Inter BEE 2016 – FDTimes Booth 7507


Film and Digital Times will be at Inter BEE 2016 in booth 7507 (Next to NAC and ZEISS, across from Canon and Blackmagic). We will be handing out free copies of Film and Digital Times Japanese Language Edition #79J.


InterBEE is like NAB or IBC in Japan. It’s not just broadcast. Lots of motion picture equipment is on display. It’s an excellent opportunity to get an inside look at equipment and trends from a country that builds much of the equipment we use and is in the top 5 of motion picture production worldwide (around 400 live action features produced last year.)
International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2016 (Inter BEE 2016)

Wednesday, November 16th – Friday, November 18th (3 days)

Location:  Makuhari Messe

2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba City,

Chiba Prefecture 261-0023, Japan
Exhibition hours
November 16th (Wednesday) 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.<br />(*10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

November 17th (Thursday) 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.<br />(*10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

November 18th (Friday) 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.<br />(*10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Admission is free of charge (registration required)



Inter BEE 2016 Exhibition Description

The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association will hold this year’s “InterBEE 2016 / (52nd) International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2016, the professional exhibition for audio, video and communications, at Makuhari Messe over three days from Wednesday, November 16th to Friday, November 18th.

Register online: Online pre-registering via the official website
■ Exhibition slogan is “WHAT WILL YOU DO NEXT? – Telling the World of the Possibilities of New Media.”

Such possibilities were originally suggested in a satellite relay to the world for the first time in 1964 – the year prior to the 1st Inter BEE exhibition.

Inter BEE has been a showcase of technical innovations for over half a century since 1965.

■ Expected record number of exhibits due to expansion of the exhibition hall:

7 international exhibition halls (46,700 sq meters) will be used at Makuhari Messe for Inter BEE 2016.

(There were 6 halls / 40,000 sq meters last year at Inter BEE 2015), and the exhibition will be organized into 4 exhibit categories: “Professional Audio Equipment,” “Video /Professional Lighting,” “Video Production/Broadcast Equipment” and “ICT/Cross-Media.”

996 companies exhibited at last year’s exhibition; this year is expected to see more.


Combining potential growth areas of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), new video  technology such as holograms,  live entertainment technology, and new projects that promote the possibilities of new media will be exhibited.

○INTER BEE CONNECTED Expanded category

14 sessions will promote the exchange of information by bringing together the latest trends in media business such as network strategies, viewing measurement technology, program multi-use, OTT, and live streaming.


○INTER BEE CREATIVE Renewed category

Exclusive video presentations about the making of  hit movies will be shown, and behind-the-scenes introductions of productions will be given by directors and creators. There will also be presentations introducing the latest production tools.

○ Keynote Speeches (Admission free)

16th November (Weds) – Mr. Mabito Yoshida, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; Mr. Haruguchi Atsushi, Director of Engineering Administration Department/ Deputy Chief of Engineering NHK

○Special Session Keynote Speeches (Admission free)


16th November (Weds.) – Mr. John Gleasure, CCO, UK performance group “DAZN”


17th November (Thurs.) – Mr. Ichiya Nakamura, Professor, Keio University Graduate School


18th November (Fri.) Mr. Shinji Higuchi, Film director

○ Special Session (Admission free)

16th November (Weds.) “The Role of Broadcasting and Internet in Disaster-prone Islands”

18th November (Fri.) “Each Method of IP Live Transmission Proposals and its Development from Now”

○ Symposium (Admission free)

17th November (Thurs.) – “Challenge to 4K/8K Visual Contents” Video Symposium

18th November (Fri.) – “Techniques and Applications of Audio Restoring” Audio Symposium

○ Invited Session (Admission free)

Overseas corporations and groups will be introducing visionary initiatives and latest trends.

17th November (Thurs.) – 3 sessions participated by IABM, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services

18th November (Fri.) – 2 sessions participated by USA Showcase Forum and Oracle

○ Tutorial session (Attendance fee required)

As a fee-paying workshop aimed at young engineers, the tutorial sessions will cover topics rarely heard in everyday life.
◆Exhibition Details◆

■Inter BEE 2016(International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2016)

(52nd) International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2016

■ Exhibition period: Wednesday, November 16th to Friday, 18th November (3-days)

■ Exhibition hours:16/17th November – 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / 18th November – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

■ Venue: Makuhari Messe (Exhibition Halls 2 to 8, Event Hall, International Conference Hall), 2-1, Nakase, Mihama Ward, Chiba City

■ Admission: Free of charge (registration required)

■ Organizer: Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)

■ Support (planned): Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association (JBA), Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB)



11/16/16 – 11/18/16
Inter BEE 2016 Tokyo: Film and Digital Times Booth 7507

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