Singapore – CommunicAsia2009 and BroadcastAsia2009 are expected to feature about 2,000 exhibiting companies from 65 countries and regions from across the globe. “The global gloom has accentuated the gleaming potential in Asia and increased the urgency in which international companies are moving into the continent,” said Stephen Tan, chief executive at show organiser Singapore Exhibition Services. “CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia’s established reputation and repeated ability to attract trade professionals from across the Asia Pacific region makes the shows the first choice for exhibiting companies, especially in the current environment of tighter budgets.” CommunicAsia2009 will focus on the latest hot technologies for applications, solutions and hardware. These key technologies include IPTV, mobile entertainment, WiMAX, navigation & LBS, satellite, femtocell, e-government, green IT and mobile internet. BroadcastAsia2009 will feature key technologies that draw huge interest and demand from the market. These include broadcast-to-handheld/mobile TV, digital media asset management, high-definition technology, IPTV, mobile broadcasting and professional audio technology. Featured for the first time at BroadcastAsia2009 is digital signage – a form of electronic display that is installed in public spaces. The shows will return from 16 – 19 June 2009 at the Singapore Expo.