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imbX2005 - Bringing Technology, Business and People Together

The Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX), Asia's largest infocomm and media week of events, fortifies Singapore's position in the region as a leading infocomm and media hub by attracting international business ...

Singapore, 07 June 2005 | For Immediate Release

Digital Convergence is Happening Here and Now at imbX from June 13-18 and that Means New Opportunities for Enterprises, Telcos, Broadcasters and Dynamic SMEs

The Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX), Asia's largest infocomm and media week of events, fortifies Singapore's position in the region as a leading infocomm and media hub by attracting international business leaders, infocomm policy makers, Ministers from the region, C-level Executives, enterprises and industry professionals.

From 13 - 18 June this year, a rich spread of technologies will be showcased under imbX where established exhibitions CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT, and BroadcastAsia, come together at the Singapore Expo along with a programme of complementary events. At the same time, conferences and inter-government level meetings such as the iX 2005 Conference, CommunicAsia Summit, imbX Ministerial Forum on ICT and Asia Pacific Forum on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation take place at the Raffles City Convention Centre.

The Inaugural imbX Ministerial Forum on ICT

This year, imbX will host a three-day gathering of Ministers and their representatives from Asian countries such as Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

"For the Singapore infocomm sector, imbX is an important showcase of our local innovation and capabilities. Besides the industry participation at the show, I am pleased to note the strong participation of government ministers and officials in this year's imbX. It will be an interesting week of business exchanges and dialogues amongst buyers and sellers in the infocomm sector," said Mr Chan Yeng Kit, Chief Executive Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

Together, CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia and EnterpriseIT house 2,238 exhibiting companies from 55 countries. This is where people get to explore the realms of technologies that impact one another and shape the future - WiMax, 3G, next generation networks, VoIP, mobile entertainment, enterprise applications, digital multimedia broadcasting, digital video broadcasting, interactive TV, computer graphics and animation - are just some of technologies showcased.

Main Events at imbX

At Singapore Expo:

  • CommunicAsia2005
  • EnterpriseIT2005
  • BroadcastAsia2005
  • Broadcast Asia2005 International Conference
  • RadioAsia Conference
  • Asia D-Cinema Summit
  • X|Media|Lab masterclass

At Raffles City Convention Centre:

  • CommunicAsia2005 Summit Conference
  • iX 2005 Conference
  • Asia Pacific Telecommunity Policy & Regulatory Forum
  • imbX Ministerial Forum on ICT

The Organisations Behind imbX

imbX is jointly organised by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) and Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), and hosted by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA.

"The Infocomm and the media industries are strategic growth areas for many Asian economies. The synergy of holding CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia and EnterpriseIT together will benefit businesses, nations, and ultimately, the end-consumer. The vibrant exchange of business and ideas between people, corporations and countries at the shows and conferences create a vision of where the future of technology is heading," said Stephen Tan, Chief Executive of Singapore Exhibition Services.

Events like imbX also help to further the MDA's goal of transforming Singapore into a global media city, said the CEO of the MDA, Dr Christopher Chia. "Events such as imbX help to further transform Singapore into a global media city. With the steady and continuous convergence of broadcast, media, IT and communications platforms and activities, it brings about more exciting and innovative challenges for the media industry here and also creates new technology channels. This positions Singapore as a most attractive proving ground and allows companies from all over the world to use this country as a jump-off point for the launch of new applications and services."

"By bringing together a wide range of related platforms and activities under a single unifying event, imbX underlines the strategic importance of infocomm technologies and media as the enabler of business growth and development," said Mr Stephen Lim, Chairman of the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF).

The iX 2005 Conference, organized by SiTF from 15-16 June, provides a holistic business development platform. With the theme Staying Competitive Through Innovation: To Lead or To Follow? Delegates can Learn from top ICT business leaders; Apply key principles of innovation and Connect with potential business partners and customers from around the region.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Sun Chief Technology Evangelist will keynote the conference, as well as lead the practical Break-Out Sessions. iX 2005 conference topics will include Developing and Sustaining Innopreneurship; Learning from the Early Achievers; ICT Opportunities; and Core Capabilities for Success.


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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. The stakeholders in imbX are Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA). To be held from 13 to 18 June, imbX incorporates CommunicAsia2005, BroadcastAsia2005, EnterpriseIT2005, iX2005 Conference and a host of complementary events.

About Singapore Exhibition Services

Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) is Asia's top organizer 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, 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:

Mr Ross Gan
Account Manager
The Hoffman Agency
Tel: 65 6535 6950

Sophia Heng
Senior PR Executive
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: (65) 6738 6776
Fax: (65) 6835 3040