【Press Release】Start of Pre-registration for Inter BEE 2018

2018.09.26 UP

September 26, 2018

Press Release
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association

Inter BEE 2018 Exhibition Update

Start of pre-registering and attendance reservations
Makuhari Messe 14th (Weds.) to 16th (Fri.) November

The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA: Chairman - Masaki Sakuyama, Chairman of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) will hold “Inter BEE 2018” at Makuhari Messe (Chiba City) for a three day period from 14th (Weds.) to 16th November (Fri.) where the latest video, broadcasting, communications, audio, lighting, and media business innovations will all be gathered under one roof.
We are now starting to accept pre-registrations and take attendance reservations from 27th September (Thurs.) via the official website. (Free entry)
Official website: http://www.inter-bee.com

■Expected to be largest ever
Inter BEE 2018 is currently preparing to hold a comprehensive media communication and entertainment event which, with an emphasis on “contents”, covers "making (production)", "sending (transmission)", and "receiving (experience)" contents.
At the current point in time, we have received applications exceeding the record number of companies that exhibited at the previous event (1,139 companies), so we are expecting the coming exhibition to be the largest ever.

■New 4K/8K satellite broadcasting to start soon! Revealing the whole picture!
Due to be held just before the December 1, 2018 start of new 4K/8K satellite broadcasting, Inter BEE 2018 is preparing to enable visitors to experience firsthand the full picture of new 4K/8K satellite broadcasting production technology, broadcasting services and receiving systems. This includes (1) introducing the latest 4K/8K production technology that supports new video expression; (2) introducing the programs and channel of 9 companies’ channels that will start broadcasting services this year; and (3) introducing receiving methods by demos of commercially-available receiving devices such as TVs and receiving system device exhibitions.
The INTER BEE FORUM to be held at International Conference Hall will be held together with the opening session and keynote speeches at “Inter BEE 2018 Opening & Keynote”.
Keynote speeches feature speeches by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, NHK, the Association for Promotion of Advanced Broadcasting Services (A-PAB). These are followed by representatives from 9 companies (Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Asahi Satellite Broadcasting Ltd., BS-TBS Inc., BS TV Tokyo Corporation, BS Fuji, Inc., Tohoku-shinsha Media Service, SC Satellite Broadcasting Co., Ltd., QVC Satellite Co., Ltd., SKY Perfect Entertainment Corporation), who will be taking the podium to give their message about the start of this service.

■5G special exhibition utilizing media and entertainment
The “INTER BEE 5G” special exhibition relating to 5G (fifth generation mobile communications systems), which enables ultra-high speed and ultra-low delay multi-connections, will be held. The potential of using 5G in the promising media and entertainment field will be introduced as a user case study, and it will also be used as a networking opportunity for 5G-related businesses, video producers, broadcasting and distribution enterprises, and contents holders.
“5G Session 2018” will be held at the keynote speeches session on November 16 (Fri.), where leading people from NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and SoftBank will take the podium to introduce their respective activities.

■Jointly held with Digital Contents EXPO 2018
The “Digital Contents EXPO 2018” (Host: Digital Content Association of Japan) will be jointly held with Inter BEE 2018 this year.
Themed on leading-edge digital contents technology producing expression and cognitive science appealing to the senses of touch and smell as well as sight and hearing, the synergistic effect of this international event, where visitors can experience the future opened up by contents technology, and the latest technology, services and innovations developed due to expanding contents business as promoted by Inter BEE, will create new discoveries and business chances.

■Wide variety of over 100 cessions
Keywords for this year’s INTER BEE FORUM lecture program include post-2020, e-sports, AI, 5G, and IP live transmission.
“INTER BEE CREATIVE”, which relays the front line of latest video production, “INTER BEE CONNECTED”, which features the fusion of broadcasting and communication as a theme, and “INTER BEE IGNITION”, which promotes new media space expression in fields such as entertainment, will be held at the exhibition hall’s special exhibition stage, and over 100 sessions will be held over the three-day period of Inter BEE.
Similar to the Inter BEE Forum, people wishing to attend the sessions to be held at the special exhibition/stage from this year must reserve online in advance. Excluding some mini-stages

■Experience some of the world’s largest, high-quality speakers!
Now a regular Inter BEE event, demonstrations of speakers used for live events will be given. In the large arena of the Makuhari Messe event hall, 15 of the world’s largest products will be assembled under one roof, allowing visitors to experience firsthand the quality of their heavy sound.
In addition, this year we will once again be holding a producer microphone and headphone experience corner, so this will be a valuable and rare opportunity to hear and compare a wide range of high-quality products.

At Inter BEE, visitors can experience firsthand the world of near-future media communication and entertainment through exhibits and presentations of the latest products by Japanese and overseas companies as well as conference sessions on a variety of topics and demonstration experience events.
In addition of course to broadcasting and communication businesses and people involved in video and sound production, we look forward to welcoming many visitors such as people in charge of advertising and marketing at a wide range of general companies and local authorities, design and web production companies, and businesses associated with facilities and events.

Exhibition Details
■ Name: Inter BEE 2018 (54th) International Broadcast Equipment 2018
■ Exhibition Term: 14th November 14 (Weds.) 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – 16th November (Fri.) - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (3-day period)
■ Venue: Makuhari Messe (Exhibition Halls 1 to 8, Event Hall, International Conference Hall), 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba
■ Admission: Free of charge (registration required)
■ Organizer: Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
■ Supported by: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (established order), Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association (JBA), Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB)
Digital Content Association of Japan, Association for Promotion of Advanced Broadcasting Services (random order)


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