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21 Oct 2016

Data Centre World, Cloud Expo Asia and Cloud Security Expo Singapore 2016 secures record-breaking audience for Asia's biggest two-day gathering of business technology professionals

Singapore, 21st October 2016 ? Record-breaking numbers of international visitors packed the industry-leading technology gathering at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore last week. The continued success of the award-winning Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World, plus the introduction of Cloud Security Expo, cements the international technology event portfolio as Asia's must-attend destination for global suppliers, investors, analysts, and other stakeholders from across the technology and enterprise ecosystems.

The co-located event trio hosted an impressive, world-class line-up of 300 speakers and over 300 leading technology brands.

Highlights from the second day included the Singapore debut of the global series, Women in Tech Unite. The panel discussion explored opportunities for increasing equality in today's technology landscape and the wider global workplace. The inspiring experts included Barb Dossetter, Advisory Services at CIO Connect, Alison Kennedy, ASEAN Managing Director at Accenture, Tiffany See, Vice President of Human Resources and Commercial Sales APJ at Dell EMC, May-Ann Lim, Executive Director at Asia Cloud Computing Association, Tejaswini Tilak, Director Global Vertical Strategy & Marketing at Equinix, Kaisu Christie, Head of Digital & Innovation & Digital Transformation at Bank of Queensland and Emma Mourad, Regional Manager SEA at LinkedIn

Day Two also saw a plethora of IoT pioneers share their thoughts in the Smart IoT theatres which attracted great enthusiasm from visitors. The Amazon Web Services' Smart IoT, Big Data and Analytics Theatre saw Fuji Xerox's General Manager for Innovation, Michael Chong explain the many benefits of IoT and smart data in a business setting. His session examined barriers to adoption and shared valuable insights through a series of real-life case studies.

The Data Centre World's CNet Training Theatre introduced some of the most respected data centre experts in the industry and explored the essential considerations of any mission critical environment.

?Cloud Expo Asia, Data Centre World and Cloud Security Expo, Singapore 2016 have been a great success. The events delivered strong numbers of attendees and over 90% of the exhibition space from this year has already been rebooked for 2017,' commented Group Event Director, Andy Kiwanuka.

Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World, along with Cloud Security Expo will return to the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre next year, 11-12 October 2017.



?I've been working in the technology industry for 25 years and I think it's absolutely crucial for technology guys to absorb new knowledge and understand the current trends ? that's why I have attended this show for three years and my colleagues come too! The Women in Tech panel impressed me the most and I'm so glad that I didn't miss that fantastic discussion!? - Asha Hemrajani, Member of Board of Directors, ICANN

?I am from Hong Kong, and it's my second day visiting the events. I really like the balance of topics with both the cloud computing side and the infrastructure side. For the conference sessions, there are so many topics to choose from with such variety.? - Alex Lay, Manager, Information Systems, Olympus

?Data Centre World is much better than any other trade shows I have been to. Its variety and quality have definitely outdone any similar exhibition which offer comparatively small scale seminar programmes. The best thing about this event is how it brings together all the professionals from around the world, so that we can learn from each other and network. I am excited about the Data Centre World Hong Kong series.? - Zulkarnaen Bin Zainal Abidin, Regional Data Centre Engineer, AXA Technologies Shared Services Singapore


?I have been amazed by the scale and the number of delegates and the location is fantastic. I am so glad that we participated this year. The delegates have been relevant to us and we have managed to get lots of leads.? - Monica Chan, Cloud Services Manager, NTT Communications

?The event has been very busy and we have managed to speak to our target audience. It is a good idea to have the co-located events in terms of delivering traffic and different segments of the industry. In terms of the number of people we spoke with, we have definitely met our objectives.? -Dawn Lui, Cloud Campaign Manager at IBM

?It's the first time we're exhibiting at Data Centre World and we're amazed. We are sponsoring this year's Live Green Data Centre feature, which is just brilliant as we not only showcase our products but we also get the opportunity to explain the details to prospective clients with a working machine. That made selling it much easier.? - Harald Niessen, Global Segment Manager ? Construction, Roxtec

About CloserStill Media  

CloserStill Media organises international B2B tradeshows. In the technology markets these events reach across five global territories, over 40,000 delegates and over 1,500 exhibitors. Its portfolio includes some of the fastest-growing and award-winning events including Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, Cloud Security Expo and Smart IoT. Having delivered unparalleled quality and relevant audiences for all its exhibitions, CloserStill has been repeatedly recognised as a leading innovator with its teams and international events winning multiple awards in Europe and Asia including Best Marketing Manager ? five times in succession ? Best Trade Exhibition, Best Launch Exhibition, and Rising Star ? two years in succession ? among others. Headquartered in London, with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. 

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