The leadership of datacentre businesses in China will meet in Shanghai 1-2 November 2012, in a new international forum researched and produced by consulting firm BroadGroup, (

Growth in datacentres has been fast paced in China. Research by BroadGroup, suggests that the deployment of large scale cloud computing centres, disaster recovery and backup requirements and outsourcing will boost demand for reliable facilities. Regional markets are increasingly well positioned to exploit the datacentre needs of financial service companies and a number of datacentres for securities, insurance and banking firms are already under construction.

Reflecting these opportunities, the conference programme includes China datacentre leadership roundtable, a market perspective of China, with current trends in demand across the region and growth forecasts based on new research. Topics also include datacentre finance and investment, renewable energy in China, modular datacentres, fibre connectivity and cabling systems and cloud evolution. Data protection and security also feature in the programme.

An Energy Workshop will focus on reducing datacentre power costs, and innovations in power technologies that will support a reduction in power consumption.

“China’s datacentre markets are currently experiencing rapid development,” commented Steve Wallage, at BroadGroup Consulting. “Demand at present is being driven primarily from local enterprises but it is important for new build to adhere to standards that will attract international firms entering China, and who wish to outsource to third party datacentres, offering high levels of security and resilience as well renewable energy resources.”

Finance and investment in the sector has also recorded significant growth, and an outstanding panel of international experts will discuss financing options for datacentres; investment performance and the focus of future investment; a review of market demand and drivers; financing expansion and M&A; IPOs; the importance of internationalization in datacentre expansion; Property and REITS and a special review of Datacentres across China, risk and future outlook.

“Datacentres China is a vital and much needed regional event,” said Philip Low, managing director of BroadGroup. “It will bring the attention of investors to the array of evolving opportunities, and equally create a unique networking platform for datacentre players to meet financial and professional intermediaries engaged in these markets.”

The event is supported by an industry exhibition. News ( is the official publication for the event and the official newsletter is Finance and Investment for Datacentres (



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