Dates for 2019 confirmed hereCEATEC is a giant consumer electronics show that takes place in October each year. It’s the Japan equivalent of mega trade shows like CES in the US and IFA in Europe.
Although Japanese electronics companies are no longer the innovators that they were, companies like Sony, Panasonic and Canon still lead the world in high tech precision engineering and 125 million domestic consumers mean that there are plenty of international companies exhibiting as well.
Organizers are (not surprisingly) pushing the buzzwords, so expect to see lots of AI, Internet of Things and “Cyber Physical Systems” mentioned everywhere.
The 2020 event will be online due to COVID-19. There will be appearances by Keifer Sutherland, Christina Ricci, Michael J. Fox, Elijah Wood, and Millie Bobby Brown as well as an opportunity to buy signed photos and merchandise.
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