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Asia’s Mega Technology Event to Spur Innovation Trade between China and ASEAN

The inaugural edition of ConnecTechAsia — the region’s mega technology event, and the only one Asia for the converging ecosystems of communications, broadcast media, and emerging technologies, will be held from 26-28 June 2018, in Singapore.

ConnecTechAsia combines the strengths of industry stalwarts, such as CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, and newly launched NXTAsia. With legacy events CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia having served the telecommunications and broadcast media sectors respectively for nearly 40 years, the new NXTAsia builds upon this to bring new technologies that are shaping Asia’s increasingly innovation-driven economy. With the advent of the Industry 4.0, ConnecTechAsia will present a holistic ecosystem of infrastructure, technology, and services that businesses and governments in Asia need to thrive in this new era.

With more than 1700 companies representing 52 countries and regions, Chinese companies will form a dominating presence at the event, with a total of 352 companies making it one of the biggest international delegation. This includes 8 Group Pavilions representing Chinese technology hubs Zhongguancun, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Chengdu, bringing with them small innovative companies. Leading Chinese technology conglomerates such as Alibaba, Huawei, ZTT, Tatwah Smartech, FiberHome, Hisilicon Technologies, Ruijie, Alliance, Tongyu, China Satellite, Gospell Digital, will also be taking part.

Under the Belt and Road Initiative, China is dedicated to promoting openness and cooperation with ASEAN at a deeper level in recent years. Trade volume between China and ASEAN countries hit a record high in 2017, which totalled 514.8 billion U.S. dollars, up 13.8 percent year on year. This year, China and ASEAN have launched a joint scientific and technology laboratory programme to enhance innovation cooperation.

“As one of ASEAN’s leading trade partners, Chinese participation is key to the success of a mega event like ConnecTechAsia. The rise of Chinese technology companies, and their growing position in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) ecosystem is critical to providing the innovations and solutions needed to drive successful digital strategies and smart cities in ASEAN. ConnecTechAsia will provide that platform to connect Chinese companies with ASEAN decision makers and buyers,” says Mr. Victor Wong, Project Director of UBM, organisers of ConnecTechAsia.

Aligned with the converging ecosystems of TMT, and fast-paced digital transformation happening ASEAN, Chinese companies exhibiting at ConnecTechAsia will showcase innovations and solutions in satellite communications, IoT, Cloud, enterprise networking and broadcasting solutions.

First-time exhibitor China Tatwah Group — a new global satellite, telecom and information service provider comments on their plans for the ASEAN market, “As the leading Telecom, IoT, Smart City, Internet TV + OTT company in China, Tatwah’s business operations span the globe, with a focus on ASEAN. In 2017, Tatwah acquired Malaysian, Sri Lankan Satellite & Telecom operators and established operations in Indonesia. A new HTS satellite based broadband service will be launched in China and Southeast Asia in 2018 & 2019. It will offer affordable telecommunication services to local fishermen and people living in the rural area for the very first time,” says Mr. Asen Chen, President & CEO, Tatwah Group.

“As a leading sharing platform for the TMT industry, ConnecTechAsia provides us a great opportunity to show our innovative telecommunication solutions and services to all potential customers,” he adds.

Similarly, Mr. Dirk Yin, Deputy General Manager, International Business Division, Ruijie Networks — a leading network solution supplier in China, says, “We’ll be displaying our flagship product, the industry-leading ‘zero-backplane’ data center switch series RG-N18000-X and the enterprise-class WLAN products with the 4th generation X-sense antenna as well as the Wireless Intelligent Service (WIS) for enterprise networks. Our innovative and scenario-based product portfolios have been widely applied into various industries like government, finance, telecommunications, transportation, education, hospitality, among others.”

“ConnecTechAsia, and NXTAsia, provides a precious opportunity to present the power of Chinese brands, new innovations and technologies. We are excited about it and will make every effort to make it a success,” he adds.

CommunicAsia, NXTAsia, and BroadcastAsia Highlights

At NXTAsia, industry professionals will catch the newest innovations and thought-leadership in areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Cyber Security, IoT, Robotics, Cloud and Data among others.

CommunicAsia, Asia’s most established international industry event for the telecommunications sector, will focus on Network Infrastructure/FTTx, satellite communications and telecom software and services – the latest technologies to help companies and governments in Asia prepare for the coming of 5G and maintain a competitive edge in the communications and digital world.

With on-demand and streaming services surging in popularity, BroadcastAsia will shine a spotlight on the future of broadcasting, exploring how we have consumed news and entertainment over the past decade, and the challenges and opportunities this creates for traditional broadcasters and OTT players. BroadcastAsia will highlight technologies that are reshaping the value chain, such as the latest innovations in UHD/HDR, IP Broadcasting, Live Production, Content Media Security, OTT and Alternative Content Platforms.

ConnecTechAsia Summit – Digital Business Transformation

The ConnecTechAsia Summit this year centres on Digital Business Transformation, covering the hottest trends across ICT, broadcasting industries and enterprises to enable a digitalised future. The three-day summit comprises three tracks — NetworkComms, BroadcastMedia and EmergingTech — that will drive business growth and sustainability.

5G, Network Virtualisation, Satellite Communications and Network Slicing will be the main topics in the NetworkComms track, while The Future of Television, Monetisation Strategies, Social Video, IP Broadcasting, 4K, AI and Immersive technologies for broadcasting will feature in the BroadcastMedia track. Topics of the EmergingTech track will include: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Blockchain Technology, Cybersecurity, IoT, Data Analytics, Seamless Commerce/Digital Payments, Connected Industries, IoT, Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality, and Smart Cities.

“Presenting a holistic ecosystem of digital convergence and a platform for the discovery and understanding of new frontiers of innovation to elevate the global standing of Asian business and governments sits at the heart of what ConnecTechAsia stands for,” adds Mr Wong. “Continuing the 40 year legacy of CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia, the new ConnecTechAsia will continue to serve Asia as we embark on the journey of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

For more information on ConnecTechAsia, please visit www.connectechasia.com.