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SmartBiz Expo Brings Hi-tech Solutions to SMEs

WHAT: The SmartBiz Expo 2018 will offer a comprehensive exhibition of business solutions that allow small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to acquire innovative business ideas, get in touch with the latest technology and creativity and look for partnership opportunities. In the Techtopia zone, SMEs will find technologies which will help transform their businesses. In the Envision Lot, local and overseas inventors will showcase their discoveries while The Boosters will offer SMEs solutions to boost competitiveness. The Hatchery will allow local and overseas start-ups to showcase their business ideas and find partners. SMEs from Belt and Road countries and regions and Greater Bay Area cities will be able to foster investment partnerships through The Pathfinder. Major exhibit categories are augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR); the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart-office tech; applied artificial intelligence and machine learning; robotics; drones and autonomous vehicles; eco tech; advanced energy storage; fintech & blockchain; plus many more.

WHEN:
5-6 Dec 2018 (Wed - Thu) 9:30am – 6pm
7 Dec 2018 (Fri) 10am – 6pm
For trade visitors aged 18 or above only. (Free Admission)

WHO: Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The debut SmartBiz Expo in 2017 drew 523 exhibitors from 43 countries and regions, with 313 coming from outside Hong Kong. The expo attracted 11,703 visitors from 59 countries and regions, of which 5,352 came from outside Hong Kong.

WHY: As the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong governments take their innovation and technology drive into top gear, the HKTDC will stage its second SmartBiz Expo. This one-stop platform is tailored for firms, especially SMEs, to explore trends in business transformation and upgrade through innovation, creativity, application of technology and leveraging market opportunities. Participants will be inspired by start-ups’ pitching, as well as inventors and their tech-savvy demonstrations, and will be able to meet with experts to hear their brilliant ideas. Enterprises will be able to expand their connections with potential partners from around the world through a series of networking events and business matching sessions. SmartBiz runs concurrently with the Hong Kong International Franchising Show [http://m.hktdc.com/fair/hkifs-en/]. Other events taking place at the same time that might interest SmartBiz participants are the Asian e-Tailing Summit [http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/aes2018/en/main/index.html], Business of IP Asia Forum [http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/bip2018/en/main/index.html] and DesignInspire [http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/designinspire2018/en/main/index.html].

WHERE: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 1; 1 Expo Drive Hong Kong. [https://www.hkcec.com/en/location-transportation]

AND YOU CAN QUOTE ME: “SmartBiz Expo is absolutely a great platform to showcase any technology, new ideas and new business models, because we are not only facing Hong Kong, but also overseas” – JetOne Motion (from Hong Kong)

FAIR WEBSITE: www.hktdc.com/smartbizexpo

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