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Source: Tokyo Big Sight, Inc.
Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 to be finally held from Wednesday 12th October

TOKYO, Oct 11, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (Chairman: Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, President & CEO of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.) and Tokyo Big Sight Inc. (President & CEO: Yutaka Takehana) are now welcoming applications for media interviews for the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016, to be finally held from Wednesday 12th October, 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight (3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo).

Highlights & Topics

- The biggest-ever Japan International Aerospace Exhibition in its 50-year history, with 792 Japanese and international companies and organizations exhibiting - one of the largest-scale events in Japan!*
*Includes co-exhibitors
- From 29 major companies among the world's top 100 companies (ranked by sales) to small- and medium-sized cluster companies from all over Japan. The event will feature 602 small, medium, and large companies and organizations from Japan, and 190 overseas exhibitors including AIRBUS GROUP, Boeing Company, and other companies and organizations
- Formation of the aircraft industry's largest ever cluster zone, consisting of 349 companies and organizations
- Exhibitors include Japan's Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. Several dignitaries have also been invited from abroad
- Providing a global BtoB meeting system
- More than 50 industry luminaries, conveying the latest information
- Lecture by astronaut Naoko Yamazaki and video message from astronaut Takuya Onishi. Look, listen, experience, and enjoy public events that deepen our understanding of aerospace issues
- An Invitational Preview Hour held for special invitees and media personnel.

Press Inquiries
JA2016 PR Office (Kyodo PR)
Contact: Takahashi, Yamamoto, Imamizu
Phone: +81 3-3571-5236
Fax: +81 3-3574-9364
Email: ja2016-pr@kyodo-pr.co.jp


- The biggest-ever Japan International Aerospace Exhibition in its 50-year history, with 792 Japanese and international companies and organizations exhibiting - one of the largest-scale events in Japan!*
With 792 companies and organizations exhibiting and an exhibition area of 11,186 m2, this event is Japan's largest international aerospace exhibition. Also, as befits the celebration of its 50-year milestone, this will be the largest Japan International Aerospace Exhibition in history. 61 member companies and organizations from The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies will be exhibiting. *Includes co-exhibitors

- From 29 major companies among the world's top 100 companies (ranked by sales) to small- and medium-sized cluster companies from all over Japan. The event will feature 602 small, medium, and large companies and organizations from Japan, and 190 overseas exhibitors including AIRBUS GROUP, Boeing Company, and other companies and organizations

602 leading companies and organizations from Japan to exhibit
602 companies and organizations will be exhibiting, including major Japanese companies such as IHI Corporation, IHI AEROSPACE CO., LTD., Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., and many more. Exhibits will include actual helicopters and helicopter mock-ups, as well as introducing the latest air frames, body components, on-board equipment, aircraft engines, engine-related equipment, space equipment and services, parts, processing machines, inspection/measuring equipment, IT solutions, etc. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation will be exhibiting a cabin mock-up and conducting PR activities for its Japanese-made MRJ passenger aircraft. JAXA will also be presenting a space-related exhibition.

190 overseas companies and organizations to exhibit, including AIRBUS GROUP, Boeing Company
190 overseas companies and organizations from 31 countries/regions will be exhibiting, including AIRBUS GROUP, Boeing Company, Arianespace, Bell Helicopter Textron, Elbit Systems, Honeywell, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Lockheed Martin, Thales, and many others. Lockheed Martin will be exhibiting a full-scale mock-up of the F-35 stealth fighter in the outdoor exhibition space. The event will feature many pavilions, such as the US pavilion including General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, and others, as well as exhibitions from France, UK, India, and Canada.

- Formation of the aircraft industry's largest ever cluster zone, consisting of 349 companies and organizations
Clusters supported by local government and organizations, including special cooperation from Tokyo Metropolitan Government, will be presenting exhibits from all over Japan. At JA2016, a Cluster Zone will be established in West Hall 2 to gather all cluster-related stands. The Aircraft Industries Cluster Forum 2016 will also be held on Tuesday October 11 and Wednesday October 12, organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

- Exhibitions by the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. Dignitaries also invited from abroad.
The Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency will introduce dual-use products and technologies along with 6 small- and medium-sized companies chosen through public selection. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force will exhibit the F-3 engine for the T-4 training aircraft. Several dignitaries have also been invited from abroad. On the Trade & Public Day on Saturday October 15, there will be an exhibition of the UH-60J rescue helicopter.

- Providing a global BtoB meeting system
BCI Aerospace, which is proven for facilitating business meetings in the aerospace field, will operate a large-scale business meeting system. This is the same business meeting system used in the world's largest events, including the Paris Air Show, with the participation of buyers from all over the world. Exhibitors will be able to use it free of charge.

- More than 50 leading figures of the aerospace industry, conveying the latest information
More than 50 leading figures of the aerospace and defense fields have been invited to conduct 20 sessions. Mr. Omiya, Chairman of the Board of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will take the podium to present the first day's special speech. On October 13 and 14, special seminars will be held by Mr. Morimoto, President & CEO of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mr. Fujino, President & CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. Presenters from leading overseas companies including AIRBUS GROUP and Boeing Company will also hold overseas aviation seminars. In addition to this, defense-related seminars (including former Defense Minister Mr. Satoshi Morimoto) and space-related seminars (including JAXA Senior Vice President Mr. Mamoru Endo) will also be conducted.


Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016
Opening Day Program: Wednesday October 12

Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 Opening Ceremony
Time: Starts 9:30 am
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall Atrium
Schedule:
1. Greetings from the organizer (Mr. Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, Chairman of the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies)
2. Congratulatory addresses by guests of honor
3. Tape cutting
4. Musical performance by Japan Air Self-Defense Force Central Band

Opening Reception
Time: From 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight Reception Hall
Program:
1. Greetings from the organizer (Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, Chairman of the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies)
2. Congratulatory remarks by guests of honor
3. Kagamibiraki (sake barrel-opening) ceremony
4. Toast (led by Yutaka Takehana, Tokyo Big Sight Inc. President & CEO)

Invitational Preview Hour
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, whole building of West Exhibition Hall
Eligibility to attend: Media personnel, special invitees

Opening Reception Interviews
We have decided to accept applications for interviews at the Opening Reception.
Prospective applicants should complete the application process at the Press Center from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Wednesday 12th October.
*Please be aware that the interview area will be limited.
*Depending on the number of applications, the number of interviewers may be limited.
*For more information and guidelines about interviews, we will be happy to offer guidance at time of application.

Request for visits during Invitational Preview Hour
At JA2016, an Invitational Preview Hour will be held for special invitees on the first day (Wednesday, October 12) from 10 am until 12 pm. This will permit viewing of the venue and exhibits prior to the entry of general public, and the organizers strongly encourage media personnel to attend this program and proactively carry out media interviews.

Some points to keep in mind about media interviews
- Before conducting interviews, please obtain a press pass at the Press Center. Please refer to the map below to confirm its location.
- Please note that there is no press reception area aside from the general reception area.
- If conducting interviews over multiple days, we ask that you please obtain a press pass each day.
- When conducting interviews with general public and exhibitors, please ensure you have undertaken negotiations and gained approval of each interviewee.
- When interviewing, please be aware of visitors and take care.
- The Press Center will provide an Internet environment for your use.
- If you have any requests, please contact the PR office staff.

Venue Access
Tokyo Big Sight
(West Hall, outdoor exhibition venue)
3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0063
*Get off at Kokusai-Tenjijo station on the Rinkai line. The Japan International Aerospace Exhibition (JA2016) is approximately a 7-minute walk away.

Press Center
West Hall, Floor 2, West 1 Conference Room (2)
*Open 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

For more information, please see: http://bit.ly/2dUit08


Oct 11, 2016 23:00 HKT/SGT
Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Trade Shows, Airlines
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