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Previous (2018) Opening Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

45 industry top leaders gathered!
A scene of the ceremony

A scene of the ceremony

Date & Time April 4 (Wed) 9:30 -
Venue In front of the registration counter, West Hall, Tokyo Big Sight
Contents Opening Speech
Introduction of Dignitaries
Photography
Ribbon-cutting

List of Ribbon-cutting Dignitaries

Organiser

REED EXHIBITIONS JAPAN

President

Tad Ishizumi

Supporting Associations

THE FIFTH GENERATION MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS PROMOTION FORUM (5GMF)

5GMF Chair

Susumu Yoshida

RADIO ENGINEERING & ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Managing Director

Ryozo Harada

THE TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

CEO &
Senior Vice President

Yoichi Maeda

BICSI JAPAN

District Chair

Katsuji Furuichi

THE ASSOCIATION FOR PROMOTION OF ADVANCED BROADCASTING SERVICES

President

Toshio Fukuda

JAPAN CABLE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION

President

Masahiro Yoshizaki

JAPAN CABLE TELEVISION ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION

Executive
Vice President

Hiroshi Oya

JAPAN SATELLITE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION

Chairman

Nobuya Wazaki

IPTV FORUM JAPAN

Director

Katsuhiko Kawazoe

THE INSTITUTE OF IMAGE INFORMATION AND TELEVISION ENGINEERS

Director

Joji Urano

JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS (JAVCOM)

Chairman

Mikio Kanamaru

Telecom Carriers / Broadcasters

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST

Senior Executive Vice President

Yoshihiro Kuroda

NTT DOCOMO

Executive Vice President (CTO)

Hiroshi Nakamura

KDDI

Managing Executive Officer

Atsushi Akagi

SOFTBANK

Representative Director & COO

Yasuyuki Imai

Rakuten Communications

Chairman, President and CEO

Yasufumi Hirai

KT/5G BUSINESS UNIT

Senior Vice President

Lee Yong Gyoo

K-OPTICOM

Executive Vice President

Makoto Araki

QTNET

President

Kazuto Iwasaki

UQ COMMUNICATIONS

Executive Officer General Manager

Yoshiyuki Nishikawa

JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Director

Toru Kuroda

FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK

Executive Vice President

Yasumasa Nakata

TV TOKYO

Managing Director

Hiroyuki Matsushita

ISHIKAWA TELEVISION BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Executive officer
Tokyo branch head

Toshihiko Yonezawa

OITA ASAHI BROADCASTING

President

Teruyuki Ueno

BROADCASTING SATELLITE SYSTEM

PRESIDENT&CEO

Takashi Yabashi

SKY PERFECT JSAT

Executive Officer

Kinya Furuya

WOWOW

President

Akira Tanaka

QVC SATELLITE

Representative Director

Yasuyuki Uchida

J SPORTS

Chairman

Osamu Ueda

TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION

Managing Executive Officer

Kosei Okamoto

JUPITER TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Representative Director, President & Co-CEO

Hirohiko Imura

JAPAN DIGITAL SERVE

President and CEO

Hiroshi Kawamura

JAPAN CABLE CAST

President

Shigetaka Okuma

TOKYO DIGITAL NETWORK

President

Kazutoshi Hirata

COMMUNITY NETWORK CENTER

President

Masahiro Takahara

CCJ

President

Kenji Enya

System Manufacturers

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES JAPAN

Vice President

William Wang Jun

ERICSSON

CTO Asia Pacific

Magnus Ewerbring

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS JAPAN

President

John Harrington

ZTE JAPAN

VP of ZTE Corporation

Zhang Linfeng

NEC

Senior Vice President

Toshimitsu Shimizu

FUJITSU

Corporate Executive Officer

Masayuki Seno

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC

Senior Chief Engineer

Kohtaro Asai

(In random order, honorifics omitted, as of Apr. 4, 2018)