21st ICOSPA International Congress

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Wednesday, October 23, 2024 - Friday, October 25, 2024
Osaka, Japan

PMA is a proud member of the International Council of Sheet Metal Presswork Associations (ICOSPA). We are excited to announce that the 21st ICOSPA Congress is heading to Osaka, Japan in October 2024. The event includes networking opportunities, keynote presentations and plant tours.  


Tuesday, October 22, 2024
Optional Pre-Congress Golf at Lake Biwa Country Club in Kansai. If interested, let Christie Carmigiano know. Very limited spots are available.

Wednesday, October 23, 2024
17:00 – Registration
19:00 – Welcome Reception and Dinner

Thursday, October 24, 2024
9:00  –  Opening Ceremony and Address
9:15  –  Keynote Address by Mr. Hideki Taoka, Former Honda Motor Co. executive
11:00 – Panel Discussion
12:30 – Lunch
14:00 – Technology presentations
17:00 – Adjourn

Spouse/partner activity to take place from 8:20 to 16:40.

Friday, October 25, 2024
8:00  –  Plant Tours Group A: Daikin Industries Ltd. and Koyo Corp.
8:00  –  Plant Tours Group B: Kyocera Corp. and Sugawa Shatai Co. Ltd.
8:00  –  Plant Tours Group C: Sengoku Works Ltd. and Kawasaki Motors Ltd.
19:00 – Farewell Party

Spouse/partner activity to take place from 10:15 to 14:50.


View the ICOSPA Congress brochure for complete details on the agenda, speakers, plant tours, spouse/partner activities and more.


New Otani Osaka
Osaka, Japan

PMA plans to make hotel reservations for all PMA members and will invoice members for the cost. Contact Christie Carmigiano with your arrival date in Osaka and your departure date. 

The cost is anticipated to be approximately $180 per night for one person or $260 per night for two people for a room with a king bed and breakfast each day.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be received at least 21 days prior to arrival to receive a refund.


PMA Member: $850
PMA Member Spouses/Guests: $750

Download and fill out the registration form and then return to Christie Carmigiano. You will be invoiced after Christie receives your registration.

Registration deadline is June 24, 2024.


To get to Osaka, most people will need to fly into the Tokyo International Airport. From there, a connecting flight can be taken to Osaka's Itami Airport, or the bullet train can be taken to Osaka.

Helpful information about the various travel options between Osaka and Tokyo can be found here.

Questions? Contact Christie Carmigiano.