RISE Conference 2017
23 Jun 2017
23 Jun, 2017

This year’s RISE Conference has been attracting a lot of attention, representing the synergy of numerous independent conferences that will be held from July 11th to July 13th. Traditionally taking place in Hong Kong’s Convention and Exhibition Center, it will gather thousands of experts from more than 150 countries as well as more than 5000 SaaS and enterprise buyers and sellers.

RISE Conference 2017 is definitely the place where you want to be if you want to get to know more about entrepreneurship, startups, and numerous other related topics, while at the same time networking with the most important decision-makers and your customers.

What’s RISE about?

Every year, RISE Conference makes Hong Kong become the point of gathering for thousands of experts in the tech sphere. It’s the event where the most successful startup founders, investors, and VCs share their knowledge, experiences, and advice with the numerous visitors.

Owed to the quality of the program and the reputation of the speakers, RISE Conference has become one of the first and the largest events of this type in entire Asia.

What does RISE offer?

The event consists of a large number of conferences. Each of them has its own schedule, stage, exhibition area, workshops, and networking events. Therefore, you can choose whether you want to get to the core of:

- The internet of things (AutoTech Conference)

- Data science (Binate.io Conference)

- Design conference (Creatiff Conference)

- Development, futurism, and computing science (Fullstk)

- Banking and the future of finance (MoneyConf)

- Leading brands, marketing agencies and ad tech startups (PandaConf)

- Cloud computing software (SaaS Monster)

- Establishing a successful startup (Startup University)

- Artificial intelligence and robotics (Talkrobot)

How do the workshops work?

The workshops are based on the interaction of the visitors and the network of speakers, partners, and investors. The main goal of these fully curated, invite-only workshops is working through some of the most common and most difficult problems that all businesses face nowadays. The workshops are organized in smaller groups and, therefore, the number of participants is limited.

Some of the speakers that have participated in RISE workshops by now are Justin Kan (Y Combinator, USA), Boris Golden (Partech Ventures, France), Cody Simms (Techstars, USA), Sanjay Singhal (500 Startups, Canada), Davor Hebel (Eight Roads Ventures, United Kingdom), and many others.

And that’s not all...

On July, 10th, the attendees will be able to explore the incredibly vivid nightlife of Hong Kong, during the special Pub Crawls session. The casual networking continues during the Night Summit that takes place each night from July 11th to July 13th, once the conferences are finished.

Who Exactly Is Going to Be There?

Basically, everyone who should be!

Bradley Horowitz (Google, USA), Rolf Schromgens (Trivago, Germany), Joe Tsai (Alibaba Group, China), John Collison (Stripe, USA), Min-Liang Tan (Razer, Singapore), Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia, USA)...

These are only some of the extraordinary speakers you’ll be able to hear and interact with at this year’s RISE Conference, and you can expect more than 200 of them, coming from the most successful companies, startups, and institutions from Singapore, Japan, China, India, USA, Germany, Italy, Sweden, UAE, and other parts of the world.

Startups Presentations

RISE Conference is paying special attention to the startups’ promotion, by providing them with exhibition spots, starting from the ones in the pre-investment stage, all the way to those expanding globally.

All of the startups presented at RISE have come through the comprehensive selection process during which the experts evaluated their growth potential, impact, product and team, the quality of the pitch and the uniqueness of the idea.

Last Year’s RISE in Numbers

RISE Conference held in 2016 gathered more than 8,000 attendees from 88 countries, 220 speakers on five stages (Center, Enterprise, Machine, Builders, and Startup University), and amazing 430 startups exhibited. Among the most represented countries at RISE 2016 were France, Australia, United States, United Arab Emirates, India, and Japan.

Within the Mentor Hours and Office Hours programs, there were almost 400 meetings of startups and high-level attendees and more than 700 meetings with startups and investors. The most viewed talk was held by Min-Liang Tan, the founder of Razer, and it had almost 80,000 views on the live stream. Finally, the attendees drank 35,000 cups of coffee, which was witnessed by up to 500 representatives of major international media.

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