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06 Nov 2017

CloserStill Media wins tender to partner with the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) in hosting CloudAsia conference

Monday 6th November, Singapore – Embarking on a three-year strategic collaboration with the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), CloserStill Media, organiser of the world's leading business technology event series, has been selected to produce and host CloudAsia.

The case study driven conference is to run alongside CloserStill Media's flagship technology event Cloud Expo Asia, with a programme designed specifically for key decision makers from government and public sector organisations, private sector solution providers, as well as end users.

CloserStill Media impressed for its proposal's alignment with SiTF objectives, including the promotion of internationalisation for local enterprise organisations and support of emerging technology trends such as big data, cloud computing, cyber security and business transformation.

According to SiTF Chairman, Saw Ken Wye: " SITF is pleased to be partnering with CloserStill Media to develop the next stage of Cloud Asia in 2018. The adoption and integration of cloud technologies are enabling users to reduce costs and to drive greater business agility. Over the years, Cloud Asia has firmly established itself as a leading thought leadership platform and is a showcase for cloud and technology innovation in the region."

Mr Khoong Hock Yun, Chief Digital Evangelist, Infocomm Media Development Authority also added “IMDA is happy to see Cloud Asia go from strength to strength each year. It is timely that Cloud Asia is now helmed by SiTF, and I look forward to Cloud Asia continuing to be a beacon that helps raise the capabilities of our industries through cloud computing technologies. I congratulate SiTF and CloserStill Media on their partnership to build up the next lap for Cloud Asia”.

As Singapore prepares to chair the ASEAN Summit in 2018, the strategic partnership also plans to address the country's key priorities in this regard; tapping into opportunities to develop the digital economy and streamline regional trade.

On winning the production bid, CloserStill Media Group Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Andy Kiwanuka commented: "It is an enormous honour to host the CloudAsia conference. We are excited to deliver such a comprehensive offering of practical insights and real-life use cases to our Cloud Expo Asia audiences, both here in Singapore and at our sister event in Hong Kong."

CloserStill Media will first launch CloudAsia in Hong Kong, at the HKCEC on 16th and 17th May 2018, before a wider integration in Singapore on 10th and 11th October 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

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Notes for editors:

About CloudAsia

CloudAsia is a premier case study driven conference for cloud computing in Asia - the event sees the gathering of key decision makers from government and public sector organisations, private sector solution providers and end-users; and academia.

About Cloud Expo Asia

Now in its sixth edition, Cloud Expo Asia is the leading event in Asia Pacific for senior IT decision makers from client-side organisations and the cloud ecosystem. A free to attend event, its 2017 event attracted a total attendance of over 14,000 visitors from over 50 countries, over 300 industry speakers and over 350 local, regional and international suppliers.

The event has helped thousands of businesses and public sector organisations unlock the potential of cloud computing in Asia.

Cloud Expo Asia is co-located with Data Centre World, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, Big Data World and Smart IoT.

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