Japan will be the guest country at the third edition of the Mindtech trade fair

6 de June de 2023

  • Mindtech, the benchmark trade fair for the industrial sector of the Iberian Pole to be held in Vigo from 20 to 22 June, will have a guest country for the first time, Japan.
  • The fair reinforces its international character, opening up especially to the Asian continent and strengthening its ties with a dozen countries that will come with large delegations of companies to do business in the framework of Mindtech 2023.
  • Japan, Portugal, Mexico, Poland, Colombia, Morocco, South Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Libya and India will participate with companies at the fair.


This year, Mindtech, without losing its essence as an Iberian hub, is opening up to the Asian continent in particular. For the first time, the trade fair for the metalworking industry and associated technologies will have a guest country, Japan.

To mark this milestone, the Japanese Ambassador to Spain, Takahiro Nakamae, will personally travel to Vigo to take part in the official opening of the fair on 20 June at 11.30am. Together with the other authorities and organisers of the fair, they will kick off the third edition of the Mindtech fair.

Likewise, four Japanese companies of great scope and turnover will land in Vigo to open new business channels, expand new markets and look for valuable contacts in the industrial sector and, especially, in the renewable energy sector.

Enrique Mallón, Managing Director of Mindtech, said: “It is an honour to have Japan as a guest country at this third edition of the fair. The interest of the Japanese country in our industry has been extraordinary from the beginning, and good proof of this is the participation of Ambassador Nakamae himself in the Opening Ceremony and also the power of the companies that make up the Japanese delegation”.

Japan Wind Development Co, Nichiun, Cosmo Eco Power and Aomori Wind Development are the four Japanese companies that make up the core of the country’s business delegation, which will be exhibiting their products and solutions at the Mindtech fair.

“These are companies highly specialised in renewable energies, specifically in the field of wind energy, which are very interested in the renewable potential of the Iberian Peninsula and in the great knowledge and experience of our industry in this field,” the trade fair highlights.

“We are working on an intense agenda of meetings for the entire Japanese delegation, responding to their enormous interest in getting to know the Galician market and the Iberian Pole as a whole. They are companies that are very focused on doing business and making important investments with strategic local partners,” said Mallón.

To promote cross-border business, the Mindtech fair has launched several initiatives within the fair. An invitation-only business meeting will take place on 21 June, bringing together Japanese companies with Japanese parent companies or with special ties to the country and leading companies from the Iberian Pole, in order to share joint business opportunities.

Mindtech also organises B2B meetings throughout the duration of the fair, where any exhibitor or visitor can request meetings with the various international delegations.

Finally, from the organisation of the fair, the Japanese delegation will visit the facilities of several key companies in Galicia in the offshore wind industry, both shipyards and suppliers of towers and structures, companies working on support vessels and even investment entities and the field of training in offshore skills.


This year, Mindtech reinforces more than ever its international character with more than ten countries exhibiting the latest innovations and products from leading companies in the metal sector and its associated technologies.

Portugal: A key country in the essence of the Iberian Pole of the Mindtech fair, it is the delegation with the greatest weight at the fair. The three leading industrial associations in the country, the Association of Metallurgical, Metalworking, Metalworking and Allied Industries of Portugal (AIMMAP), AIDACCI – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the District of Aveiro and ANEME – Associação Nacional das Empresas Metalúrgicas e Electromecânicas, are the backbone of Portugal’s participation in the fair, representing hundreds of companies from the metal sector, many of which will come in person to exhibit their products and services.

Mexico: they will participate for the third consecutive year in Mindtech with a dozen companies from the city of Celaya, a key city for the metal-mechanical industry, due to its location and strategic connectivity, with companies such as Honda, Toyota, Mazda and GM less than 100 kms away in the State of Guanajuato. Mexico’s most dynamic Automotive Cluster thus attends Mindtech with a delegation of key companies seeking to strengthen business in the automotive and metal-mechanics area.

Poland: The Pomeranian Development Agency repeats its participation in Mindtech with a delegation of six companies from the metal sector and its associated technologies, working in areas such as ship fitting, industrial marketplace, heat exchangers, 3D printing or metal cutting.

Colombia: Six companies from the sector, under the umbrella of the National Association of Colombian Businessmen (ANDI), will be exhibiting in the fields of metal-mechanics, naval-maritime and aeronautics.

MoroccoMore than 100 Moroccan companies will be represented through FIMME – Fédération des Industries Métallurgiques, Mécaniques et Electromécaniques and GIMAS – Groupement des Industries Marocaines Aéronautiques et Spatiales, to establish contacts and position Morocco as a strategic country in the industry of the Iberian Pole, especially in the metal-mechanics and aerospace segments.

South Korea: Three Korean companies with a huge turnover will be present as exhibitors at the fair to seek new business opportunities in the automotive, aerospace, defence and systems sectors.

In addition, business representatives and buyers from other countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Libya and India will participate with companies at the fair.


Mindtech, Metal Industry and Technologies International Trade Fair, is the benchmark industrial fair in the Iberian Pole, which will hold its third edition from 20 to 22 June 2023 at Ifevi, Vigo.

After the success of its first two editions, Mindtech has established itself as a hub for industrial business between Europe, Africa and the Atlantic countries. In June, Vigo will once again host this hub of knowledge, innovation and meetings, where more than 200 exhibitors, 50 speakers, hundreds of B2B meetings and more than 10,000 visitors are expected.

In its third edition, Mindtech 2023 will once again feature all the sector’s leading industries, including automotive, aeronautics, metal mechanics, metal structures, renewable energies, new technologies, supplies, engineering and much more.

Enrique Mallón, CEO of Mindtech, highlighted Mindtech’s role as “an intercontinental hub between Europe, Africa and the Atlantic countries” in what has already established itself as “an unprecedented showcase to show the world all that our sector has to offer”.

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