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Thursday, 07 December 2023

Business of IP Asia Forum 2023 &Entrepreneur Day (E-Day)

Business of IP Asia Forum 2023 &Entrepreneur Day (E-Day)

Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia) (7-8 December; Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Being one of the leading IP events in Asia, BIP Asia 2023 was back in physical format on 7-8 Dec 2023. Themed “IP & Innovation: Steering New Economic Growth”, the upcoming Forum discussed the transformative potential of IP and innovation in driving sustainable and inclusive economic growth and creating new opportunities for global economies and businesses, as well as trending topics in the landscape, including GBA IP market updates and IP development on the creative and biomed industries. World-renowned speakers will share insights on global IP and technology developments, including representatives from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Bulgari and 361 Degrees International. A one-day ASEAN session will also be held, providing an ideal platform for IP policymakers and businesses to gather and discuss the latest development and best practices in unlocking the value of trademarks through brand licensing. Under the theme of “Clean Technology”, the “Innovation & IP Market” will gather universities, R&D centres focusing on Green Materials, Carbon Monitoring, Waste Recycling, Robotics and AI, etc. to showcase the latest innovation projects from Hong Kong and provide a networking and partnership building platform.

Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) (7-8 December; Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)
E-Day was HKTDC’s anchor start-up event promoting entrepreneurship with a wealth of opportunities and supporting services tailor-made for start-ups. E-Day 2022 was held in hybrid format. The event brought together 138 exhibitors and attracted more than 3,400 physical attendees and 9,000 viewers from 44 countries and regions. 60+ speakers shared their business know-how and offered innovative responses to market changes for the benefit of start-ups and small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

This year’s E-Day was held in physical format under the theme of “Building Resilience · Boosting Collaboration” to engage participants all over the world. Over 250 start-ups and start-up supporting services will showcase their innovation and technology solutions and a series of seminars, workshops, start-up pitching, business matching meetings and networking events will also be organised to explore the development of international start-up ecosystem after the start-up boom. Latest technology trends and market insights was offered to facilitate start-ups to tap into global markets, especially GBA and RCEP member regions, and seek business partners.