Japan Drone 2016

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Japan Drone 2016 is the first trade show on Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry in Japan. Organized by Japan UAS Industry Development Association and Congress Corporation/ Space Media Japan. We offer the great opportunities for international exhibitors to get into Japan and Asian drone market at our events. It will happen in March 2016!

 Press Releases

  • The three entities of Japan UAS Industrial Development Association (JUIDA), which aims to promote and popularize the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry in Japan, Congress Corporation, a convention organizer that provided comprehensive services for the 2012 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Tokyo, and Space Media Japan Co., Ltd., a Congress Group company specializing in managing exhibitions, will hold an international exhibition and convention, Japan Drone 2016, at Makuhari Messe for three days from Thursday, March 24 to Saturday, March 26, 2016. This will be the first full-scale international exhibition and conference on the promotion of drones and services using drones, which are expected to grow in the near future.

    This event aims for the healthy development and market expansion of the commercial drone (UAS) industry in Japan, and to provide an opportunity for discussion on the “creation of safety rules for drones.” Planning underway for this event includes an international exhibition comprised of exhibitors from Japan and abroad, an international conference featuring key individuals from Japan and overseas, and flight demonstrations by the exhibitors and others. After holding this first event in 2016, the intent is to conduct the event each year with the goal of contributing to the expansion of the drone market starting with Japan.

    This event will be characterized by the following five aspects: (1) It will be the first full-scale event in Japan targeting the drone market; (2) It will be an opportunity to widely share Japan’s drone technologies with the world; (3) The event and seminars will encourage the creation of shared rules regarding the safe operation and use of drones; (4) Participants can gain hands-on experience with flight demonstrations, etc.; (5) It offers practical business opportunities in the drone industry, which is composed of numerous start-up companies. The host organizations are working as one to the best of their abilities to implement this event so that these characteristics are fully demonstrated.



    Japan Drone 2016 Show Profile


    Name: Japan Drone 2016 -Expo for Commercial UAS Market-                                 URL: http://www.japan-drone.com/en

    Dates:      Conference                                   March 24 (Thu.)–March 25 (Fri.), 2016

                   Exhibition                                      March 24 (Thu.)–March 26 (Sat.), 2016

                                                                     10:00–17:00 (all 3 days)

                   Demonstration Flights               March 24 (Thu.)–March 26 (Sat.), 2016

    Venue: Makuhari Messe

    Sponsor: Japan UAS Industrial Development Association (JUIDA),                               URL: http://uas-japan.org/

    Co-sponsors: Congress Corporation,                                                                          URL: http://www.congre.com

    Space Media Japan Co., Ltd.                                                                                       URL: http://www.smj.co.jp/

    No. of Exhibitors: 120 companies (planned)

    Exhibit Floor Space: 13,500 m2 (planned)

    Exhibit Categories:

    -Drones and fields constituting platforms  (application software, camera and imaging systems, data and communication systems, development services, ground control systems, materials and manufacturing equipment, propulsion units and power systems, batteries, navigation and guidance systems, robotics technologies, etc.),

    -Various services utilizing drones (aerial photography, explorations, security, surveys, facility inspections, distribution, agricultural uses, etc.),

    -Other services (insurance, supplies, etc. for drones)

    Exhibit Fee: Space Only 432,000 yen (tax included; for 1 booth; 3m x 3m x 2.7m)

                  With Package 561,600 yen (tax included; for 1 booth; 3m x 3m x 2.7m)

    No. of Visitors (no. of registrants): 8,000 (planned)

    Targeted Visitors: Businesspersons in industry fields wanting to utilize drones (government bodies, local governments, photography/broadcasting, security, distribution, exploration, construction/civil engineering, research bodies, etc.), other business users wanting to utilize drone services

    Entrance Fee: 2,000 yen (tax included)     *However, entrance is free for pre-registered visitors and visitors with invitations.

    Supporting Entities: Japan UAV Association, Minisurveyor Consortium (planned application)

    Special Cooperating Entities: United States AUVSI, European UVS International (planned application)

    Endorsers: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (planned application for the above)


     For more information:

    Japan Drone 2016 Secretariat Office

    c/o Space Media Japan Co., Ltd., Kohsai-kaikan Bldg., 5-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083

    TEL: +81-3-3512-5672  FAX: +81-3-3512-5680  E-mail: japan-drone@smj.co.jp