WHY EXPLORE HONG KONG ?

We organise learning expeditions in Hong Kong, a place where corporate giants, startups and researchers work together to create an innovative and smart city. Discover why you should come to Hong Kong for your next learning expedition!

RISE UP FOR THE BIGGEST TECH CONFERENCE IN ASIA

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In recent years, the government of Hong Kong has been injecting funds to build the city into the next innovation and technology (I&T) hub. On top of the previously funded HK$10 billion, its Science Park gained a huge slice of funding (HK$50 billion) from the 2018-2019 Budget in the aim of supporting areas of AI, smart cities and fintech.

It comes at no surprise that the city hosts the largest tech conference in Asia, RISE Hong Kong, a production by Web Summit and Collision, two fastest-growing and largest conferences in the world.

Ready for more? Take this opportunity to join us on a learning expedition during RISE in Hong Kong in July to meet leaders from the biggest tech companies (Ping An Technology, Tencent, Ant Financial) and most innovative and trending startups (Go-Jek, Byton, Didi Chuxing)!

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ASIA'S TOP FINANCIAL HUB

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In 2018, Hong Kong maintained its place as the world’s third most attractive financial centre and top in Asia, beating Asian Tigers Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan according to the Global Financial Centers Index (GCFI). Its booming fintech ecosystem comprises of over 550 fintech companies and is heavily supported by the government with a USD $64 million fund provided for developing financial services over the next 5 years.

Contributing to the rising fintech scene include mobile lending startup WeLab (fastest growing tech startup in Hong Kong) as well as payment and remittance company Airwallex (secured more than US$102 million funding including tech giant Tencent). Two other innovative startups worth notetaking are 8 Securities, Asia’s first robo-advisor and mobile-only stock trading service for millennials in Hong Kong and Japan and Oriente, a financial service startup focused on financial inclusion and access for emerging markets, and uses AI, machine learning and data science to build support their vision through real-time credit scoring, digital and online to offline lending.

THE GATEWAY TO CHINA

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Being in a geographically strategic position in the heart of the APAC region, Hong Kong maintains its “super connector” ability between China and the rest of the world. The implementation of the Greater Bay Area plan to cluster world-class cities in China (eg. Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai), along with its own well-established financial system, robust legal framework and huge talent pool, contributes to this factor. When countries are eager to trade with China, but are reluctant to do so due to strict regulatories and infrastructures, Hong Kong gradually plays the role of bridging these differences and acts as a place for international commerce and innovation.

AI AND ROBOTICS

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As one of the largest data storage hubs in the regionwith significant computational power, Hong Kong provides an excellent environment for the development and application of AI technology. One notable example in the field is the world’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime. Valued at US$ 4.5 billion, SenseTime specializes in computer vision and deep learning tech such as facial recognition technology with use cases spanning over smartphones, education, entertainment, finance and mobility.

Hong Kong is also home to an emerging robotics community, with a great deal of expertise and design infrastructure. A success story comes from Hong Kong-based startup Hanson Robotics, which combined AI with Southern China’s expertise in toy design, electronic and manufacturing to craft humanoid “social robot”, Sophia for service and entertainment applications and has recently introduced a mini version consumer robot to help with learning for younger children.

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING OUR OPEN LEARNING EXPEDITION?

NETWORK OF EXPERTS IN ASIA

We connect you to inspiring innovators who matter for you and are ready to share their experience and best practices – from disruptive startups to innovative corporates, digital experts and vibrant communities.

STRATEGIC FACILITATION

We provide a complete experience with workshops and reflection sessions to share insights, foster new thinking and stimulate new ideas. The project team suggests and validates the facilitation preferences for each part of the tour, according to the learning objectives of the group. Our facilitators create a safe environment and organize sharing moments to build cohesion and alignment.

RESULTS ORIENTED

We create results-oriented, 100% tailored and out of the box learning formats – from Learning expeditions to transformation workshops, innovation events or advisory boards. We build the trip together. We advise you according to your budget and needs.

HOW DOES A LEARNING EXPEDITION WORK?

EXPERIENTIAL VISITS & MEETINGS

We test out the latest prototypes and engage in open discussions with innovators to get fresh ideas and learn from their experience

TAILORED PROGRAM

Our innovators are specially curated for you to glean rich insights for your learning objectives

PARTICIPANTS GUIDES & MEETINGS WRAP-UPS

We prepare all meetings with the speakers, provide you with guides for all participants and a wrap-up report of the tour

FACILITATION

We organize workshops and reflection sessions to share insights from the visits, foster new thinking and stimulate new ideas