For immediate release
Joint Media Release by MediaCorp and Singapore infocomm Technology Federation
The Stage - Singapore’s first innovative technology trade show to debut in 2015
Singapore, 4 September 2013 – MediaCorp and Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) are pleased to announce their venture to produce Singapore’s first innovative technology trade show called The Stage debuting in 2015.
The Stage will be Southeast Asia’s first experiential platform which is mooted, designed and driven by the technology industry players to showcase their new and innovative technologies for home, work and play - cutting across devices, services and applications in the ultimate ‘prosumer’ experience.
The 3-day trade show in 2015 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre will target over 250 exhibitors in various sectors including audio and visual, connected home devices, digital imaging/photography, telecommunications, electronic gaming and music, robotics, computer hardware and software, lifestyle electronics and automotive electronics.
At the trade launch event, MediaCorp CEO Mr Shaun Seow says “With IT and media becoming so much part of our lives, they have become regular fixtures in the content we produce, whether it’s in the form of a TV programme or a review of a new gadget. MediaCorp, too, is tapping into new technology to deliver our content to reach new and wider audiences. So, we see immense potential for us to organize this trade show with SiTF. It also plays to the strengths of Singapore as a tech hub in Asia, which is fast becoming the preferred test-bed for companies to launch prototypes. We hope that in time, The Stage will be established as one of the world’s marquee shows for the industry.”
Visitors to The Stage will be taken through a multi-faceted experiential technology showcase. There will be live demonstrations of new technologies and product launches. Alongside the exhibition, there will be a conference featuring keynote presentations and panel discussions from thought leaders. The Stage will feature a headline concert with celebrities adding pizzazz to the event.
Eddie Chau, Chairman, SiTF says, “The Stage is going to be Asia's first event which is driven by industry players together with Singapore's foremost established broadcast and media company. It shall provide participants the experience that companies yearn for its users and it is an excellent platform to showcase/ launch new products. I am very excited with our partnership with MediaCorp. We believe the marriage between the glamorous and colourful entertainment with the geeky and innovative ICT industry would spark an interesting show that all should anticipate.”
Name: The Stage
Duration: 3-day trade show with the last day open to public
Date: 2015 (Date to be announced)
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Tel: +65 6325 9700
Jointly issued by MediaCorp and SiTF
For more information, please contact:
DID: +65 6350 3351
Cheam Gim Chng (Miss)
Manager, Marketing and Sponsorship
Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)
DID: +65 6325 9812
MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.
It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week. Initiatives in the new digital space include Internet TV-on-demand, High Definition TV broadcast and Over-the-Top (OTT) interactive services.
Beyond Singapore, MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels.
Our financial and strategic relationship in the region includes International Media Corporation in Vietnam, which was set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content. MediaCorp also has a stake in Singapore-based retail firm Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers and a majority stake in Cubinet Interactive, a Malaysian digital games publisher.
Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.
For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.
About Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation
Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) is Singapore infocomm industry association, comprises corporate members ranging from local startups to establish MNCs. SiTF advocates for the ICT industry and helps to accelerate the adoption ICT technology. It works closely with various stakeholders to promote emerging technologies in areas such as Digital Media, Cloud Computing, Green IT, Wireless, Security and Governance. SiTF also provide platforms to help members with opportunities to increase their market presence and business reach. Among the key events initiated by SiTF are the SiTF infocomm Leaders Golf, SiTF Awards, SITEX and ICT Business Summit. The key initiatives include MatchiT, PartneriT, 123JumpStart, SiTF Academy, Productivity and Productisation Programme Office (PPPO) and administering the ‘Infocomm Singapore’ brand.
For more information, please visit sitf.org.sg.