamold: 3-5 March 2022, Guangzhou, China.

To find out more about the 2022 forum, please visit