Informa Tech, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has unveiled details of a new flagship tech event for Asia in 2021 – Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG).
The development follows a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) signed in November 2020. ATxSG brings together Informa Tech and key government partners in Singapore to create a uniting platform and gateway to Asia – the world’s fastest-growing digital economy.
The event will convene government, tech and business leaders for dynamic and open conversations on technology’s pivotal role in tackling some of the region’s biggest challenges, and powering digital innovation for the advancement of Asia.
To be held from 13 – 16 July 2021 in a hybrid format, ATxSG will be hosted at the Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Expo. The event comprises the ATxSummit – an invite-only conference hosted by IMDA, ConnecTechAsia – Informa Tech’s leading B2B trade show in Asia, and Elevating Founders Asia and accelerateHer Asia – highlighting the startup ecosystem and diversity in tech respectively. ATxSG will also feature a host of fringe events to be announced in due time.
“As technology media and event specialists, we are keenly aware of how bringing together the technology ecosystem on a global platform to share their knowledge and talent can be a powerful tool to drive the change we want to see in the world. We are excited to tap into our international networks to bring tech leaders to Asia; facilitate conversations around the use of tech for good and share new insights on innovations that will make an impact in the region,” said Ms Carolyn Dawson, Managing Director, Informa Tech.
“ATxSG is looking at delivering that uniquely Singaporean experience while bringing together government and digital leaders to discuss how the public and private sectors can converge and propel Asia’s digital economy to the top of the list. We look forward to engaging in face-to-face, ground-breaking conversations on creative tech, talent and governance with the vision that ATxSG will shape the outcome of our region’s shared digital future,” said Mr Howie Lau, Assistant Chief Executive, Media & Innovation Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority.
“We are delighted to partner IMDA and Informa Tech to launch ATxSG in Singapore, an event which takes full advantage of our position as a trusted Global-Asia hub. In a time of great disruption, Singapore’s vibrant knowledge economy and focus on innovation make us an ideal platform for like-minded people to exchange ideas and spark new possibilities in the digital space. We will continue to work closely with our industry partners to reimagine the future of MICE and set Singapore apart as the world’s leading destination for safe, trusted and innovative business events,” said Mr Yap Chin Siang, Deputy Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board.