14 June, 2012

International ICT Community to Converge at CommunicAsia2012 and EnterpriseIT2012

SINGAPORE, 12 JUNE 2012 – CommunicAsia2012 and EnterpriseIT2012, together with BroadcastAsia2012, Asia’s leading event for the global ICT, Digital Multimedia and Entertainment industries, expects over 53,000 attendees at the event which will be held from 19 to 22 June at Marina Bay Sands this year. Industry professionals will once again gather to see the latest technology developments, create business opportunities and discuss industry issues and challenges.

The event is set to be the most important of the year with close to 2,000 local and international exhibitors and an unprecedented 200 expert speakers at the CommunicAsia2012 Summit. The Summit will have 14 tracks and over 170 sessions covering pertinent industry topics from Mobile Commerce to Next Generation Broadband and Satellite Communications.

In a press conference held today by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) together with long-time exhibitor Huawei, Ms. Agnes Leung, Senior Project Manager for CommunicAsia, shared key highlights and statistics for the show. Huawei also gave attendees an overview of the company’s innovative solutions for devices and enterprises, as well as a preview of the devices that will be unveiled at CommunicAsia2012.

"Over the years, CommunicAsia has evolved to stay relevant alongside the developments in technology and the changing needs of the ICT industry. This year’s CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT will focus on exciting new offerings from industry leaders as well as promising SMEs from 48 countries/regions, ranging from satellite communications, network infrastructure, cloud security and services, and mobile technologies," says Ms. Agnes Leung from show organiser, SES.

Strong Interest in Mobile Technologies

Research has estimated that the Southeast Asia smartphone market will reach US$11.6 billion by the end of 2012.

"As the definition of mobile expands beyond voice communication, the show offers visitors a broad spectrum of mobile technologies that are essential to consumers’ experiences. This year, we have seen stronger interest in mobile technologies – from mobile applications, mCommerce and mobile payments to technologies supporting the ecosystem such as mobile security and cloud services," adds Ms. Leung.

In tandem with this growing trend, Huawei will be showcasing their latest mobile and convergence devices at CommunicAsia2012. Speaking at the press conference today, Mr. Riadi Sugihtani, Regional Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Device, South Pacific Region says: “CommunicAsia is recognised as a premier event for the ICT industry in Asia, where visitors get to see the latest technologies and solutions. This ties in with our vision of continuous innovation at Huawei Device. This year, we will showcase many exciting devices for the region, including our Ascend series of smart phones, Innovative Mobile Broadband solutions and Home Devices.”

Mobile technologies will also be a key focus at the CommunicAsia2012 Summit, where new sessions on mCommerce, mHealthcare and mSecurity will be featured. For the first time, the Summit will be featuring more than 200 business and industry luminaries, as well as two visionary speakers - Ms. Aliza Knox, Managing Director of Commerce for Google Asia Pacific and Ambassador David A. Gross, Partner at Wiley Rein LLP. Both speakers will deliver their respective addresses on Wednesday, 20 June at Marina Bay Sands.

Launch Platform for Enterprise Solutions

Besides mobile technologies, visitors to CommunicAsia2012 and EnterpriseIT2012 can look forward to enterprise solutions within the ’Fibre’ for NextGen Services, Cloud Security & Services and M2M Techzones on the show floor.

Placing a strong emphasis on enterprise solutions is Huawei, who is showcasing their enterprise solutions at the press conference. "We see CommunicAsia as the ideal platform to reach out to telecom service providers, SMEs and government officials all in the same venue. The event has constantly highlighted pertinent industry developments and address emerging trends, some of which Huawei will be sharing with visitors at the event. Our focus at the show this year is on promoting our range of cloud, IP surveillance, eEducation solutions to meet the needs of today’s enterprises," says Mr. Heng Song Cheng, Enterprise Solutions Director, South Pacific Region, Huawei.

Vast Display of Singapore Homegrown Capabilities

In addition to international brands, local names will also be represented at the event. There will be over 150 exhibitors participating in the Singapore Group Pavilions this year, including 1-Net Singapore, CrimsonLogic, eNets, SecureAge, TalariaX and TrustSphere, who will leverage the show to launch their latest products and services as well as network with international and regional buyers.

NEW Discovery Lounge and Innovation Showcase

This year’s CommunicAsia will feature a Discovery Lounge and Innovation Showcase at level 5 of Marina Bay Sands. The Lounge will provide SMEs, technology start-ups, educational institutions and research centres a dedicated space to showcase their technologies and network with interested industry professionals. Some 20 companies including multi-national exhibitors such as Panasonic will also be pitching their ideas and creative solutions daily, from 19 - 21 June. The Innovation Showcase will enable selected participating organisations such as Singapore Polytechnic and the Institute for Media Innovation of Nanyang Technological University to showcase their latest inventions.

CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia have been running together for more than 20 editions and are widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading technology showcases. Visitors will be able to experience a convergence of technologies at work at CommunicAsia2012, EnterpriseIT2012 and BroadcastAsia2012, with exhibitor representation from more than 50 countries/regions showcasing end-to-end solutions for the entire value chain.

Shows at a Glance

CommunicAsia2012/EnterpriseIT2012

Date: 19 - 22 June 2012

Venue: Basement 2, Levels 1, 4 & 5

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Opening Hours: 19 - 21 June: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

22 June: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Business and trade professionals only

CommunicAsia2012 Summit

Date: 19 - 22 June 2012

Venue: Level 4

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Opening Hours: 19 - 21 June: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

22 June: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Admission: Registered delegates only

Registration: www.communicasia.com/fees&registration

BroadcastAsia2012

Date: 19 - 22 June 2012

Venue: Levels 3 & 4

Suntec Singapore

Opening Hours: 19 - 21 June: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

22 June: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Business and trade professionals only