Preparations for this summer’s BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011 – a business event for the global broadcasting, digital media and infocomm technology industries are well underway, says exhibition organiser Singapore Exhibition Services.

From 21 – 24 June 2011, the award-winning Suntec Singapore and the prestigious Marina Bay Sands will open its doors to BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011 respectively, one of Asia’s largest and most influential industry events.

The event, which serves as a premier launch pad for companies to introduce cutting-edge technologies and solutions designed to enhance global connectivity for consumers and businesses, aims to help shape the future of digital content delivery across the world.

Visitors at this year’s show will have the rare opportunity to experience new TechZones and Technology Trails which will help identify key exhibitors Purpose-built conference rooms, seminar rooms and upscale hospitality suite facilities will allow for an increased level of networking opportunities and knowledge-sharing among business and industry luminaries and government officials from across the globe.

Such developments follow the success of last year’s event, which attracted over 55,000 industry visitors, exhibitors, conference speakers and delegates, and media from over 100 countries and regions. In 2011, attendees can look forward to a myriad of the newest technologies, products and solutions from over 2,000 multinational and small-to-medium sized companies.

“There is no other combination of events worldwide where broadcast, digital media and infocomm technology industries can come together in one city during the same week. Together, BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011 serve as a key international platform in Asia for business leaders, government officials and trade professionals to network, discuss industry trends and critical issues, and pursue high-growth opportunities that will shape the way digital content is delivered, both for work and play,” said Mr Victor Wong, Project Director of Communication Events, Singapore Exhibition Services.

“Hosting these events in these new, spectacular venues will enhance sourcing activities, networking opportunities and knowledge-sharing potential both on and off exhibition floors. In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing technology industry, face-to-face and open forum meetings have never been more important,” added Wong.

Asia’s leading digital multimedia and entertainment industry event, BroadcastAsia2011 continues to be the most important platform for industry leaders and professionals to form strategic partnerships and gain unique insights on the latest broadcast and digital multimedia technologies, solutions and equipment.

With GDP growth in Asia forecasted at about 7 per cent in 2011 , higher than any other region in the world, the trade show is expected to garner strong interest from emerging markets across Asia.

In its 16th edition, BroadcastAsia2011 will showcase a global array of the latest technologies, applications, equipment and solutions in film and television. Under the theme of “Integrating Technology, Experiencing Content,” the spotlight at this year’s show will focus on the latest in 3D, playout services and special effects technologies as well as Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV), a new technology projected to be an industry game changer.

While returning exhibitors include Canon, Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Harris, Hitachi, Playbox and Sennheiser, among others, the exhibition will also welcome new exhibitors such as – Leader Electronic and Thomson Broadcast/Video Networks and locally-based companies Coastal Electronics, Furukawa Electric, and John Davids. Around 12 international group pavilions from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Norway, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA and international digital broadcasting organisation World DMB are also expected to attend.

With the growing momentum of 3DTV and HDTV in the marketplace, the BroadcastAsia2011 International Conference aims to offer more sessions to address the latest needs and technologies in the broadcast industry. This year, more than 60 renowned speakers will cover topics related to IPTV, Digital TV and HbbTV – some of the most exciting developments in the broadcast and media industry today.

This year also sees the return of the Creative Content Production Conference which will feature a behind-the-scenes look at innovative techniques on content creation in the film and television industry. Backed by an international panel of speakers and industry experts, the conference will address the latest challenges in financial resources, shooting and production techniques including creative editorial and stereoscopic 3D; the rise of branded entertainment and the road ahead for the production of television series, documentaries, news creation and reality series will also be on the agenda.

CommunicAsia2011 is Asia’s business networking platform of choice for the global ICT community and offers attendees the unique opportunity to witness industry technology and innovation. Participants will also have the opportunity to preview and test the newest technologies that will shape the future of communications.

With the theme of “Shaping Vision, Creating Reality,” CommunicAsia2011 will feature breakthrough developments that push satellite technology boundaries, and visitors will have the opportunity to view the latest market-ready devices and solutions as well as dynamic new industry deals set to change the pace of ICT communications across Asia and the globe.

Returning exhibitors include ABS, BlackBerry, Emerson Network Power, Eutelsat, Irdeto, LS Cable, Falcon Interactive, Fluke Networks, Huawei, Inmarsat, Intelsat, PCCW Global, SkyPerfect JSAT, SES WORLD SKIES, THAICOM and ZTE Corporation.

New participants this year include AsiaSat, Conax, 3M Touch Systems, National Instruments, Tata Communications, Tektronix, Vislink, Vu Telepresence and VNL. CommunicAsia2011 will also welcome Singapore-based exhibitors Aztech Technologies, EON Reality, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems), ST Teleport, Webvisions and XPEGIA.

Boasting 23 international group pavilions, companies from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK and the USA, will also have a strong presence on the CommunicAsia2011 show floors.

Specialised ‘TechZones’ will feature cutting-edge products, technologies and solutions, such as OEM/ ODM in Action, ‘Fibre’ for the NextGen Services, NextGen Services and Applications.

The CommunicAsia2011 Summit will feature forums and workshops that address the most compelling issues and challenges facing the ICT industry. This year, the spotlight will be on broadband driven trends, Cloud Computing and Mobile Value Added Services. Extended sessions dedicated to these topics will also be added to the conference, alongside the latest topics on Satellite Communications, Security, and the ever growing Mobile Market industry.

In conjunction with CommunicAsia2011, EnterpriseIT2011 will comprise two TechZones – Sustainable ICT and Cloud Computing – and will showcase key and emerging enterprise solutions that meet the evolving needs of the ”The Business World of Tomorrow”. The event aims to bring together international buyers and sellers to evaluate business opportunities. Exhibitors will comprise of software and IT systems providers, and will include key companies such as Ecquaria, Extreme Networks, NComputing, Starvision and Zoho.

For show updates on BroadcastAsia2011 and CommunicAsia2011, visit:
- Official CommunicAsia2011 and BroadcastAsia2011 websites: http://www.communicasia.com/, http://www.broadcast-asia.com/
- Twitter: @CommunicAsia and @BroadcastAsia
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CommunicAsia and http://www.facebook.com/pages/BroadcastAsia/163768382664

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