Manufacturing Industry Innovation Forum 2015 in Bangkok -Sharing Advantages of Thailand and Technologies of Japan to Build “Strongest Factories in Asia”-

MONOZUKURI - Japanese spirit of manufacturing techniques and know-how building the corporate Japan that we know today, is gathering keen attention from Asian nations. The word MONOZUKURI is now spreading across industries around the world as a technical term originated from Japan.
As a media house, Nikkei BP is humbly proud of having contributed to some advancement in the Japanese manufacturing world, by publishing the professional magazines Nikkei Monozukuri and Nikkei Automotive Technology while also launching the website Nikkei Technology Online. Based on our experience and expertise, we are now committed to expand our role as a mass media to other parts of Asia.

In 2014, we held a series of conferences in Thailand, India, Indonesia and Vietnam for contributing to enhance the “manufacturing power” of mainly automotive industries in those countries. This conference series provided opportunities to share insights on the challenges of Japanese automakers and auto parts manufactures expanding in Asian nations, and to discuss innovative approaches taken by local manufacturers in the countries hosting the conferences. All events were followed by networking receptions where speakers and audiences got together for fostering mutual understanding and friendship. This conference series held in the four countries brought together over 1000 participants in total.

For 2015, Nikkei BP continues to hold another series of seminars and events to exchange views on how to bottom-up the “manufacturing power” across Asia. As the first approach, we will organize a seminar in Bangkok of Thailand in mid-March this year. The event, which will be held under the theme of “Factory Innovation”, will go beyond our previous event focused on the automotive industry only, and expand the targets to manufacturing businesses in general.

In the coming era of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), there is no doubt that the key role of ACE will be played by Thailand capitalizing on its geographical superiority and highly-advanced industries. By combining these advantages with the “manufacturing power” of Japan, Thailand will make another leap forward in enhancing its competitive position. With this in mind, our event will introduce latest case studies of Japanese factory innovations and solutions to Thai audience, and provide an opportunity to think again what actually makes the “world’s strongest” manufacturing power.

The main targets of this seminar are locally-hired Thai managers and executive candidates of production departments from either local companies or Japanese affiliates in Thailand. Nowadays, more Japanese manufacturers expanding in Asia hire local residents for managing the processes of production, design and development, and this trend is seen to gain momentum in the future. We hope this event would become a good stimulus for those aspiring and promising managers and executive candidates of Thailand.

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Date & Venue

March 12(Thu), 2015  14:00 - 19:00
*Registration starts from 13:00-
*18:00 - 19:00 Networking Party
Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Hotel
30, Sukhumvit 21 (Asoke) Road, Bangkok 10110 THAILAND
Registration Fee
*In case of a lot, a registrant is decided by drawing. Please accept it beforehand.
Supported by
JETRO Bangkok
CC-Link Partner Association / MECHATROLINK Members Association /
Altech Asia Pacific Co.,Ltd.
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. / Nikkei Technology Online


All lectures are interpreted Japanese to Thailand by simultaneous interpreters.

13:00 -

Door Open

Tabletop Exhibition within the venue hosted by this FORUM from 13:00.

Learn about more than 10 exhibitors' solutions that can boost your factory's performance, and join in an opportunity to network with Japanese companies.
There is much to expect from this exhibition as well as the forum.

14:00 -

Opening Remark

14:10 - 14:30

Management Session (1)

Mr. Yuichi Mabuchi

"Challenge in Thailand to Manufacture [World Car]"

Mr. Yuichi Mabuchi
Senior Vice President
Monozukuri (Production, Purchasing, SCM)
Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.
Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd


14:30 - 14:50

Management Session (2)

Challenge to bring Mazda-style “Japanese Monozukuri” in Thailand

Mr. Hidenori Kawakami
President & CEO, Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.


14:50 - 15:10

Technology Session (1)

"Future Manufacturing and FA Total Solution e-F@ctory"

Dr. Kazuhiro Kusunoki
Senior Manager, FA System Dept. 2, Nagoya Works
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


15:10 - 15:30

Technology Session (2)

"Introduction of Robotics Automation Example"

Mr. Yoshiaki Yamamoto
Vice President, Robotics Business Unit

15:30 - 15:50

Solution Session (1)

Mr. Haruyuki Otani

"CC-Link enhancing Manufacturing more"

Mr. Haruyuki Otani
Technical Task Force Chair Person
CC-Link Partner Association


15:50 - 16:10

Solution Session (2)

New “Monozukuri” by uniting MECHATROLINK and IoT technology

Mr. Takuya Miwa
General Manager
MECHATROLINK members Association


16:10 - 16:30

Solution Session (3)

3DPrinter Technology and New Case Studies

Mr. Kohsuke Iwamoto
Sales Manager
Altech Asia Pacific Co.,Ltd.


16:30 - 16:50


16:50 - 17:10

Case Study Session (1)

Mr. Hiroyuki Noda

“Locally-employed Staff Leading Dramatic Improvement in Productivity”

Mr. Hiroyuki Noda
Division Manager, Productivity Innovation Center
Siam Compressor Industry Co., Ltd.


17:10 - 17:30

Case Study Session (2)

Mr. Tomoaki Goto

“Starting from R&D to Promote Monozukuri Innovation in Thailand”

Mr. Tomoaki Goto
EXEDY Friction Material Co., Ltd.


17:30 - 17:50

Ending Remark

Motoyuki Oishi

Advanced Technology and Factory trend in Japan

Editor in Chief, Nikkei Monozukuri
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
Motoyuki Oishi

18:00 -

Networking Party

*The following titles are subject to change without prior notice.

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