Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) and the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) with the support of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) today ...

Singapore, 24 March 2004 | For Immediate Release

A Week of Infocomm and Media Activities Brings International Business Leaders, Enterprises and IT Industry Professionals Together

Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) and the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) with the support of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) today announced the Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX). This is a week of activities that will include established trade shows CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, EnterpriseIT, the iX2004 Conference, as well as a series of other events to be held concurrently at the Singapore Expo from 14-18 June, 2004.

imbX will attract an influx of more than 2,100 international exhibiting companies and nearly 30,000 visitors to Singapore and is expected to inject more than S$180 million into the local economy. The week-long imbX will feature three exhibitions, eight conferences and close to 400 speakers. This event brings together international business leaders, enterprises and industry professionals, and further enhances Singapore's position as Asia's leading infocomm and media hub.

"We are pleased to be organising this event in conjunction with the SiTF. This year our established trade exhibitions CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia2004 will return stronger and better. Together with EnterpriseIT and the well established iX2004 conference, they will function as a focal point for the exchange of ideas, to promote trade, showcase the latest innovations, and introduce new technology into Asia. imbX is a valuable one-stop platform for business leaders, companies, government officials, regulatory agencies and industry professionals," said Mr Stephen Tan, Chief Executive of SES.

"imbX will provide the motive force to bring back the buzz into the infocomm industry. I am confident that the collaborative and focused efforts that we bring to imbX, and especially through the iX2004 conference, will enable the business community to see ICT as the enabler of their own growth and development," said Mr Saw Ken Wye, Chairman of SiTF.

iX2004 Conference, organised by SiTF from 14 - 15 June, will discuss the most pressing ICT issues facing the business world today, and the application of ICT at the enterprise level. Delegates will benefit from different and even opposing views on each issue in a series of 'executive debates' and panel discussions.

Nicholas G Carr, whose controversial paper, "IT Doesn't Matter" in the Harvard Business Review last year took the IT world by storm, will be a keynote speaker at iX2004. Conference topics include E-Government, Outsourcing, Open Source, Wireless Technologies, and Information Security.

CommunicAsia, this year will reflect the latest trends in 3G, IP solutions, content development, mobile networks and applications, satellite communications, wireless products and services. Speakers at the CommunicAsia Summit will deliver powerful presentations on mobile operator strategies, China's impact on telecommunication and technology sectors, Next Generation Networks, and much more.

BroadcastAsia has an exciting line-up of activities for Digital Cinema Day on June 16. Asian D-Cinema summit will see experts from Eng Wah, GDC Technology, Mukta Adlabs and Singtel share their views and vision for digital cinema in Asia. EnterpriseIT will highlight enterprise technology applications.

Hosting imbX and further promoting Singapore's status as an infocomm and media hub are IDA and MDA.

"The coming together of these events under the Infocomm Media Business Exchange banner is certainly a timely one. Recent global developments and technology trends attest to the blurring of traditional boundaries and the creation of new opportunities in an increasingly integrated Infocomm and media environment. IDA fully supports this," said Mrs Tan Ching Yee, Chief Executive Officer, IDA.

"The MDA will continue to encourage and support international and Singapore media companies to expand their business networks through their participation in BroadcastAsia and imbX. For BroadcastAsia this year, the MDA is leading a delegation of nine Singapore-based companies at the Singapore Pavilion to showcase the latest applications, services and products in digital cinema, digital TV and digital audio broadcasting. We believe the support we give will encourage even more companies to come up with innovative applications and services that will help them grow their existing business and generate new revenue streams," said Mr Lim Hock Chuan, Chief Executive Officer, MDA.


Notes to Editor:

1. CommunicAsia2003 and BroadcastAsia2003 were cancelled due to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) outbreak in Asia.

About the Infocomm Media Business Exchange
The Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX) is Asia's largest infocomm and media business platform that brings together business leaders, companies and industry professionals to showcase their latest innovations, network, exchange ideas and tap new markets. imbX is jointly organised by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) and the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), and hosted by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA). To be held from 14 to 18 June, imbX incorporates CommunicAsia2004, BroadcastAsia2004, EnterpriseIT2004, iX2004 Conference and a host of other activities. For further information on imbX, please visit

CommunicAsia, Asia's most established and comprehensive communications technology (ICT) tradeshow, showcases the latest products and services in the industry. Go to

BroadcastAsia serves as a launch pad for the latest hi-tech production and post-production technology from the electronic media industry. Go to

EnterpriseIT targets enterprises that deliver IT solutions in system integration, e-learning, data warehousing, storage systems, outsourcing services, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning and others. Visit

iX2004 Conference is Asia's definitive ICT conference. It brings together business leaders, IT visionaries and senior executives to discuss and share their experiences on the role and impact of ICT in shaping and reinventing the rules of business. Visit

About Singapore Exhibition Services

Incorporated in 1975, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) is Asia's leading trade fair organiser, with a wide portfolio of exhibitions and conferences. SES organises exhibitions such as CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia that are held in Singapore. SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation, with foreign exhibitors accounting for more than 70 percent of the show floor. For more information, visit

About SiTF

The Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) is Singapore's premier infocomm trade industry association and was formed from a merger of the Singapore Federation of the Computing Industry (SFCI) and the Microcomputer Trade Association of Singapore (MTAS) in late 1999. SiTF organizes some of the industry's most important infocomm events: iX2004 is an annual conference on enterprise computing. SITEX is the national IT lifestyle industry event. Other key SiTF initiatives include the SiTF Golf Masters and "Made in Singapore and Proud of IT!". For more information on SiTF, please visit

About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) develops, promotes and regulates info-communications in Singapore, with the aim of establishing Singapore as one of the world's premier infocomm capitals. To nurture an internationally competitive infocomm industry, IDA offers a comprehensive range of programmes and schemes for both local and international companies. For more information, visit

About Media Development Authority of Singapore

The Media Development Authority of Singapore was formed to develop Singapore into a global media city, in effect fostering a creative economy and a connected society. The agency's Media 21strategy aims to create a vibrant environment for the industry and public, via five key thrusts: to establish Singapore as a media exchange; export 'Made-by-Singapore' content; internationalise local media companies; nurture local media talents and develop digital media.

For more information, please contact Singapore Exhibition Services

Sophia Heng 
Tel: +65 6233-8626
Fax: +65 6835-3040

Michele Soon
Tel: +65 6233-8625
Fax: +65 6835-3040