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BroadcastAsia 2002 gets more visitors from India, China, Japan

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The eighth Asian International Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Exhibition and Conference, BroadcastAsia2002 that took place in Singapore from 18 to 21 June saw only a marginal increase in the number of visitors this year. The reason - World Cup soccer, of course.

An official release says that of the 10,951 attendees this year, there was a significant increase in the number that came in from India, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, Japan and China. Group delegations for the event rose from five in 2001 to a record 16 this year, says the release.

Broadcast Asia Statistics

Change

2001

2002

%

Local Visitors

6,460

6,037

-6

Overseas Visitors

3,736

4,914

+31

Total Visitors

10,196

10,951

+7

Exhibiting Companies

705 (85% overseas)

649(86% overseas)

-7

The event played host to a world-class conference, a conference networking session, a CEO roundtable, facility tours and even a computer animation and digital art contest. Held in conjunction with CommuncAsia2002, the two events raked in nearly 50,000 trade visitors. The BroadcastAsia2002 International Conference that kicked off a day earlier, on 17 June, had a new focus that appealed not only to engineers but also to those involved in the strategic and policy aspects of media business, says the release. 

Themed Worldcasting, the BroadcastAsia International Conference cast a wide net indeed in presenting 13 various sessions over five days - ranging from traditional engineering topics to new technologies and strategic business issues. Held alongside were two ComGraphics and Animation workshops and an audio technology seminar.

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