【Press Release】The largest exhibition to date, with 918 companies

2013.11.12 UP

Professional Exhibition for Video, Audio, and Communications
Inter BEE 2013

Starting tomorrow, November 13 (Wed)!

The largest exhibition to date, with 918 companies and organizations
featuring exhibits at 1,491 booths
The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA: President Norio Sasaki--Vice Chairman of the Board, Toshiba Corporation) will hold Inter BEE 2013 over three days, from November 13 (Wed) to November 15 (Fri), at Makuhari Messe (Mihama-ku, Chiba), where leading edge broadcasting, video, audio, and lighting equipment, cross-media, peripheral applications and solutions are featured under one roof as a professional exhibition for video, audio, and communications.
The scale of the exhibition is the largest to date, with 918 companies and organizations (among which 536 companies will come from 30 countries and regions overseas) featuring exhibits at 1,491 booths, using Exhibition Halls 4 through 8 at the Makuhari Messe venue.
[The 2012 record was: 871 companies and organizations (among which 491 companies came from 35 countries and regions overseas) featuring exhibits at 1,432 booths]
More than 30,000 participants are expected to attend over the three days of the exhibition.

■The premier professional media exhibition in Japan
Now in its 49th year—approaching the 60th anniversary of the inception of television broadcasting—Inter BEE comprises the four industries of Video and Broadcasting Equipment, Professional Audio Equipment, Professional Lighting Equipment, and Cross-media. The exhibition continues to play a leading role as an information transmission and networking hub here, as a wide variety of stakeholders ranging from broadcasting businesses, equipment manufacturers, associated service businesses and content business representatives, creators and designers all gather under one roof once a year to grasp the latest trends.
With the determination of Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics come great expectations for advancements in broadcasting services--including ultra-high definition video technologies such as 4K and 8K, video transmission via HTML5, digital signage, projection mapping, and the like--and proposals warranting attention are expected from a variety of foreign and domestic companies and organizations showing the way forward for the media industry, today and in the future.

■A variety of conferences and open seminars held simultaneously
Tomorrow, November 13 (Wed), the keynote speech entitled, "Strategy for Advancement of Broadcasting Service," will be given by Mr. Toshiyuki Minami, Deputy Director-General of the Information and Communications Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, in which he will discuss the potential advances in media and broadcasting through new approaches in gearing up for 2020.
At the Cross Media Theater set up in the Cross-media category, leading creators as well as foreign and domestic professionals who are at the forefront will appeal to the potential and diversity of media and content through a variety of open sessions, including the, "V-LOW Digital Community Radio Group & IPDC Forum Joint Project," "Design Extreme Seminar," "Asia Content Forum," "IPDC Forum Seminar," and more.
In addition to the perennial favorites that attract attention every time—the "Visual Symposium," "Audio Symposium," and "Tutorial Session"—this time the exhibitions will convey the latest trends through the "JBA Symposium of Broadcast Technology," sponsored by the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association—which will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and the "Loudness Workshop," sponsored by the Japan Post Production Association.
Further, this year for the first time, the "Japan Post Production Conference"—the Japanese version of the entry-fee conference held at the NAB Show in the U.S.—will be held at Inter BEE simultaneously with the equivalent conference in America.

■Foreign experts coming to Japan one after another
The fact that attendees can share in the latest global trends right here in Japan—as audio and video experts and other key people come to Japan from abroad to participate at Inter BEE—is becoming a major attraction.
Mr. Thomas Lund, the CTO of TC Electronic based in Denmark, will speak at a special session entitled “How Loudness Control is Changing the World of Audio,” which will be held on the first day of the exhibition, November 13 (Wed).
And on the second day, November 14 (Thu), Mr. John Ive, Director of the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers based in England, will give a speech entitled, “Key Business and Technology Developments in the Broadcast and Media Industry.”
The final day, November 15 (Fri) will feature speeches by: Mr. Olimpio Jose Franco, President of the Brazilian Society of Television Engineering (SET), on, "Current SET Moment and Future Vision for Industry"; by Mr. Fernando Bittencourt, General Director of Engineering of the Globo TV Network, on, "Digital TV in Brazil: Its Past, Present, and Future"; and by Mr. Charles Sevoir, CTO of EMC, on, "An Optimized Storage Architecture for Live TV Workflow."

Please refer to the official website for further details and updates.

Please direct any inquiries that you may have to the contact people listed below.
Secretariat: Contacts: Ishizaki/Yoshinaga, Japan Electronics Show Association
TEL:+81-3-6212-5231 FAX:+81-3-6212-5225 E-mail:contact2013@inter-bee.com

Inter BEE 2013 Press Room
(Located on the first floor of Hall 5 at the Makuhari Messe venue, for the three days from 11/13 – 11/15)
Contact: Horai TEL:+81-43-211-8253