Ilse Jurriën : October 4th 2006 - 02:01 CET
Ceatec Japan 2006 Exhibition
Ceatec Exhibition Japan 2006 : The Ceatec Japan Organizing Committee announced today that Ceatec Japan 2006, an exhibition of cutting-edge IT and electronics, will open at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture in October. The event will be held under the sponsorship of the Communications and Information network Association of Japan (CIAJ), the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) and the Computer Software Association of Japan (CSAJ). The theme of Ceatec Japan 2006 - Digital Convergence Changing Society, Lifestyles and Business - reflects the new industries and markets being realized through the coming together of computers and home appliances, and of broadcasting and communications.|
Ceatec Japan 2006|
Digital convergence represents the process of new industry and market creation, under which a multitude of standalone technologies, products, industries and markets increasingly share common elements through the medium of digital. The role of Ceatec Japan in the 21st century has been to convey the latest information from the IT and electronics industries and to introduce technologies, products and services offering new value while capturing the essentials of the convergence of imaging, information and communications. As the source of today’s cutting-edge information on digital convergence, Japan is also on the verge of changing society, lifestyles and business styles, and creating new industries and markets around the world. The seventh Ceatec Japan show will be held against this backdrop of convergence.
Ceatec Japan 2006 - Exhibition Scale
On opening day of Ceatec Japan 2006, 807 companies and other organizations, including 283 from 26 countries and regions worldwide, will exhibit in 2,936 booths. Reflecting the many advancements taking place as a result of digital convergence, the number of participants will surpass that of Ceatec Japan 2005, when 788 exhibitors, including 293 from 28 countries and regions outside Japan, operated 2,775 booths. Show organizers are forecasting that the total number of visitors will surpass 200,000, setting a new record.
Ceatec Exhibition - Keynote Speeches
This year’s show offers a series of Keynote Speeches by top industry executives and opinion leaders. The program will kick off on Tuesday, October 3, with a speech by Mr. Eric B. Kim (Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Home Group, Intel Corporation) under the title of “Enabling a Converged World.” Mr. Atsutoshi Nishida (President and CEO, Toshiba Corporation) will give a speech entitled “Innovation of the Digital Life Prompted by the Real HD World,” and Mr. Naoyuki Akikusa (Chairman, Fujitsu Limited) will speak on “Field Innovation - The Forefront of the Innovation Process.” Mr. Yoshio Utsumi (Secretary-General, International Telecommunications Union) will also give a speech, entitled “Expectations for the Japanese ICT Industry.” A total of 27 Keynote Speeches have been scheduled through Friday, October 6.
Ceatec Japan Conference - Special sessions
In addition to Keynote Speeches, this year's Ceatec Japan Conference looks to be richer in content than any previous show, with 140 sessions scheduled. The Advance Session will introduce electronics and IT trends, while Special Sessions will be held covering a variety of themes. Specialized topics will also be covered in seminars in the Software & Solutions Track, Information Systems Track and Communications Network Track. This year's Special Sessions include the China Forum, which will be held under themes including economic, investment and technology information in Tianjin, Qingdao, Yantai and Dalian. One of the Trend Sessions scheduled for the conference is an RFID seminar titled “From RFID Tags to Next-Generation RFID Technology.” Individual exhibitors will also showcase their unique technologies, products and services in a series of Exhibitor Seminars.
Platform Business Arena - Networked Home Appliances
In this year’s Digital Network Stage, the Home & Personal Zone, which includes digital home appliances and related products, will feature the Platform Business Arena, an exhibit focused on the networking of home information appliances. Another highlight will be the Information Daikokai Consortium Project (Uncharted Waters of Information Consortium Project), which will center on search technologies and user interfaces as the keys to the digital society of the future. Net Kaden 2006 (Networked Home Appliances 2006) will promote consumer awareness of home information appliances and services, and “Expanding Digital! Catch the Future Hall” will introduce new broadcasting developments centering on Super Hi-Vision technology.
Ubiquitous Network Symposium 2006 Showcase
Various other information-packed special programs are being planned, including the Ubiquitous Network Symposium 2006 Showcase, where visitors will be able to see the achievements of research projects related to ubiquitous networks by participating companies, universities and research institutions. Special exhibits such as the HATS PLAZA, Accessibility Plaza and RFID (radio-frequency identification) PLAZA will highlight the services, solutions and new business styles being realized by information and communications technologies.
Ceatec Japan 2006 - Electronic Components and Devices
The theme of the Electronic Components, Devices & Industrial Equipment Stage will be “Electronic Components and Devices: The Springboard of Monozukuri Innovation” (monozukuri: product creation). This Stage will shine the spotlight on Japan’s technological might, with information and programs designed to help exhibitors and visitors realize new business opportunities. The “Must-See Item Navigation” corner, which will offer panels showing the main products and technologies of each exhibitor in the Stage, will make it fast and easy for visitors to find what they are looking for at Ceatec Japan 2006.
Ceatec special exhibition - Car Electronics
A special exhibit, called “Car Electronics - Sustained by Electronic Components and Devices,” will be held again this year amid the increasing use of semiconductors and electronic components by the automobile industry. In addition, world-leading Japanese electronic components and devices will be showcased at the Monozukuri Innovation Plaza.
Ceatec exhibition in Japan - Global Stage
To encourage a significant increase in visitors from outside Japan, Ceatec Japan 2006 is working with the “Visit Japan Campaign,” sponsored by the national government. When visitors arrive, they will find that the International Visitors Center is ready to assist and add value to their Ceatec Japan visit. On the international business side, Ceatec Japan 2006 and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will cosponsor “JETRO BIZMATCH Ceatec Japan” to facilitate business communications across national borders.
Ceatec Japan - Cross-Sector Interchange Pavilion
In the “Cross-Sector Interchange Pavilion,” students doing research in universities will have the chance to exchange technology information with representatives from industry. The Pavilion will house the “intebro” student Internet broadcasting station, as well as members of research laboratories from 38 universities. This program is designed to encourage up-and-coming talent to reach new heights. In addition, Ceatec Japan 2006 will also offer a new program, called the Product Design Forum, as an opportunity for industry and academia to reaffirm the importance of product design and the need to foster the skills and motivation of new engineers.
Ceatec exhibition - Juniors & Kids Electronics Workshop
Children and “kids at heart” can look forward to the Juniors & Kids Electronics Workshop on Saturday, October 7. This popular Ceatec Japan attraction gives children and their parents the chance to experience the fun of “monozukuri.” On the same day, the Kanto Regional Finals of the FSI-All Japan Robot Sumo Tournament will be held in the Event Hall at Makuhari Messe.
Ceatec Japan 2006 - Organizers & Sponsors
The organizers and sponsors of Ceatec Japan 2006 would like to encourage people from around the world to visit the exhibition and experience the changes to society, lifestyles and business being brought about by digital convergence. The Ceatec Japan 2006 Press Center will be open to support the on-site activities of media representatives from October 3 to 7 on the 2nd floor of the International Conference Hall at the Makuhari Messe.