CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia -- Asia's largest and most established information and communications technology (ICT) and media communications events -- will return to the Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 18-21 June this year. With a special emphasis on content, the 2013 edition of the shows will bring together experts and exhibitors from around the world to showcase and share the latest technology developments and insights, touching on the blend of technologies across the entire value chain of the ICT, broadcasting, pro-audio, film and TV industries.
Being the premier launch pad in the region, CommunicAsia2013, EnterpriseIT2013 and BroadcastAsia2013 consistently attract the world's leading companies to showcase the latest game-changing technologies and products that will shape the future of communications.
"Visitors will be pleased to know that we have raised the bar this year and put together an unprecedented list of market players and industry think-tanks from around the world to share the latest insights and developments in their respective industries," says Mr. Victor Wong, Project Director of Communication Events, Singapore Exhibition Services. "With the three shows being held in one location, complete with an exclusive business networking platform that has proved to be successful in forging business partnerships, we anticipate visitors will find this upcoming edition very compelling indeed."
This year, the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO), the agency under the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), has returned to participate in the event.
"We are very happy to be taking part in this year's event anew and lead a delegation of ICT companies and professionals from the Philippines," says Undersecretary Louis Napoleon C. Casambre, Executive Director of ICTO, referring to the participation of their agency. "The Philippines is currently implementing the programs under its ICT roadmap, which envisions to drive further growth to the sector until 2016 through key initiatives and partnerships, as well as the onboarding of new technologies which we hope to gain by participating in CommunicAsia."
COMMUNICASIA2013: Bridging Communications Borders, Optimizing Business Opportunities
As the preferred knowledge sharing platform that continues to attract global industry experts and thought-leaders to share their expertise, CommunicAsia2013 will feature a complete range of key technologies, such as mobile broadband and applications, developments in LTE/4G as well as Over-the-Top (OTT) and more.
Three specialized techzones at CommunicAsia2013 will showcase leading-edge innovations and services that will bring value to businesses:
- 'Fibre for NextGen Services'
- 'NextGen Connected Services'
This year's show will see new as well as returning exhibitors, including Barco, Dehao Electronics, FiberHome, Irdeto, KIT Digital, Oracle, Samsung SDI, Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable, and many others.
SatComm2013, a part of CommunicAsia2013, will serve as a strategic platform for the satellite communications industry in Asia. It will provide the latest updates and pressing issues, and will gather the largest assembly of global and regional satellite companies, including ABS, APT Satellite, AsiaSat, China Satellite Communications, Eutelsat, iDirect, Inmarsat, Intelsat, MEASAT, Novelsat, SES, Singapore Technologies Electronics (ST Electronics), SkyPerfect JSAT and THAICOM.
ENTERPRISEIT2013: Enterprising Solutions, Enabling Businesses
Held concurrently with CommunicAsia2013, the show will feature a complete range of the latest technology solutions that will enable enterprises from different vertical industries, including Banking and Finance, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality and Logistics and Transportation, to create a competitive edge with IT.
Visitors can expect a multitude of technologies from Cloud Computing and Security, e-Government and Services, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Mobile Commerce and M2M on display at EnterpriseIT2013. The new 'Smart Enterprise' techzone will feature technologies that will help to streamline businesses and EnterpriseIT exhibitors will also be displaying their innovative solutions at the 'NextGen Connected Services' techzone. In addition, the CommunicAsia2013 Summit will have dedicated conference tracks on topics such as Mobile Services, Enterprise Mobility, CDN and M2M that will benefit enterprises.
Refreshed Conference Format to Feature Joint Visionary Address and C-level Panel
For the first time, delegates from both the CommunicAsia2013 Summit and BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference will be participating in a two-part visionary address on 19 June 2013. The first is the Governmental Visionary Address by the Minister for Technology, State Government of Victoria, Australia, The Hon. Gordon Rich-Phillips. This is followed by the Industry Visionary Address by Mr. Karim Temsamani, Head of Asia Pacific, Google. A joint panel discussion has also been conceptualised. The 'Thought-Leaders Panel' of C-level executives will bring together telco and broadcast companies to identify opportunities for collaboration between the telecom and broadcast industries.
CommunicAsia2013 Summit: The Next Wave: The Future is the Empowered Customer
The refreshed CommunicAsia2013 Summit will have eight key tracks -- each track kicks off with a panel discussion -- and two interactive workshops. Consumers have rapidly become the game-changers in the industry, with their accelerated demand for mobile data and services. The four-day programme will highlight the importance of understanding the customer so that businesses can be prepared to deliver a superior experience. More than 110 speakers will share their views and discuss critical issues affecting the ICT industry.
Some of the key confirmed speakers include Thomas Clayton, CEO & President of Bubble Motion, Marc Overton, Vice President of Wholesale and Machine-to-Machine from EE, Sandra De Zoysa, Group Chief Customer Officer of Dialog Telecom PLC, Nigel Bruin, Director, NBN Competence Center, Business Consulting of Huawei Singapore, Michael Thatcher, CTO -- Asia , International Organizations from Microsoft Public Sector, John Garrett, President of Carrier Services from Pacnet, Wu Choy Peng, Group CIO of SingTel, David Chalmers, Executive Director (Asia Pacific) of Tata Communications, Martijn Blanken, Executive Director of Telstra Global, Liu Yali, Executive Director of International Network Planning from Verizon and many others.
BROADCASTASIA2013: Integrating Technologies, Experiencing Content
BroadcastAsia2013, Asia's authoritative integrated tradeshow for the professional audio, film and TV industries will feature groundbreaking technologies and products that keep pace with the evolving technology trends for the industry. The highly anticipated Cinematography/Film/Production Zone will once again return this year to provide visitors with comprehensive updates on featured technologies such as Animation and Video Effects, Motion and Film Production, Camera, Lenses and Tripods and beyond.
Conferences to Expect at BroadcastAsia2013
As Asia's film and TV industry continues to flourish, the BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference, themed "Enhancing User Experience, Monetising Content" will highlight critical issues faced by the broadcast industry, focusing on the shift in consumer demand for next-generation services.
The Creative Content Production Conference, back for its fourth successful year, is themed "Producing and Distributing Successful Content in Asia." The conference will address the challenge of producing appealing and high-quality content for global audiences. A series of new topics and speakers including a 'Producers Dialogue' have been developed to serve as additional forums for participants to address and anticipate the upcoming trends and demands of the industry.