CommunicAsia2011 sees growth in participation from Intl ICT players

MUMBAI: Visitors will witness innovative showcases and live demonstrations of ICT breakthroughs at CommunicAsia2011 as companies converge at the business event for the global ICT industry.

In a press conference held by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) communications events project director Victor Wong shared sourcing budget projections, exhibitor numbers, and key highlights for the event taking place on 21 to 24 June 2011.

Also in attendance was Nokia Siemens Networks APAC South and Indonesia head of marketing and corporate affairs Harith Menon, who gave attendees a preview of what the company will showcase at CommunicAsia2011.

“2011 marks the 22nd edition of CommunicAsia and the positive response we have seen for this year’s event is testament to the continued relevance and importance of the show. With a seven per cent increase in exhibitor participation, we see more companies investing in CommunicAsia as their platform of choice to grow their business in Asia and beyond”, said Wong.
CommunicAsia2011 will be held at the Marina Bay Sands. Exhibitors who have taken up hospitality suites include Dialogic, Irdeto, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks and Zynga.

Huawei, Com municAsia2011’s largest individual exhibitor and Gold Sponsor of the event, has also grown its participation by taking up additional meeting rooms and hospitality suites to host interactions with customers, partners and visitors.

According to a statement, CommunicAsia2011’s total sourcing budget submitted by registered visitors in the year to date has increased by 12 per cent com pared to the same period in 2010.

Newcomers to the show include AsiaSat, FiberHome, Tata Communications, VeriFone, Vu Telepresence, and Zynga; whilst returning exhibitors include CommScope, Fluke Networks, GlobeCast, Ericsson Television, Huawei, Inmarsat, Irdeto, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, PCCW Global, Research In Motion (BlackBerry), ZTE. 
Also returning to CommunicAsia is Nokia executive vice president of sales Colin Giles, will deliver address on the second day of the Summit (22 June). His speech titled “Vision for the Mobile Industry”, will be based on the future of the global mobile industry.

Giles will also share insights on challenges for enterprise and consumer markets, and new trends in the mobile industry, including location-based services and interlaced social networking activities.
CommunicAsia2011 will host 26 group pavilions, many of which have increased their presence at the event compared to previous years. For example, the Chinese contingent will span more than 50 companies, and the largest group – represented by Zhongguancun – will return 150 per cent bigger com pared to 2010. The Malaysia group pavilion led by MCMC will return 29 per cent larger.

Making their first appearance at the show are four group pavilions from Thailand , Sri Lanka and Korea . They will be led by The Association of Thai Software Industry (ATSI), the Telecommunications Research and Industrial Development Institute (TRIDI), the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, and the Goyang Industry Promotion Agency (GIPA) respectively.

Over 200 companies from Singapore will participate in CommunicAsia2011, including brand names such as Aztech Technologies, Ecquaria, EON Reality, NCS, CrimsonLogic, ST Electronics, ST Teleport and SQL View.

Additionally, more than 85 companies will promote their business competencies and showcase revolutionary products, solutions and technologies under the umbrella of the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) and the Singapore Manufacturers’ Federation (SMa), supported by International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore).

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