Why Exhibit?

Why Exhibit?

“MECT” −Japan’s biggest machine tool exhibition in 2019

MECT is the machine tool exhibition started in 1987. It is held in autumn every two years at Port Messe Nagoya city (Nagoya Int’l Exhibition Hall) in Nagoya and is the biggest machine tool exhibition in odd-numbered years. MECT2017 (total 16 times) attracted 457 companies and organizations occupying 1,933 booths and over 90,000 visitors attended.

Promote your business in the center of manufacturing area - CHUBU!

CHUBU is very famous as the area where many leading automakers (TOYOTA, HONDA, MITSUBISHI, SUZUKI etc.) and auto parts manufactures (DENSO, AISIN etc.) are concentrated in. Moreover Chubu is also one of the important area for aerospace industry. In other words, Chubu has a far larger market for production equipment and systems than any other area of Japan.

Power to attract domestic engineers

There are 94,124 visitors in 2015 and 92,305 visitors in 2017. Cooperation with Aichi Industrial Distributor’s Association lead many visitors through their customer network. In addition, because of opening on Saturday, SME visitors who are very difficult to come to MECT on weekdays can visit. It is useful not only for business negotiations directly related to orders, but also for information gathering.

The reason why many visitors come to MECT

Demonstration of the latest technology

Every time, MECT organizer offers the demonstration of the latest and greatest technology at the concept zone. The theme of 2015 was “Magunesium” and 2017 was “Aerospace”. You will be able to see and experience the latest technology and find ideas that are useful for your business.

The close connections with local machine tool trade companies

The Aichi Industrial Distributor’s Association collaborates with us to mobilize visitors. Also the Japan Tool Distributor’s Association has joined MECT as special cooperating organization. We give our best to gather people from all over Japan.

Valuable seminars by key person and engineers

You can listen to hot topics from the Machines Tool business world at the seminar and symposium. So far, many key person have given presentations about the automobile and aerospace industries at MECT. You can also listen to presentations about the latest technology from Exhibitors at the “Exhibitor’s Work Shop” at the venue. Find the way to resolve the problem in this exhibition.

Over 80,000 visitors visit MECT every time

Number of exhibitors 377 349 365 464 444 457
Number of booths 1,953 1,178 1,490 1,747 1,915 1,933
Dates 10/17~
Number of visitors 93,872 90,920 83,057 93,741 94,124 92,305


We make a lot of effort into promotion to mobilize many visitors form many fields. Over 500,000 direct mail were delivered for MECT2017. We also advertised in newspapers, magazines, trains, and main train station in Chubu and promoted in TV and radio CM.

Digital signage at Nagoya station
Digital signage at Nagoya station
At Nagoya station Previous exhibition poster
At Nagoya station※Previous exhibition poster

Strong mobilization from Mikawa area

Free shuttle bus from Mikwa area – one of the important area of automobile industry – every 25 minutes was serviced by MECT.

Machine Tool Top Seminar

MECT organizer actively mobilize students from graduate college, university and specialized high school over Japan. Seminar program for students called “Machine Tool Top Seminar” is held by JMTBA which is special cooperating organization of MECT to introduce attractiveness of working in machine tool industy during the event.