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EmTech Hong Kong 2017

Join the EmTech Hong Kong on 6th-7th June, 2017 - Hong Kong
HONG KONG – EmTech Hong Kong returns for its second edition on 6 and 7 June 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Co-organized with MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, EmTech Hong Kong showcases emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives and an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. This year’s theme is The Future of Technology, Today, and key topics include New Materials, Innovation, Cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Automation, Virtual Reality, Augmented Life, Healthy Ageing, FinTech, Cybersecurity and Future Cities.
EmTech Hong Kong 2017
Professor Alexander Wai, Vice President (Research & Development) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Host Innovation Partner of EmTech Hong Kong, remarked on the progress of science research in Hong Kong, “Over the past eight decades PolyU is proud to have laid down many significant research milestones. Our professors have developed a reputation for taking research from the laboratory into the real world, where it has practical use with meaningful benefits. We believe a contributing factor to PolyU's success has been our efforts to encourage and enable cross-disciplinary research, which brings experts together. We are glad to be the Host Innovation Partner for EmTech Hong Kong to further foster interactions and partnership with various stakeholders to meet the needs of society.”

Panel speakers from EmTech Hong Kong 2016 included (L-R): Duncan Wong, Director, Security and Data Sciences, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI); Denis Tse, Managing Principal, Asia-IO Advisors Limited; Bénédicte N. Nolens, Senior Director, Head of Risk and Strategy, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission; Andreas Kind, Head of Shanghai Lab, IBM Research – China; Vitalik Buterin, Co-Founder, Ethereum Foundation and Tim Swanson, Head of Market Research, R3-CEV

EmTech Hong Kong 2017 is expected to draw over 500 participants from more than 20 countries. Some of the world’s most influential leaders and innovators that are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs will speak at EmTech Hong Kong. Over 30 speakers are participating.

EmTech Hong Kong aims to facilitate innovators and enterprisers by giving them a voice as well as a platform for engagement. Participants can expect opportunities to learn how their businesses can incorporate and benefit from the emerging technologies showcased at the conference, while networking with over 500 like-minded individuals. Hong Kong is widely recognised as a flourishing international business centre and a gateway to Mainland China, especially the Pearl River Delta region. Over the last few years, Hong Kong has become a technology incubator for innovative enterprises.

Key sponsors and partners for this year’s conference include Host Innovation Partner, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Premier Innovation Partner, The University of Hong Kong; Holistic Innovation Partner, Hong Kong Baptist University; Strategic Partners, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong; Supporting Partners: MIT Club of Hong Kong, The Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, AngelVest, The Harvard Club of Hong Kong, Penn Club of Hong Kong, WHub, Yale Club of Hong Kong and Media Partners: Asia Research News, Artificial Intelligence HK, Biotech in Asia, Inspiration Unlimited eMagazine, MIT Technology Review China, Shenzhenware and The Tech Portal.

iUeMagazine readers are eligible for a 10% discount off the ticket prices. Click here to register, and enter iUe Magazine readers discount code ETHK4004 at check-out to enjoy the 10% discount. The iUeMagazine team is delighted to work with EmTech Hong Kong as Online Media Partners & is expected to bring Unlimited Inspiration for all readers from the proceedings of this event. Staying tuned to the enriching updates from this event is recommended.

About EmTech Hong Kong

EmTech Hong Kong is where technology, business, and culture converge. It is the showcase for emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives. It is an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. Most of all, it is a place of inspiration — an opportunity to glimpse the future and begin to understand the technologies that matter and how they will change the face of business and drive the new global economy. For more information, please visit

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