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BroadcastAsia2013 promises unique exposure for ICT and Broadcast Industries

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NEW DELHI: CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia - Asia‘s largest and most established information and communications technology (ICT) and media communications events - will return from 18 - 21 June this year at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore to showcase the latest technologies and trends for the entire communications, broadcast and media ecosystem.

With a special emphasis on content, the 2013 edition of the shows will bring together experts and exhibitors from around the world to showcase and share the latest technology developments and insights, touching on the blend of technologies across the entire value chain of the ICT, broadcasting, pro-audio, film and TV industries.

Being the premier launch pad in the region, CommunicAsia2013, EnterpriseIT2013 and BroadcastAsia2013 consistently attract the world‘s leading companies to showcase the latest game-changing technologies and products that will shape the future communications. Some of the Indian companies participating in CommunicAsia2013 and BroadcastAsia2013 include Ariose Software (P) Ltd, Matrix cosmic Pvt Ltd, Further Broadcast Automation Systems, Canara Lighting Industries Pvt Ltd, Diversified Communications India Pvt Ltd, Essel Shyam Communication Limited, Indiasign Pvt Ltd and Rudraksha Technology Private Limited.

Leading Indian experts including Mr. Mandar Thakur, COO from Times Music, Mr. Vijay Anand, Distinguished Technologist and Global CTO - Machine to Machine of Logica, Mr. Vishal Malhotra, Business Head - New Media from Zee Entertainment and Mr. Jai Maroo, Director, Owner of Shemaroo Entertainment will be seen exchanging their experiences at the conferences.

"Visitors will be pleased to know that we have raised the bar this year and put together an unprecedented list of market players and industry think-tanks from around the world to share the latest insights and developments in their respective industries," says Mr. Victor Wong, Project Director of Communication Events, Singapore Exhibition Services. "With the three shows being held in one location, complete with an exclusive business networking platform that has proved to be successful in forging business partnerships, we anticipate visitors will find this upcoming edition very compelling indeed."

Last year‘s event attracted close to 2,000 exhibitors and over 50,000 professional attendees from around the globe.

COMMUNICASIA2013 and ENTERPRISEIT2013: Optimising Business Opportunities, Enabling Businesses CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013 will feature a complete range of key technologies, such as cloud computing, enterprise mobility, mobile broadband and applications, developments in LTE/4G as well as Over-the-Top (OTT) and more. EnterpriseIT2013 will also highlight the latest technology solutions for enterprises from different vertical industries such as Banking and Finance, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Logistics and Transportation.

Six specialised techzones - ‘Fibre for NextGen Services‘, ‘APPSmart‘, ‘NextGen Connected Services‘, Smart Enterprise‘, ‘NextGen Connected Services‘ and ‘eGov‘ will showcase leading-edge innovations and services that will bring value to businesses. New and returning exhibitors this year include Barco, Dehao Electronics, FiberHome, Irdeto, KIT Digital, Oracle, Samsung SDI, Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable, and many others.

SatComm2013, a part of CommunicAsia2013, will serve as a strategic platform for the satellite communications industry in Asia. It will provide the latest updates and pressing issues, and gather the largest assembly of global and regional satellite companies, including ABS, APT Satellite, AsiaSat, China Satellite Communications, Eutelsat, iDirect, Inmarsat, Intelsat, MEASAT, Novelsat, SES, Singapore Technologies Electronics (ST Electronics), SkyPerfect JSAT and THAICOM.

BROADCASTASIA2013: Integrating Technologies, Experiencing Content

BroadcastAsia2013, Asia‘s authoritative integrated tradeshow for the professional audio, film and TV industries will feature groundbreaking technologies and products such as Future TV (OTT / Cloud Broadcasting), Multi-Screen Streaming, DVB-T2, Satellite/Terrestrial/Cable Broadcasting, Production and Post-Production Software and many more. The highly anticipated Cinematography/Film/Production Zone will once again return this year to provide visitors with comprehensive updates on featured technologies such as Animation and Video Effects, Motion and Film Production, Camera, Lenses and Tripods and beyond.

New and returning top-notch companies include Axon, Dalet, Envivio, Evertz, GoPro, GrassValley, Harmonic, Harris, Hitachi, Miranda, Orad, PCCW, Quantel, Sennheiser, Snell, Wasp3D and more.

To complete the entire broadcasting and film value chain, ProfessionalAudioTechnology2013 will see professional audio companies showcasing the latest audio products and services for the broadcasting and film ecosystem.

Refreshed Conference Format to Feature Joint Visionary Address and C-level Panel For the first time, delegates from both the CommunicAsia2013 Summit and BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference will be participating in a two-part visionary address on 19 June 2013. The first is the Governmental Visionary Address by the Minister for Technology, State Government of Victoria, Australia, The Hon. Gordon Rich-Phillips. This is followed by the Industry Visionary Address by Mr. Karim Temsamani, Head of Asia Pacific, Google

A joint panel discussion has also been conceptualised. The ‘Thought-Leaders Panel‘ of C-level executives will bring together telco companies like global satellite operator MEASAT, as well as broadcast companies like multi-media and content creator, Media Prima Berhad, to identify opportunities for collaboration between the telecom and broadcast industries.

CommunicAsia2013 Summit: The Next Wave: The Future is the Empowered Customer

The refreshed CommunicAsia2013 Summit will have eight key tracks - each track kicks off with a panel discussion - and two interactive workshops. Consumers have rapidly become the game-changers in the industry, with their accelerated demand for mobile data and services. The four-day programme will highlight the importance of understanding the customer so that businesses can be prepared to deliver a superior experience. More than 110 speakers will share their views and discuss critical issues affecting the ICT industry.

Some of the key confirmed speakers include Thomas Clayton, CEO & President of Bubble Motion, Marc Overton, Vice President of Wholesale and Machine-to-Machine from EE, Sandra De Zoysa, Group Chief Customer Officer of Dialog Telecom PLC, Nigel Bruin, Director, NBN Competence Center, Business Consulting of Huawei Singapore, Michael Thatcher, CTO - Asia , International Organizations from Microsoft Public Sector, John Garrett, President of Carrier Services from Pacnet, Wu Choy Peng, Group CIO of SingTel, David Chalmers, Executive Director (Asia Pacific) of Tata Communications, Martijn Blanken, Executive Director of Telstra Global, Liu Yali, Executive Director of International Network Planning from Verizon and many others.

BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference: Enhancing User Experience, Monetising Content

The BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference progresses to the next level with four new tracks, four specialised sessions and for the first time, a half day workshop. This will focus on the shift in consumer demand for high quality content on-the-go, on multiple platforms and the emerging business opportunities for OTT in Asia. More than 100 speakers from 31 countries/regions will lead the numerous discussions over four days.

Some of the key confirmed speakers include, Peter Hutton, Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports, Dato Amrin Awaluddin, Group Managing Director, Media Prima Berhad, Graham Kill, CEO of Irdeto, Kurt Hoppe, Director of Smart TV Innovation of LG Electronics, Benjamin Grubbs, APAC Head of Partner Marketing of YouTube and Jay Fulcher, CEO of Ooyala.

The Creative Content Production Conference, back for its fourth successful year, is themed "Producing and Distributing Successful Content in Asia." The conference will address the challenge of producing appealing and high-quality content for global audiences. Numerous industry stalwarts - AETN All Asia Network, Fox International Channels, Lucasfilm Singapore, Sony Pictures Television and Viacom International Media Networks, to name a few - will provide their insights on the future of the industry at the two-day conference. A series of new topics and speakers including a ‘Producers Dialogue‘ have been developed to serve as additional forums for participants to address and anticipate the upcoming trends and demands of the industry.

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