Startup Launchpad to return to HK in April

Global Sources is bringing Startup Launchpad back to Hong Kong in April (image Global Sources)

Asia's largest hardware trade show Startup Launchpad is returning to Hong Kong in April.

The show, organized by business-to-business media company Global Sources, will take place at AsiaWorld-Expo on April 11-14.

It will feature panel discussions from global thought leaders covering themes including new challenges to innovation, investment trends and emerging technologies such as AI, big data and machine learning.

Startup Launchpad will connect over 35,000 buyers from 240 countries and regions, 300 startups and 250 investors.

The show facilitates trade between global retailers and highlights shelf-ready IoT, AI, smart home, robotics, 3D printing, wearables, VR/AR and other high-growth hardware startups.

There will also be panel discussions on topics including increasing the participation of women in technology, China investment trends and the anticipated challenging and innovative areas in the fintech sector over the next five years.

“Startup Launchpad serves as a brilliant B2B platform where the startup ecosystem meets and learns,” Global Sources director of international business and Startup Launchpad head Minesh Pore said.

“The opportunities created in the booming hardware industry have attracted the attention of buyers and investors in the region. Attendees will find great value in attending our show as they network, participate in workshops and obtain firsthand information from leaders in the hardware startup industry.”

Conference speakers include ProductIP managing director Caspar Ter Horst, HAX managing direcor Duncan Turner, BraveSoldier Venture Capital managing partner Derek Kwik and Preface.ai CEO Tommie Lo.

The conference is supported by organizations including HKSTP, InvestHK and StartMeUp HK.

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