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iFlytek opens Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore, eyes regional growth

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Singapore will feature heavily in iFlytek’s regional expansion plans, serving as its operational hub within Southeast Asia.

In a strategic maneuver aimed at fortifying its foothold in the Southeast Asia region, iFlytek (styled as iFLYTEK), one of the leading providers of artificial intelligence and speech technology, has unveiled its new regional headquarters at Suntec City in Singapore.

The inauguration ceremony, hosted on May 10, marks a significant milestone in iFlytek’s expansion agenda. Notable figures such as William Zhou, vice president of iFlytek, Open Platform BG, and Mark Chen, president of global solution sales at Huawei Cloud Singapore, graced the occasion, underlining its importance.

During the event, Liu Qingfeng, chairman of iFlytek, underscored Southeast Asia’s strategic importance in the company’s growth trajectory. Tailored growth strategies for various Southeast Asian countries were deliberated upon, focusing on sectors like finance, education, and government in Singapore, and tourism and media in Thailand.

iFlytek will not be starting on a clean slate, having already achieved several achievements in the region. For example, the company has secured partnerships with prominent entities in Singapore such as Mediacorp, a local media company, alluding to its dedication to innovation and collaboration.

The launch of iFlytek’s regional headquarters also aligns with Singapore’s ambitious AI initiatives, as evidenced in the country’s 2024 national budget. With a firm commitment to advancing AI capabilities and fostering collaboration, Singapore offers a booming ecosystem for iFlytek’s expansion.

“With our considerable experience and expertise in providing AI solutions in China and globally, we see strong potential to boost the adoption of AI business solutions in Singapore and its region,” Zhou said.

“With the Singapore government recognizing the importance of AI adoption to drive economic growth, there is clearly a limitless potential of opportunities for us to come in and support businesses and consumers that are quickly turning toward the future of technology,” Zhou added.


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