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Singapore International Robo Expo Announced

Photonics.com
Oct 2016
SINGAPORE, Oct. 21, 2016 — The Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) has announced the first Singapore International Robo Expo (SIRE) to take place Nov. 1 and 2 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

SIRE will include an exhibition, product demonstrations, networking sessions and conferences. It aims to be the global platform for governments, the private sector and the academia to engage in dialogues, share industry best practices, network, forge partnerships and explore funding opportunities for the adoption of robotics solutions. This year’s theme is “Forging the Future of Robotics Solutions.”

“SIRE debuts at a time when robotics has been gaining traction in the world due to the need for automation and better productivity,” said Oliver Tian, president of SIAA. “The latest World Robotics Report by the International Federation of Robotics has also identified Singapore as a market with one of the highest robot densities in manufacturing – giving us more opportunities for further development in this field, and well as its extension into the services sectors.

SIRE is supported by Strategic Partner, IE Singapore, as well as agencies including EDB Singapore, GovTech Singapore, InfoComm Media Development Authority, A*STAR’s SIMTech, and Spring Singapore.

"With the [SGD]$450 million pledged by the Singapore government to the National Robotics Program to develop the industry over the next three years, SIRE is aligned with these goals to cultivate the adoption of robotics and support the growing industry,” Tian said. “As an association, we are constantly looking for ways to bring together robotic adoption, collaboration among partners and providing support with funding for our members. SIRE is precisely the strategic platform for this.”


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