Notices from CEATEC

CEATEC 2023 Opens on October 17 at Makuhari Messe684 companies and organizations to exhibit at this comprehensive exhibition of digital innovation, a co-creation space for 100,000 Innovators


The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA, whose Representative Director/Chairman is Keiji Kojima, Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO at Hitachi, Ltd.) will be holding CEATEC 2023 at Makuhari Messe from October 17 (Tuesday) to 20 (Friday), 2023.

First held in 2000, CEATEC has consistently demonstrated how technology can enrich our lives. It grew steadily over the years, developing as a trade show for digital consumer electronics. However, in 2016 CEATEC announced a major shift in direction, from being a consumer electronics trade fair to an exhibition focused on realizing Society 5.0, and envisaging society and lifestyles of the future made possible by IoT and co-creation. As a co-creation space for 100,000 innovators, CEATEC is conceived as a pioneering Comprehensive Exhibition of Digital Innovation that offers the “CEATEC experience”—innovators see the exhibits, listen to the conferences, perceive and ponder future society, and embark on co-creation.

Spread over 5 exhibit areas—Partners Park, Advanced Technologies, Key Devices, Startup & University, and Global—there will be 684 exhibitors (companies and organizations) attending CEATEC 2023. Of these, 195 are from overseas—21 countries/regions, including Ukraine, which for the first time will have its own pavilion. Centered on the Partners Park with its “Digital Garden City” theme, the exhibits will also be diverse, and many will demonstrate technological solutions to social issues, allowing visitors to experience the society and lifestyles of the future. There will continue to be online streaming of conferences, but for the first time in four years in-person conferences will be held at Makuhari Messe. In total, CEATEC 2023 will feature more than 200 conferences, including pitch events.

Innovators will transform the future, and CEATEC 2023 will provide them with a space for co-creation—a place to see, hear, feel, and think about future society, new lifestyles, and cutting-edge technologies realized by Society 5.0. This event is designed to stimulate fresh co-creation, involving both exhibitors and visitors. Over the 4 days of CEATEC 2023, visitor numbers are expected to reach 100,000 (exact figures will be announced after October 20).

■ CEATEC 2023 Exhibition Scale
  • No. of total exhibitors: 684 companies/organizations (562 in 2022)
  • No. of new exhibitors: 305companies/organizations, New exhibitor rate 45%
  • Startup and university/research institutions: 153 companies/organizations (81 in 2022)
  • Exhibitors from overseas: 195exhibitors from 21countries/regions (146 from 27 countries/regions in 2022)
Official Name CEATEC 2023 (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies)
Exhibition Purpose Aiming to realize Society 5.0, which balances economic development with solutions to social issues, bringing together technology,
information, and people from all industries and business sectors to envision the future through “co-creation”.
Dates Tuesday, October 17 to Friday, October 20, 2023; 10:00am to 5:00pm
Venue Makuhari Messe (Mihama-ku, Chiba)
Admission Free of charge (All visitors are required to register in advance)
Organizer Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Co-sponsors Communications and Information Network Association of Japan (CIAJ),
and Software Association of Japan (SAJ)