Jun 15, 2009

At CEATEC JAPAN 2009, the largest annual technology and electronics exhibition in Asia, JETRO will offer JETRO BIZMATCH@CEATEC JAPAN 2009 (October 6th-8th), a business-matching event that connects representatives from foreign firms with potential Japanese partners.

JETRO coordinates one-on-one pre-arranged business meetings between program participants and Japanese companies.
A total of 279 business meetings were held at last year's BIZMATCH, many of which led to contracts and other business arrangements.


Location: Makuhari Messe To other site, 2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Japan
Date: October 6th (Tuesday)-8th (Thursday), 2009
Organizer: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Supporting Organizers (Tentative): Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), Communications and Information Network Association of Japan (CIAJ), Computer Software Association of Japan (CSAJ), Japan Electronics Show Association (JESA)

Services Offered to Participants

- One-on-one pre-arranged business meetings* with potential Japanese partners.
- English-Japanese interpreting service for meetings (based on availability)
- Short seminar on the Japanese ICT market
- Free admission to CEATEC JAPAN 2009
- Publication & promotion (include listing in directory and website)
* In principle, meetings are one hour in length and conducted in English.

Participation Fee

(Participants cover costs such as transportation, accommodation etc)

Qualifications / Requirments

1. Participants must be non-Japanese firms and (all of the below)
i) Have a definite strategy for entry into the Japanese market
ii) NOT have a subsidiary or branch office in Japan
iii) Searching for a Japanese business partner

2. Other important requirements:
i) In general, a company must not have an exclusive sales agent or a distributor. Foreign companies that already have a distributor in Japan must obtain a letter of consent from such third party and submit it to JETRO prior to or at the start of the event, until application deadline.
ii) Participants must be able to take part in the entire three-day event (company representatives attending the event should, ideally, be from sales and/or technology departments)
iii) Participants must have tangible products, services, and technologies relevant to CEATEC JAPAN 2009. (consulting firms, resellers/distributors and outsourcing companies are NOT eligible.)

Top 15 categories in which Japanese firms are interested:

1. SaaS/ASP
2. Next Generation Mobile Device
3. Image/Speech Recognition
4. Encryption Technology/Authentication System
5. WiMaX
6. Virtualization
7. RFID/Traceability
8. Wireless LAN/ WAN
9. Green IT
10. Biometrics Identification System
11. Online Security
12. Storage System
13. Thin-Client System
14. Web 2.0 (SNS included)
15. BI (Business Intelligence)

How to Apply

After you have read and agreed to the "General Terms and Conditions", complete the application form and submit it, together with supplementary materials (company brochure, product literature and technical white paper), to JETRO Tel-Aviv. The application form is attached below


CEATEC or "Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies" is Asia's largest annual technology and electronics exhibition, providing a platform for companies and organizations from all over the world to showcase their cutting-edge products, services and technologies. The event also serves as key industry networking and information-gathering opportunity, with numerous seminars and other activities offered during the fair. CEATEC Japan 2008 attracted nearly 197,000 visitors, with some 804 exhibitors and 138 seminars. For more information on CEATEC, please visit their website To other site.

For more information, please contact:
Kei Takagi (Mr.)
JETRO Tel-Aviv
TEL: +972-3-6881739, 6882207
FAX: +972-3-5379157