Hong Kong to Feature Homegrown Disruptive Technologies at CES 2018

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will hold a technology conference at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on 10 January. The "Fly High in Asia" conference will showcase Asia's latest opportunities in design, development and production in robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), blockchain and thermal-imaging sensors. Sophia, the robot developed by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, will be a highlight at the conference.

"It is an exciting time in technology," said Ralph Chow, HKTDC Regional Director, Americas. "Hong Kong is not only the gateway to Asia, but also serves as the bridgehead and springboard for innovative/disruptive technologies to thrive in Asia. We invite visitors at CES 2018 to learn how our partners have disrupted the tech space through strategic collaborations in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland."

The award-winning conference panelists have been featured in several international media including Forbes, the BBC, as well as by the Harvard University Business School. Hosted by Dr HL Yiu, Head of Advanced Manufacturing at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), the panel will feature speakers: David Hanson, founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, which developed the world's most humanlike robots; Jason Chiu, founder and CEO of cherrypicks, a regional leader in VR/AR, eCommerce and O2O (Online-to-Offline) tech; Samuel Lo, General Manager of Hong Kong-based Nvidia AI Technology Center, a champion in GPU chip technology; Pindar Wong, Chairman of VeriFi (HK) Ltd, a blockchain expert and Internet pioneer; and Hasan Gadjali, co-founder of Meridian Innovation Ltd, a trailblazer in high-performance, cost-efficient, thermal-imaging sensor solutions.

Panel speakers will provide critical insights on how they have tapped the Hong Kong/China tech ecosystem to further advance their goals in robotics, AI, AR/VR, blockchain technology and thermal-imaging. With the AI market tipped to be worth more than US$100 billion by 2025, according to Constellation Research, the panel will provide exclusive strategies and winning tips on how to tap the market through partnerships with Hong Kong/China. To learn more about the HKTDC CES 2018 tech conference, please visit http://info.hktdc.com/dm/CP1801551/index.html

Details of the tech conference are as follows:
Date: 10 January
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: North Hall, N253, Las Vegas Convention Center

In addition to the technology conference, the HKTDC will also organize a Hong Kong pavilion inside the new Design & Source marketplace at the South Plaza in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The pavilion will feature 34 companies, highlighting some of Hong Kong's latest technologies. All CES attendees including press are welcome to join the Hong Kong networking reception, to be held in the pavilion on 10 January at 12:45 PM, Booth no 64201. Pre-registration for the event is recommended.

About the HKTDC

Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn.

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