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EmTech Asia 2020 Postponed to August 2020

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EmTech Asia 2020 Postponed to August 2020

11 February 2020, SINGAPORE - MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse, the co-organisers of EmTech Asia, have postponed Asia’s leading conference on emerging technologies until 4-5 August 2020.

  • On Friday, 7 February 2020, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) issued a Code Orange alert under the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition, or Dorscon, criteria. Orange means that the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in Singapore is deemed to have moderate to high public health impact.

“As the situation pertaining to the Novel Coronavirus is constantly evolving, heightened travel restrictions across the Asia Pacific have meant that postponing the conference is appropriate, as maintaining the health and well-being of each person attending EmTech Asia is our top priority,” said Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koenmesse Pte Ltd.

“We are very grateful for the understanding and commitment expressed by our partners, speakers and sponsors and look forward to their continued support in August,” he added.

EmTech Asia has been bringing together thought leaders from around the world for the last six editions. The conference prides itself with featuring the most important topics in technology today and exploring new approaches to working with and driving innovation.

  • EmTech Asia was to take place in Singapore, 25-26 February 2020 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. 



About MIT Technology Review:

Founded in 1899 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Technology Review is a digitally oriented global media company whose mission is to bring about better-informed and more conscious decisions about technology through authoritative, influential, and trustworthy journalism. We do this in features, news analysis, business reports, photo essays, reviews, and interactive digital experiences. We do this with beautifully designed platforms and publications online, in print, on mobile, and in person at live events around the world. We invite our readers to probe deeper, examine data, and get to know experts and their opinions to see, explore, and understand new technologies and their impact. MIT Technology Review’s audience is anyone, anywhere, who believes that technology can solve hard problems, grow prosperity, and expand human possibilities. Accuracy and independence are our highest priorities: our coverage is independent of any influence, including our ownership by MIT. Subscribe. Follow us: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+.


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About EmTech Asia:

EmTech Asia is where technology, business, and culture converge. It is the showcase for emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives and an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. Most of all, it is a place of inspiration — an opportunity to glimpse the future and begin to understand the technologies that matter and how they will change the face of business and drive the new global economy. For more information, please visit

Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn with the official event hashtag, #EmTechAsia


Illka Gobius


+65 9769 8370

About Koelnmesse:

Koelnmesse is one of the world's largest trade fair companies. Its more than 70 trade fairs and exhibitions have the broadest international scope in the industry, as 60 percent of the exhibitors and 40 percent of the visitors come from outside Germany. The Koelnmesse events include the leading global trade fairs for 25 sectors, such as imm cologne, Anuga, IDS, INTERMOT, Interzum Cologne, Photokina, Gamescom and the International Hardware Fair Cologne. Koelnmesse is MIT Technology Review’s co-organiser for EmTech Asia and Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit


Lena Ng, Koelnmesse

M: +65 9825 9589


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Illka Gobius

Press contact Managing Director Public Relations +65 9769 8370
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Press contact Manager Public Relations +65 9155 3507

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