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EmTech Singapore Rebrands as EmTech Asia

11 June 2015, SINGAPORE - Koelnmesse, in association with MIT Technology Review, have rebranded the EmTech Singapore event series to EmTech Asia, reflecting the true regional nature of the event.

“The rebrand of EmTech Singapore to EmTech Asia acknowledges that the conference has grown to be a pan-Asian event. By including Asia in the event name we hope to build on our presence as a pivotal event on the regional technology calendar by appealing to innovators beyond Singapore’s borders,” said Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief & Publisher of MIT’s Technology Review magazine, the owner of the EmTech event series. The 2015 edition of EmTech Singapore gathered close to 500 participants from 23 countries.

Howard Califano, Director of the SMART Innovation Centre and Chairman of the EmTech Asia Steering Committee remarked on the change in name as follows: “Singapore will continue to be home to EmTech in the region. The rebrand will open up the EmTech event series to research bodies and companies across the world that wish to showcase their technological innovations in Asia. We welcome them to Singapore.”

EmTech Asia 2016

2016 will see the event’s third edition. EmTech Asia will take place from 26-27 January at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The key themes of the conference are:

  • Digital Life – explores the opportunities and challenges of the Internet of Everything (IoE) age: from Cybersecurity and Big Data analytics of over 10 billion connected devices to cloud storage changing enterprises as well as robotics and drones.
  • Connected Health - This session explores if technology can assist an aging population by examining the wearables, assistive robots, remote monitoring and big data that will change healthcare as we know it; it will also incorporate a session on Genome editing as a tool to fight hereditary diseases.
  • Augmenting Knowledge – This session explores the next frontier for Artificial Intelligence and its implications for humanity; Augmented Reality and Cyber Neurology will also be part of it.
  • Intelligent Transportation – This session examines fully and partially autonomous vehicles for air, water and land-based transport, changing the way we transport, travel and commute; as well as smart highways: The intelligent and interactive roads of the future.
  • The 9 Billion Population Challenge - By 2050 there will be 9 billion people living on Earth. How will we provide food and power for all and solve the Water, Food and Energy conundrum? We explore how urbanization will increase dramatically as most of these 9 billion people will be living in cities. How will we adapt urban environments to cope with such surge in urban density?
  • FinTech - Digital banking, payment gateways and cryptocurrencies: EmTech takes a look at how are we going to bank and pay in the future as well as the technology trends attracting the Smart Money with insights from international investment gurus on what and where they are investing their money.

A call for proposals for speakers is out. Potential speakers can visit the www.emtechasia.comwebsite for more information.


About EmTech Asia

EmTech Asia is where technology, business, and culture converge. It is the showcase for emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives. It is an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. Most of all, it is a place of inspiration — an opportunity to glimpse the future and begin to understand the technologies that matter and how they will change the face of business and drive the new global economy.

About MIT Technology Review:

MIT Technology Review (, which is wholly owned by MIT, creates award-winning technology-related editorial content on a variety of platforms for an audience of millions of business leaders, innovators, and thought leaders, in six languages and in 147 countries. At readers access daily news and analysis, and the award-winning MIT Technology Review magazine has set the standard for technology publications since 1899. In addition to producing engaging live events, the company manages the global entrepreneurial organization MIT Enterprise Forum.


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About Koelnmesse:

Koelnmesse Pte Ltd is one of the world's largest trade fair companies. Its more than 70 trade fairs and exhibitions have the broadest international scope in the industry, as 60 percent of the exhibitors and 40 percent of the visitors come from outside Germany. The Koelnmesse events include the leading global trade fairs for 25 sectors, such as Imm cologne, Anuga, IDS, INTERMOT, Interzum Cologne, Photokina, Gamescom, and the International Hardware Fair Cologne. Koelnmesse is MIT Technology Review’s local partner for EmTech Asia.

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