TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reed Exhibitions Japan will be holding the second edition of Live Entertainment & Event Expo (Japan’s largest exhibition gathering various products and services for live entertainment and events of all genres) at Makuhari Messe, Japan from July 8 – 10.
Japan is the world's second largest entertainment and media market. (Source: Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2014-2018, PwC) and various concerts, outdoor music gigs, sports events, promotional events, trade shows, festivals are held on a regular basis. With the evolving business for digital content, profit is growing in this field and with the Tokyo Olympic Games coming to Tokyo in 2020, the demand for new technologies, services and products related to events is rapidly increasing and Japan's event related business is gaining momentum.
Live Entertainment & Event Expo has expanded doubling its scale to 400 exhibitors. Expected visitor numbers are also to rise by 50% to 30,000.
From Japan to the world: Quality products and services
The show will be the best place to source for a vast range of products and services for live entertainment and events, splitting into a number of featured zones according to the category of the exhibits.
Equipment & Effects Zone will showcase visual effects by major firms such as: TAKENAKA, HIBINO, AUDIO VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS, EII-TECH, CINE FOCUS, KOWA, lighting effects by M-TECH STYLE, sound effects by SENNHEISER, D&B AUDIOTECHNIK, stage designs and equipment by NIHON STAGE, AEROTECH, FAB/TKH, G-ONE.
Planning/Production Zone will gather event planners such as SONY MUSIC COMMUNICATIONS, P&F, NAMCO and production companies like ASSIST JAPAN, VENTO, KEN STAFF. Ticketing and registration solutions exhibits are rising with EVENTREGIST, PIA, TAPIRS, CULTURE CONVENIENCE CLUB BROARDWALK.
Visual streaming, networking, audio compression, transmission technologies and various other solutions will be exhibited at the Live Delivery System Zone. ICT solutions showcased by NTT LIVEBIZ, CROAK, SANSHIN ELECTRONICS, XTONE, live image streaming delivery service by UNIMOTO, mobile picture transmission apparatus by SOLITONSYSTEMS, IP network video transmission by PFU.
At the Casting Zone top Japanese casting firms SANRIO ENTERTAINMENT, YOSHIMOTO CREATIVE AGENCY, MISS UNIVERSE JAPAN, OSCAR PROMOTION, ASOBISYSTEM, KISARA ENTERPRISE, ALICE PROJECT will be exhibiting.
Goods Production Zone will be doubling its size with t-shirts, towels, glow sticks, fans, fragrance products, Event Hall Zone will gather various supermarkets, convention centers, hotels, stadiums and the Related Services Zone will showcase various services such as security, credit card transaction, delivery, transport, packaging services.
New featured exhibit zones
There will be 3 new exhibit zones launching this year.
Event Equipment, Play Equipment Zone will gather unique props, rental equipment, devices, playground and entertainment equipment such as SAKURA CORPORATION’s marquees, next generation portable toilets by YU-KEN, FOURSEASON’s Scientific trick and optical illusion museums, virtual reality devices by FLOVEL SPORTS.
Various sets, scenic art decors, devices and equipment will be exhibited at Scenic Art, Stage Setting Zone. SEIREN will showcase stage curtains, aluminum stage frames by PAX INDUSTRIES, floats and advertising vans by TEZUKA EXPRESS, rigging tools by RUD LIFTING, stage art by TAKATSU SOUSYOKUBIJYUTU.
Quality catering services of various cuisines and various Japanese style lunch boxes ‘bento’ will be on show as well as food vans, food court managing, equipment rental at the Food Delivery & Catering Service Zone.
All exhibits and exhibitors can be searched on the online show directory.
Events for ‘Events’
Various events will be held during the show period. The Keynote Session for instance will welcome Yusuke Nakagawa, President, ASOBI SYSTEM - one of the creators of Japan’s funky ‘HARAJUKU’ culture and style. Based on his experience producing the world tour and spreading the brand of the famous Japanese fashion model, singer and icon of the HARAJUKU style ‘Kyarypamyupamyu’, he will share future visions and his success story in taking Japanese culture to the world.
Other topics to be discussed at the conference include, ‘Business potential for events in preparation for the 2020 Olympic games’, ‘Outlook and strategies for live music events in Japan’ ‘How to increase fans of events’ ‘Importance of international events’ ‘Events and town management’. A total of 15 conference sessions will be held.
JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTING ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS will be holding a technical conference to boost the skills of lighting engineers in the area of special art and imaging technique. The finals of ‘Japan over-under cable coiling competition’ will also be organised by SOUND ENGINEERS & ARTISTS SOCIETY OF JAPAN where speed, technique and overall performance of microphone cable coiling skill will be judged.
Professionals can enjoy the show for free by applying for an invitation ticket online at http://www.live-event.jp/en/inv/.
For further information, visit the official show website http://www.live-event.jp/en/.