ConnecTechAsia Wraps Up Successful First Live Virtual Event
SINGAPORE, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnecTechAsia, Asia's leading Infocomm Media and Technology event concluded last week after three days of insightful conference sessions and exhibitions on the latest solutions and trends empowering the digital economy.
More than 6800 attendees participated in the first fully virtual iteration of the event that featured some 200 conference sessions, 280+ speakers and 323 exhibitors. ConnecTechAsia also expanded its content to include new shows, conferences, competitions and award ceremonies.
New Awards and Competitions
One of the highlights of the event, the inaugural CommunicAsia Awards, recognised innovation and achievement across global service providers. The virtual award ceremony was held on 30 September and featured winners in the categories of:
36 start-ups also took part in the first edition of Elevating Founders Asia, the flagship start-up event of ConnecTechAsia. After two days of pitch-offs, the winners for the various verticals were:
Showcasing Technology and Innovations Virtually
Spread across four main virtual xhibition halls and 12 international group pavilions, 323 companies showcased their latest innovations and solutions and connected with attendees through videos, online chat and live presentations.
Having exhibited at previous physical editions of ConnecTechAsia, Mr Alexey Kalachev, Chief Executive Officer, Moscow Export Center, said, "Moscow Export Centre's mission is to bring our local companies to the global market, and the best way of doing is to participate at leading international exhibitions. This year we showcased 34 companies at the Moscow Pavilion at ConnecTechAsia. Despite the challenges which the pandemic has brought about, the organisers did a good job at using the most efficient digital technologies to deliver a great event. That ensured our ability to achieve our main goals which are expanding the international networks of our companies, finding new business partners and closing deals. We look forward to meeting everyone face-to-face in the editions ahead!"
"Participating in the first SatelliteAsia opened a new stage of global communication during this COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to make efforts to promote KT SAT's satellite technology and enhance our status in the global market," said Mr Song Kyung-min, CEO of KT SAT.
Mr Mohammed Fahim, General Manager, RAN, Core & Integration, Robi Axiata Limited, a first-time attendee of ConnecTechAsia said, "True to it's name, ConnecTechAsia is an enabler of cross-industry collaboration. The event was very much engaging and personalised. This was a great upskilling opportunity. Thanks to the organisers and I will be looking forward to attending next year."
Mr Ivan Ferrari, Event Director, Tech, Media & Entertainment Events, Informa Markets, who heads up ConnecTechAsia said, "having successfully held the first virtual edition of one of the leading technology events in the region on such a scale and amid challenging times has been a humbling and enriching experience. This year we even expanded our event, with newly launched shows, conferences, awards and competitions. Our core mission was to deliver a content-rich platform that enables our exhibitors, sponsors and all participants to learn, share, create meaningful connections and foster long-lasting business partnerships and opportunities no matter where they are in the world. Moving forward, we will continue to refine the virtual element of ConnecTechAsia and integrate it with the physical show to create rewarding experiences for all attendees."
Content from the virtual ConnecTechAsia2020 will be available here till 1 June 2021, more details on next year's event will be announced in due course.
For more information on ConnecTechAsia, please visit www.ConnecTechAsia.com.
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About Informa Markets
ConnecTechAsia is organised by Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Limited (Informa Markets in Singapore), 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.
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