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Formnext Forum Tokyo postponed to 2022

27 Aug 2021

As the largest outbreak of Covid-19 to date continues to affect Japan, the public health outlook for the foreseeable future remains uncertain. Taking the current situation seriously, Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd has made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming Formnext Forum Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 28 – 29 September 2021 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center, Hamamatsucho Hall, the event will be held in a new time slot of October 2022 at the same venue.

As a leading business platform for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, Formnext Forum Tokyo has gradually expanded in scale since its launch in 2019. Prior to its postponement, the 2021 edition had gathered 39 exhibitors as of August. “It is very distressing to take this decision at the last minute. However, we believe this option is in the best interest of all the related parties and stakeholder groups from both a safety and business standpoint.” said Mr Yasushi Kajiwara, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd. “Overcoming this set back, Formnext Forum Tokyo will return stronger in 2022 to provide opportunities for business discussions and information exchanges on AM.”

In light of the postponement, a number of scheduled seminars will now be held online (in Japanese only) starting from 28 September.

The next edition of Formnext Forum Tokyo will be held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center, Hamamatsucho Hall from 27 – 28 October 2022. To find out more, please visit

Held annually, Formnext Forum Tokyo attracts a broad spectrum of visitors and has established itself as an indispensable event for the entire spectrum of industrial AM stakeholders. The event covers an array of advanced technology and all of the upstream and downstream AM processes and equipment, including materials, powder metallurgy, design, software, and post processing technologies. Formnext Forum Tokyo is part of a series of international events including:

·         Formnext + PM South China: 9 – 11 September 2021, Shenzhen, China
·         Formnext: 16 – 19 November 2021, Frankfurt, Germany
·         Asiamold: 3 – 5 March 2022, Guangzhou, China
·         Rosmould: 7 – 9 June 2022, Moscow, Russia

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,450 people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 29 subsidiaries around the world. The company generated annual sales of approximately €257 million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €736 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more information, please visit our website at: