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CPS/IoT Exhibition CEATEC JAPAN 2016 The CPS/IoT Exhibition Opens with a Total of 648 Exhibitors, Marking a 22% Increase Over Last Year

CPS/IoT Exhibition
October 4 (Wed) – 7 (Fri) at Makuhari Messe
The CPS/IoT Exhibition Opens with a Total of 648 Exhibitors, Marking a 22% Increase Over Last Year

253 New Exhibitors, and 139 Venture / University Exhibitors, up 2.5 timesover last year

CEATEC JAPAN Executive Board

The CEATEC JAPAN Executive Board (Masami Yamamoto, Chairman), comprised of three organizations – the Communications and Information Network Association of Japan (CIAJ), whose Chairman is Masami Yamamoto, Chairman and Representative Director at Fujitsu Limited; the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), whose Chairman is Toshiaki Higashihara, Director, Representative Executive Officer, President & CEO at Hitachi, Ltd.; and the Computer Software Association of Japan (CSAJ), whose Chairman is Norio Ogiwara, President and Representative Director at Mamezou Holdings Co., Ltd. – is pleased to announce that CEATEC JAPAN 2016 will be held for four days from October 4 (Tue) to October 7 (Fri) at Makuhari Messe (Mihama, Chiba-city).

2016 is CEATEC JAPAN’s 17th year, and it marks a bold step forward into the future. Starting this year, CEATEC has evolved from being a comprehensive exhibition for cutting-edge IT and electronics into a CPS/IoT exhibition. As the venue for spotlighting futuristic concepts and new business models, it has been recast as a technology showcase for CPS/IoT, a burgeoning field with the potential to change the way people live and the structure of industry.. The exhibition will be divided into 4 areas – the Community Area, Town Area, Home Area, and CPS/IoT Technology & Software Area – offering diverse exhibits that demonstrate how CPS/IoT will change lifestyles in the future. Also, in addition to a keynote speech on the coming age of CPS/IoT, there will be over 120 conferences covering a wide range of topics – from the latest trends in the US and Germany, to AI, Industry 4.0 and fintech. Among the speakers will be key figures representing leading companies and research organizations that have developed cutting-edge technologies in various fields.

This year’s exhibition theme is Connecting Society, Creating the Future. Society in the CPS/IoT age will create value through making connections. That is why linking industries, technologies and policy-making is the mission of the new CEATEC JAPAN. In addition to linking AI with fintech with robotics, etc., our intention is that CEATEC will become known for generating connections, such as international policy coordination and the creation of new business through links that cross the conventional boundaries that separate industries. Worthy of the title of Combined Exhibition of Advanced TEChnology, CEATEC JAPAN is evolving into a next-generation event that acts as a catalyst for building the future.

Everything from the technologies that support a CPS/IoT society to the services that make use of those technologies will be brought together at this groundbreaking event. At CEATEC JAPAN 2016, the comprehensive CPS/IoT exhibition that highlights business models for the new age, there will be 648 companies and organizations exhibiting, an increase of 22% over last year. As many as 150,000 visitors are expected to attend over the four days.

Exhibition Scale

・ Total of 648 exhibitors (2015: 531 exhibitors)
・ Total of 1,710 booths (2015: 1,609 booths)
・ Total of 195 exhibitors from 24 countries/regions (2015: 151 from 19 countries/regions)

Asia (12 countries/regions / 140 exhibitors)
China (51), Taiwan (38), Korea (16), Malaysia (14), India (10), Hong Kong (5), Cambodia(1), Singapore (1), Thailand (1), Philippines (1), Vietnam (1), Macao (1)
Europe (10 countries/regions / 19 exhibitors)
France (5), England (2), Switzerland (2), Sweden (2), Spain (2), Germany (2), Ireland (1), Austria (1), Denmark (1), Romania (1)
North America (1 countries/regions / 27 exhibitors)
USA (27)
Middle East (1 countries/regions / 9 exhibitors)
Israel (9)

Innovative Ventures & University Technologies: Record 139 Exhibitors
Marking a new record for CEATEC, there will be 139 exhibitors in the Venture & University Area, an increase of 2.5 times over last year (54 exhibitors). Included will be 35 exhibitors from overseas representing a total of 7 countries/regions. On display will be innovative technologies and the latest trends and developments in research.

CEATEC AWARDS: The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award, and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award!
From among the many and diverse technologies, products and services on display at CEATEC JAPAN 2016, those that have been put forward by the exhibitors will be appraised by the CEATEC JAPAN 2016 panel for their academic/technical merit, future potential and marketability. Those deemed to be outstanding and highly innovative will be selected for awards. Two ministerial awards will be presented by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications. Additionally, the Grand Prix will be awarded in 4 categories – Innovation Linking Life & Home, Innovation Linking Town & Society, Technology & Software Innovation, and Green Innovation.

Minister Awards announcement and ceremony: Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. at Open Stage, Hall 4, Makuhari Messe
Category Awards announcement: Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m.; the results will be published on the official website and at the Makuhari Messe central entrance
Category Awards ceremony: Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11:30 a.m. at Open Stage, Hall 4, Makuhari Messe


October 4 (Tue) – 7 (Fri), 2016; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Makuhari Messe 2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Japan
Connecting Society, Creating the Future
All visitors are required to register
Visitor registering at the Gate: General admission JPY1,000, Students JPY500
(Groups of 20 or more students and children under 12 years of age are admitted free-of-charge.)
Online pre-registration / Invitational registration at the
gate: Free admission
CEATEC JAPAN Executive Board
Communications and Information network Association of Japan (CIAJ)
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Computer Software Association of Japan (CSAJ)


The CPS/IoT Exhibition Opens with a Total of 648 Exhibitors, Marking a 22% Increase Over Last Year


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