[Press release] Event Update. Start of online pre-registering

2014.09.19 UP

19th September, 2014

Press release
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association

Inter BEE 2014 Event Update

Start of online pre-registering via the official website from today

The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA: Chairman - Masami Yamamoto, Corporate Executive Officer, Fujitsu Ltd.) will hold this year's "InterBEE 2014", the professional exhibition for audio, video and communications, at Makuhari Messe (Mihama-ku, Chiba-city) for a three day period from 19th November (Weds.) to 21st November (Fri.).
Online pre-registering via the official website starts from 19th September (Fri.) .
The address of the official website is: http://www.inter-bee.com

■ 50th event with expanded venue
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Inter BEE event. Composed of four categories: "Video and Broadcast Equipment", "Professional Audio Equipment", "Professional Lighting Equipment" and "ICT / Cross Media", the event plays a leading role as an information exchange hub where a variety of participants ranging from broadcasting businesses, related equipment manufacturers, service businesses, content business representatives as well as creators and designers all gather under one roof once a year to disseminate and exchange information on the latest trends.
Five exhibition halls were used at Makuhari Messe last year, when a record high 918 companies from 31 countries and regions exhibited 1,491 booths. Due to the proactive efforts of exhibiting companies, the registered number of exhibitions at the current time is 1,670 booths, already exceeding the number of booths for last year, and the event will be held on a larger scale in all six halls of Makuhari Messe. We are still receiving applications for exhibitions, so this number is expected to increase further as we approach November, the month the event is held.
The number of visitors to this year's event is expected to be 35,000 people, exceeding the 31,979 people that visited last year.

■ Pre-registering now even easier
Inter BEE has renewed its pre-registering system, providing an even smoother entrance process for visitors.
When pre-registering from Inter BEE's official website, simply printing the registration complete screen can be used as a visitor entrance pass. Taking that printout to the venue will mean you can avoid going through reception and enter the exhibition directly.
QR code (two-dimensional bar code) will be used from this year's event for visitors' entrance passes. Therefore, pre-registering for this year's event will facilitate even more speedy and efficient business communication between exhibitors and visitors.
Pre-registration is recommended even for people who have received a written invitation from Inter BEE.

■ Now taking reservations for attendance to our various conferences
In addition to pre-registering, we are now taking reservations for attendance to the following conferences.
○ Keynote speeches
Keynote speech 1: Rick Kaplan, Executive Vice President, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
Keynote speech 2: Yasuto Hamada, Senior Director and Chief of Engineering, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
○ Special Session
Jun Murai, a professor at Keio University, will chair a panel discussion on the Japanese social problem of ICT social infrastructure development, starting with a speech by Kamon Iizumi, the Governor of Tokushima Prefecture, on "Evolving Optical Broadband Kingdom of Tokushima (Tentative)".
○ Invited Session
Key people from foreign corporations and groups will be introducing visionary initiatives and latest trends such as a lecture by Mark Ramberg, General Manager of Media and Entertainment, Amazon Web Services.
○ Symposium
Visual Symposium: "Current situation and issues in the production of super high-definition contents"
Audio Symposium: "Latest trends and application of Audio Over IP"
○ Tutorial session (admission fee required)
As a fee-paying workshop aimed at young engineers, the tutorial sessions will impart knowledge rarely heard or taught in everyday life.
○ The co-hosted, "2nd Japan Post Production Conference" (admission fee required)
The Japanese version of a fee-paying session held at the U.S. NAB Show will be held this year. Four topics gaining increased attention in the U.S. will be discussed in lectures by top-class foreign lecturers.