Acceptance of Applications to Exhibit at Inter BEE 2015 Starts!

2015.03.05 UP

March 5, 2015

Press Release
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association

Acceptance of Applications to
Exhibit at Inter BEE 2015 Starts!

The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA: Masami Yamamoto, Chairman / President and Representative Director of Fujitsu Limited) will hold Inter BEE 2015 / 51st International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition” – a professional exhibition of video, audio and communications – at Makuhari Messe over three days from November 18 (Wednesday) to 20 (Friday), 2015. We will start accepting applications to exhibit at Inter BEE 2015 from today – March 5 (Thursday). The primary application deadline is May 29 (Friday); the secondary application deadline is June 30 (Tuesday).

■ Flagship Event for the Media Industry Based On History and a Track Record of Results
Inter BEE, which has been held for half a century since 1965, is organized into four exhibit categories: “Video and Broadcast Equipment,” “Professional Audio Equipment,” “Professional Lighting Equipment” and “ICT/Cross Media.” This event is utilized as an opportunity to become a hub for information dissemination and exchange once a year by bringing together under one roof a wide range of stakeholders involved in the media industry from Japan and overseas, including broadcasters, telecommunication carriers and production/post-production operators. The exhibition is held under the support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan Broadcasting Cooperation (NHK), the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association and the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses, and with the cooperation of many other relevant organizations.

■ Areas of the Media and Entertainment Business Expanding and Evolving Beyond Conventional Boundaries
The business environment surrounding broadcasting is rapidly changing. For example, there are efforts underway toward the popularization of the next-generation broadcasting services such as 4K/8K ultra-high-definition video being promoted with an eye on 2020, cooperation between broadcasting and communications, and developments in the use and application of ICT. Moreover, the areas of the media and entertainment business are expanding and evolving beyond the conventional boundaries. For example, the live entertainment market that makes full use of sound and lighting equipment is expanding, the segments of users including high-end amateurs are increasing due to the diversification of video shooting techniques such as action cameras and experiences to try viewing and listening to video and audio are spreading. This is leading to the roles of Inter BEE also becoming more wide-ranging and ever more important.

■ Inter BEE 2014 Saw a Record Number of Exhibitors and Visitors: Inter BEE 2015 Expected to Further Major Trends
Last year at Inter BEE 2014, which celebrated its 50th anniversary, the scale of the venue was expanded on from the previous year with a record number of 977 companies/organizations exhibiting in 1,773 booths and with the number of registered visitors also increasing significantly by 19% compared to the previous year to a record 37,959. Inter BEE attracts intense attention from Japan and overseas as a comprehensive international media exhibition that creates new business trends and leads the relevant industries. This year, Inter BEE will be held in order for these expectations to lead to further major trends. We will be widely accepting applications so that even more media-related companies/organizations can proactively exhibit at Inter BEE 2015.

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