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CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia2006 brings the latest technologies to Indonesia’s IT and broadcast industry
 
 
Jakarta – April 13, 2006
– Global event CommunicAsia2006 returns alongside BroadcastAsia and EnterpriseIT, to bring the latest digital technologies to Indonesian visitors come June 20 to 23.

According to International Data Corp (IDC), new technologies entering the telecommunications marketplace are redefining the industry. The telecom services market in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) is projected to exceed US$170 billion, posting a growth of seven percent compared to last year. The research house adds that this growth is likely to come from VoIP, broadband and 3G services.

Featuring key technologies, world vendors and thought leaders, CommunicAsia provides a comprehensive offering of technologies as they integrate IT, communications, broadcasting and enterprise solutions. Some of the key technologies addressed on the show floor include mobile entertainment, 3G, VoIP, NGN, WiMAX, information security and embedded technologies.

A key step taken by the new Indonesian cabinet towards building an Information Society was to establish the Department of Communication and Information Technology. Another key initiative taken is to improve the national ICT-industry regulatory and policy framework, including the implementation of standards to ensure that national efficiency is created and benefits players who intend to be part of the long -term growth of the Indonesian ICT industry. The effort also promotes transparency evoking stronger confidence for both local and international investors.

With a framework conducive for the growth of the ICT industry in Indonesia in place, CommunicAsia and EnterpiseIT provides a highly relevant platform for Indonesian companies and visitors to forge partnerships and joint ventures with international businesses.
The event will feature 21 international group pavilions including Thailand, US, Korea, the European Union and China among others. An Indonesian pavilion led by the Ministry of Industry will also be showcasing Indonesia’s ICT capabilities to the world.

Indonesian companies taking part at the event include PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia and Pacific Wave Telecommunication.

CommunicAsia will also showcase products and services from the most influential world vendors and operators, including Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, NTT Docomo, LG, Lucent, Motorola, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson.

Mr Victor Wong, project director of CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT said, “CommunicAsia alone is the most established ICT show in Asia, and the ideal platform to launch and showcase new technologies and services to the world that will transform the way we live. With Indonesia’s ICT roadmap and framework in place, CommunicAsia is a highly relevant event to the needs of the Indonesian ICT industry.”

The focus of the high-powered CommunicAsia Summit this year turns towards mobile applications, broadband and next generation networks as the industry’s three key growth areas Some of the top-notch speakers include Andrew Sukawaty, CEO and Chairman of Inmarsat, Joseph Anton Aliagas, CEO of Arena Mobile Music, Skuli Mogensen, CEO & Founder of OZ, Craig Wilson, IBM’s Asia Pacific Director for Digital Media and Telecommunications, Craig Farrill, CEO of Kodiak Networks and Thorsten Heinz, Siemens CTO.

Held alongside CommunicAsia is BroadcastAsia2006, the 11th International Digital Multimedia & Entertainment Technology Exhibition & Conference. Themed “Digital: The Journey Forward”, the new theme embodies BroadcastAsia’s positioning to embrace the digital revolution and constantly ‘go forward’ by staying relevant to the industry.

Indonesia has taken a higher profile than normal on the regional scale with the announcement in 2005 of the first film and television co-operation agreements with Singapore. With a lively domestic production market and strong competition between free-TV broadcasters, the need for the latest production and broadcasting solutions remains important.

To answer the sourcing needs of the Indonesian market, top names in the industry will be displaying the best at the show. Industry leaders that have signed up include Tandberg Television, Harris Corporation, Nokia, Scopus Network Technologies, DVB – Digital Video Broadcasting, Barco, Quantel, Qualcomm and Conax. SES expects more industry players to come on board in the next few months, what with the positive outlook in the global entertainment and multimedia industry.

Adding to the show’s international appeal are nine group pavilions from countries such as China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, Singapore, the UK and the USA.

Indonesian companies that will be exhibiting at BroadcastAsia2006 include PT Infotech and PT Creative Sarana. Over 931 discerning Indonesian visitors thronged the halls of BroadcastAsia last year, and more are expected to visit the show this year.

“With the entire integrated workflow process addressed at BroadcastAsia, Indonesian visitors will find that every technological solution in the entire value chain can be seen on the show floor”, said Jackson Yeoh, Project Director, Singapore Exhibition Services.

This year’s show will also include technology highlights that focus on the latest in internet protocol television (IPTV), broadcasting to handhelds, video on demand, personal video recording, digital audio broadcasting (DAB), computer graphics and animation, and high-definition (HD) technology.

Complementing the BroadcastAsia2006 exhibition will be a series of enriching and in-depth conference presentations and demonstrations, panel discussions and master classes.

The BroadcastAsia2006 International Conference will take place from the 19th to 22nd June and will present a range of topics that extend across the key issues facing the broadcasting industry today.

Highlights at this year’s International Conference include a keynote sessions by Robert Chua, Chairman of The Interactive Channel Co. Ltd, who will be present to give keynote addresses.
Mr. Chua will be delivering his presentation at the Interactive TV session, and is co-presented by SES, with the Association of the French interactive television Developers, Publishers and Service Providers (AFDESI) and the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD).

Other events include the Animation and Visual Effects Seminar, where speakers from Academy AwardŽ – winning studios will be on hand to share their expertise with participants, and the Digital Homes Conference, an executive conference featuring leaders from global PC, consumer electronics, and service companies who come together to discuss their visions of the future of the digital home and connected consumer.

In 2005, CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia and EnterpriseIT attracted over 4800 visitors from Indonesia posting a 17 percent increase over 2004.

Concurrent events
Adding to the clout of CommunicAsia are intergovernment-meetings such as the imbX Ministerial Forum on ICT and the Euro Southeast Asia Information & Communication Technologies Forum.

This year, imbX will again host the Ministerial Forum on ICT, a gathering of Ministers and their representatives from countries across Asia. Last year’s inaugural forum saw ICT Ministers and senior government officials from 11 countries in the region engaged in a fruitful discussion with the industry on the challenges brought about by the emergence of VoIP. This year, the forum is expanded to include government officials from more countries and the topic for this closed-door forum will be “Next Generation Networks (NGN) – Opportunities and Challenges for Governments”.

imbX will also host the Euro Southeast Asia 2006 Information & Communication Technologies Forum (EUSEA2006) that provides a business platform for stakeholders from Europe and Southeast Asia to discuss ICT policy and regulatory issues between the two regions. EUSEA2006 will be officially opened by the European Commissioner for Information Society & Media - Viviane Reding.

Facts at a glance:

Show: CommunicAsia2006, EnterpriseIT2006 and BroadcastAsia2006
   
Date: 19 – 22 June 2006 (BroadcastAsia International Conference)
20 – 22 June 2006 (CommunicAsia Summit)
20 – 23 June 2006 (exhibitions)
   
Time: 20 – 22 June 2006 : 1030hrs – 1800hrs
23 June 2006 : 1030hrs – 1700hrs
   
Venue: Singapore Expo (for the exhibitions and BroadcastAsia International Conference)
Raffles City Convention Centre (for the CommunicAsia Summit)


About CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia and EnterpriseIT 2006

CommunicAsia is a global event where the business of technology comes to life, showcasing the latest digital technologies across mobile networks and applications, network infrastructure and satellite communications. http://www.CommunicAsia.com
BroadcastAsia, themed “Digital: The Journey Forward”, offers the latest in digital and interactive media, addressing the value chain of content creation, management, and distribution. http://www.Broadcast-Asia.com
EnterpriseIT showcases the latest applications for industries such as financial services, government, healthcare, education, transportation and logistics, answering the needs of the smart enterprise. http://www.goto-EnterpriseIT.com

In 2005, the 3 events featured over 2,138 exhibiting companies from 54 countries and attracted over 60,000 international business attendees.

About the Infocomm Media Business Exchange - imbX
The Infocomm Media Business Exchange – imbX, is Asia’s largest infocomm and media event that fortifies Singapore’s position as a leading infocomm and media hub. imbX brings together business leaders, companies and industry professionals to showcase their latest innovations, network, exchange ideas and tap new markets. imbX 2006 is held from 19 to 23 June 2006 in Singapore.

imbX incorporates CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, EnterpriseIT, iX Conference and inter-government meetings such as the imbX Ministerial Forum on ICT, Asia Pacific Telecommunity meetings and the Euro Southeast Asia 2006 Information & Communication Technologies Forum. In 2005, imbX was attended by over 60,000 delegates from more than 100 countries.

For more information on imbX, please visit www.visit-imbx.com.

About Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd
A pioneer of the fast growing and vibrant exhibition industry, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) is Asia’s top organiser of trade events with a diverse portfolio of exhibitions and conferences in sectors such as Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle. SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. SES is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with 34 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.

 
 
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