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[For All Press Members]CEATEC JAPAN 2017 ― CPS/IoT Exhibition ―Online Visitor Pre-registration Available from Aug. 1 – Reservations for Conferences Also Being Accepted –

― CPS/IoT Exhibition ―
Online Visitor Pre-registration Available from Aug. 1
– Reservations for Conferences Also Being Accepted –

The CEATEC JAPAN Executive Board, comprised of three organizations – the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), the Communications and Information Network Association of Japan (CIAJ), and the Computer Software Association of Japan (CSAJ) – is pleased to announce that online visitor pre-registration for CEATEC JAPAN 2017 has started today, August 1. Seat reservations for conferences are also being accepted on the official website. The exhibition will be held for four days from October 3 (Tue) to October 6 (Fri) at Makuhari Messe (Mihama, Chiba-city).
In 2016, we announced that the former trade show for consumer electronics known as CEATEC JAPAN would become a CPS/IoT exhibition with a primary focus on the Internet of Things, a driving force for societal transformation. This year, CEATEC JAPAN will serve as a showcase for Society 5.0, Japan’s concept of the ultra-smart community of the future. In presenting to the world how Japan plans to realize this vision for growth and development, CEATEC JAPAN seeks to break down conventional barriers and converge policies, industries and technologies in pursuit of “Connecting Society, Creating the Future” – a future in which IoT, robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will all play important roles.

1. Leading companies & organizations representing diverse industries

The exhibition will feature 3 areas to reflect the different realms of CPS/IoT usage and development: Community & Town Area, Home & Lifestyle Area, and Device & Software Area. These will feature new technologies that offer solutions to the challenges facing society. In addition, there will be a Special Theme Area dedicated to the collaboration and innovation that are indispensable for realizing Society 5.0. This area will include IoT Town 2017, with a focus on creative partnerships involving different industries; Real 2020 Showcase, which highlights smart factories and regional revitalization; AI Pavilion, a special exhibit co-sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); and Global Startup Showcase, where overseas startups will congregate. CEATEC JAPAN 2017 will see the participation of many leading companies and organizations representing diverse industries and in numbers even greater that at last year’s event.

2. More than 100 conferences connecting policies, industries and technologies

CEATEC JAPAN 2017 conferences will reveal a future in which IoT, robots and AI all play important roles. Among the many topics covered relating to key components of Society 5.0 will be Fintech, tourism, smart cities, self-driving vehicles, smart homes, cyber security, smart farming, 5G, data mining and open data. In all, over 100 such conferences are planned. As these are announced, seat reservations can be made using the official website from August 1 onwards.

3. Opening reception, attended by international VIPs and executives, to be held on the eve of the exhibition

On the evening of October 2 (Mon), the day before CEATEC JAPAN 2017 starts, an opening reception will be held in central Tokyo, following the pattern set in 2016. Among the approximately 800 guests with a stake in Society 5.0 there will be representatives of the Japanese government, relevant ministries/agencies and foreign embassies in Japan, as well as leading industry figures and other executives from both Japan and abroad.

▼CEAEC JAPAN 2017 overview

October 3 (Tue.) – 6 (Fri.) 10:00am – 5:00pm
Makuhari Messe (2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-City, Chiba)
All visitors are required to register
▶Registration at the gate: General admission: \1,000, Students: \500
(Groups of 20 or more students and children under 12 years of age are admitted free of charge)
▶Online pre-registration and Invitational registration at the gate: Free admission
CEATEC JAPAN Executive Board
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Communications and Information network Association of Japan (CIAJ)
Computer Software Association of Japan (CSAJ)

▼Conferences of special interest

  • Legacy and initiatives for innovation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (tentative)
    Eiji Uda, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games

  • FANUC’s IoT Challenge for an Intelligent Factory – FIELD system –
    Yoshiharu Inaba, Chairman and CEO, FANUC Corporation

  • Moving Toward a Super-Smart Society: Initiatives for “Society 5”
    Shusaku Nagae, Chairman of the Board, Panasonic Corporation

  • Connecting to Create a Future – Co-Created Innovation by Cross-Industry –
    Hideichi Kawasaki, Chairman of Communications and Information Association of Japan, and Chairman of Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

  • The Future Created with AI and Regulatory Reforms Make IoT Grow
    Norio Ogiwara, Chairman of Computer Software Association of Japan, and President/CEO of Mamezou Holdings Co., Ltd.

  • Fintech
    The Future of financial industry changed by IoT technology – The vision of Bank of Japan and Japanese mega-bank, and the role of the IT & electronics industry –
    Yuko Kawai, Head of FinTech Center, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan, Hirofumi Aihara, General Manager, Digital Transformation Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., Tomoaki Nakayama, General Manager, IT innovation Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and Nobuhisa Abe, General Manager, Digital Innovation Division, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. / Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

  • Smart Home
    How will Smart Home change our lives? – New value creation of Home by being closely combined with House, Housing facilities, Consumer electronics and various services –
    Yasuo Tan, Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Natsuo Shiraishi, General Manager, IoT Communication BU, SHARP CORPORATION, Kanji Mihara, Director of System Technology Laboratory, Technology Research Division, LIXIL Corporation, and Masaya Mori, Executive Officer Rakuten Institute of Technology World Wide Global Head, Rakuten, Inc.

  • Tourism
    “IoT x tourism” changes the region – The ability of tourism solving regional problems –
    Hiroki Furuno, Managing Officer, Group Headquarters, General Manager, Corporate Business Department

  • Smart City
    Smarter City -City Digitization by Kyoto and Cisco
    Akimasa Yamashita, Vice Governor of Kyoto Prefecture, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Managing Director, Strategic Solution and Business Development, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Project Office, Cisco Systems G.K.

  • Healthcare
    Healthcare Wearables & IoT: Present and Future (tentative)

  • Autonomous Driving
    Consider a technique to be necessary for “Autonomous Driving Systems”
    Masayuki Ohzeki, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University
    Shuji Nishimura, Engineer, EV System Department, GLM Co., Ltd.
    Masahiro Matsuo, M.D., Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Shiga University of Medical Science

  • Artificial Intelligence
    CEATEC x AIST: Robots and Artificial Intelligence
    Junichi Tsujii, Fellow of AIST, Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and others

  • 5G
    The Workshop on the Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Systems (5G) - 2017
    From August 1 seat reservations for the above conferences are being accepted on the official website.
    Seat reservations for the following conferences will be accepted from late August onwards.

  • Open Data
    Open Data Summit: What Innovations Can We Expect from Open Data? (tentative)
    Noboru Koshizuka, Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, University of Tokyo

  • Cyber Security
    Cyber Security & the Protection of Industrial Infrastructure (tentative)
    Hiroaki Nakanishi, Head of Industrial Cyber Security Center of Excellence, Information-technology Promotion Agency of Japan/ Executive Chairman, Hitachi, Ltd.

  • Data Mining
    Data Mining Will Change the World (tentative)
    Kazuto Ataka, Chief Strategy Officer, Yahoo! JAPAN

  • Biotechnology
    Biotechnology Strategies: Value Creation with IoT & Big Data
    Koichiro Aramaki, Chairman of Japan Association of Bioindustries Executives, Former Chairman of the Board, Kirin Holdings Company, Ltd.

  • Smart Agriculture
    Next-generation Data-driven Farming in the Age of IoT & AI: The Role of IT Startups in Creating Data-Sharing Systems for Agriculture
    Atsushi Shinjo, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Government of Japan / Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, and Associate Professor (affiliate), School of Medicine, Keio University

Information on these and other conferences is provided on the official CEATEC JAPAN website (http://www.ceatec.com).

Information for the Media
Initial Briefing for the Media
At 4pm on September 11 (Mon), an initial briefing will be held for representatives of the media. Announced at this briefing will be details and highlights of CEATEC JAPAN 2017.
Press Briefing & Media Convention (Special Preview for the Press)
At 1:30pm on October 2 (Mon), a Press Briefing will be held at the CEATEC JAPAN 2017 venue. Representatives of the media will be provided with updated information on the size of the exhibition, number of exhibitors, etc. Following on from this, from 2pm to 5pm, there will be a Media Convention to allow coverage of the booths of companies and organizations participating in the convention. Also, the Press Center in the Exhibition Hall can be used from October 2 onwards.

CEATEC JAPAN has evolved from being a trade show for cutting-edge IT and electronics into a CPS/IoT exhibition. This dramatic change of focus was to provide a venue for the collaborative creation of a future society in which CPS and IoT will generate new connections and opportunities. Thus recast as a CPS/IoT exhibition, CEATEC JAPAN 2016 was able to present visitors with futuristic concepts and new business models by bringing together the key technologies underpinning a CPS/IoT society and the new services that utilize them. The size of the 2016 exhibition was significantly larger than the previous year: the total number of exhibiting companies and organizations was 648, an increase of 117 (22.0%), and there were 145,180 registered visitors, an increase of 12,132 (9.1%). This was a very promising start for this CPS/IoT exhibition, providing as it does a venue for creating new business by breaking down barriers between different industries and existing business categories, while fostering co-creation that includes international collaboration on policy-making.


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