World’s Leaders and Innovators Converged at EmTech HK
EmTech Hong Kong returns for its second edition in the past week 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.
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.”
Professor Alexander Wai, Vice President (Research & Development) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
EmTech Hong Kong 2017 drew 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.