As part of the Japan Welding Show consultations were carried out with other representatives of the international organizations on current issues such as the implementation of ISO 9606-1 steel welding certification tests and the certification of companies according to ISO 3834, with also possible areas of further cooperation with these organizations were discussed.
Interesting contacts were made with representatives of the AWF - Asian Welding Federation, the AWF has been trying for many years (similar to the EWF - European Welding Federation) to reach and improve coordination for the interests of the countries involved in the international standardization committee and also in the IIW - International Institute of Welding.
The exhibition was opened with a lecture program on trends in welding technology, the exhibition itself was as expected from a trade show in Japan quite strongly influenced by automation solutions for the welding technology. Around 250 exhibitors were represented at each fair day. All exhibit booths were very well attended.