An Open Invitation to Participate in Inter BEE 2011

2011.03.01 UP

28th February, 2011

Press Release
Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association


- The Professional Show for Audio, Video and Communications-
"Inter BEE 2011"
November 16th (Wed.) - 18th (Fri.) at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
An Open Invitation to Participate in Inter BEE 2011


The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA; Setsuhiro Shimomura, Chairman, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) will be holding Inter BEE 2011 - the 47th Professional Show for Audio, Video and Communications - for a 3-day period from November 16th to 18th at Makuhari Messe (Mihama-ku, Chiba).

Widely respected in the industry as one of the three major broadcasting equipment shows along with NAB of the US and IBC of Europe, Inter BEE was first held in 1965 and this year will mark the 47th holding of this exhibition. Inter BEE has long been regarded as an excellent venue for discovering under one roof, all the latest in both domestic and overseas broadcasting equipment, video equipment, audio equipment, communications equipment as well as peripheral applications and solutions. The diversity and large number of products exhibited always attract a significant audience, helping to create an ideal environment for enhancing business opportunities as well as a venue to increase market demand and conduct international technology exchanges.

The digitalization of media has resulted in a considerable surge in content variety, and Inter BEE has successfully transformed into a highly diversified media exhibition to answer this trend. The 2010 show had a total of 824 exhibitors - the largest number to date (including 478 companies from overseas countries and regions) - and the total number of registered visitors over the 3-day period was 31,567.

This year, in addition to the Video and Broadcast Equipment Zone, the Professional Audio Equipment Zone, and Professional Lighting Equipment Zone, Inter BEE will feature a Cross-media Zone - a newly established section designed to showcase the appeal of cross-media and digital content to better address upcoming opportunities in new businesses sectors such as IPTVs, Mobile TVs, Digital Cinema, Digital Signage, and 3D Imaging that are expected to grow rapidly after the complete transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting.

Inter BEE will also feature simultaneously held forums that will address subjects of interest such new trends of the broadcast industry and the introduction of new technological developments.

JEITA has issued its open invitation to exhibitors on March 1st, 2011, and the first deadline for filing exhibit applications will be Friday, May 31st with the second and final deadline for submission of exhibit applications on Friday, June 26th. More information will be made available at the official website (www.inter-bee.com).



For more information on exhibit applications and other matters, please contact:
Toshiaki Kaneko, Japan Electronics Show Association (JESA)
12F Ote Center Bldg., 1-1-3 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004
TEL: +81-3-6212-5231 FAX: +81-3-6212-5225 E-mail: contact@inter-bee.com

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