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11th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day opens tomorrow



Innovations on display; heavyweight speakers share insights

Eddie Lee, Senior Product Promotion Manager at the HKTDC, introduces highlights of the 11th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day. Running on 16 and 17 May, the event showcases innovative start-up products and technologies as well as the various resources available to start-ups looking to explore new business opportunities, seek professional advice, and reach out to potential investors and business partners.

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HONG KONG, May 15, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 11th HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opens tomorrow and runs for two days (16 and 17 May) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). A media tour was held today to announce highlights of the fair, showcasing a range of innovative products and services. They included Kiwi Campus's food delivery robot, Kiwibot; Sentronic International Limited's real-time parking information app, PickPark; Kalon Couture's 3D body scan mobile application for e-consumers; HOMEY's augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) platform for instant interior designs; Sweet Stories' French cuisine designed specifically for the elderly and hospital patients; and Recruit AI Studio's artificial intelligence (AI) and big data technologies for recruitment.

This year's E-Day exhibition will feature more than 280 exhibitors and their innovative products and technologies, with the Imaginarium zone spotlighting local start-ups that offer real-life applications in the areas of healthtech, biotech, fintech, greentech, AR, VR and AI.

More than 40 entrepreneurs from different industries will discuss technology trends and business opportunities, including AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), fintech, smart city development, healthtech and edtech, in a series of seminars at the "Start-up Runway", one of the event's highlights. Renowned experts will also echo on this year's theme to share their inspiration as entrepreneurs and their secrets behind transforming from start-ups into larger-scale enterprises.

The speaker line-up for this year includes: Jordan Fung, 16-year-old Founder & CEO of Pedosa Group; Sergio Pachon, Co-founder & COO of Kiwi Campus Inc; Jack Zhang, Co-founder and CEO of Airwallex; Andy Chan, Founder and Executive Director of Qupital Limited; Jason Zheng, Co-founder & CEO of HelloToby; Walden Lam, Co-founder & Chief Hustler of Unspun; Joe Mak, Founder and CEO of ANIWEAR Company Limited; Justin Lai, Regional Manager (Hong Kong) of Wantedly, Inc; Fred Ngan, Co-founder & Co-CEO of Bowtie Life Insurance Company Limited; Tim Lee, Founder & CEO of QFPay Group; Abraham Lam, Director & CEO of MEGA Automation Limited and more.

Details of other key E-day events are as follows:

Opening and Plenary Session - "E-Living: Create from Living"
Date: 16 May (Thursday)
Time: 11:15am-1pm
Venue: The Assembly, Hall 1E
Guest of Honour: Jason Chiu, Vice-chairman, Hong Kong Startup Council

Start-up Express - Pitching Final
Date: 17 May (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm-5pm
Venue: The Pitchathon Spot, Hall 1D
Judging panel: Duncan Chiu, Co-founder and Managing Director of Radiant Venture Capital; Jason Chiu, CEO of Cherrypicks; Jimmy Tao, Managing Director and CEO of Vitargent International Holdings Limited; Prof Guanhua Chen, Co-founder of Hong Kong X Tech Startup Platform
Remarks: 20 start-ups will pitch their business ideas and innovations to judges at the Pitching Final. The 10 winning start-ups will be entitled to opportunities ranging from joining various trade promotion activities to building their networks, marketing their business and attracting potential investment.

Website: http://m.hktdc.com/fair/eday-tcen/HKTDC-Entrepreneur-Day.html
Photo download: https://bit.ly/2VDXBk7

About HKTDC

Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With 50 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With more than 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing business insights and information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, [email protected], LinkedIn.

Source: HKTDC

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