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Jul 05, 2019 06:04 PM

RISE, Web Summit’s Asia-Pacific technology event, set to connect the East to the West, gathering Century-old brands alongside the fastest-growing tech giants

RISE, Asia’s largest technology event according to CNBC is set for its fifth year in Hong Kong this July. The event will bring together more than 16,000 of the world’s leading founders, Fortune 500 CEOs, investors, media, and the most promising startups from over 100 countries.

RISE is brought to you by Web Summit, the world’s largest technology event that has grown from 400 attendees to 70,000 in less than 9 years. The event in Portugal has attracted tech giants like Jack Dorsey - CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk - CEO of Tesla, the late Stephen Hawking, Tim Berners Lee - inventor of the World Wide Web, superstars such as U2’s Bono and Joseph Gordon Levitt, as well as world leaders like former UK Prime Minister - Tony Blair, François Holland - former President of France and Anotino Guterres - Secretary General of the United Nations.

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Web Summit is now expanding across the world to include RISE, it’s first event in Asia. RISE has brought the same calibre of tech giants, investors and world leaders from across the world with names including Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, Joe Tsai, co-founder of Alibaba, Neil Shen, Founding Managing Partner at Sequoia Capital and Jean Liu, President at Didi Chuxing, Tan Hooi Ling, CEO of Grab, and Kara Swisher, Executive Director of Recode.

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO and founder of Web Summit and RISE, has been hailed as the “master connector” by WIRED Magazine and “Master of revels” by Financial Times. As the “master connector” between Europe and Asia, Paddy has thoughts on the China and US trade war, Huawei in the West, East versus West tech giants and suggestions to Chinese companies entering the European/Western market.

This year’s RISE will attract over 600 startups, 850 investors and 850 media. All will land in Hong Kong to connect and discuss technology’s impact on business and society. CEOs from Century-old companies like Shiseido will speak alongside the fastest-growing tech giants like Tinder. 5G, AI, driverless cars and e-gaming, entertainments will be top of the agenda, with Thuan Pham, CTO of Uber, Zheng Bu, CSO, Didi Chuxing, Min-Liang Tan, CEO, Razer and Youtuber, Ms. Yeah.

Web Summit is expecting over 70,000 attendees from 170 countries to come to Lisbon this November, 4-7. Speakers this year so far include Hans Vestberg, Chairman & CEO at Verizon, Adam D'Angelo, Co-founder at Quora Nico Rosberg, Investor at Formula E, Devin Wenig, CEO at eBay Sri Shivananda, CTO at PayPal all speak.

About RISE

According to CNBC, RISE is “the largest technology gathering in Asia”. Now in its fifth year, the event brings together the world’s leading founders, investors, multinationals and the world’s most promising startups to Hong Kong from July 8-11. They’ll be joined by journalists from major global media outlets and thousands of attendees for three days of unparalleled networking potential.

About Web Summit

Forbes says Web Summit is “the best tech conference on the planet”, Bloomberg calls it “Davos for geeks”, Politico “the Olympics of tech”, and the Guardian “Glastonbury for geeks”, and in the words of Inc Magazine “Web Summit is the largest technology conference in the world”.

Whatever Web Summit is, it wouldn’t be possible without an incredible team of over 200 employees based in Dublin, Lisbon, Toronto and Hong Kong; including world class engineers, data scientists, designers, producers, marketers, salespeople and more. They’ve disrupted an old industry by building incredible software and designing mind-blowing events - revolutionising how people and ideas come together to change the world.

As one of the world’s largest gatherings of entrepreneurs, investors multinationals and thought leaders - over 120,000 people from more than 170 countries join Web Summit in Lisbon, Collision in Toronto, RISE in Hong Kong.

Useful Links

RISE Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/riseconf

RISE YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFuF18MyTt4UdhmwDC4d2lg


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