Global Broadcasting, Media and Infocomm Communities Unite at BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011

Future of digital content delivery on show at Asia’s largest industry event

SINGAPORE, 14 February 2011 – Four months from opening, BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia – Asia’s most distinguished business event for the global broadcasting, digital media and infocomm technology industries – are set for a milestone year.

To be held from 21 - 24 June at the award-winning Suntec Singapore and the prestigious Marina Bay Sand respectively, BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011 will return as the industry event of choice in Asia. The event will serve as the premier launch pad for companies to introduce cutting-edge technologies and solutions designed to enhance global connectivity for consumers and businesses, and shape the future of digital content delivery across the world.

Event attendees will experience an enhanced show atmosphere with the introduction of new TechZones and Technology Trails, which distinctly organise key exhibitors by breakthrough technologies. The abundance and variety of purpose-built conference room, seminar room and hospitality suite facilities at the venues allows for increased high-level networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities between business and industry luminaries and attending government officials from across the globe.

These developments follow the success of last year’s event, which attracted a total of over 55,000 industry visitors, exhibitors, conference speakers and delegates, and media guests from over 100 countries and regions. In 2011, attendees can look forward to a myriad of the newest technologies, products and solutions from about 2,000 multinational and small and medium companies.

“There is no other combination of events worldwide where the broadcasting, digital media and infocomm technology industries come together in one city during the same week. Together, BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011 serve as the key international platform in Asia for business leaders, government officials and trade professionals to network, discuss the hottest industry trends and critical issues, and pursue high-growth opportunities that will shape the way digital content is delivered to and between us, both in work and play,” said Mr. Victor Wong, Project Director of Communication Events, Singapore Exhibition Services.

“Hosting the events in their new, in-town venues will enhance sourcing activities, networking opportunities and knowledge-sharing potential both on and off the exhibition floors. In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing technology industry, face-to-face and open forum meetings have never been more important.”

Highlights of BroadcastAsia2011
Asia’s leading digital multimedia and entertainment industry event, BroadcastAsia2011 continues to be the most important platform for industry leaders and professionals to form strategic partnerships and gain unique insights on the latest broadcast and digital multimedia technologies, solutions and equipment. With GDP growth in Asia forecasted at about 7 per cent in 2011[1], higher than any other region in the world, the trade show is expected to garner strong interest from emerging markets across Asia.

In its 16th edition, BroadcastAsia2011 will showcase a global array of the latest technologies, applications, equipment and solutions in film and TV. Themed “Integrating Technology, Experiencing Content,” the spotlight at this year’s show will be on the latest in 3D, playout services and special effects technologies as well as Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV), a new technology projected to be an industry game changer.

Returning exhibitors include Canon, Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Harris, Hitachi, Playbox, Sennheiser and more. The exhibition welcomes some new exhibitors - Leader Electronic and Thomson Broadcast / Video Networks - and locally-based companies Coastal Electronics, Furukawa Electric, and John Davids. 12 international group pavilions from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Norway, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA and international digital broadcasting organisation World DMB will also be featured.

With the momentum behind the growth of 3DTV and HDTV panning out in the market, the BroadcastAsia2011 International Conference will offer more sessions to address the latest needs and technologies in the broadcasting industry. This year, more than 60 renowned speakers will cover topics related to IPTV, Digital TV and HbbTV - one of the most exciting developments in the broadcasting and media industry today.

The Creative Content Production Conference returns this year with a behind-the-scenes look at innovative techniques on content creation in the film and TV industry. Backed by an international panel of speakers and veterans, the conference addresses the latest challenges in financial resources, shooting and production techniques including creative editorial and stereoscopic 3D; and focuses on the rise of branded entertainment and the road ahead for the production of TV series, documentaries, news creation and reality series.

Highlights of CommunicAsia2011
CommunicAsia2011 is the business networking platform of choice in Asia for the global ICT community and offers attendees the unique opportunity to witness the forefront of industry technology and innovation, as well as the chance to preview and test the newest technologies that will shape the future of communications.

Themed “Shaping Vision, Creating Reality,” CommunicAsia2011 will feature breakthrough developments that push satellite technology boundaries, as well as a sneak peek into the latest market-ready devices and solutions and dynamic new industry deals set to change the pace of ICT communications in Asia and worldwide. Leading returning exhibitors include ABS, BlackBerry, Emerson Network Power, Eutelsat, Irdeto, LS Cable, Falcon Interactive, Fluke Networks, Huawei, Inmarsat, Intelsat, PCCW Global, SkyPerfect JSAT, SES WORLD SKIES, THAICOM and ZTE Corporation; new participants include AsiaSat, Conax, 3M Touch Systems, National Instruments, Tata Communications, Tektronix, Vislink, Vu Telepresence and VNL. CommunicAsia2011 will also welcome Singapore-based exhibitors including Aztech Technologies, EON Reality, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems), ST Teleport, Webvisions and XPEGIA.

23 international group pavilions, including representation from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and USA, will display a strong presence on the CommunicAsia2011 show floors.

Special TechZones will be introduced to the exhibition show floor. The TechZones will feature cutting-edge products, technologies and solutions, such as for OEM/ ODM in Action, ‘Fibre’ for the NextGen Services, NextGen Services and Applications, and many more.

The CommunicAsia2011 Summit will feature distinctly titled forums and workshops that address the most compelling issues and challenges in the ICT industry. This year, the spotlight will be on broadband driven trends, Cloud Computing and Mobile Value Added Services. Extended sessions dedicated to these topics will be added to the conference, alongside the latest topics on Satellite Communications, Security, and the ever growing Mobile Marketing industry.

In conjunction with CommunicAsia2011, EnterpriseIT2011 will comprise two TechZones – Sustainable ICT and Cloud Computing – and showcase key and emerging enterprise solutions that meet evolving needs of the ”The Business World of Tomorrow.” The event will bring together international buyers and sellers to evaluate business opportunities. Exhibitors will comprise software and IT systems providers, and include key companies such as Ecquaria, Extreme Networks, NComputing, Starvision and Zoho.

[1] International Monetary Fund, Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific (October 2010), http://www.imf.***/external/pubs/ft/...10/fig1_36.pdf