We wrapped up another successful edition of CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia today to strong exhibitor and visitor feedback. In fact, we saw thousands of visitors, conference speakers and delegates, exhibiting staff and media from around the world attend both shows over the last four days.
Highlights on the Show Floors
Asian players such as Huawei and NTT DoCoMo, as well as international players such as BlackBerry, Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks leveraged CommunicAsia2011 as a strategic platform to announce new products and showcase their latest technologies.
The significance of Nokia's return to CommunicAsia after a decade-long absence was marked by the launch of the new N9 smartphone, as well as a showcase of the company's latest suite of mobile devices and services. Also making its debut was the Huawei MediaPad, the world's first 7-inch IPS touch-screen tablet.
This year, mobile applications were abound on the show floor with companies such as Falcon Interactive, MobiQuest, Molome, Myriad, NTT DoCoMo, Stream Media and VeriFone along with Nokia and Research in Motion showcasing their latest applications for mobile phones.
The show also saw the presence of 110 of the world's satellite players such as AsiaSat, C2Sat, GE Sat, Intelsat and Tata Communications showcasing their wares and services to eager visitors.
The spotlight at BroadcastAsia2011 was on 3D, HbbTV (hybrid broadcast broadband TV) and DVB-T2 as visitors to the show floor witnessed the latest products and solutions on display from companies such as AV8 Media, Cine Equipment, Dalet, Grass Valley, Harris, Harmonic, Media Village, Playbox, Polecam, Sony and more. Many deals were signed by many exhibitors across the four days at BroadcastAsia2011. In fact, Pixel Power announced sales to both SingTel and Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) on the first day of the show.
Additionally, we were very pleased by the positive reception for the inaugural Cinematography/Film/Production Zone, which convened companies such as BlackMagic Designs, Canon, The Media Village and Quantel which showcased the latest inventions and technology upgrades in 3D, HD, motion/film production and post-production software.
Highlights at Conferences and Summits
This week, we also had the opportunity to learn from more than 250 industry luminaries who addressed pertinent issues and challenges affecting the broadcasting, media and ICT industries at the CommunicAsia2011 Summit, BroadcastAsia2011 International Conference and Creative Content Production Conference. These knowledge-sharing opportunities provided delegates with invaluable opportunities to network with industry experts and thought leaders from across Asia and the rest of the world.
The success of the event is a direct outcome of the strength of our exhibitors, and the unparalleled quality of networking and discussions at the conferences and workshops.
Stephen Tan is Chief Executive of Singapore Exhibition Services
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