SINGAPORE, 20 August 2018 - Canon announced today activities to bring the visitors and at-home fans closer to the 18th Asian Games. In the spirit of the Games, Canon is bringing the 180-degree GIF booth to Jakarta for the Canon Experience Center located at the Kaka Festival Area, Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex. Canon has also set up 9 prime photo spots to help spectators get closer to the action at GBK, while Canon Touch and Try booths in 3 key locations let visitors try Canon’s latest cameras and printers in between the action. For fans across the region, a photo competition on Instagram is ongoing from 18 August to 2 September to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship and unity during the Asian Games.
Canon has been a fixture in major international sporting events, from the Olympics to the Southeast Asian Games.
“We are delighted to play a part in capturing the energy, the historic moments, and the stories behind talented and diverse athletes competing in the spirit of sportsmanship and unity at the 18th Asian Games,” said Ms Noriko Gunji, President and CEO, Canon Singapore. “The Asian Games is particularly meaningful as an occasion for our Asian neighbours to gather and celebrate this quadrennial experience, and we want to bring spectators closer to the Games, whether they are in the stadium or watching from home.”
To enhance the fun factor, Canon is bringing the 180-degree GIF booth to the Canon Experience Center at the Kaka Zone of the Gelora Bung Karno. Powered by 12 Canon EOS 1300D DSLRs, visitors can take home their own piece of the action and share their Asian Games experience on social media. The center also features the latest Canon consumer products, and a print center where fans and visitors are welcome to print their photos, schedule of the Games, as well as a map to the best photo spots at the various venues of the Asian Games.
Canon has arranged for 9 different Canon Photo Spots for the best vantage point to take photos of key events, located in several facilities across GBK Sports Complex: Aquatic Center, Rugby Field, Baseball Stadium, and Istora (Badminton Hall).
Canon has also set up Touch and Trial booths at three key locations: Aquatic Center, Basketball Hall, and Istora (Badminton Hall). Visitors can zoom closer to the sporting action through Canon’s cameras and binoculars.
Spectators at home can also get in on the action with the #CanonAsianGames18 Asia-wide Instagram photo competition hosted by @CanonAsia. To celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship and unity during the 18th Asian Games, Canon is inviting everyone to share how their community celebrates the #AsianGames2018 for a chance to win prizes from Canon.
About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.