June 26, 2018 – ConnecTechAsia, the new mega technology event comprising
CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, and the inaugural NXTAsia officially opens today
at Marina Bay Sands and Suntec Singapore. The three-day event presents the only
business platform in Asia that covers the whole ecosystem of info-communications,
broadcasting and emerging technologies.
new umbrella event is a reflection of the converging industries of Telecoms,
Media and Technology (TMT) and the dynamic evolution of a fast-changing digital
and business landscape in Asia.
technologies such as IoT and AI present significant opportunities for
businesses but are at the same time causing disruption across all industries,”
said Victor Wong, Event Director, UBM Singapore, organiser of ConnecTechAsia.
“Bringing our shows under one brand has allowed us to better serve our core
audience and build a new segment amidst the backdrop of converging industries
and an increasingly inter-connected landscape brought about by digital
this new brand, ConnecTechAsia covers a holistic view of infrastructure,
innovation, services, and thought-leadership, enabling businesses and
governments in Asia to navigate and adapt to this new era of digital
convergence and Industry 4.0. The event will see more than 900 product launches,
1,800 exhibitors from 52 countries/regions and 40 group pavilions.
at ConnecTechAsia Summit, 220 thought leaders including industry heavyweights
such as Alibaba Cloud International, Google Cloud, Huawei and Netflix will
examine the latest business strategies, trends and issues dominating digital
convergence across three key tracks – NetworkComms, EmergingTech and
Transform the Future
year marks the debut of NXTAsia, dedicated to spotlighting how emerging
technologies – such as AI, robotics, blockchain, VR/AR, IoT and Cloud – are
impacting industries and businesses across Asia.
2 of Marina Bay Sands plays host to the PlayGround – an interactive zone for
visitors looking to experience the future of Smart Cities. Attendees can
test-drive the Hyundai IONIQ Electric, a zero-emissions, all-electric car,
catch OTSAW’s OR-3 outdoor autonomous security robot in action as it uses AI
and self-driving technologies to patrol the streets, and also witness the
potential of smart residences and offices at Habitap’s showcase area.
on display are the latest smart city innovations from ST Engineering
Electronics, including IoT-enabled Smart Lamp Posts and the Virtual Reality
Incident Response Trainer, which delivers realistic scenario-based training for
defence and frontline officers. Such innovations are fast gaining traction,
with global smart cities initiatives projected to reach $80 billion in 2018 and
expand to $135 billion in 2021.
cities are emerging as an important priority for governments, businesses and
also citizens,” said Yao Shih Jih, General Manager, Info-Comm Systems, ST
Engineering Electronics. “Beyond the benefits of efficiency, smart cities
increase the quality of life and through technology forge a connected and
liveable society,” he added.
next to the PlayGround is Big Bang at NXTAsia, a brand new one-day unconference
style experience, spotlighting disruptive solutions and new ideas from leading
minds in AI, robotics, Industry 4.0 and future industries. Speakers include key
leaders from UBTech, University of Tokyo and Siemens Digital Factory among
Experience the Future
the telecommunications sector fast evolving, coupled with demand for greater
speed and connectivity, CommunicAsia showcases the latest developments in 5G,
SatComm, fibre communications and broadband technologies.
three-day Huawei eco-Connect 2018 held in conjunction with CommunicAsia will
highlight Huawei’s innovative solutions and present successful case studies
alongside strategic business partners, such as SAP, Accenture, Microsoft and
Honeywell, covering various solutions for different vertical such as 5G, Smart
and Safe City, Smart Transportation, Digital Banking, Smart Education, ISP,
Cloud Data Center, Smart Campus and more.
world we know today is closer than ever, with more than half of the global
population now connected to the internet,” said Lim Chee Siong, Chief Strategy
and Marketing Officer, Huawei Southern Pacific Region. “Next-generation
networks such as 5G will be pivotal to realising a fully connected, intelligent
world, Huawei strives to build an open and collaborative ecosystem founded on
shared success to provide the best products, services, and solutions to
new at CommunicAsia is the Thailand Connect seminar, co-organised with the
Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa). The session will focus on the
opportunities arising from the country’s latest developments and key
announcements on new projects like the IoT institute in Eastern Economic
Corridor (EEC). Thailand, Southeast Asia’s second largest economy, is fast
becoming a draw for investors as the government embarks on a renewed approach
towards an innovation-led economy with its Thailand 4.0 initiative.
Experience the Future
highlights the evolving broadcast and production industries with the emergence
of technologies such as OTT platforms, Live Production, UHD content, and the
latest cinematography and film production equipment, including 4K and 8K
cameras from exhibitors such as Arri, Canon, Panasonic, RED and Sony. Attendees
can also look forward to insightful sessions from industry leaders from
Netflix, BBC, Mediacorp, Ooyala, ZengaTV and more, who will discuss the role of
social media and new technologies such as blockchain and how AI is redefining
first-ever live esports tournament – the Southeast Asian League (SEAL) – is
staged at the Esports Arena Studio within BroadcastAsia. The three-day live
streamed Hearthstone tournament provides an immersive experience, with guided
tours and behind-the-scenes look at the production and technology that is core
to the game. Hearthstone Global Games 2018 Singapore anchor, Samuel ‘Sequinox’
Chan, and Asian Games 2018 Singapore representative, Gerald ‘Khaius’ Chew, are
among the esports stars that attendees can get up close with.
new feature area is Radio’s New Wave, which highlights the future of radio
broadcasting and discusses shifts in audience behaviour impacted by streaming
services such as Spotify and Amazon.