Disrupt Asia 2019 to be held on October 12 | Daily News

Disrupt Asia 2019 to be held on October 12

At a panel discussion.
At a panel discussion.

The Disrupt Asia Conference and Innovation Festival is Sri Lanka’s one-of-a-kind catalyst conference and premier event offering inspiration, invaluable networking and continuous educational opportunities, whilst providing access to a distinct community unlike any other.

Built on the success of previous years, the 4th edition ‘Disrupt Asia 2019 - Augmented Living’ to be held on October 12, is another not-to-be missed unique event, aimed to impact multiple sectors and stakeholders, staged on a global scale.

Casie Lau, one of Hong Kong’s tech start-up pioneers and a sought after speakers would fuel the enthusiasm of the conference with his inspiring opening keynote address.

He is the co-founder of ‘StartupsHK’ rebranded as StartupsGBA covering the entire greater bay area in China.With an impressive 15,000+ member ecosystem community, StartupsGBA recently celebrated its decade milestone.

Bringing the best of the startup ecosystem community together, including decision makers, investors, mentors, accelerators, corporates, entrepreneurs, aspirants and students, Disrupt Asia 2019 will center around core themes designed to provide participants with an ideal platform to network, partner and grow.

Especially for corporates, engaging with startups helps toharness technology and knowledge to recalibrate their existing business models. Corporates attending Disrupt Asia 2019 gain access to the potential of startups; meet innovative minds, explore the possibility of partnering them and even discover ways to engage with startups as value additions for their companies.

Disrupt Asia 2019 panel discussions on ‘Travel Tech – Travel Smart’ focusing on technologies related to the travel and leisure sector will undoubtedly assist corporates in the travel sector gain new industry insight.

Also for corporates, discussions on ‘Shaping Cities through Innovation’ explored by experiencedindustry practitioners will showcase the need to use technology efficiently to improve the quality of life in cities and for its citizens in a smart yet sustainable manner.

Disrupt Asia 2019 provides the ideal platform for entrepreneurial attendees to be inspired, informed, and immersed in all that the ecosystem has to offer. The thought-provoking discussion ‘Go Global: Strategies for Emerging Markets’ aims to help entrepreneurs and aspiring startups acceleratetheir global expansion, assuring access to knowledgeable panelistswho will share valuable lessons and experience toward steps necessary in increasing startups’ global footprint.

Also for entrepreneurs, the panel ‘Platforms Disrupting Asia’ will prove particularly valuable as it dives into the core of innovation and discusses how the economic and social impact of platforms correlate to an entrepreneur’s vision for the product,and eventually determining its global expansion.

For University students, attending Disrupt Asia 2019 will foster curiosity about the world of tech, innovation, the future itself, practical learning opportunities and fueling network connections.

Disrupt Asia 2019 will once again host the much-anticipated and keenly-contested ‘Disrupt Asia 2019 Startup Battle Grand Finale’. At the grand finale, attendees are exposed to the most promising startup ideas while witnessing teams pitching to a panel of experts.

Amarit Charoenphan (Aim) another eminent startup personality in Asia will leave the audience energized ready to confront challenges with a new exuberance with his motivational closing speech.


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