New Location and Dates Announced for CommuniCast Myanmar 2016
Third annual event will now take place at Myanmar’s Novotel Yangon Max in December following changes in venue availability
22 September 2016 – The organiser of CommuniCast Myanmar 2016 today announced the show will move to a new location and take place later than planned this year due to changes in the availability of the main exhibition venue.
CommuniCast Myanmar 2016 will now take place from Tuesday, December 6 to Thursday, December 8, while the associated Myanmar Satellite Forum, will be held on Wednesday, December 7.
The new venue for the combined event is the Novotel Yangon Max, in the centre of Myanmar, which will provide the opportunity to stage a professional trade show of 90 companies and the Myanmar Satellite Forum in one location.
Rupert Owen, Director for ICT shows at Allworld Exhibitions, said: ‘’Since the launch of the CommuniCast Myanmar event in Yangon in 2014 we have looked for consistency both in the dates and the venue. Unfortunately, the Myanmar Event Park’s current licensing arrangements are too uncertain to facilitate the running of an international event for the ICT and satellite industries on the planned dates. The late change is regrettable but the circumstances are beyond our control and those of our partners in Myanmar.”
Last year’s CommuniCast was attended by more than 2,500 delegates and visitors. This year, more than 80 exhibitors have already signed up to take part in CommuniCast 2016, with topics including ICT solutions, mobile and broadband set to be discussed, as well as satellite and broadcasting at the co‐ located Myanmar Satellite Forum.
Since the event was launched in 2014, mobile penetration levels in the country have grown from close to 10% to 55% by the middle of 2016. This continues to grow rapidly, with 4G services available in Yangon. In the current market, opportunities are driven by the growing mobile enterprise, satellite & broadband services and broadcasting technologies.
Mr Owen added: “With the rapid growth of the ICT industry in Myanmar we are very keen to provide a professional platform for companies both to be able to present new solutions and to launch new services.”