April 21, 2008

The 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009 Dates Finalized

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (Chairman: Fujio Cho; "JAMA" hereinafter) is pleased to announce the dates for the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009. The show will be held for a total of 17 days, from Friday, October 23 through Sunday, November 8, 2009 (open to public from Saturday, October 24). The venue will be Makuhari Messe, Chiba city. The length of the show, 17 days, is the same as the previous show (2007) and is the longest for any international motor show sanctioned by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA; headquartered in Paris).

Like the previous show, the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009 will be a comprehensive show that includes exhibits in the passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, commercial vehicle bodies, parts, and machinery and tools categories.

The previous show was the first format change in 10 years, and as a new-style comprehensive show attracted 246 exhibitors from 11 countries and 1 region. It recorded 77 World Premiere exhibits, among the highest number of any show in the world. A total of 1,425,800 people visited the show, again ranking it among the best-attended motor shows in the world and comparable to the Paris International Motor Show in 2006 (1,431,883 visitors).

Like the previous show, the Tokyo Motor Show aims to be the world’s most informative, bringing together the cutting-edge products and technologies in every automotive category that includes a large number of World Premieres. At the same time, the show will emphasize entertainment, enhancing its offerings of "audience-participation, hands-on" events that allow visitors to gain more direct contact with vehicles.

Name The 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009
Organizer Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
Dates Friday, October 23 - Sunday, November 8 17 days
Press Days Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22 2 days
Special Guest Day Friday, October 23 1 day
General Public Days Saturday, October 24 - Sunday, November 8 16 days
Venue Makuhari Messe, Chiba City