BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia - the unique international trade exhibition and conference staged in Singapore - looks set for a major success next year as it completes plans to relocate to the city's vibrant financial and hotel district. The joint events bring together digital media and infocomm technologies, providing the largest and most established business networking platform for the broadcasting, media and ICT industries anywhere in Asia.
As the sharing of industry knowledge and technical know-how becomes an increasingly important component of international trade events, the greater number and variety of conference rooms at the two downtown venues allows for the growth of BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia exhibitions and conferences, associated forums and workshops held alongside the event. The availability of purpose built conference facilities became a decisive factor in the relocation of these iconic global events.
“We have received strong support from the vast majority of participating international companies on this move. The ability to host all their activities in the respective venues makes it easier for exhibitors to offer a mix of hospitality and educational activities to their business partners,” said Mr. Victor Wong, Project Director of Communication Events, Singapore Exhibition Services. “The new venues also make the events the ideal backdrop for business leaders, government officials and industry professionals from around the world to congregate for high level business networking and knowledge sharing meetings.”
Convergent Technologies Showcases Just Minutes Apart
Suntec Singapore and Marina Bay Sands are located, within a stone’s throw of each other, in the easily accessible Marina Bay area. As BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia serve as regional launch pads for the newest products, solutions and technologies in broadcasting, media and ICT industries, visitors interested in attending both events to witness these exhibits firsthand may choose to use the shuttle service arranged by the show organisers for the purpose of facilitating seamless transport between the venues.
For added convenience, trade visitors will only have to register once at either event. Those who have registered and obtained their entry badges at BroadcastAsia will be able to enter CommunicAsia, and vice versa, simply by displaying their badges.
Events Driven by Evolution and Implementation of New Technologies
The last edition of BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia saw the participation of over 55,000 industry visitors, conference speakers and delegates, exhibiting staff and members of the media. International attendees made up more than half (56 per cent) of the total participation and arrived from over 100 countries and regions from all corners of the globe. The exhibitions, which featured about 2,000 exhibitors in 2010, serve as strategic platforms for companies to launch their breakthrough innovations to Asia and the world.
BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia are organised by Singapore Exhibition Services and hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
BroadcastAsia2011 will be held in Suntec Singapore, which was awarded the “Best Convention and Exhibition Centre” at the TTG Travel Awards 2009.
The brand new US$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands Singapore will host CommunicAsia2011.
Set up in 1976, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) has established itself as one of the most innovative and respected exhibition and conference organisers in Asia. A pioneer in the Singapore exhibition industry, SES events serve as important platforms for companies aiming to forge new business contacts in Asia. With a portfolio of international tradeshows already serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries, SES continues to develop new events to meet market needs. SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. SES is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.