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Informa Tech partners with IMDA and STB to launch ConnecTechAsia

Informa Tech, along with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB), has signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to launch a new flagship event for Asia in 2021.

Taking place in H2 2021, the first edition will be a hybrid event bringing together Government, businesses in the infocomm, media and tech ecosystem, start-ups, enterprise communities and global titans of tech. The partnership, which will feature a series of events and activities, will be focused on innovation and talent, and set the agenda on digital transformation; diversity and governance in the tech sector.

The event promises to combine Informa Tech’s international reach and world-class events infrastructure with IMDA and STB’s leadership and market expertise to create a “leading platform for the international tech and enterprise communities to congregate in Asia.”

ConnectTechAsia – Informa Tech’s B2B platform for infocomm, media and technology – will provide “a global marketplace for the discovery of new innovations and enterprise solutions to drive growth and digitisation of businesses and cities in Asia.”

Howie Lau, assistant CEO, Media & Innovation Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority, said: “This flagship tech event provides government and policy makers, business and tech leaders an excellent platform to exchange dialogue, discuss technology trends, opportunities and challenges to bring about increased collaborations and mutual benefits for the region and internationally.”

Informa Tech managing director Carolyn Dawson, said: “With more than 100 specialist brands across events, research, media and training, Informa Tech is focused on inspiring tech communities to design, build and run a better digital world. We are thrilled to partner with IMDA and STB to co-create an event that will provide the platform for innovators across Asia, and Singapore as the region’s tech hub, to shine among the international tech community.”

Yap Chin Siang, deputy CEO, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “We look forward to working with IMDA and Informa Tech to make this event a success, and to strengthen our reputation as a centre for knowledge, innovation and economic exchange in the Asia Pacific.”