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Rapid News & JTB Announce 10-year Deal to Partner on TCT Japan

On the back of a hugely successful debut edition of TCT Japan (Tokyo), owners of The TCT Group, Rapid News Publications, Ltd. (Rapid News) and JTB Communication Design Inc. (JTB), have announced a 10-year deal to jointly organize and develop TCT Japan taking place at Tokyo Big Sight from Jan. 29-31, 2020.

The two organizations are confident that the event will draw ever-growing numbers of industry professionals together in Tokyo to address the challenges of additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering. The world-class conference combined with a global exhibitor makeup will help to drive greater adoption of cutting-edge technologies across all industry sectors resulting in a positive impact on the Japanese manufacturing industry.

“The debut edition of TCT Japan is a great platform for us to build on,” says Rapid News Publications Ltd Chief Executive Duncan Wood. “Many commentators suggest that Japan is behind the curve in adopting additive technologies and this long-term deal will enable us to invest in creating a world-class event that really does have an impact on adoption levels and ultimately on the market size in Japan. I would encourage all of our global clients from the TCT portfolio to join us to pioneer growth in this market together in the coming years. Today, Tokyo produces over $80bn of manufactured goods annually and this ensures that the region is an industrial powerhouse. The Tokyo metropolitan area has a Gross Product that would rank it 14th in the world if it operated as a country. This manufacturing excellence combined with R&D and innovation makes it the perfect home for TCT Japan.”

Takahiro Matsui, director for JTB Communication Design Inc., adds, “Our cooperation with Rapid News for TCT Japan’s first edition was a huge success. We attracted a record 100 exhibitors from eight countries/regions to the 4,734 sq.m. show floor and welcomed over 43,500 visitors to the group of shows. This long-term deal demonstrates that we believe we can bring global trend across AM and 3D printing into the Japanese market. We promise that TCT Japan will deliver innovation to and across all industries and sectors.”

Each of JTB Communication Design is a group of communication professionals, meetings and conventions, tradeshows, promotion, HR solutions, area management, IT solutions, entertainment and content. In the tradeshow division, JTB plan, manage, organize, co-organize and globally promote exhibitions and seminars to create valuable opportunities for business partnering. For more info, visit www.jtbcom.co.jp/en/

Rapid News Publications Ltd., the owner of the TCT Group, has been a leading authority in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering technology for more than 25 years. The group’s events and media products now deliver business-critical insights, intelligence and inspiration across Europe, North America and Asia on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAM/CAE, metrology, inspection and materials as well as highlighting the latest developments in conventional manufacturing processes such as molding, casting and CNC machining. The TCT Group is owned by Rapid News Publications, Ltd., a member of the AEO (Association of Event Organizers) and BPA Worldwide. For more info, visit www.rapidnews.com.

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