BroadcastAsia2011 to have 85 Speakers, 600 Plus Exhibitors and 11,000 Visitors

A yearly trade event for the broadcasting, digital media and entertainment industries, BroadcastAsia2011 will return to a new downtown location from 21-24 June 2011 at Suntec Singapore to bring trade professionals the latest innovations, technologies and solutions. 



In its 16th edition, BroadcastAsia2011 is themed Integrating Technology, Experiencing Content,” and will spotlight 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.



Driven by digitalisation, the overall media and entertainment market in India witnessed accelerated growth in 2010 and is expected to see a compounded annual growth rate of 14 per cent per annum through 2015 to reach INR 1.3 trillion. Leveraging this, BroadcastAsia2011 will have two distinguished speakers from India, namely Tarun Katial, CEO, Reliance Broadcast, India and Raghav Bahl, founder and MD, Network 18, who will join about 85 other speakers at the event.



Our company is willing to invest to ensure good customer experience, and hence this year, apart from Delhi and Mumbai, we have also travelled to a number of other Indian cities to create awareness about this event. As India is a dynamic market, we want to cast our net to get more visitors from India”,  said Calvin Koh, senior project manager, BroadcastAsia, Singapore Exhibition Services.



BroadcastAsia2011 serves as the launch pad for companies to introduce cutting-edge technologies and solutions designed to enhance global connectivity for consumers and businesses, and shape the future of digital content delivery across the world. With 600 exhibitors  86 per cent of who are from outside Asia, new technologies showcased at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)  show in Las Vegas from April 9-14, 2011, will also be on display at BroadcastAsia 2011. The event attendees will experience an enhanced show atmosphere with the introduction of new Techzones and Technology Trails, which distinctly organise key exhibitors by breakthrough technologies.



With the momentum behind the growth of 3DTV and HDTV panning out in the market, the BroadcastAsia2011 International Conference will offer more sessions to address the latest needs and technologies in the broadcasting industry. The main themes for this year’s event will feature OEM/ODM, Sustainable ICT, Cloud, Fibre and Next-Generation Services.



This year, BroadcastAsia 2011expects 10 per cent more participation of exhibitors from China and Korea, as compared to last year  making up 15.8 per cent of the total number of exhibitors to be present at the event. This is due to a high number of mergers and acquisitions in that country recently, according to a Broadcast Asia spokesperson.



While BroadcastAsia2011 welcomes some new exhibitors like Leader Electronic and Thomson Broadcast / Video Networks, Furukawa Electric, Gearhouse Broadcast, Rohde & Schwarz and Sony, it also sees the return of exhibitors like Canon, Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Harris, Hitachi, Playbox, Sennheiser and more. 12 international group pavilions from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Special Agency of the Milan Chamber of Commerce for International Activities (PROMOS), Singapore, Spain, UK, USA/Canada, and international digital broadcasting organization, World DMB will also be featured. This year, Nokia, too, will be returning as an exhibitor at BroadcastAsia 2011 after a gap of 4-5 years.



BroadcastAsia2011 will be held in conjunction with CommunicAsia2011  and EnterpriseIT2011, Asia‘s business platform for the global ICT community. CommunicAsia2011 and EnterpriseIT2011 will be held from 21-24 June 2011 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Into its 22nd year, CommunicAsia will serve as the industry’s launch pad and platform, delivering a convergence of the latest and newest technologies from Mobile Applications & Entertainment, EnterpriseIT,   Next Generation Network and Satellite.



By Team