Asia’s largest annual event, the Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX) will take place from 20 to 24 June 2011 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. imbX is hosted by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and organised by the Singapore Exhibition Services and the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation.
The event is a confluence of government and business leaders, companies and industry professionals to showcase the latest innovations, to network and exchange ideas. It will bring together more than 60,000 international participants from over 100 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States. Companies in the GCC such as Gearhouse Broadcast Limited from Qatar, Studio Plus, Xconcepts Middle East and SunTec Business Solutions FZE from the UAE are also exhibiting at the CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia exhibitions of imbX.
In addition to the exhibitions, the 7th Ministerial Forum on ICT and the eGov Global Exchange will take place in the same week. Building on the success of two consecutive international e-Government events, the eGov Global Exchange 2011 will again bring together senior policy makers and practitioners from around the world to share thought-leadership, latest trends and insights on e-Government. Singapore’s next e-Government Masterplan will be unveiled at eGov Global Exchange 2011.
With close to three decades of e-Government implementation, Singapore continues to receive international recognition for harnessing infocomm for social and economic development. Singapore was placed second in the Global IT Report for 2011, published by the World Economic Forum and INSEAD, which measured the impact of ICT on the development process and competitiveness of nations. For three years, Singapore topped the Waseda University e-Government Ranking for efforts in planning and implementing e-Government in Singapore.
The week ahead will be an exciting one for the Singapore infocomm landscape. The 41st Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Public Meeting will also be held during the week of imbX. Over 1,000 participants from members of the infocomm establishment worldwide will descend on the city-state to discuss issues revolving around the management and co-ordination of key policy, operational, technical and security issues concerning the Internet.
Also taking place is the ITU Asia Pacific Forum on Digital Inclusion for All. The Forum aims to raise awareness of ICT accessibility issues for the social and economic development for all, including persons with disabilities, the ageing society, women, youth and other disadvantaged people.