Reasons for the cancellation stem from the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to 2021.
The organisers of JIMTOF 2020, the Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association (JMTBA) and Tokyo Big Sight Inc., have announced that this year’s JIMTOF exhibition has been cancelled and will resume in 2022.
Tokyo Big Sight – the exhibition venue to be used for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics and Paralympics Games and JIMTOF 2022
A statement released by the organisers explains why JIMTOF 2020 could not take place. The dates for JIMTOF 2020 – 7 to 12 December 2020 – were already a month later than the normal schedule of the JIMTOF exhibition, which usually takes place at the beginning of November. This one month delay was due to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games, that were also scheduled to take place this year and had to be postponed until 2021 because of the Coronavirus, using the same exhibition venue – Tokyo Big Sight.
“Tokyo Big Sight was to be used as the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) and the Main Press Centre (MPC) for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games. However, the usage of the East Exhibition Hall as the IBC will be extended due to the postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games to 2021.”
“As a result, we are unable to secure the exhibition halls as planned and enough spaces for all exhibitors, therefore we made a difficult decision to cancel JIMTOF 2020, scheduled to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from 7 to 12 December 2020.”
“It is deeply regrettable for us as organisers, but we sincerely appreciate the understanding from all exhibitors who have been preparing for the fair and those who have been cooperating with us.”
JIMTOF2020 would have been the 30th edition of one of the world’s largest metalworking equipment and related products exhibitions.
JIMTOF is always an exciting showcase of cutting-edge, state-of-the-art products and technologies. Recent years have seen notable advances in manufacturing optimisation through IoT, automation, AI, and other technologies.
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