ConnectechAsia will be held from September 29 - October 1 at the Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria this year, Informa has announced in a statement.
In light of global concerns due to the on-going Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, ConnecTechAsia 2020 edition has been postponed to September, organiser Informa Markets announced. The event, which was initially intended to be hosted at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, will be moved to the Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria this year.
Informa Markets will continue to run ConnecTechAsia in partnership with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
Speaking about the decision, Ivan Ferrari, Event Director, Tech, Media & Entertainment Events, Informa Markets, said: “Our ability to deliver an event that maximises our attendee’s investment in time and resources is our biggest priority, and after considering all aspects, we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s edition. I would like to thank our partners, exhibitors, registered visitors and all stakeholders for their strong support during this period. We are taking immediate steps to provide all parties with the assistance they require.”
Howie Lau, Chief Industry Development Officer at IMDA, and co-chair of the ConnecTechAsia Advisory Committee noted the decision to postpone the event to the later part of the year. He added: “Singapore is delighted to host ConnecTechAsia in September. In partnership with Informa Markets, we aim to create a comprehensive trade show, where Singapore’s vibrant infocomm industry and innovation ecosystem will benefit from the array of activities.”
Andrew Phua, Director of Exhibitions and Conferences, Singapore Tourism Board added: “We understand Informa Markets’ decision to reschedule ConnecTechAsia and are committed to working closely with them and our valued partners towards a successful show. We remain confident in Singapore’s strong reputation as a preferred destination for MICE events. The event is a key highlight in Singapore’s event calendar, and we look forward to welcoming all attendees and exhibitors at a later date.”