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Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 19:23 HKT/SGT

Source: CommunicAsia
Engage in Integrated Business Interactions at CommunicAsia2011 and BroadcastAsia2011
New downtown venues to elevate business interactions at Asia's premier broadcasting, digital media and infocomm trade event

CommunicAsia, Singapore, June 21, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Visitors to CommunicAsia2011 and BroadcastAsia2011 - Asia's premier business event for the global broadcasting, digital media and infocomm (ICT) industries - will enjoy a new integrated business experience as the shows open today at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands and the award-winning Suntec Singapore respectively.

Held from 21 to 24 June, the downtown venues bring purpose-built conference, meeting and hospitality suite facilities to allow for increased high-level networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities on and off the exhibition show floors of CommunicAsia2011 and BroadcastAsia2011. More than 55,000 industry visitors, exhibitors, conference speakers and delegates, and media guests from over 100 countries and regions are expected to attend.

"CommunicAsia2011 and BroadcastAsia2011 continue to remain the platform of choice for the broadcasting, digital media and infocomm technology industries," said Mr. Stephen Tan, Chief Executive of show organiser, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES). "The additional facilities at the new venues will provide a conducive environment for them to network, discuss the latest industry trends, and pursue new business opportunities."

This year, CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia features over 2,000 exhibitors from 59 countries and regions showcasing the latest technologies and solutions available today. Ranging from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to multinational companies (MNCs), the two shows occupy more than 55,000 square metres of floor space. The robust interest in exhibition space highlights the increasing importance of the shows as a platform for companies to reach out to the global marketplace.

Highlights of CommunicAsia2011

Many first-time exhibitors have chosen to make their debut at CommunicAsia2011, underlying the international standing and innovative approach of this iconic event. These include 3M, AsiaSat, Bharti Airtel, Conax, Dehao Electronics, FibreHome, National Instruments, Tata Communications, VeriFone, Vislink News and Entertainment, Vu TelePresence Inc. and Zynga, to name a few. They join returning key exhibitors such as BlackBerry, Ericsson Television, Huawei, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, NTT DoCoMo, PCCW Global, ZTE and many others to showcase their latest range of innovations, and are all set to take part in the myriad of networking opportunities available during the show.

Visitors will also be treated to a display of National ICT Capabilities with the presence of 26 group pavilions from 23 countries and regions. Making their first appearance at the show are four group pavilions from Korea, Thailand and Sri Lanka. They will be led by the Goyang Industry Promotion Agency (GIPA), the Association of Thai Software Industry (ATSI), the Telecommunications Research and Industrial Development Institute (TRIDI), and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board respectively.

Next Generation Broadband is a spotlight, with two Techzones on the show floor ('Fibre' for NextGen Services / NextGen Services & Applications) and three dedicated tracks at the CommunicAsia Summit on the topic. The tracks will address compelling issues and challenges faced by broadband industry on mobile broadband, broadband infrastructure and broadband business models. Dr. Hamadoun Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), will deliver a keynote address on 22 June at the CommunicAsia2011 Summit. In his track titled, 'Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure,' he will urge the industry to harness the unique power of broadband access to the Internet in order to unleash the full potential of individuals and communities everywhere.

Nokia returns to CommunicAsia this year. The company has a booth space on the exhibition show floor, co-locating their conference by taking up a ballroom, and delivering the Visionary Address on the second day of the Summit (22 June). Titled "Vision for the Mobile Industry", Mr. Colin Giles, Nokia's Executive Vice President of Sales, will touch on challenges for the enterprise and consumer markets and new trends in the mobile industry such as location-based services and interlaced social networking activities.

Over 150 international government, industry and business luminaries will be speaking across nine tracks and two workshops at the CommunicAsia2011 Summit.

Highlights of BroadcastAsia2011

To address the growing film and production industry in the region, BroadcastAsia2011 features a new Cinematography/Film/Production zone where more than 30 exhibitors will unveil the latest breakthroughs in visual effects, editing/colouring and creative production. The zone will be a one-stop venue for leaders in the broadcast industry to showcase groundbreaking technologies designed to improve the quality of films and enhance work efficiency.

BroadcastAsia continues to enjoy support from returning exhibitors like Canon, Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Harris, Hitachi, Playbox, Sennheiser, Sony and more. The exhibition also welcomes some new exhibitors - Coastal Electronics, Furukawa Electric, Leader Electronic, Thomson Broadcast / Video Networks and more. 12 group pavilions from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Norway, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA/Canada. International digital broadcasting organisation World DMB will also be featured.

In addition, the renowned BroadcastAsia International Conference returns with more than 80 of the world's leading broadcast professionals leading discussions on seven broad topics that will shape the future of television. Taking place at Level 3 of Suntec Singapore from 21 - 24 June, the four-day event will see industry players sharing their knowledge and in-depth analysis around the latest business and technology developments, with a focus on Hybrid and 3D TV.

This year's Creative Content Production Conference will feature an expanded agenda, and will span over two days - The Big Screen Day (22 June) featuring key stakeholders from the film industry, and the Small Screen Day (23 June) which will explore opportunities in TV and other related media. These will be followed by a full-day post-production workshop on getting the best results out of DSLR videography on 24 June.

CommunicAsia2011 and BroadcastAsia2011 are part of the Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX). Asia's largest infocomm and media business platform that brings together business leaders, companies and industry professionals to showcase their latest innovations, network, exchange ideas and tap new markets.

June Seah / Elaine Sng
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 9852 6756 / +65 9746 9902
Email: js@sesallworld.com / es@sesallworld.com.com

Shelina Mahtani / Jon Nio
MSL Singapore
Tel: +65 9127 8804 / +65 9296 2662      
Email: shelina.mahtani@mslgroup.com / jon.nio@mslgroup.com

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Source: CommunicAsia

Sectors: Trade Shows, Film & Video, Media & Marketing, IT Individual, Consumer Electronics, Broadcast, Film & Sat
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