Technopreneurs in the Spotlight at GES 2007

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Next-generation robotics among innovations slated for launch at The Enterprise Exchange.

This year, Global Entrepolis @ Singapore 2007 (GES 2007) will see stronger collaboration and cooperation between participants and exhibitors in the technology field. Many new innovations are expected to be launched and showcased at The Enterprise Exchange, a technology-focused exhibition at GES 2007 where a large number of delegates from ASEAN, India and China are expected to gather and interact. To date, 80 percent of exhibition floor space at The Enterprise Exchange has been booked, based around this year's theme of Global Gathering, Growth Opportunities, and Green Initiatives.

This year, Neublick, a provider of readable sunlight LCD solutions for outdoor TV, and Murata, a manufacturer of electronics components and modules, are both showcasing exciting new innovations; a bicycle-riding robot and an interactive sandwich-board man respectively. Such inventions are an indication that robots with the ability of making their own independent decisions could soon be part of everyday life, taking over jobs that are too dangerous for humans, or serving as helpers and companions for the physically challenged.

The 'Green' theme at GES 2007 is illustrated by the participation of Agro Genesis, an agricultural nanotechnology solutions provider. The company plans to launch its Agro-Silica range of products which will offer multiple benefits, including yielding stronger and healthier plants, increasing crop yield and quality, increasing plant resistance, optimising soil pH and reducing the need for pesticides.

Among other confirmed exhibitors are Fujinon, an optical instrument manufacturer; BIG Interactive, a creator and provider of interactive digital media; Island Optical Systems, an optical system integrator; and Phion Technology, a company delivering next generation fashion electronics.

As part of the agenda at GES 2007, participants will have an opportunity to attend a series of conferences that focus on topics that matter most to businesses today. Among these is the E-Government Summit 2007, which will cover a range of issues facing both citizens and governments around e-government services. Participants of the E-Government Summit 2007 will include decisions-makers from government agencies around the world.

Mr. Gary Fung, Managing Director, Zenith Events Management Pte Ltd, said, "Singapore, which was ranked first in Accenture's annual e-Government report earlier this year, leads governments in engaging citizens through the internet. The E-Government Summit at GES 2007 is co-organised by the Singapore e-Government Leadership Centre (eGL), to share the advances Singapore has made, with the rest of the world. We are also pleased to announce that Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, and Second Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, has kindly agreed to be the Guest of Honour."

Through GES 2007, technology companies will also be able to network with potential customers, partners and investors. The event will act as a melting pot where CXOs, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs work synergistically to explore and exploit ideas and innovations to facilitate growth and business opportunities globally.

GES 2007 will be held from 12-15 November this year at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event is jointly presented by the Singapore Business Federation and the Singapore Economic Development Board and organised by Zenith Events Management.

Exhibitor quotes:
"As a manufacturer of electronics components and modules, Murata has strived to be an innovator in electronics by pursuing originality in our products, processes and technologies. Through GES 2007, we want to specially showcase our homemade MURATA BOY, a bicycle-riding robot who will perform amazing stunts and tricks, for the audience. GES 2007 is an ideal platform to feature our contributions to technology. The science of MURATA BOY is contributed by Murata's innovative technologies which are also directly applicable to and will affect the lifestyles of everyone," said Mr. Masatoshi Koike, Managing Director at Murata Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd.

"This year, I hope to leverage upon GES as the one of the world's premier networking and exhibition events to launch new products to both prospective and existing customers. We're very excited to see the reaction of visitors and fellow exhibitors to our products. This year, we will be launching RIMRoD (Roaming Interactive Multimedia Robot Display), a human-sized robot that carries an interactive LCD in front and a poster-sized LCD behind. RIMRoD is set to be the new-age sandwich-board-man," said Ms. Sofi Hon, Director of Business and Operations at Neublick Pte Ltd.

About GES 2007
GES 2007 is a unique festival of events: Cutting across industries, from nurturing and promoting entrepreneurship to facilitating investments, and business opportunities and collaboration, as well as providing a myriad of business networking, exhibition and conference platforms for a truly global audience.

GES 2007 will see a gathering of a series of major events: from strategic conference and industry seminars to venture capitalist summits and business workshops; from an emerging technology exposition -- The Enterprise Exchange, to winning innovations and effective business matching platforms.

Understanding the importance of connecting for success, GES is the one big networking event where it all happens.

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About Economic Development Board
The Economic Development Board is the lead government agency responsible for planning and executing economic strategies to enhance Singapore's position as a global hub for business and investment. We are the one-stop agency that facilitates and supports local and foreign investors in both the manufacturing and services sectors as they seek more value-creating operations, higher sustainable returns and new business opportunities.

Singapore commands global leadership positions in many areas. EDB is expanding and extending existing industry clusters, as well as exploring new growth areas to create good jobs and secure Singapore's future competitiveness. Our emphasis is on capital-intensive, knowledge-intensive and innovation-intensive activities.

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About Singapore Business Federation
The Singapore Business Federation is the apex business chamber in Singapore. SBF aims to advance and promote business opportunities and networking within the business community both in Singapore and abroad. At the national level, SBF works closely with the government and labour organisations in a tripartite relationship to create a conducive business environment in Singapore. At the international arena, SBF represents the Singapore business community in multilateral, regional and bilateral business organisations to advance and promote their interest in trade expansion.

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About Zenith Events Management Pte Ltd
Zenith Events Management Pte Ltd's forte lies in organising and managing trade exhibitions and conferences, providing a compelling platform for businesses to converge and for buyers and sellers to connect face-to-face, facilitating business, investment and partnerships. Leveraging on its global network and expertise with affiliate offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, coupled with an integrated marketing communications approach in its business model, Zenith Events Management is poised to create value in helping businesses and entrepreneurs gain market share and acquire business insights. As a member of Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), Zenith Events Management also collaborates with industry players, government bodies and trade associations to act as a catalyst for business success.

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