Called “the largest tech conference in Asia”, the fourth RISE event held in Hong Kong welcomed 15,774 attendees from 102 countries. RISE is produced by the team behind Web Summit, which in 8 years has become Europe’s largest tech conference – last year’s event in Portugal attracted 70,000 attendees from 170+ countries.
This year’s RISE attracted attendees, speakers, startups, investors and media from around the world and major companies such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, IBM, Cisco, and Huawei, as well as more than 700 startups eager to pitch ideas, promote products, find investors and introduce themselves to the world.
The list of RISE speakers included former NBA player Metta World Peace, Etherium Co-founder Joseph Lubin, ZhenFund CEO & Partner Anna Fang, Tinder Founder Sean Rad, Grab Co-founder Tan Hooi Ling, LINE Corp CEO Takeshi Idezawa, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Mercedes-Benz Cars Chairman of the Board Dieter Zetsche, Sophia the Robot, and hundreds more.
About 80 of the 740 startups at RISE took part in the PITCH competition with Revsmart, Logivan and battling for top spot in the Final before RISE Co-organizer Casey Lau and HSBC’s Andrew Connell went on the Center Stage and announced the winner – Logivan, a web platform from Vietnam that connects truckers with shipping capacity. Founder and CEO Linh Pham only started the trucking centralisation platform nine months ago, and on top of winning the PITCH competition her company found further investment during RISE.
Next year’s RISE Hong Kong will take place July 8-11. Sign up for the RISE 2019 flash sale here: news.riseconf.com/flash_sale