TAITRA’s Smart Manufacturing Webinar a Success, Captures Worldwide Buyer Attention

TAIWAN, Sep 18, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) announced excellent results achieved at the Taiwan Smart Manufacturing: Webinar & Trade Meeting on September 17. The Webinar captured the attention of buyers worldwide, especially in Europe and Southeast Asia.





Taiwan's smart machinery industry has integrated precision manufacturing technology with innovative information and communication technology to provide total solutions for advanced manufacturing. Being the world's seventh largest machine tool producer and fifth largest exporter of sensors with IOT and BIG Data systems, Taiwan has received global recognition as Asia's Silicon Valley in terms of the smart machine industry.

Five manufacturers joined the Trade Meeting, and presented their quality products together with effective solutions to customers' technical problems. The Trade Meeting offered good opportunities for building up relationships between buyers and sellers. TAITRA was pleased with the fact that a considerable number of transactions are very likely to be concluded.

Accutex was founded in 1991 by a group of engineers. This company has released two leading functions to complete Industry 4.0 intelligent manufacturing. The "probing function" is to work with the controller to reach three-dimensional measurement and complete workpiece alignment automatically; the "final core removal" function is to work with controller software to pick the core when the machining is done. For more information, please visit the website: https://www.accutex.com.tw/.

Da Jie, founded in 1973, is a manufacturer of electrical heating upsetter machines and welding machines. Products feature innovative technology with automation and high production capacity. Its extensive application covers automobile, water tanks, aluminum and titanium machining industries as well as whole-plant equipment production line. Da Jie uses the intelligent controls critical system as their core technology. For more information, please visit the website: https://www.dajieco.com/.

Since 1998, as a manufacturer of grinding machines, Palmary has produced a wide range of products including centerless grinders, cylindrical grinders, internal grinders and vertical grinders in manual, NC & CNC versions. By adopting TQM (Total Quality Management), Lean Production management, the MES (Manufacturing Execution System) in production lines, Palmary produces grinding machines of superior quality with international standard CE norms. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.palmary.com/.

Tailift was established in 1973 by a team of engineer with a management philosophy of "Upgrading Taiwan's Technology; Developing Tailift Brand Products." Since the production of radial drilling machines in 1975, Tailift has developed forklifts, sheet metal equipment, automated equipment and related products. Tailift creates higher product value, and provides not only top-notch fiber laser equipment, but also laser sheet metal technology solutions to customers. For more information, please visit the website: https://www.tailiftgroup.com/.

L&L Machinery is a heavy-duty lathe manufacturer, and provides customized and standard lathes to many industries, such as petroleum, steel, aviation, rubber, plastics, textile. L&L introduces smart design PLM, develops LL series and high-class CNC lathes, integrates design information to develop virtual machine tools, adopts remote monitoring system to connect with customers through IOT, and adopts image information to quickly respond to customers' needs. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.llmachinery.com.tw/.

See the Taiwan Smart Manufacturing webinar at https://youtu.be/ifqK1Y2TvIw.

Please visit Taiwan Smart Machinery at https://twmt.taiwantrade.com, or email the Taiwan Smart Machinery Team at twmt@taitra.org.tw.

Media contact:
ANDY LU
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Tel: +886-2-2725-5200 Ext.2614
Email: yenfenglu@taitra.org.tw
Web: https://www.taitra.org.tw/
Ad By BOFT
Organized By TAITRA


Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. http://www.acnnewswire.com

CENTRESTAGE Virtual Runway Shows Begin Today

HONG KONG, Sep 17, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the CENTRESTAGE virtual runway shows premiere today (17 September) and run through to Saturday (19 September). Combining traditional fashion shows with computer-generated imagery, these unique runway shows feature the latest collections from more than 40 Hong Kong and Asian designers.



The CENTRESTAGE virtual runway shows officially begin today. Combining traditional fashion shows with computer-generated imagery, these unique runway events feature collections from more than 40 Hong Kong and Asian designers.


Fashion Hong Kong spotlights eight homegrown designers that have taken part in New York or London Fashion Week events organised by the HKTDC, including Mountain Yam (brand: 112 mountainyam), Angus Tsui (brand: ANGUS TSUI), Bettie Jiang (brand: Bettie Haute Couture), design duo Jessica Lau and Walter Kong (brand: BLIND by JW), Doris Kath Chan (brand: DorisKath), Glori Tsui (brand: METHODOLOGY), Sun Lam (brand: SUN=SEN) and Yeung Chin (brand: YEUNG CHIN).


The "Next in Cheongsam" runway show features the latest collections from two designer brands, SPARKLE by Karen Chan – Modern Cheongsam and THE SPARKLE COLLECTION – Modern Couture to showcase the aesthetic of old Hong Kong.



Entering its fifth year, CENTRESTAGE presents "A World of PHYGITAL" as its central theme in 2020. In view of the uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, CENTRESTAGE has set out to redefine the way fashion shows are presented by combining physical and digital elements. It has created a fashion extravaganza that enables brands to overcome geographical and time limitations to showcase their latest designs to buyers and fashionistas.

In addition to the virtual runway shows, the HKTDC has collaborated with Vogue Hong Kong to build a brand-new digital platform that introduces designers and their brands and collections. The CENTRESTAGE website has aggregated 240 brands from 23 countries and regions, including 130 new joiners such as Korean streetwear brand FlenoSeoul (under Gyeonggi Creative Fashion Studio Korea) and Taiwanese canvas craft brand Guang Fu Hao.

Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, said: "This year presents a very challenging time for economies and businesses around the world. Despite the disruptions brought by the pandemic, the fashion industry is still forging ahead. In response to the current situation, CENTRESTAGE has successfully transformed into a digital fashion platform with a series of virtual runway shows, showcasing the latest collections from Hong Kong and Asian brands to fashion lovers and media from around the world. I am pleased to see designers overcoming challenges by coming up with creative responses to the 'new normal', launching their collections on the HKTDC's online platform to gain exposure and expand their networks."

Fashion Hong Kong – "Space Odyssey"-themed opening fashion show

The creativity and imagination of designers and fashion brands have not been held back by the pandemic. The premiere of the Fashion Hong Kong show marks the start of six spectacular virtual runway shows. Fashion Hong Kong spotlights eight homegrown design units that have all taken part in New York or London Fashion Week events, including Mountain Yam (brand: 112 mountainyam), Angus Tsui (brand: ANGUS TSUI), Bettie Jiang (brand: Bettie Haute Couture), design duo Jessica Lau and Walter Kong (brand: BLIND by JW), Doris Kath Chan (brand: DorisKath), Glori Tsui (brand: METHODOLOGY), Sun Lam (brand: SUN=SEN) and Yeung Chin (brand: YEUNG CHIN).

The opening show has a "Space Odyssey" theme, fusing various new designs with different virtual planets and eye-catching visual effects to take the audience on a creative journey. The audience can enjoy shopping discounts offered by the brands and also get the chance to win limited-edition items by joining an online giveaway campaign. The deadline for the giveaway is 11:59 pm today (17 September). More details can be found on the Fashion Hong Kong official Instagram account. https://www.instagram.com/hktdcfashionhk/?hl=zh-hk

Following on from Fashion Hong Kong will be the "Next in Cheongsam" runway show featuring the latest collections from two designer brands: SPARKLE by Karen Chan – Modern Cheongsam and THE SPARKLE COLLECTION – Modern Couture. The former has invited Fung Yau-choi, a master of cheongsam sewing, which is listed as one of Hong Kong's items of intangible cultural heritage, to craft an original silk collection. The latter brand focuses on gown designs in an East-meets-West style. The show has also taken Neon Hong Kong as its stage design inspiration to illustrate the aesthetic and mood of old Hong Kong.

Other not-to-be-missed runway shows include "FASHIONALLY Collection #15" and two Designers' Collections Shows, "Taipei in Style" and "Hong Kong en Vogue", which will be premiered online on 18 and 19 September respectively.

Two-day countdown to the long-awaited YDC 2020 final

Another CENTRESTAGE highlight will be the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC) 2020 Final on 19 September. Fourteen shortlisted candidates will compete for five awards this year, including a new category – the My Favourite Collection award. Members of the public can vote for their favourite collection among the YDC finalists to win a HK$2,000 e-Gift Coupon sponsored by Hysan Place. The voting deadline is midnight tomorrow (18 September).

Running from now until 30 September, the "CENTRESTAGE in Town" citywide campaign features fashion-related promotions partnering with fashion malls, restaurants, hotels and fashion-focused cultural landmarks in the city and featuring fashion showcases, workshop and shopping and dining offers. Members of the public are encouraged to join in to celebrate this iconic fashion event.

Websites
– CENTRESTAGE: www.centrestage.com.hk
– Fashion Hong Kong: www.fashionhongkong.com
– Hong Kong Young Fashion Designer's Contest (YDC): www.fashionally.com
– YDC 2020 "My Favourite Collection" Lucky Draw: https://vote.fashionally.com/en/index.php
– CENTRESTAGE in Town: https://centrestage.com.hk/en/event/centrestageintown/index.php

Details of CENTRESTAGE 2020 Virtual Runway Shows
17-19 September, Thursday to Saturday
Note: All fashion shows will be premiered on the HKTDC CENTRESTAGE website www.centrestage.com.hk

17 September 2020 (Thursday)

Fashion Hong Kong
Time: 3pm (GMT +8)
Brands: 112 mountainyam (designer: Mountain Yam), ANGUS TSUI* (designer: Angus Tsui), Bettie Haute Couture* (designer: Bettie Jiang), BLIND By JW* (designer: Jessica Lau & Walter Kong), DorisKath (designer: Doris Kath Chan), METHODOLOGY (designer: Glori Tsui), SUN=SEN# (designer: Sun Lam), YEUNG CHIN* (designer: Yeung Chin)
Celebrity model: Omi Kwong, Hong Kong Open TV host
*2020 London Fashion Week AW2020 participants; #2020 New York Fashion Week FW2020 participant

Designers' Collection Show: Next in Cheongsam
Time: 3:15pm (GMT +8)
Brands: SPARKLE by Karen Chan – Modern Cheongsam (designer: Karen Chan),
THE SPARKLE COLLECTION – Modern Couture (designer: Karen Chan)

18 September 2020 (Friday)

FASHIONALLY COLLECTION #15
Time: 3pm (GMT +8)
Brands: ARTO. (designer: Arto Wong), Charlotte Ng Studio (designer: Charlotte Ng), FromClothingOf (designer: Shirley Wong), KEVIN HO (designer: Kevin Ho), Lapeewee (designer: Yannes Wong), REDEMPTIVE (designer: Wilson Choi), SFZ&SON (designer: Sonic Lam), Tak L. (designer: Tak Lee), YMDH (designer: Jason Lee)

Designers' Collections Show: Taipei in Style
Time: 3:15pm (GMT +8)
Brands: CHENG PAI CHENG (designer: Cheng Pai-cheng), CHERNG (designer: Cherng-Hann Lee), MARQUESS & HOMA (designer: Homa Hou), Ysanne (designer: Mei Chu Wang)

19 September 2020 (Saturday)

Designers' Collection Show: Hong Kong en Vogue
Time: 3pm (GMT +8)
Brands: Mary Yu (designer: Mary Yu), ALPS Annie Ling (designer: Annie Ling), Ejj Jewellery (designer: Elaine Shiu), JUNW Natural (designer: Jun Wong), Oplus2 (designer: Otto Tang), Syra J. (designer: Jocelynn Chu)

Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest 2020
Time: 8:45pm (GMT +8)
(Click here https://tinyurl.com/y6a6o2wo to download photos + Fashion Hong Kong & Next in Cheongsam lookbook)

*Disclaimer: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.

About Create Hong Kong

Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated agency set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government) in June 2009. It is under the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and dedicated to spearheading the development of creative industries in Hong Kong. Its strategic foci are nurturing talent and facilitating start-ups, exploring markets, and promoting Hong Kong as Asia's creative capital and fostering a creative atmosphere in the community. CreateHK sponsors the CENTRESTAGE since 2019 to promote Hong Kong's fashion design. Website: www.creathek.gov.hk.

About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: http://www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Contact:
Snowy Chan, Tel: +852 2584 4537, Email: snowy.sn.chan@hktdc.org Agnes Wat, Tel: +852 2584 4554, Email: agnes.ky.wat@hktdc.org



Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. http://www.acnnewswire.com

Accounting & Finance Show Asia 2020 Goes Virtual

SINGAPORE, Sep 11, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – The Accounting & Finance Show Asia 2020 will run virtually this year at the end of a year of unprecedented disruption. While digital technology has been revolutionising accounting, financial and HR management for many years across Asia, the need for businesses of all sizes to adopt technology and digitise has never been more urgent.





The show, returning for its third year, will look different. It will continue to bring together the latest technology and solutions, the experts, the SMEs, the enterprises, and the accountancy practices. The difference? This year the show will run as a 100% online virtual event to ensure that the accounting and finance community can continue to come together, network, learn from one another and identify solutions to help their business now and for the future.

Attendees will gather virtually, from the comfort of their desks, joining from across the Asia for two days of discovery and learning.

The virtual exhibition hall will feature a wide range of companies, from market leaders through to the latest start-ups showcasing products and services designed to help SMEs, enterprises and accounting firms alike to transform their accounting, financial management, and business processes.

Xero returns once again as the Show's Title Sponsor and will be joined by a range of its app partners, who will present fully integrated solutions in the Xero Connected App Partners Pavilion. Xero and its app partners will also be joined by international giants such as Intuit QuickBooks, DocuSign, Western Union, and Kaplan as well as innovative Asian companies such as Osome, HReasily and Zave.

The exhibition will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to discover and review a wide range of accounting software platforms, ERP solutions, document management systems, payments solutions, payroll software, practice management tools, analytics and reporting technologies and much more.

In addition to the exhibition hall, you will also have the chance to view a wide range of on-demand Tech Demos in our Tech Showcase so that you can compare and review different solutions designed to help digitalize and streamline your business, without leaving your desk or picking up the phone!

Show visitors will not only have access to the virtual exhibition, they will also have the chance to build their own conference agenda from five channels of educational, practical and expert-led content running throughout the two days:

– Digital Innovation
– Accounting Tech: Adopt
– Accounting Tech: Connect & Grow
– Digital Practice
– Cash & Treasury

You will be in fantastic company. With over 4,000 accountants and finance professionals set to attend the show you will be able to connect with other attendees and even set up one-to-one virtual calls, right in the platform, to make business connections, share experiences and learn about the latest solutions available to help your business.

Details of the 2-day Virtual Show are follows:

Accounting & Finance Show Asia 2020
Free Admission
3-4 November 2020
Virtual Conference
https://bit.ly/2Fj3NHs

About Terrapinn

Terrapinn is an international events media business with 30 years' experience developing best in class conferences and exhibitions across a wide range of key industry verticals. With our global footprint and offices in London, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Dubai and Johannesburg, we've been sparking ideas, innovations and relationships that transform businesses. In Asia we run 17 pan Asian events; Telecoms, Enterprise Technology, Life Sciences, Transportation, Accounting, Logistics, Education and Renewable Energy sectors. Our events attract 1,000-10,000 attendees, in 2020 total attendance across all shows will be in excess of 70,000.

For more information, please contact:
Cindy Thongson
Marketing Executive
Terrapinn Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6322 2710
Email: cindy.thongson@terrapinn.com

Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. http://www.acnnewswire.com

HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 Unites the HR Community in Asia to Navigate the New Era of HR and People Management

SINGAPORE, Sep 9, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Covid-19 has become the accelerator for one of the biggest workplace transformations of our lifetime. Fundamentals have changed and the future is driven by smart technologies and leadership agility for organizational success. HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020, organized by HRM Asia, is the platform to unite regional HR leaders and industry professionals across all sectors to rethink, reimagine and transform their navigation strategy to spur post recovery and cope with the new norm.

The dynamic three-day event expects 5000 C-suite and HR practitioners to convene online on 29 September – 1 October 2020 to learn from 70 thought leaders and explore the latest technology and solutions from international HR technology brands.

"Year 2020 is an exceptional year that herald in the new era of HR and the workplace. To show solidarity with the HR community, we have decided to offer complimentary access to our flagship event, HR Tech Festival Asia Online. Our event provides a conducive platform for business leaders and HR practitioners to engage in active discussions on building the workforce for the new norm." says Joanna Bush, Managing Director of HRM Asia.

Navigate the new era of HR and the workplace through knowledge exchange

With 70 thought leaders sharing their HR strategy and prediction on the future of work in the new era of HR, the conference addresses the pertinent trends and best practices around 8 topics – Technology, Communication, Leadership, Employee Experience, Learning & Development, Recruitment, Wellbeing, and Diversity and Inclusion. Attendees can also expect to glean insights on the macro development within the region from the ASEAN Future of Work conference track, where the Singapore Ministry of Manpower and tripartite partners will share their vision to build a future-ready workforce.

"Readying our businesses and workforce for the future of work is a crucial step to realising ASEAN's economic potential. The addition of a new conference track on the ASEAN Future of Work seeks to enhance Singapore's contribution to ASEAN's continued social dialogue and capability building to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth for our people," said Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs.

Industry luminaries and thought leaders to look out for include:

– Josephine Teo, Minister, Ministry of Manpower and Second Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore
– Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
– Dr Ha Thi Minh Duc, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Viet Nam
– Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, International Labour Organization
– Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst, Dean, Josh Bersin Academy
– Dave Ulrich, Professor at University of Michigan and Partner, RBL Group
– Brian Sommer, Founder and President, TechVentive Inc.
– Pambudi Sunarsihanto, Human Resources Director, Blue Bird Group
– Elisa Mallis, APAC Managing Director, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
– John Sumser, US-based Futurist & Technology, Commentator

Innovations and technologies to support organisations to rethink and transform HR strategies

Attendees can look forward to exploring more than 50 international exhibiting companies, the largest online gathering in Asia. These leading international brands will be showcasing their latest technologies and HR solutions that can help organisations chart their new course in navigating the change in people management and the new era of HR. Technologies and products on offer cover the entire spectrum of HR and attendees can engage "face-to-face" with the exhibitors for a live product demonstration via the event platform. Returning brands and new partners include ADP, Ascender HCM, Cornerstone OnDemand, First Advantage, Globalization Partners, Grab for Business, Pymetrics, SkillSoft, SumTotal, Qualtrics and Workforce Singapore.

The exhibition also features a Start-up Zone which offers attendees a glimpse into the future where innovative solutions and upcoming technology may emerge as the new norm of the future. Start-ups at the zone include ePaySlip, Haury Solutions, IoTalents, MindFi, Panalyt, Smart WFM and more.

Seminar sessions at PowerTalks offers an opportunity for attendees to enrich their learning through the case study and HR technology application sharing from the exhibitors.

Recognising HR excellence across Asia and fostering innovation

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of the region's top HR leaders, companies and teams, HR Fest Award 2020 (29 September) will see 33 finalists to vie for the top award in six different categories namely:

– Employer Of Choice
– HR Team Of The Year
– Best HR Leader (Individual award)
– Best Use Of Technology
– Best Workplace Culture And Engagement (<500 Employees)
– Best Workplace Culture And Engagement (>500 Employees)

Besides recognising HR excellence in Asia, HR Tech Festival Asia Online also serves as a platform that fosters innovation through the HR Tech PitchFest. This pitching competition offers emerging start-ups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their innovative and disruptive ideas to a multi- disciplinary panel of HR practitioners and business leaders. Attendees can join the excitement and look out for the most innovative 16 start-ups compete for the final 5 spots to pitch in front of a panel of four judges for a chance to win from a prize pool worth USD100,000.

"The HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 is the ideal platform for practitioners in human development to find out what's new across ASEAN. If you are in HR, consulting, L&D, CSR or in a career transition, you will find out how HR Tech Festival Asia event contributes to your success. ASEAN Human Development Organisation is looking forward to network and share ideas on the future of work, leadership, organisational change and how to meet ASEAN's human challenges." says Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder and Strategic Advisor of the ASEAN Human Development Organisation

HR Tech Festival Asia Online is proud to partner with ASEAN Human Development Organisation and its regional HR association members and organisations to curate the event to meet the needs of the HR profession and contribute to the development of the profession. Access to the event is complimentary for HR professional in Asia.

HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 will take place from 29 September-1 October 2020 from 10am-4pm (GMT +8) daily. For more information, visit www.hrtechfestivalasia.com.

About HRM Asia

HRM Asia is a multi-platform network helping to build and celebrate the professional HR community in Asia-Pacific. Across our dedicated print magazine, digital content, and world-class events, we provide an array of thought-leading HR discussion and information to HR professionals of all ranks in Singapore and across the region.

HRM Asia is proudly owned by LRP Publications. LRP Publications is a broad-based media company serving business and education professionals. Specialising in the fields of education administration, education law, education technology, federal employment, human resources, workers' compensation and disability, and ergonomics, the company publishes hundreds of books, pamphlets, newsletters, videos and online resources.

For more information, please contact:

Chua Yee Ling
Marketing Director, HRM Asia
+65 6423 4631, yeeling@hrmasia.com.sg

Elaine Lee
Marketing Manager, HRM Asia
+65 6423 4631, elaine@hrmasia.com.sg


Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. http://www.acnnewswire.com

Hong Kong Book Fair rescheduled for 16-22 December

HONG KONG, Sep 3, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – The 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, including the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has been rescheduled to run from 16 to 22 December 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, following discussions with the fair's supporting organisations and relevant stakeholders. The event was originally scheduled for 15 to 21 July.



The 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, including the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo has been rescheduled to run from 16 to 22 December 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director (left), and Elvin Lee, Chairman, Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited and member of Hong Kong Book Fair 2020 Cultural Events Advisory Panel (right), hosted online media briefings today to share the latest arrangements.


At the same time as proactively preparing for the physical fair in December, the HKTDC has also been enhancing the Book Fair website and mobile app. As of 2 September, its brand-new Book Fair Online section had already aggregated more than 210 exhibitors' online retail platforms with over 110,000 books available for sale.



Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, said: "The HKTDC has been coordinating closely with the industry and exhibitors regarding the rescheduling arrangements for the Book Fair. To gauge exhibitors' intentions and preferences, a survey was conducted earlier. More than half of the respondents preferred us to hold the fair before the end of 2020, if the pandemic situation allows, to help them seize the opportunity for promotions and sales. We will continue putting our best effort into organising the Book Fair, facilitating the industry to overcome the current challenges."

In view of the continuing uncertainties amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, public safety remains the HKTDC's top priority. Mr Chau said: "We will promptly notify all stakeholders and exhibitors of any subsequent changes to allow them sufficient time to get prepared. On 16 November, a month before the fair's scheduled opening, we will assess if the event should proceed in light of the prevailing situation and risks. This will be followed by a final evaluation and decision on 9 December, a week before the fair's opening and shortly before the exhibitors move in, with a view to minimising as far as possible any extra expenditure that might be incurred by exhibitors."

Government offers funding support, capped at HK$100,000 per local exhibitor

Mr Chau said the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has earmarked funding through the Second Round of the Anti-epidemic Fund for the Book Fair to fully subsidise local exhibitors' participation fees, subject to a cap of HK$100,000 per local exhibitor. This subsidy will remain applicable to the rescheduled Book Fair. At the same time, the HKTDC will continue to support exhibitors through various discounts – including a discount for members of supporting organisations and an expansion incentive – which means that most of them will be able to participate in this year's Book Fair free of charge.

The rescheduled Book Fair will continue with its original theme, Inspirational and Motivational Reading, with the tagline "Reading the World, Inspiring the Mind and Refreshing the Soul". The HKTDC will showcase a thematic exhibition in the Art Gallery aligning with this year's theme, titled "Words to Warm the Heart". The Art Gallery will also feature another two exhibitions with the themes "Cherished Memories of the Children's Paradise", and "The Dragon Never Dies – Bruce Lee @80" co-organised with the Bruce Lee Club. Many noteworthy cultural events will be run during the Fair.

New Book Fair Online covers multiple online bookstore platforms at a glance

At the same time as proactively preparing for the physical fair in December, the HKTDC has also been enhancing its online promotional platforms to create a better online-to-offline experience for booklovers and make it easier for them to purchase books during the pandemic. The brand-new Book Fair Online section has been introduced in the Book Fair website and mobile app, bringing together exhibitors' online retail platforms in the "Exhibitor Directory" webpage, so that booklovers can conveniently browse and purchase exhibitors' books and products. As of 2 September, the Book Fair Online had already aggregated more than 210 exhibitors' online retail platforms with over 110,000 books available for sale.

The HKTDC also encourages exhibitors to upload information on highlighted books, especially new books published in 2020, onto the website. With the "Buy Now" function linked to corresponding exhibitors' online retail platforms, booklovers can easily purchase books featured on the "Exhibitors' Favourites" and "New Book Releases" webpages.

To encourage the industry to utilise online platforms to expand business, and to help exhibitors learn more about online selling, the HKTDC has coordinated with several third-party online retail platforms to hold online briefing sessions for those exhibitors that do not have online outlets.

Revisiting popular seminars at Cultural Journey Online

Mr Chau also mentioned the introduction of the Cultural Journey Online webpage on the Book Fair website earlier this year, which has pooled together various e-reading resources, museum exhibitions and cultural activities. In addition, the HKTDC has recently uploaded around 140 recordings of selected popular seminars that have taken place over the past 10 editions of the fair. These seminars feature renowned authors such as Ni Kuang, Louis Cha, Lung Yingtai, Pai Hsien-yung, Jimmy Liao and Lin Qingxia Brigitte. Those who were not able to attend the events in person can now enjoy fascinating insights from renowned authors through this platform.

Hong Kong Book Fair website and mobile app: www.hkbookfair.com, www.hkbookfair.com/HKBookfairApp.html
(For details and seminar registration)
Online Book Fair "Exhibitor Directory": www.hkbookfair.com/exhibitordirectory
Cultural Journey Online: www.hkbookfair.com/culturaljourneyonline
Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo Website: www.hkbookfair.com/hksportsleisureexpo
Photo download: https://bit.ly/31QmSJw

About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: http://www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Contact:
Hong Kong Book Fair Clayton Lauw, Tel: +852 2584 4472, Email: clayton.y.lauw@hktdc.org Sunny Ng, Tel: +852 2584 4357, Email: sunny.sl.ng@hktdc.org Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo Snowy Chan, Tel: +852 2584 4525, Email: snowy.sn.chan@hktdc.org Agnes Wat, Tel: +852 2584 4554, Email: agnes.ky.wat@hktdc.org



Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. http://www.acnnewswire.com

FILMART Online attracts 7,000 international buyers

HONG KONG, Aug 31, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART Online) concluded successfully on 29 August. The four-day virtual content marketplace, where some 2,100 film and television productions were released and promoted, attracted nearly 7,000 international buyers from 73 countries and regions. More than 2,000 online business matching meetings were arranged, illustrating strong demand for entertainment content globally and confidence in the prospects for the industry.



The Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART Online) concluded successfully on 29 August. The four-day virtual content marketplace attracted nearly 7,000 international buyers, with more than 2,000 online business matching meetings arranged. Various functions of the FILMART Online platform will remain available until 30 September.


Twenty-two online conferences and fringe events took place as part of FILMART Online, drawing more than 35,000 views in total. The photo above shows four speakers at the Digital Entertainment Summit 2020 discussing how the use of 5G, cloud and interactive entertainment technologies can bring a more immersive and personalised experience to the market.



More than 20 fringe events facilitate exchange

A total of 22 fringe events took place as part of FILMART Online, drawing more than 35,000 views in total. Among these events, six online conferences addressed the latest industry developments in areas such as streaming platforms and technologies for developing interactive entertainment content. Representatives from Japan, France, the Philippines, Finland and Taiwan introduced their quality productions and detailed local measures introduced in support of entertainment projects.

Multifunctional online platform continues until late September

Various functions of the FILMART Online platform will remain available until 30 September. Up to and including that date, exhibitors can continue to promote their productions and connect with buyers through the multifunctional online platform, while buyers can search for projects and enjoy online screenings, as well as viewing footage from the online conferences and seminars held as part of the event.

Website: http://www.hktdc.com/hkfilmart
Photo download: https://bit.ly/2EFZhm2

About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: http://www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Contact:
Sam Ho, Tel: +852 2584 4569, Email: sam.sy.ho@hktdc.org Cathy Lee, Tel: +852 2584 4393, Email: cathy.wk.lee@hktdc.org



Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. http://www.acnnewswire.com

InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021 GoVIRTUAL: Shifting Events Online to Serve Businesses

SINGAPORE, Aug 27, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – COVID-19 may have disrupted the events industry, but event organizers like InfoCommAsia are continuing to play the critical role of connecting businesses by shifting their events online.

As its premier showcase for global Professional AudioVisual and Integrated Experience Solutions in Southeast Asia – InfoComm Southeast Asia – will be held in 2021 instead of 2020, InfoCommAsia has launched a powerful virtual platform to serve businesses in the year-long lead-up to the actual event.

On the need for the platform which is named InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021 GoVIRTUAL, Mr. Richard Tan, the executive director of InfoCommAsia, said: "With the worldwide disruption to industries and events, it is more critical than ever that exhibitors continue to have the platforms to seek out new clients, and for visitors to search for cutting-edge technology solutions to meet swiftly evolving needs in the new digital era.

"GoVIRTUAL is an intuitive platform we have developed which allows businesses to meet those needs, anywhere and anytime. This will allow our exhibitors and visitors to continue doing business from wherever they are in the run-up to InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021."

The platform, which is already running, will not only functionally replicate the in-person show experience with a range of easy-to-use features, it goes beyond to augment the business experience for all participants.

A Powerful Twin Engine

In addition to webinars and product showcase pages, the platform's unique features include Virtual Product Demonstrations – which enable exhibitors to demonstrate their products and solutions anywhere including from their offices, experience centers or onsite and carry out real-time dialogues and interact with buyers who are watching online – and Livestreaming, which allows thousands to observe and hear the proceedings from around the world at the same time.

In addition, GoVIRTUAL utilizes AI algorithms to generate valuable lists of the most relevant prospective clients for exhibitors. These lists are derived based on visitor registration data, and data collected over time on how these visitors interact on the platform – the webinars they attend, the solutions they search for, and the exhibitors they network with.

Networking and interaction can be conducted 24/7 via multi-layered chat tools from one-to-one chats to private meetings and small-group networking lounges.

Mr. Tan said, "As tech event organizers, this is also an opportunity for us to embrace new ways of helping businesses to achieve the greater outcomes. GoVIRTUAL not only allows our exhibitors to promote their solutions both visually and with audio in real-time while conversing with buyers, the AI helps them to pre-qualify their prospects. It is exactly what they would be doing in their booths at our show."

New Date for InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021

InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021 is rescheduled to take place from 20-22 October 2021, while the venue remains unchanged at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre.

Last announced that it would be held from 19-21 May 2021, the dates were pushed back owing to new COVID-19 developments in Southeast Asian countries, some of which are still grappling with managing the situation. Vaccines, if successfully developed, are not likely to be made readily available until mid-2021.

Said Mr. Tan, "We, therefore, rescheduled our show to October to de-risk it and ensure that our exhibitors and visitors will have a safe and enjoyable experience. But what is key is that our exhibitors remain invested in Southeast Asia, which has been identified as a growth market in 2021."

According to a report by research and consulting firm Frost and Sullivan, the region is projected to become the world's fourth-largest market after China, the European Union and the United States, by 2030. Its GDP is forecast to increase from US$2.4 trillion in 2015 to US$5.2 trillion in 2025.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also driven up demand for digital applications and innovations in the region.

Added Mr Tan, "Through GoVIRTUAL, and InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021, businesses can leverage the growing potential of the Southeast Asian region, and be a part of its post-pandemic growth story."

Updates from InfoCommAsia can be found at: www.infocomm-sea.com

About InfoCommAsia

InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd. extends its influence through three marquee shows: InfoComm Southeast Asia, Beijing InfoComm China and InfoComm India. Each show comprises an exhibition that showcases the world's most cutting-edge and in-demand inventions, and a Summit that presents learning opportunities. Bringing together industry players and top-level decision-makers from across all industries, the shows enable industry players to tap into the vast potential presented by the Professional AudioVisual and Integrated Experience Technology markets of each country and region.

Additional information is available at:
– infocomm-sea.com
– infocomm-china.com
– infocomm-india.com

For more information, please contact:

Rest of the World
Angie Eng
Senior Marketing Manager
InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd
angieeng@infocommasia.com

Thailand
Patrick Jirakittichaijaroen
Senior Project Manager
Expo Inter Co., Ltd
patrick.infocommasia@expointer.net

Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. http://www.acnnewswire.com

FILMART Online kicks off today

HONG KONG, Aug 26, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Film and Television Fair | Online (FILMART Online) opens today and continues through 29 August, creating business opportunities for the global entertainment industry in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The four-day virtual content marketplace brings together more than 670 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions, providing a platform for the release and promotion of nearly 2,000 film and television productions to potential buyers from around the world.



The Hong Kong International Film and Television Fair | Online (FILMART Online) kicked off today, creating business opportunities for the global entertainment industry amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The four-day virtual marketplace brings together more than 670 exhibitors to showcase nearly 2,000 productions.


A seminar titled "Rise Above & Go Beyond: China Entertainment Forecast" was held at FILMART Online earlier today. Jez Zhang, CEO and Chief Analyst of iiMedia Research Group (bottom), James Li, SVP of New Classics Media Group and CEO of New Classics Media Pictures (upper R), and Yuan Zhou, EVP of Linmon Pictures (upper L), discussed the post-pandemic development of Mainland China's entertainment market as well as the integration of online and offline business models in the industry.




Virtual event draws positive response from global industry

Supported by major film production companies from Hong Kong, Mainland China and across the globe, FILMART Online has the goal of promoting cross-media and cross-industry collaboration. Participating Hong Kong companies include Erdong Pictures Group, Mandarin Entertainment, Media Asia Film, Mega-Vision Project Workshop, Mei Ah Entertainment Group, One Cool Film Production, PCCW Media Limited, Sil-Metropole Organisation, Sun Entertainment, TVBI, Emperor Motion Pictures and Universe Films Distribution. The Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), a respected Asian film financing platform, is also taking part in FILMART Online, continuing its efforts to create business exchange opportunities for film workers by exhibiting 32 HAF film projects in the development stage and 22 work-in-progress film projects.

FILMART Online has also attracted encouraging participation from major content production companies in the mainland, such as China International Television Corporation (CITVC), iQiyi Pictures and Zhejiang Huace Media. A number of Chinese provinces and cities, including Chongqing, Hunan, Hangzhou, Jiaxing, Jiangsu, Ningbo, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanghai and Sichuan have set up regional pavilions at the event to showcase their productions.

Participating companies from overseas are a diverse mix, featuring first-time exhibitors from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Greece, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands and Switzerland. International pavilions include the European Union, Japan, Korea, Macao, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.

Multifunctional online platform facilitates exchange and networking

FILMART Online is equipped with a range of innovative features to boost exchange and networking among participants. In addition to dedicated pages for exhibitors to showcase their profiles and productions, the platform also provides a virtual screening tool and an advanced search function, ensuring that buyers can identify productions that interest them and enjoy previews with ease. More than 800 online business matching meetings are scheduled to connect exhibitors with buyers.

Online conferences address post-pandemic industry outlook

Six online conferences taking place during FILMART Online will address the post-pandemic outlook for the industry, focusing on the mainland entertainment market, the latest streaming platform trends in Asia, and technologies for developing interactive entertainment content. Speakers include representatives from industry leaders such as Media Partners Asia (Singapore), New Classics Media (Mainland China), MX Player (India) and WebTVAsia (Malaysia).

The Digital Entertainment Summit 2020 will be held on Friday, 28 August, running under the theme "Interactivity Actualised – Fresh Sight in Future Entertainment". Speakers from GSMA (United Kingdom), iQiyi (Mainland China), Amazon Web Services (United States), and Kino (Asia) Industries (Hong Kong) will analyse how the use of 5G, cloud and interactive entertainment technologies can bring a more immersive and personalised experience to the market.

FILMART Online
Date: 26-29 August 2020
Website: http://www.hktdc.com/hkfilmart
Schedule of seminars and special events: https://tinyurl.com/y35e6psv

Photo download: https://bit.ly/3aYbA8V

About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: http://www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Contact:
Sam Ho, Tel: +852 2584 4569, Email: sam.sy.ho@hktdc.org Cathy Lee, Tel: +852 2584 4393, Email: cathy.wk.lee@hktdc.org



Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. http://www.acnnewswire.com

Clavent’s Emerge 2020 Martech Summit Goes Virtual, powered by CleverTap

INDIA, Aug 18, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – The COVID-19 pandemic is still being battled across the world and a lot of organizations have come to an ambiguous halt. In such uncertain times, businesses are reorienting their approach towards the new normal. Especially, for an industry like Events and Conferences, where the real essence is a large gathering of like-minded people coming together to create an experience. Adapting to the new norm, Clavent is organizing a virtual conference on 5th and 6th September 2020 called the "EMERGE 2020 MARTECH SUMMIT".





Clavent, an India based global conferences company, is hosting Emerge Martech Summit powered by Clevertap, a Marketing and Advertising Technology Conference on 5th & 6th September. Emerge Martech Summit 2020 will bring together marketers & business leaders looking to take their business to the next level. It will cover the latest factors that are set to transform the future of marketing, technology, and data functions.

The virtual conference will facilitate a digital networking platform that will allow unrivaled real-time interaction and seamless networking experience with speakers, exhibitors, and fellow delegates. The platform will try to recreate all the elements of an offline conference in an online environment having different sections like lobby, networking lounge, speaking area, virtual expo area, and a speaker's networking area.

The conference will cover four major themes- AdTech, Content & SEO, User Analytics & Retention, Affiliates/Media Buying. Clavent has secured an outstanding lineup of talented thought leaders and influencers like Sam Baisla, Founder & CEO at Brand Samosa; Atin Chhabra, Global Director – Digital Customer Experience at Schneider Electric; Shweta Srivastava, Head of Digital at Philips; Penny Soo; Alexis Chiagouris, Director, Digital Marketing at Flexera; Puneeth Bekal, Director – Marketing at Mastercard; Nakul Laad, GM Business planning, and Strategy at Swiggy; Rebecca Kurian, Head of Marketing, India at Logmein; Prithvi Raj, Strategic Media Client Leader at Nielsen Media – South Asia; Neel Pandya, Head of Media at L'Oreal; Mahip Dwivedi, Head Mobile App Marketing & SEO Growth at Flipkart; Rahul Singh, Co-Founder & CEO of Winkl; Malay Harsha, Director Marketing at CleverTap and more. During the two days of dynamic discussion, attendees will discover industry secrets and gain a new cache of knowledge about the latest in advertising and marketing technology.

"In previous years, Clavent has been organizing great global conferences in countries like Australia, Philippines, Singapore, India, England, and France. This year, with the COVID outbreak, the industry has taken a hit and there have been major layoffs and shutdowns but we as an organization are adapting to the situation and organizing virtual conferences. This year we are going to dig into the fast-changing landscape of digital marketing together – but virtually. We really want to thank Clevertap for partnering and supporting us for this conference," said Sneha Betharia Jha, Director of Clavent.

Emerge is set to discuss things beyond the tried and tested best practices which are not enough to be effective at capturing a market share the way they once were. Emerge will cover new tools, applications, tactics, and technologies for Marketing and advertising which are much needed in entering the digital arena in this post COVID world. It will help industry professionals become more digital market savvy and effectively compete in the global marketplace. Emerge 2020 is sponsored on Gold level by Winkl and will feature brands like Time of India, ALT Balaji, Blue Star Limited, EarlySalary, Lenskart, Max life insurance, Ogilvy, OkCredit, Raymond limited, SBI, VFS global, Wipro, Zomato, Ola, Master Card, Flipkart, Zee5, Swiggy, Grofers, Mastercard, Philips, Schneider Electric, Pepsico, BurgerKing, Udaan, Paytm, Vedantu, Logicserve iFlix which are participating in the conference.

For more information – https://bit.ly/EmergeMartech
Register for free – https://bit.ly/Emergemartechfree
Join pre-conference discussions and thought topics on twitter (@calventevents #EmergeMartech) and Facebook (@ClaventEvents). For any other inquiries, please email contact@clavent.com.

Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. http://www.acnnewswire.com

ConnecTechAsia Reveals Details of Event to Deliver Best-In-Class Virtual Experience

SINGAPORE, Aug 13, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Informa Markets announced new details for ConnecTechAsia2020 (www.connectechasia.com/broadcast-asia/), the first virtual Infocomm, Media and Technology event held in partnership with Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), from 29 September to 1 October 2020.





The event will feature some 200 exhibitors, several of which are taking part for the first time showcasing the latest 5G technologies and enterprise solutions. This group includes AT&T, SPTel, Qualcomm, ServiceNow, StarHub and Verizon. Other bellwethers will also enrich the virtual experience; they are Grass Valley, Huawei, KTSat, Roland, Sony and SingTel Satellite, to name a few.

Six group pavilions bringing with them companies from the European Union, France, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, Korea and Ontario are also taking part.

In addition, more than 220 conference sessions addressing the latest industry trends and challenges will feature top industry names, including:

– Anne Chow, CEO, AT&T Business
– Brenda Harvey, GM, IBM Asia Pacific
– Bicky Bhangu, President, Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea, Rolls Royce
– Martin Huang, MD Southeast Asia, SenseTime
– Euan Smith, CEO of TV & Group COO, Astro

Best in Class Virtual Platform

With more than 10,000 attendees expected to connect to the virtual event, ConnecTechAsia2020 will unlock possibilities that were not previously available in a physical setting.

The event's four virtual exhibition halls will allow companies to set up customisable virtual booths, with live presentations and real-time interaction with buyers. Furthermore, the exhibitor metrics dashboard will give them valuable real-time data and insight into their customers' behaviour by capturing multiple touchpoints and providing a multi-dimensional view of a visitors' journey, allowing for more effective outreach and follow-up.

Networking opportunities are an integral part of any event experience and have also been enhanced through a powerful AI business matching platform. Attendees will receive personalised meeting suggestions based on their interests and profile. On a consolidated dashboard, visitors can view connections, find out who is interested in setting up a meeting with them and arrange for one-to-one video meets via virtual meeting rooms.

Conference delegates will have the full benefits and experience of a live conference, available right at their fingertips using their device of choice. This includes live keynotes, Q&A sessions and breakout rooms. Content will also be available on-demand 24/7 for delegates based in different time zones.

Comprising long-time favourites BroadcastAsia (/www.connectechasia.com/broadcast-asia/) and CommunicAsia (www.connectechasia.com/communic-asia/), ConnecTechAsia2020 will feature new entrants SatelliteAsia (www.connectechasia.com/satellite-asia/) and TechXLR8 Asia (https://bit.ly/31Onga1) staging their respective exhibitions and conferences. Inaugural Asian editions of accelerateHER Asia (https://accelerateher.co/#/) and Elevating Founders (https://bit.ly/3fS97O8), will also be key highlights of this year's event, bringing with them the big names from the women-in-tech and start-up worlds. After the live event, ConnecTechAsia2020 will thereafter turn into a 24/7, 365-day interactive marketplace, allowing exhibitors and buyers to continue to connect and communicate on the same platform.

Mr Ivan Ferrari, Event Director, Tech, Media & Entertainment Events, Informa Markets, who spearheads ConnecTechAsia said, "The disruption we're facing today has pushed our community to dramatically accelerate a digital transformation which was already underway. With that same spirit in mind, at ConnecTechAsia we have worked hard on identifying and investing in those exact virtual features that we believe can grant the highest possible return on investments for all attendees, sponsors, speakers and delegates who will dedicate precious time and resources to make this online experience a success. Success is indeed in the agency of others, and we thank our community for trusting our work in these difficult times. Together, we are contributing to shape the future of our industry."

Showcasing their 5G capabilities across the exhibition and conferences, Mr Xu Su, Chief Marketing Officer of Carrier BG, Huawei Asia Pacific Region said, "As global 5G deployment begins to ramp up, we need to strengthen our focus on industry applications as this will help unleash the full potential of 5G. ConnecTechAsia is a platform for Asia Pacific telecom operators and industry partners, to come together to discuss the build-out of 5G networks and explore potential business development."

"The business case for 5G is not just better connectivity. When technologies like 5G, computing, cloud, and AI come together, they reinforce each other and create numerous opportunities across five major tech domains: connectivity, AI, cloud, computing, and industry applications. The pandemic has reshaped how we live and work and has dealt a heavy blow to the world economy. Together with our partners and customers, including carriers and enterprises of all types, we can use technological solutions to effect a positive impact on our communities. We look forward to sharing more at the event this year," he added.

Participating for the first time in a virtual tradeshow in the technology and media sector, The GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion will be showcasing companies across all four segments of ConnecTechAsia. They will bring with them a wide range of product and services including professional audio, IPTV, OTT, secure storage solutions, e-sports, fibre communications, content delivery solutions, smart living, cloud services, big data and data analysis.

Mr Mark Birchall, Managing Director, Tradefair, the organiser of the pavilion said, "We are excited about being part of the new ConnecTechAsia virtual platform as it gives all our companies the opportunity to deliver live presentations and demos and interact with visitors in real-time, and the continuing marketplace after certainly provides great value for us. We look forward to the event and connecting with new customers and partners to allow our participants to grow their business in the region."

For more information on ConnecTechAsia, please visit our website (https://bit.ly/3fPuXC5). You may register for a media pass here: https://bit.ly/3iOm8dJ

Join our social conversation:
FB | Twitter | LinkedIn – #ConnecTechAsia
FB | Twitter | LinkedIn – #BroadcastAsia
FB | Twitter | LinkedIn – #CommunicAsia
FB | Twitter | Instagram – #TECHXLR8

About Informa Markets

ConnecTechAsia is organised by Informa Markets, a division of Informa plc. Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world's leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

Media Contacts
June Seah/ Patricia Yee
Tel: +65 9852 6756 / +65 9382 7452
Email: june.seah@informa.com / patricia.yee@informa.com

Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. http://www.acnnewswire.com