Presenting ARC's Nineteenth Annual Industry Forum in Japan
Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise

July 11, 2017 - Tokyo, Japan

Most industrial companies have started to employ digitalized business processes with their business partners and are exploiting the increasing convergence between operational technology (OT), engineering technology (ET), and information technology (IT) in their plants and on their factory floors.  The emerging digital enterprise will benefit from the achievements realized in smart products, new services and operational models, new manufacturing technologies, and new design and procurement approaches.  The ARC Industry Forum in Tokyo, one of the most influential annual events in the Japanese automation community, will focus on such dynamic industrial activities on a global scale, by inviting the participation of influential industrial representatives from around the world.  Major focuses of discussion in the 2017 Forum will be:

  • How disruptive technologies will change existing products and plants
  • How open-source solutions will impact traditional software and automation domains
  • How the risk of cybersecurity can be mitigated
  • How Big Data and predictive and prescriptive analytics enable operational change
  • What the challenges to achieve next-generation production systems and operational systems will be

The featured panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), will, for the third year, focus on the topic entitled, "Information-Driven Production Systems" (the future of plants, leveraging emerging IoT, and developing measurement systems).

Join us at the 19th Annual ARC Industry Forum in Tokyo to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realized - and the benefits that this can bring.

2016 Tokyo Forum

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
  • CIOs and CTOs
  • VPs and Directors of IT
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Manufacturing
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
  • Plant Managers and Supervisors
  • Production Managers and Supervisors


The Forum is held at KFC Hall.

6-1, Yokoami-1,
Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Phone: +81-3-5610-5801

Format of the Forum Sessions

Presentations and discussions will be in both Japanese and English with simultaneous translation.


Business casual attire is suggested.

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Speaking Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page or contact Shuji Abe,, +81 42 991 1685.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please contact Shuji Abe,, +81 42 991 1685.