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Sustained Investment in the Datacentre & Cloud Sector Drives New Opportunities in Asia and China

Experts and Investors from Asia datacentre, hosting, and cloud finance sectors met 6 November to discuss regional growth opportunities at the 2nd Finance and Investment Forum Asia. The presentations covered such topics as transforming enterprise IT and implications for datacentre outsourcing, assessing the risk of investing in datacentres, China licensing, and Asia market energy challenges.

Finance and Investment Forum Asia, is researched and produced by consulting firm BroadGroup and presents an annual opportunity to focus on datacentres as an asset class. The Forum brings together senior executives from investors, funds, operators, property specialists, and legal counsel and user companies engaged in the sector.

“The publicly quoted datacentre, hosting and cloud sector is now valued at around USD50 billion and rising,” commented Steve Wallage, managing director of BroadGroup Consulting. “We foresee M&A and consolidation in the industry, future IPOs and sustained investor returns”.

Hong Kong’s Government Chief Information Officer, Ir. Daniel Lai BBS, JP, FHKIE, DFHKCS provided the welcome and introductory speech. Other speakers included Hon Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor, Information Technology, Kris Kumar, Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Asia Pacific, Digital Realty, Mark Smith, Managing Director Asia, Savvis, a CenturyLink Company, Ms Ng Wan Peng, COO, MDeC, Willliam Barney, Chairman, Asian Century Equity, Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, William Huang, CEO GDS International, Nigel Green, Head of Technology and Architecture, China Light & Power, Mdm Zhou Chaonan, President, Range International, Nick Chan, Partner, Squire Sanders and many other experts. The event is supported by Invest Hong Kong and the official media partner is datacentres.com.

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