CEATEC JAPAN 2014 10.7(Tue)- 10.11(sat)makuhari messe

Exhibit Outline

Exhibition Topics

Counting the 15th year since the commencement in 2000, CEATEC JAPAN 2014 (‘see tech’ Japan) will feature 2 main exhibition stages, Special Exhibit, and conference sessions, as well as a new Venture Area and engineer exchange events. We look forward to everyone visiting the show and also invite you to stay tuned to information transcending the traditional borders between different businesses and industries that will be published ahead of the show through the mutual cooperation from the industries and media.


Exhibition theme: “NEXT – Technology Makes the Future”
CEATEC JAPAN 2014 will gather the latest technologies in the wide-ranging IT and electronics industries based on the theme “NEXT – Technology Makes the Future” to show the future outlook and possibilities of IT and electronics.
Moreover, it will generate new business opportunities through the convergence of medical & healthcare, automotive, energy and other divergent fields in ways that transcend conventional market boundaries. Creating new business opportunities is a mandate of CEATEC JAPAN, and is the catalyst that will lead to the new “NEXT”.
Two Stages to Generate New Business Opportunities, plus Special Exhibition area and Conference sessions that Propose a New Vision for a Societal Model
The exhibition area is comprised of two Exhibition Stages, plus Special Exhibition area and Conference sessions aimed at upcoming trends, in order to showcase the latest trends and future dreams of IT and electronics spanning from upstream to downstream.
  1. Lifestyle & Society Stage The Lifestyle & Society Stage will introduce a broad range of leading-edge technologies that will support tomorrow’s lifestyles and social systems. Here we expect the display of technologies, products and services that will make people’s lives more fulfilling and comfortable, including: Next-generation visualization technologies; Next-generation wireless communication and mobile communication for smartphones and wearable devices, etc.; HEMS and V2H (Vehicle to Home) which enable comprehensive control of homes, energy and electrical appliances; Energy storage systems for homes; Smart appliances; Smart City supporting energy management; Cloud services that promote the use of ICT; Authentication solutions that are essential for the security and usability of services, and more.
  2. Key Technology Stage The Key Technology Stage is where the world’s most advanced electronic components, devices, materials, and equipment that support the innovations in various fields will be exhibited and introduced. Here, as “the world's leading electronic components and devices exhibition”, we expect the display of the world’s most advanced, high-performance electronic devices including: Energy-saving, energy-accumulating and energy-generating technologies that support society’s infrastructure; Sensing devices that control the electrical performance and functionality of a vehicle; Advanced automotive parts such as those of EVs; Key devices supporting the miniaturization and energy efficiency of smartphones, wearable devices, etc.; Input devices enabling safe and comfortable operation of various equipment; various devices for medical and healthcare related equipment, and more.
  3. Special Exhibit “NEXT Innovation Plaza” Beyond creating a new platform using the information communication technologies involved in the “smart” revolution, is the new vision for a societal model as proposed at the “NEXT Innovation Plaza.” Next-generation vehicles and safety technologies, various wearable devices, disability support robots, utilization of big data, software, etc. All sorts of near-future innovations are becoming reality through the linkage of IT and electronics with other industries, and these innovative achievements will be featured at the exhibition booths and open stage.
  4. Keynote speeches and conference linked with NEXT Innovation Plaza Opening day, October 7 (Tue), will feature a number of events starting from keynote speeches from Norio Sasaki (Vice-Chairman and Director of Toshiba), Masami Yamamoto (Chairman of Fujitsu), and Norio Ogiwara (President of Mamezou Holdings), as well as lecture sessions and seminars.
    Following, a range of key players will be giving presentations on keyword themes linked with the NEXT Innovation Plaza such as the wearables, robotics, software & content, and mobility until Friday, October 10.
Innovative technologies from ventures and universities gathered in one place
The “Venture Area” has been newly established in order to support the activities of venture businesses that develop and provide IT/electronics-related products, technologies and services. This “Venture Area” gathers the latest innovative venture technologies, providing an arena for the introduction of the latest information as quickly as possible by venture businesses that people may not be familiar with.
What’s more, by co-establishing a “University Area” as well, the Venture Area provides opportunities for information exchange and cooperation between academic research facilities and the industrial sector, for the overall support of university and venture activities in Japan.
Interaction event for engineers
CEATEC JAPAN is valuable venue where key engineers involved in researching and developing a wide range of products, services and content in the IT and electronics industries gather together. Taking advantage of this characteristic, CEATEC JAPAN will launch a new project aimed at fostering deeper communication among such key engineers, thereby leading to the creation of new business opportunities. Authoritative experts in IT and electronics will act as “tour guides” to introduce the technologies of various companies and assist in Q&A sessions. In addition, a communication event is being planned, in which engineers can not only mingle among themselves, but also exchange thoughts without any barrier between visitor and exhibitor.
Recognizing Innovative Technologies and Products — CEATEC AWARD
With the aim of contributing to the development of IT and electronics industries and the creation of new markets, the most striking innovative technologies, products, services and systems among the exhibits will be awarded. Continuing from last year, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Awards will be presented, while the Grand Prix will be selected from 4 categories.
Award categories: Lifestyle Innovation category, Social Innovation category, Technology Innovation category, and Green Innovation category
Minister Awards announcement and ceremony: The ceremony will be held from noon during the Opening Reception, Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Hotel New Otani Makuhari
Category Awards announcement: 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Makuhari Messe. The results will also be released on the official website.
Category Awards ceremony: The ceremony will be held from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 at Makuhari Messe.

What’s more, in addition to tons of “leading edge” proposals, CEATEC JAPAN will offer ideas that will “lead to the creation of new business opportunities”.

  • Futuresource Consulting