InnoEX Forum – Innovations for Better Living – A Recap

Mid April marked the close of the inaugural InnoEX. We are happy to see the fair concluded successfully and received positive feedback. 

Apart from viewing cutting-edge exhibits, the seminars and forum on the fairground are also some event highlights. No worries in case you missed them – replays are now available below for your takeaway! Simply click through below images and register at our Intelligence Hub to view the whole videos!

TopicSpeaker(s) & Details
Welcome RemarksSophia Chong, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC
Opening RemarksProf the Hon Sun Dong, JP, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, HKSAR Government
Special Remarks

Zhang Guangjun, Vice-Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology

Dr Wang Weiming, Director-General, Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R.

Plenary Session

Driving International Collaboration to Catalyse Mainland China’s R&D Success

  • Fang Wei, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government
  • Cheng Xiangmin, Vice Director of the State Taskforce for Development of the G60 S&T Innovation Valley, Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Songjiang District Committee
  • Sun Xudong, Vice Mayor of Hangzhou Municipal Government
  • Chen Zhiyong, Deputy Mayor of Chengdu Municipal People’s Government and Secretary of the CPC Jinjiang District Committee
  • Liu Hang, Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, Administrative Commission of Zhongguancun Science Park Level II Bureau Rank Official
International Dialogue

Connecting the World with Innovations for Better Living

Moderator: Prof Herbert Chia, JP, Board Member, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation; Committee Member, Digital Economy Development Committee of the HKSAR

Panel Speakers:

Gerard Wolf, Senior Advisor on Sustainable Cities to the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Sustainable City Task Force of MEDEF International

Dr Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, President & CEO, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Thailand


Following the Welcome Remarks by HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Sophia Chong and our Honorable Guests, the InnoEX Forum kicked off with the Plenary Session and an International Dialogue: Connecting the World with Innovations for Better Living between French and Thai representatives. Echoing the event theme, Gerard from France and Dr. Nuttapon from Thailand exchanged values on how to create a sustainable and smart city, which was thought-provoking. Click on the above to access the full discussions!

InnoEX Forum (PM Session)

TopicSpeaker(s) & Details
Keynote Address

Winning with A.I.: How Innovative Leaders Drive Growth

Dr Ayesha Khanna, CEO of ADDO AI

Panel Discussion

Accelerating Commercialisation: Innovations on the Digital Frontier

Moderator: The Honourable Duncan Chiu, Legislative Council Member Technology & Innovation Constituency

Panel Speakers:

  • Alvin Zou, Vice President, SenseTime Asia Pacific Business Group
  • Ted Cho, CEO of Skelter Labs
  • Wu Gansha, Chairman and CEO of Uisee Technologies (Beijing) Ltd
  • Raymond Cheung, HK & Macau Solutions Director, Hikvision
Keynote Address

Top Tech Trends That Will Affect Your Industry in the Next 10-50 Years

Matthew Griffin, CEO, 311 Institute


The afternoon session was packed with Keynote Address “Winning with A.I.: How Innovative Leaders Drive Growth” where CEO of ADDO AI talked about AI’s outlook based on her experience with leading corporations and governments such as Smart Dubai and SMRT, relating the technology to you and me! Watch her insights along with other panel discussions now by clicking the above!

You can continue exploring different technological products via EXHIBITION+. It comprises four key exhibition elements, including the physical fair, the smart business-matching platform Click2Match, online-to-offline seminars under the Intelligence Hub and the Sourcing platform, extending face-to-face interactions from physical exhibitions to an online smart business-matching platform to help enterprises connect with business partners proactively.    

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