Prominent industry players will converge in Singapore when CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT, and BroadcastAsia, the region’s biggest international Digital Multimedia, Entertainment and ICT event returns this year from June 19 to 22 at the Marina Bay Sands and Suntec Singapore respectively. The event will feature the latest and most significant industry developments, showcase up-and-coming technological trends, as well as provide enhanced networking opportunities for industry professionals from across the globe. And once again, the event will present Asia’s largest contingent of satellite companies witnessed at any single event.
Following the success of last year’s event, which attracted a total of over 53,000 professional attendees from more than 100 countries/regions, attendees to this year’s shows can look forward to a myriad of the newest technologies, products and solutions from 2,000 multinationals and SMEs. Visitors will also have opportunities to listen to industry luminaries, network with business leaders and government officials and forge business partnerships.
Growing the ICT industry in the Philippines
The mobile and cloud sectors in the Philippines are expected to experience explosive growth in 2012 as demand for mobile apps and cloud services increase. As smartphones become more affordable for the masses, local software developers foresee increased activity in the development of mobile software and apps. Local enterprises are also expected to adopt cloud computing for their business needs and industry players are anticipating an increase in cloud services.
Government support is seen as vital in order to achieve this growth figure. The Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) under the Department of Science and Technology has recently outlined various development programmes for the ICT industry, including talent development, Next Wave Cities, domestic industry and ICT-enabled creative industries development, and ICT marketing and research. The organisation has also launched a public-private partnership for ICT (iPPP) initiative to encourage collaboration between the government and private sector.
This year, ICTO will be leading a group of exhibitors including Advanced World Systems, Bayan Telecommunications, Globe Business, National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), Sysnet Integrators and first-time exhibitors, Exist Global and Metchem Business Solutions / Robtek to CommunicAsia. They will be displaying the latest solutions at the Philippines Pavilion.
“Filipinos are among the most comfortable with technology in the region. Considering this, the Philippine government fully backs the ICT sector. We see the opportunity in the Asia-Pacific region and our participation in Asia’s most distinguished ICT and media communications event demonstrates this. The show is very relevant to the evolving ICT landscape in South East Asia and features current trends and topics such as mobile broadband, mobile commerce, next generation services and many others. CommunicAsia provides us an ideal platform to showcase our technological innovations as well as enhance business networks for Filipino companies abroad,” says Undersecretary Louis Napoleon Casambre, Executive Director, Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO), Department of Science and Technology.
Speaking at a CommunicAsia2012 media event held in Manila today, Mr. Stephen Tan, Chief Executive of Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) says, “Exhibitors from the Philippines will truly benefit from CommunicAsia, as it provides a stimulating environment where industry leaders, business professionals, and government decision-makers meet, network and form meaningful business relationships. CommunicAsia offers the scale and impact for businesses in the Philippines to reach out to potential buyers in the Asian region and beyond. With strong support and endorsement from over 20 leading trade organisations including the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines and the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF); both CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia provide the most efficacious launch pad for our exhibitors to showcase the latest and best that technology has to offer.”
The last edition of CommunicAsia attracted over 1,300 companies from around the world and witnessed more than 1,300 Filipino trade attendees who came to source from and network with the large selection of exhibitors. Visitors were treated to a galore of global innovations which debuted at the event such as Huawei's MediaPad. Mobile application developers, satellite companies and cloud services were also a major hit with attendees.
Latest technological developments at CommunicAsia2012 and EnterpriseIT2012
CommunicAsia2012 will feature breakthrough developments in NextGen Networks, Broadband and satellite technology, as well as a sneak peek into mobile apps and solutions and dynamic industry deals set to alter ICT in Asia and beyond. Leading returning exhibitors include ADTRAN, AsiaSat, Comba Telecom, CommScope, Eltek Power, FiberHome, GlobeCast, Huawei, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Irdeto, Netop Technology, Prysmian, Rosenberger, SES, Tata Communications, Tektronix, ZTE and more; new participants include Anritsu, Calix Networks, CE+T Power, Dowslake Microsystems, NovelSat, SLA Mobile, Smaato, SPB TV, Vidiator, and Yokogawa Engineering Asia.
This year’s show will provide more exhibition space and hospitality suite options for exhibitors. There will be more than 20 international group pavilions, including representation from Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, USA and more. Three Techzones, focusing on ‘Fibre’ for NextGen Services, Cloud Services and Security, and M2M – will feature cutting-edge products and technologies.
EnterpriseIT, held in conjunction with CommunicAsia, is the most influential and comprehensive event which addresses the entire ICT ecosystems. It occupies about 40 per cent of exhibition space at Marina Bay Sands, with exhibitors comprising international software and IT systems providers, and companies offering enterprise solutions, ranging from cloud computing, data centre services, security, video conferencing, M2M, software to mobility solutions. Debut exhibitors include AIMS, Aver Information Inc, Christie, CMC Telecommunication Services, FaceMe, IDLink Systems, LogMeIn, MobiWeb, NTT Singapore, O’Connor’s, Puffersoft Labs, Softlayer Technologies, T.C.C. Technology, Winmate Communication and many more. In addition, the CommunicAsia2012 Summit sessions will also feature tracks dedicated to enhancing enterprises’ capabilities, especially towards mobile technologies and applications such as M2M, mCommerce, Cloud Computing and more. These topics will cater to companies in the healthcare, retail, hospitality and other sectors.
Summit complements CommunicAsia2012 with most current topics
CommunicAsia2012 Summit will offer distinctly titled forums and workshops that address the most compelling issues and challenges for the ICT industry with the spotlight on mobile-driven trends. Extended sessions dedicated to mobile-focused topics encompassing m-Commerce, Mobile VAS, and Mobile Security issues will be added to the conference, alongside the latest tracks on Mobile Payments, Mobile Health, Customer Experience Management (CEM), and OTT Business Models. Companies participating at the Summit include Amazon Web Services, Google, Pacnet, RIM, Tata Communications, Telstra, VMware, Vodafone and many others.
Over The Top (OTT) Technology in the limelight at BroadcastAsia2012
Asia’s leading film and TV industry event, BroadcastAsia will showcase a global array of the latest technologies, applications, equipment and solutions in Film, Audio and TV with a spotlight on Multi Streaming Technologies, Playout Services, Pro-Audio Technology, Over The Top (OTT) Technology, Cloud Broadcasting and Digital Radio.
As cloud-based technologies and services are increasingly being adopted to deploy the appropriate hardware and software solutions, broadcasters are being pushed to support ever-increasing distribution platforms. Multi-screen connectivity will become the norm, with new portable devices enabling flexible personalisation of multimedia content.
The new feature area at BroadcastAsia2012 will focus on Over the Top Technology (OTT), a must-see for industry professionals as OTT delivery promulgate in the coming years; with cloud broadcasting setting new standards in video content delivery network (video CDN). Solutions for Digital Radio, DVB-T2, File-based and Digital Media Asset Management will also be showcased. Exhibitors to look out for in the new feature area include Axon, EVS, Force Innovation, Movideo, XorMedia and more.
Insightful conferences alongside the BroadcastAsia2012 exhibition
Backed by an international panel of speakers and industry veterans, the BroadcastAsia2012 International Conference and Creative Content Production Conferences return this year with a behind-the-scenes look at the latest technologies and techniques panning out in the market. With the growing momentum behind Smart TVs, Cloud Broadcasting, Multi-screen platform and OTT delivery and the challenges of managing an effective PayTV model as well as digital asset management, the BroadcastAsia2012 International Conference will offer more sessions to address the latest needs and technologies in the broadcasting industry.
In its third successful instalment, the Creative Content Production Conference will comprise a mix of topical issues, case studies and hands-on sessions to address the evolving challenges faced by production professionals from new media and visual effects to editing and IP rights.