SOURCE: The DEMO Conference

The DEMO Conference

May 04, 2011 15:22 ET

DEMO Announces DEMO Asia; Launches Nov 29-30, 2011

Cutting-Edge Technology Companies Now Have Access to International Launch Program

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - DEMO, the world's leading launch conference for emerging technologies, today announced the launch of DEMO Asia. DEMO Asia will be held November 29-30, 2011 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore.

The addition of DEMO Asia to the DEMO family of conferences which also include DEMO China and DEMO Spring and Fall in the United States, facilitates the creation of the Global Launch Program. This first of its kind program provides companies with the unique ability to launch at any DEMO conference and then participate for free as a showcase sponsor company at other international DEMO events.

Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, will produce DEMO Asia in consultation with DEMO's existing co-producers, IDG Enterprise and VentureBeat.

"We are delighted to expand the DEMO network with the addition of DEMO Asia," said Neal Silverman, Senior Vice President, DEMO. "All DEMO Alumni, starting with the fall class of 2011, will now have the opportunity for greater international exposure in the emerging technology community, connecting to entrepreneurs, investors, media and buyers on a global scale."

DEMO Asia will focus on the best and brightest companies throughout the continent, as well as companies throughout the world hoping to launch in the Asian marketplace. As the financial and business hub for Asia, Singapore offers among many attributes such as a world-class infrastructure, a clean and stable environment and English-speaking population and is home to many multi-national corporations which serve the Asian markets. Companies interested in launch opportunities in DEMO Asia, please contact Benjamin Ng at

Mr. Chua Wee Phong, Executive Director of Sphere Exhibits said, "Sphere Exhibits has grown a portfolio of successful trade and consumer events, backed by our event expertise and diverse media platforms. With our extensive linkages with the private and public sectors, the inaugural Demo Asia 2011 serves as a compelling platform for us to bring together individuals and organisations with the ideas and funding to connect and engage and to launch the next generation of innovations and technologies. We look forward to working with DEMO on this exciting event."

DEMO Fall 2011 will take place September 12-14, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. Companies participating in the DEMO Fall 2011 Conference will have access to the new Global Launch Program which provides global exposure through free access to the showcase program at any other DEMO conferences across the world. Along with the two DEMO conferences in the United States, DEMO Asia and DEMO China, all international conferences added to the DEMO program in the future will be included in the DEMO alumni network and DEMO Global Launch Program. Launch companies at each event will also benefit from the unparalleled services provided by DEMO, including presentation coaching, a dedicated DEMO public relations team, turn-key exhibitor station with signage, and the six minute launch video and profile hosted on-line and accessible to a broad audience through VentureBeat and IDG Enterprise properties.

Applications are currently being accepted for companies to launch products at DEMO Fall 2011. All interested parties should submit initial company information via the "Apply Now" button at The deadline for applications is August 1, 2011.

Twenty full scholarships are also being offered for deserving companies through the DEMO Scholarship Partner Program, with a minimum of four dedicated to women entrepreneurs. Ten partial scholarships for angel-funded companies and 10 full scholarships for college students to launch through the Alpha Pitch program are also available. All applications for scholarship consideration must be received by July 1, 2011. Applications may be submitted at

DEMO Executive Producer Matt Marshall and colleagues will soon begin traveling across the country, and the globe, in search of the class of DEMO Fall 2011. Visit to check dates for your city.

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About DEMO

Produced by IDG Enterprise in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States and China focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launchpad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Salesforce, Webex, Tivo and VMware, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. The DEMO Scholarship Partner Program, subsidized by corporate sponsorships, offers multiple scholarship opportunities to ensure that deserving entrepreneurs receive the opportunity to introduce cutting edge technology products at DEMO that might have otherwise gone undiscovered. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit

About IDG Enterprise

IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together unique editorial brands (CFOworld, CIO, CIO Executive Council, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) to serve the information needs of our technology, security and financial-focused audiences. As a digital-centric media company we serve our reader and advertiser audiences with award-winning content and community, driving conversation and conversion, across our entire portfolio of awarding-winning, websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council, a peer advisory service, brings together the nation's top CIOs, as well as provides community and leadership development tools for their staffs.

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Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at

About VentureBeat

VentureBeat's mission is to provide news about innovation for forward-thinking executives. The New York Times called VentureBeat one of the "best blogs on the Web," and now syndicates VentureBeat's articles. Reuters and many other publishers also run VentureBeat articles.

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About Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd

A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Sphere Exhibits, which stands for "SPH Events, Roadshows and Exhibitions," aims to be the leading events company catering to a diverse mix of trade and consumer clientele.

Backed by a committed and experienced team of professionals and SPH's comprehensive range of media platforms, Sphere Exhibits' shows, events and exhibitions centre on unique concepts that attract local audiences and regional participants. Among the 20 Sphere Exhibits' events are The IT Show, COMEX, Licence2Play, Asian Masters and Kidz Academy.

Leveraging on its expertise in event conceptualisation, planning and execution, Sphere Exhibits delivers memorable and quality events that meet the objectives of its clientele and partners.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organization, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms including newspapers, with 18 newspaper titles in four languages; 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region; book publishing subsidiaries Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing; internet and mobile portals; stakes in broadcasting companies MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, MediaCorp Press Limited and SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd; events and outdoor advertising through their wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd; and other properties including Paragon, The Clementi Mall, and Sky@eleven, developed by SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Lisa Peterson
    Porter Novelli for DEMO
    (512) 241-2233
    Email Contact

    Yeo, Siew Chi (Mr)
    Corporate Communications
    Singapore Press Holdings Limited (for Sphere Exhibits)
    (65) 6319-1586
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