CommunicAsia2010, BroadcastAsia2010 open with plethora of biz opportunities

MUMBAI: CommunicAsia2010 and BroadcastAsia2010, which deal with television technology and telecom, have kicked off in Singapore and are showcasing the newest technologies, products and solutions at the Singapore Expo.
The exhibitions will feature almost 2,000 exhibiting companies from 57 countries and regions, keen on unveiling their latest offerings. These companies, ranging from market leading multi nationals to innovative small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), will take up nine per cent more space within 58,000 square metres of hall space.

The growth in exhibition space taken up mirrors the positive outlook of Asian infocomm and broadcasting industries and is an indication of exhibitors‘ focus on the region for expansion.

Reflecting a stronger participation from international groups, a total of 35 pavilions will be present at the events this year. New entrants include Bangladesh, a group led by India‘s Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion (TEPC), and South Korea‘s Gwangju Info and Culture Industry Promotion Agency (GITCT).

Some 54,000 business leaders, government officials and trade professionals are expected to attend CommunicAsia2010 and BroadcastAsia2010 to network, discuss critical industry issues and explore opportunities for growth.

Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) CEO Stephen Tan says, "CommunicAsia2010 and BroadcastAsia2010 together present the next wave of convergent technologies that will shape the future of communications and the way we work and play.

"Our exhibitions serve as the launch pads for international companies that are eager to gain a larger share of the Asian market and explore cross-industry collaborations to stay relevant in this dynamic environment. We are thrilled to present new exhibition highlights and conferences to this year‘s CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia that address prevalent industry needs." 
Highlights of CommunicAsia2010 : Some of the key satellite players, mobile handset makers, telecom service providers and key infrastructure solutions providers that will be making key announcements and showcasing their latest products and solutions at this year‘s show include Asia Broadcast Satellite, GlobeCast, Huawei, Intelsat, Inmarsat, Measat, NTT DoCoMo, PCCW Global, Research in Motion (RIM), Samsung Electronics, Skype, Telekom Malaysia and ZTE.
CommunicAsia2010, with support of the Mobile Alliance Singapore (MA), Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) and Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP), will show the latest developments and innovations in mobile applications and solutions by mobile developers, content providers and independent software vendors from around the world. The event will also present WIPJam sessions held in Asia for the first time.

These sessions consist of interactive discussions on opening up the mobile ecosystem and connecting developers with industry experts and decision makers. In addition, trade visitors can look forward to key technologies and solutions at new technology clusters - FTTx and Sustainable ICT.

Held in conjunction with CommunicAsia2010 once again is EnterpriseIT2010 which showcases innovative enterprise solutions that meet the evolving needs of businesses. Exhibitors from this segment offer a breadth of solutions from network security to managed services to telepresence, and include companies like AEP Networks, DIGILINK, Extreme Networks, Nete2 Asia, NComputing, Webvisions, QNO Technology, OPUS IT, Sai Infosystem, SQL View and TANBERG.

Highlights of BroadcastAsia2010

Reflecting the global attention on 3D content broadcasting and delivery, the highlights at BroadcastAsia2010 include a new 3D feature to showcase various acquisition process and streaming media platforms.

Global solution providers and manufacturers launching new solutions and equipment for content creation, distribution and display at this year‘s BroadcastAsia include Assimilate, Chyron, DVS Digital Systems AG, KIT Digital (formerly known as Benchmark Broadcast Systems), Monarch Innovative Technologies Pvt Ltd, Panasonic Systems, Pixel Power, Playbox Technology, Quantel, Screen Subtitling Systems and Sony Electronics.

The spotlight will also be on the latest digital signage technologies, touch screens and professional display applications for Asia; and the latest digital and high definition equipment and integrated workflow solutions for the broadcasting, production and post-production industries. Visitors will see displays from companies like Harris, Living Life Concepts, Magna and Media Architects.

Promoting Knowledge-Sharing and Thought Leadership : Held alongside the exhibitions at the Singapore Expo are the acclaimed CommunicAsia2010 Summit and BroadcastAsia2010 International Conference which feature a larger offering of over 150 conference sessions and workshops and a stellar line-up of more than 200 veteran industry speakers from leading companies and organisations.

The CommunicAsia Summit will feature engaging new sessions such as Cloud Computing, Mobile Value Added Services and Converged Device Management - all topics that address current topics and effervescent issues among ICT players. This year‘s visionary address on the future of communications and disruptive innovations is set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing communications landscape and evolving consumer needs.

The BroadcastAsia2010 International Conference is themed "Integrating Technology, Experiencing Content" with topics such as 3D and multi-platform content delivery taking centre stage. Over 70 industry experts will engage delegates in active discussions on various topics including the challenges and business opportunities from digital TV and 3D TV; the influence of social media on the broadcasting industry; and the technical implementation of workflow and digital asset management.

With the increasing demand for quality content, the new Creative Content Production Conference, held alongside BroadcastAsia2010 at the Singapore Expo on 16 - 17 June, will engage industry professionals in sessions that focus on cost efficient ways to create and produce content across multiple distribution and delivery platforms, as well as new technologies and opportunities for film makers in Asia amidst the current economic climate.

CommunicAsia2010 and BroadcastAsia2010 are part of the Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX). It is an 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.

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