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28 Oct 2015

Record-breaking numbers of attendees on Day One of Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World 2015 at Suntec Singapore

Record-breaking numbers of attendees on Day One of Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World 2015 at Suntec Singapore

Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World make their return to Singapore's Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre for the region's largest professional technology gathering

SINGAPORE, 28 October 2015 ? Welcoming thousands of international delegates, Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World 2015 kicked off today at Suntec Singapore with an inspiring line-up of top industry speakers and an exhibition hall brimming with innovative solutions and cutting-edge products.

Highlights included a packed-out Opening Plenary from Howie Lau, Singapore Computer Society President and CMO at StarHub, who commented on the tremendous growth seen in the Asian cloud market and its role as a critical business differentiator. He continued to highlight Singapore's potential to take a leadership position in the future evolution of the technology. Following Lau, Max Peterson II of Amazon Web Services presented a session titled, ?A World of Possibilities', detailing the cloud's value in driving economic growth, inspiring learners and serving the global citizen. Peterson underlined the importance of cloud in triggering new opportunities in modern enterprise and fueling disruptive business capabilities.

The Service Provider & Cloud Ecosystem conference stream, sponsored by AppDirect, also featured an insightful session delivered by A*STAR scientist Yong Liu, which opened the debate around the challenges  presented in the Big Data era. Liu suggested machine learning and cloud-based models will encourage enterprises to realise the value of data-driven business operations.

Co-located conference, CloudAsia, co-organised alongside the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), also welcomed to the stage Khoong Hock Yun, the organisation's Assistant Chief Executive. Yun discussed the progression of Singapore as a global Smart Nation, and its vision of combining innovation and policy to lead a world standard.

The Smart IoT forum, a new addition to the 2015 programme, was also a success with a full day of popular talks and heated panel discussions. Toa Charm, Managing Partner at Big Data Elite Asia and Chairperson at Hong Kong Computer Society, spoke to an engaged theatre audience, covering the competitive advantages and sustainable growth opportunities offered by big data innovation.

Speaking at the end of Day One of Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World 2015, Event Director Andy Kiwanuka was thrilled with the first day feedback from exhibitors and delegates alike. ?This has been another incredible start to Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World. Every year we see a huge growth with a positive response to the shows across all industry vectors. 2015 has also welcomed the popular addition of the Smart IoT theatre, as well as the Energy Efficiency and DCIM streams which have responded to the evolving landscape of the cloud and data centre ecosystem.? 

Phil Nelson, commercial director and co-founder of CloserStill Media, organiser of the world's leading cloud and data centre events commented: ?Next year we have confirmed our move to the Marina Bay Sands as we have outsold space at the Suntec centre. On Day One we have already sold half of next year's floor space and sponsored event features. The show has attracted a great audience of top IT professionals with real projects and serious buying power.? 

Data Centre World visitor Victor Lim, CTO and Owner of Nicam TV shared the enthusiasm: ?The event is great and has been extremely fruitful form me, with a wide-range of products and data centre solutions. There is such an energy on the exhibition floor and the information provided is always helpful and informative. I will definitely be attending again next year!?

Andrew Roque, Senior Consultant at PrimeStaff, said: ?It's such a fantastic opportunity to network and meet with relevant contemporaries. I always want to learn more about the cloud industry, as well as security and big data analytics which are hot topics at the moment ? and Cloud Expo Asia delivers it all. I would like to congratulate the organisers for such a successful event.?

Exhibitors reported great interest from the delegate audience, generating quality leads. Nick Sim, Data Centre Evangelist at Telin Singapore, and Data Centre World speaker said: ?The show is very vibrant and lively. It's pulled great crowds today and is showcasing lots of exciting innovation. We have been busy all day with meetings and discussions with new contacts. It has been such a success for creating awareness in the region.?

Gold sponsors Telstra were further impressed with their first day at the event: ?The show provides an effective platform for branding and awareness. It's the biggest industry event in Asia, and delivers the right target audience of C-level executives and above. We've enjoyed meeting potential clients and the crowds were today were extremely impressive.?

For real-time updates from Cloud Expo Asia 2015 follow @CloudExpoAsia #CEA2015and for Data Centre World 2015@dcwasia #DCW2015.

About CloserStill Media:

CloserStill Media specialises in professional events chiefly in the technology and healthcare markets. Its portfolio includes some of UK's fastest-growing and award-winning events including The Pharmacy Show, The London Vet Show, The Dentistry Show, Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World. Having delivered unparalleled quality and relevant audiences for all its exhibitions, CloserStill has been repeatedly recognised as a leading innovator with its teams and events winning multiple Awards including Best Marketing Manager ? four times in succession ? Best Trade Exhibition, Best Launch Exhibition, and Rising Star ? two years in succession ? among others.

For more information, visit www.closerstillmedia.com 

For media queries or to arrange media interviews with the companies, please contact:

Georgie May
Email: g.may@closerstillmedia.com
Tel: +65 84438901

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Testimonials

  • Western Digital has been exhibiting Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World for a few years now and have always seen great success at the shows. Western Digital has an extensive storage solutions portfolio and with this bring the largest scale cloud & data centre exhibition in Singapore and ASEAN, it is important for us to have a presence here. With the Significant representation of overseas delegates other than Singapore-based delegates, this allows us to reach out a mass group audience in one location.
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  • We’ve met a good mix of new prospects and existing customers over the two days. There were many relevant questions posed by the delegates, attesting to the immense interest the show has generated for us leading up to the show.
    Marketing – South East Asia and India, Splunk
  • Through Cloud Expo Asia, we get new prospects, lead generation and a lot of brand exposure. Across these two days, it’s been very exciting and we’re already looking forward to next year!
    Marketing Manager, Netpluz Asia Pte Ltd
  • Conferences like these at Cloud Expo Asia are always exciting because not only we have a chance to hear about the latest best practices and developments, and also reconnect with peers, clients and partners. I would love to be back at Cloud Expo Asia again!
    Director, Fintech & Crypto, PwC Singapore
  • As the COO in one of the biggest insurance companies in Japan, I’ve arranged my team to take turn to come visit across these two days to get the latest industry knowledge. Because of my role, I am particularly interested in the risk management and security sessions. What we’re appreciated the most is that we can source a variety of content at one place, including solution providers, end-users and those institutions [IASA, ISC2 etc.]. It is very comprehensive.
    COO, Tokio Marine Insurance Group
  • I’ve never visited an event of such massive scale featuring some of the most amazing brands and speakers here. I learnt a lot from attending the sessions like blockchain, digitisation, logistics and customer experience. I am very impressed with the breadth of the topics covered all under one roof over two days. I’ve also met many new suppliers I’ve never knew before and got to establish contact with them now. Coming to this event has given me so much value.
    Founder, All about Supply Chain