At the event Tetsuji Okuda, president of Mitsui Seiki, welcomed the 250 guests in attendance. He was followed to the microphone by a number of notable industry dignitaries: Koichi Miyata, chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Akihiro Teramachi, CEO of THK; Yoshiharu Inaba, president and CEO of Fanuc; Yuji Nagao, president of Yamazen; and Osamu Shinohara, president of Mitsui & Co Machine Tech Ltd.

Famed Japanese jazz singer Yasuko Agawa performed for guests at the event. Seizo Kawabe, senior managing director of Mitsui Seiki Kogyo, provided the closing remarks.