InfoComm China 2017, Asia Pacific’s premier professional AudioVisual and Information Communications Technology show, to feature exciting new platforms and richer learning experiences, promising greater buzz across all industries
Beijing 9 January 2017 --(ASIA TODAY)-- The 2017 presentation of InfoComm China, to be held on 12 – 14 April 2017, will set yet another record for being the largest ever to take place, occupying all nine halls covering 55,000 sqm of the China National Convention Centre. Building on the success of previous editions, InfoComm China 2017 will see more than 300 local and overseas exhibitors as well as the convergence of record number of visitors and Summit delegates, further enhancing its position as the biggest, most vibrant and not-to-be-missed showcase of professional AudioVisual (pro-AV) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Asia Pacific.
As the reputation and visibility of InfoComm China continue to grow locally and overseas, an increasing number of new exhibitors are participating for the first time. This year, InfoComm China will welcome more than 52 new exhibitors from 8 countries and regions, namely China, USA, Japan, UK, Germany, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
“We are heartened to note that over the years, an increasing number of local and overseas exhibitors are participating in InfoComm China, demonstrating their confidence in Asia’s premier pro-AV and ICT showcase,” said Richard Tan, Executive Director of InfoCommAsia. “The pro-AV market is evolving rapidly in tandem with the broader technology landscape, and visitors to InfoComm China can benefit from new and deeper understanding of the use of cutting-edge technologies and applications for digital transformation in the business, industry and community domains.”
Some of the leading global brands that have chosen InfoComm China 2017 as the platform to showcase their new products and solutions include Christie, Extron, Creston, Epson, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Hitachi, Sennheiser, Harman International, Shure, Barco, Delta and Yamaha.
The support of returning and new exhibitors, and the continued contributions of leading thought leaders, point to the increasing recognition of the show’s pivotal position as the go-to platform and forum for learning, promotion and advancement of pro-AV and ICT technologies and applications. In addition, more and more exhibitors are leveraging InfoComm China as a launch pad to introduce and market their solutions to the Chinese and Asian markets. More than 87 new-to-Asia and 82 new-to-China products and solutions will be launched at InfoComm China 2017.
HARNESSING ASIA’S INNOVATIVE SPIRIT
The adoption of technology in homes and by businesses in Asia Pacific is accelerating. By 2020, Asia’s market for the Internet of Things will reach USD79.3 billion. The growth is driven by rapid urbanization, the rise of smart cities and evolving of traditional to digital economies. The game-changing digital transformation will push boundaries for pro-AV and ICT applications in the new digital ecosystem. Asia Pacific’s pro-AV and ICT market, which is estimated to be worth USD41.7 billion in 2016, will continue to expand exponentially, powered by the region’s innovative spirit. In this regard, InfoComm China is perfectly positioned to play the role of catalyst to drive the digital transformation in Asia.
An integral component of InfoComm China is the Summit. In line with past practices, InfoComm China Summit will be held concurrently with the exhibition over three days. In addition to existing supporting associations like Digital Signage Multimedia Alliance Taiwan, the Summit has also garnered the support of two new leading industry associations: Guangdong New Energy Vehicle Industry Association and China Hotel Association Wisdom.
Slated to whet the appetite of and to instil the interests of attendees and partners is an exciting array of interactive presentations and discussion sessions on a wide range of issues.
InfoCommAsia University Seminars – These sessions combine the best of both worlds – classroom learning and hands-on experience – to deepen the technical knowledge of AV and ICT professionals. Understand how Internet of Things impacts audio and video integration from Jerry Hung, Vice President of BXB Electronics Co Ltd; and how IP can be effectively used in the education sector for more effective learning from Paul Harris, CEO of Aurora Multimedia. There will be sessions conducted in English to cater to international delegates.
IT Forum – Jointly-organized with China InfoWorld Magazine, this forum focused on the next generation of Virtual Reality (VR) will delve into the core technology of VR development as well as applications and trends for VR technology. Through case studies on XiaoMi and Taobao Buy+, it will illustrate how VR can enable business transformation.
Digital Signage Asia (DSA) Forum – Jointly-organized with Digital Signage Multimedia Alliance Taiwan, this 2-day Forum will gather experts from Taiwan, Japan, China, Singapore and Canada for in-depth discussion on innovative applications of digital signage solutions and the benefits it can bring to end-users. DSA Forum aims to attract more professionals to drive the industry globally through the introduction of more effective, creative and interactive content.
Smart City Forum – Jointly-organized with Guangdong New Energy Vehicle Industrial Association (GDNEVIA), there will be a series of discussions focusing on Big Data and the future of Smart Cities, from a city of driverless cars to public-private partnership model in traffic management. Formed on 16 June 2016, GDNEVIA’s vision is to helm the new energy vehicle market to build a zero displacement smart city. The association will take the lead to further innovation and accelerate development in the utilization of new energy vehicles.
Smart Hotel Forum – Jointly-organized with China Hotel Association Wisdom, this forum will delve into how China Smart Hotel 3.0 will revolutionize the hospitality industry in the new era through productivity enhancement, effective cost control and quality improvement to achieve new progress and breakthroughs in hotel management, service level, marketing and customer experience.
“Industry partnership is a fundamental strategy in contributing to the success of our Summit programs,” said Tan. “We are grateful for the support of our partners and this year we are especially encouraged to be able to have the support of the Guangdong New Energy Vehicle Industry Association and China Hotel Association Wisdom which are supporting InfoComm china for the first time.”
The encouraging response by exhibitors and Summit speakers are positive indications that InfoComm China Exhibition and Summit 2017 will be able to further strengthen its position as Asia Pacific’s premier pro-AV and ICT show. In addition to the record number of exhibitors, the depth and breadth of solutions on display will set new benchmarks. Visitors including practitioners, researchers, systems integrators and technologists will be able to benefit from new and deeper understanding of the use of cutting-edge technologies and applications for digital transformation in the business, industry and community domains.
Those interested to visit InfoComm China 2017 may beat the queue by pre-registering their interest to visit at www.infocomm-china.com or www.ifcshow.com.