CEATEC JAPAN 2012 Starts Tomorrow, October 2 (Tue), at Makuhari Messe!
October 1, 2012
CEATEC JAPAN Executive Board
Cutting-edge IT & Electronics Comprehensive Exhibition
CEATEC JAPAN 2012
Larger than last year - 624 exhibitors & 152 sessions (a new record)
CEATEC Japan 2012 Starts Tomorrow, October 2 (Tue), at Makuhari Messe!
The CEATEC JAPAN Executive Board, which comprises three organizations - the Communications and Information Network Association of Japan (CIAJ), whose Chairman is Setsuhiro Shimomura, Chairman of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA),whose Chairman is Ryoji Chubachi, CEO and Vice Chairman of Sony Corporation; and the Computer Software Association of Japan (CSAJ), whose Chairman is Shigefumi Wada, President of OBIC Business Consultants Co., Ltd. - is pleased to announce that CEATEC JAPAN 2012 - the Cutting-edge IT & Electronics Comprehensive Exhibition, will be held over a five-day period from October 2 (Tuesday) to October 6 (Saturday), 2012, at Makuhari Messe (Mihama Ward, Chiba City).
This year there will be a total of 624 companies/organizations (including 161 foreign companies/organizations from 19 countries/regions) exhibiting at 2,288 booths. These numbers (exhibitors & booths) exceed those for last year's show.
[2011: 586 exhibitors (including 158 foreign exhibitors from 18 countries/regions) with 2,243 booths].
*2012 Exhibition Theme and Highlights
"Smart Innovation - Creating a prosperous lifestyle and society".
From digital networking to smart innovation - today, our individual lifestyles, our businesses, and our overall social infrastructure are increasingly connected via networks, making society smarter and more efficient. This is a worldwide phenomenon.
This year's CEATEC JAPAN will showcase technologies and products that are creating new markets thanks to the increasingly close links between such diverse industries as IT & electronics, automotive, energy, medical/healthcare, agriculture, and housing. CEATEC will show the world Japan's smart innovations made possible by progress in IT and electronics.
At the Lifestyle & Society Stage, technologies, products, and services that make people's lives more comfortable and smarter will be exhibited.
This B2B zone showcases the latest business trends in ICT. The exhibits and seminars are divided up into theme plazas, including the Cloud Computing Plaza, the Chamber of Commerce Business Square, and the Research Park. The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) will have a booth.
The Key Technologies Stage showcases the world's cutting-edge electronic components and devices, which play key roles in house appliances and automotive vehicles. On display will be the latest developments in parts and applications, demonstrating a very high level of sophistication.
This B2B zone showcases the latest business trends in electronics. The exhibits and seminars are divided up into theme plazas, including the Power & Energy Plaza, the Wireless Plaza, the Embedding/Built-in Technologies Plaza, the M2M Plaza, and the Programmable Device Plaza.
The CEATEC Awards will be expanded this year to include the Minister of Internal Affairs Award and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award. These awards recognize innovative excellence demonstrated by the technologies, products, services and systems exhibited at the show.
Announcement/Award Ceremony: 12:00 October 2 (Tue) at the Hotel New Otani Makuhari
For each of the 4 categories, a Grand Prix award and a runner-up award will be announced and presented to the winners. A further category is decided by media ballot, and the judges will also select the winner of their Special Award.
Announcement: October 3 (Wed) at 10am. Results will be posted on the official website and at the CEATEC JAPAN venue entrance; a press release will also be distributed.
Awards Ceremony: October 4 (Thu) from 10am at the central entrance, Makuhari Messe.
*Special Exhibit - Linking Smart Fields
With the spotlight on the three fields of "mobility," "energy" and "medical/healthcare," which are becoming increasingly smarter thanks to technological innovations in IT and electronics, special events and conferences will be held, making available the latest information.
*152 conferences - a new record
Every day there will be lectures and keynote speeches by top industry figures and opinion leaders, as well as technical presentations by exhibitors and organizations.
-Mitsubishi Electric, Sony, OBIC Business Consultants
-"Smart Communities with Utilizing Information Technology"
-Mr. Koichi Endo, Government CIO, Cabinet Secretariat
-Symposium: "The Symposium for WTO/ITA Expansion"
-Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, NTT Docomo, KDDI, Huawei Technologies
-Renasas Electronics, Rohm, Alps Electric, Nichicon, Toshiba
-Panel Discussion: "The Evolving Mobile Computing Environment"
-Dr. Gabsoo Han, Sr. Vice President, LSI Product and Technology Development,
System LSI Division, Samsung Electronics
-Mr. Mitsuhiko Yamashita, Executive Vice President, Nissan Corporation;
Mr. Taro Kimura, Journalist; other guest speakers
-Oct. 2: ICT Innovation Forum promoted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
-Oct. 2 - 5: The 1st IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE 2012)
-Oct. 4 - 5: IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers)
-Oct. 4 - 5: Green IT International Symposium 2012
Free Admission Day (Oct. 6, 10am - 5pm)
On Saturday October 6, admission to CEATEC 2012 will be free of charge to the general public, to children and students who represent the next generation, and to business visitors who cannot attend on weekdays. The main events scheduled for this day are as follows:
-Electronics Workshop for Juniors & Kids (Exhibition Hall 6) Registration on the day
-Robot Programming Workshop (Exhibition Hall 5)
-All-Japan Robot Sumo Tournament (Exhibition Halls 5 & 6)
-Kids Seminar (International Convention Hall, Room 201)
-IT/Electronics Industries' Seminar for Students (International Convention Hall, Room 201)
For further details regarding CEATEC JAPAN 2012,
access our official website:
The Press Center at the venue will respond to inquiries from the media.
CEATEC JAPAN 2012 Press Center
Tuesday, Oct. 2 - Saturday, Oct. 6
Hours: 9am to 6pm (5pm on the last day, Oct. 6)
2nd Floor, International Conference Hall
Contacts: Kohei Torikai, Miko Horai
If you would like to make inquiries at other times, please contact the
CEATEC JAPAN Management Office (c/o JESA).
Person in charge: Kohei Torikai
Phone: +81-(0)3-6212-5233; E-mail: email@example.com