IDG World Expo Asia and The Singapore Economic Development Board Launch Global Entrepolis @ Singapore

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 8, 2003 – IDG World Expo Asia together with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) today announced the launch of Global Entrepolis @ Singapore, a unique forum for MNCs, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to deal, trade and exchange ideas and technology, seek partners, and new markets. The inaugural event will be held October 27 – November 1, 2003 at the Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore.


Targeting more than 10,000 entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists, senior corporate executives, with about 40 percent expected from the US, Europe, Japan, China, India, and the Asia Pacific region, the event will serve as a forum to exchange ideas and knowledge, discover technology, find partners, secure funds, and make deals.

Featuring more than ten events including: top-level strategic conferences, industry applications seminars, a venture capital summit, community entrepreneur fair and industry work shops, this event will honor Asia’s best innovations. The events will also include the Asia Innovation Awards, which will be presented at the event by the Far Eastern Economic Review.

“IDG brings to Global @ Entrepolis Singapore its comprehensive global resources in technology media, research and advisory services, tradeshow experience, and strong contacts in the region as well as the worldwide technology markets, to help build this event as the most exciting exchange for every participant,” said Gary Fung, president of IDG World Expo Asia. “Participants will have ample chances to meet and interact, gain strategic knowledge on technology and markets, in particular that of Asia Pacific, learn about upcoming trends and view successfully commercialized, as well as future innovations and products at the exposition.”

With more than 6,000 MNCs and an increasing pool of start-ups and emerging enterprises, Singapore is the ideal converging point for talent, innovations, connections, knowledge and technology. Sponsors to date include Singapore Technologies and The Dow Jones Group. For more information on registering for this event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Wendy Tan at or Rita Goh at

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at


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