Bringing together the biggest investors, the most innovative startups, visionary technology entrepreneurs, pioneering manufacturers, and global talent.

22 Jan 2019

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Rooms S421 & S423 - 430

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1,000+

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100+

Startups

40+

Speakers

The TECH[LIFE]STYLE Conference will explore the latest innovations in lifestyle that are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. The theme is ‘living smarter, living better’; discovering how lifestyle tech can be interweaved into everyday life.

This is the dynamic forefront of the industry that very few get to experience.

Hear

world-class speakers on the role of technology in today’s society and share their vision for the future.

Immerse yourself

in our Startup villages showcasing the latest technologies that are enabling us to live smarter and better.

Meet

the key ecosystem players who are facilitating this rapid change across the world.

Join us

to learn and be inspired about creating a smarter world.

Tickets starting at
HK$500
HK$333 only!
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Now – 22nd Jan 2019

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The conference will be promoting the diversity of innovations in and around Hong Kong and giving a voice to more entrepreneurs innovating in TECH[LIFE]STYLE.

Here's what last year's visitors had to say:


“Comprehensive topics are covered - very useful talks!”

“There was a great mix of hardware innovations and new age tech in clothing and textiles. I like the variety of sessions going on, and the quality of speakers and booth holders was excellent.”

“The speakers had real, interesting content, which was great; not as fluffy or self-congratulatory as some other conferences I've been to.”

“There was real diversity amongst the startups and exhibitors, and the show floor was very well curated!”

“The VR room was really cool and it was great to see so many startups hiring!”

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At TECH[LIFE]STYLE Conference, get comprehensive insight into the industry via our carefully-curated program that covers:

Industry Sharing
The main stage will feature 40+ world class speakers and panels discussing the future of lifestyle tech

Startup village
4 rooms showcasing 100+ global startups from different sub-fields within lifestyle tech - Innovation VR/AR, Sustainability and Food/Travel/Social Tech

Investor lounge
Key investors will meet directly with forthcoming startups and plan together for future partnerships

The TECH[LIFE]STYLE Conference is a part of StartmeupHK Festival spread over 5 days, and spans interactive how-to sessions, hackathons, and valuable lessons from celebrated founders and investors in fintech, healthtech, smart city technologies, IoT, retail and logistics innovation, edtech and much more!

This is the gateway to Asia’s dynamic markets – and beyond.

Tickets starting at
HK$500
HK$333 only!
(Buy 2 Get 1 Free)
Now – 22nd Jan 2019

Book Now

Showcase your Startup
HK$4000 only!
And get closer to that funding you’ve been hustling for
Book Now

AGENDA

Living Smarter

Digitizing lifestyle for consumers

10:00 - 10:10OpeningFabrica + SULP
10:20 - 10:40How AI creates smarter livingSenseTimeXu BingCo-Founder
10:40 - 10:50Innovation from heritage for hospitalityPeninsulaSally OsborneDirector Technology Innovation
10:50 - 11:00Building a Fully Connected Intelligent WorldHuaweiGregory FoxVice President of Corporate Marketing & Brand Strategy
11:00 - 11:10Creating a New Sharing Economy: Opportunities and ChallengesUber & Uber EatsEmilie PotvinDirector, Public Policy and Government Relations, Asia Pacific

Digitizing processes for lifestyle

11:10 - 11:30Digitizing finance for China and the worldAnt FinancialGang Ji Head of Strategic Investment and Vice President , Ant Financial Services Group
11:30 - 11:45Transforming the way consumers and businesses experience delivery in their daily livesLalamoveBlake LarsonMD, International
11:45 - 12:05Battle of logistics panelBuyandship / Olasso / Easyship / JanioWilson Chan / Pieter Wittgen / Tommaso Tamburnotti / Jun Kai NgFounder / Founder / Co-Founder / CEO & Co-Founder
12:05 - 12:15Use of blockchain for personal financeCrypto.comSean RachCMO
12:15 - 12:25On the future of production and manufacturingSoftwear AutomationPete SantoraChief Commercial Officer
12:25 - 12:35Making production smarter through AIPolyUProf Calvin WongAssociate Head, Institute of Textiles/ Clothing
12:35 - 12:45Omni-channel solution: supporting consumers to choose smarterSGSJack YuenHead of Agriculture, Food and Life
Lunch · 12:45 - 14:00

Living Better

Enhancing experiences for consumers

14:00 - 14:15On TECH[LIFE]STYLE: When heritage meets innovationThe MillsVanessa CheungFounder, The Mills & Managing Director, Nan Fung Development Limited
14:15 - 14:35Design Thinking for Better LivingSwire Beverages/Design Thinking in ActionStephen WongDirector Strategic Business Development, Swire Beverages & Founder, Design Thinking in Action
14:35 - 14:45Better food for better livingGreen MondayDavid YeungFounder

Creating impact and sustainability for industry

14:45 - 15:00Reinventing FashionH&M FoundationErik BangInnovation Lead
15:00 - 15:15Playful entrepreneurship: the story of White CityImperial CollegeDavid BrownDirector of Executive Education
15:15 - 15:25PropUP: corporate innovation for impactMTRBosco LeungSenior Corporate Strategy Manager
15:25 - 15:35Scaling up startups by selling to B2B businessesStartup LaunchpadMinesh PoreDirector, International Business Development/Head
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15:35 - 15:50Innovations in luxury panelReflaunt GoxipStephanie Crespin / Juliette GimenezCEO / Co-Founder & CEO
15:50 - 16:00Closing the loop: investing to create a circular economyClosed Loop PartnersChris CuiDirector, China Programmes
Break · 16:00 - 16:20

On the Future of Tech[LIFE]style

Towards a tech[life]style future

16:20 - 16:35Building Millennial Lifestyle BrandsIdea Farm VenturesDavid BellCo-Founder and President
16:35 - 16:50A more sustainable future for fashionFashion for GoodRogier Van MazijkInvestment Manager
16:50 - 17:00Investing to create the next tech[life]style UnicornClick VenturesCarman ChanFounding Partner; Early investor in Spotify, Palantir

Innovating for the next decade

17:00 - 17:10Re-inventing HK industries through innovationFHKI/ Startup CouncilJack YeungChairman
17:10 - 17:20Re-inventing the VC modelSOSV / ChinacceleratorWilliam BeanGeneral Partner, SOSV & Managing Director, Chinaccelerator
17:20 - 17:35Hong Kong: Challenges in a trade-war eraLever Style Inc.Stanley Szeto Executive Chairman
17:35 - 17:50Hong Kong's opportunity in GBANan FungAntony LeungGroup Chairman and CEO, Nan Fung Group
17:50 - 18:00ClosingFabrica + SULP

SPEAKERS

"Hong Kong's opportunity in GBA"

Antony Leung

Group Chairman and CEO
Nan Fung Group
"A more sustainable future for fashion"

Rogier Van Mazijk

Investment Manager
Fashion For Good
"Creating a new sharing economy: opportunities & challenges"

Emilie Potvin

Director, Public Policy & Government Relations (Asia Pacific)
Uber & Uber Eats
"Innovation from heritage for hospitality"

Sally Osborne

Director Technology Innovation
Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Limited

David Bell

President
Idea Farm Ventures

Bosco Leung

Senior Corporate Strategy Manager
MTR

Sean Rach

CMO
Crypto.com

Stanley Szeto

Executive Chairman
Lever Style

David Yeung

Founder and CEO
Green Monday (Green Common)

Blake Larson

Managing Director
Lalamove

Calvin W.K. Wong

Associate Head
Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Pieter Paul Wittgen

CEO & Co-Founder
Olasso

Wilson Chan

CEO
Buyandship

Chris Cui

Director
Closed Loop Partners

Gang Ji

Vice President and Head of Strategic Investment
Ant Financial

Carman Chan

Founder and Managing Partner
Click Ventures

Erik Bang

Innovation Lead
H&M Foundation

David Brown

Director of Executive Education
Imperial College

Xu Bing

Co-founder of SenseTime, Secretary for the Board of Directors, and Head of Strategic Investment
SenseTime

Jack Yuen

Head of Agriculture, Food and Life
SGS

Alexander Chan

Co-Director
The Mills Fabrica

Gregory Fox

Vice President of Corporate Marketing & Brand Strategy
Huawei

Vanessa Cheung

Founder / Managing Director
The Mills / Nan Fung Development Limited

Minesh Pore

Director of International Business / Head
Global Sources / Startup Launchpad

Stephen Wong

Director Strategic Business Development
Swire Beverages

Jun Kai Ng

CEO and Co-founder
Janio

Stéphanie Crespin

Founder
StyleTribute.com

Holly Harrington

Curator
Startup Digest Taipei

Pete Santora

Chief Commercial Officer
SoftWear Automation

Tommaso Tamburnotti

Co-Founder
Easyship

Juliette Gimenez

CEO
Goxip

William Bean

General Partner
SOSV

Charles Ng

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion
InvestHK

Antony Leung

Emilie Potvin

Sally Osborne

Bosco Leung

Sean Rach

Stanley Szeto

David Yeung

Blake Larson

Calvin W.K. Wong

Pieter Paul Wittgeng

Wilson Chan

Chris Cui

Gang Ji

Carman Chan

Erik Bang

David Brown

Xu Bing

Jack Yuen

Alexander Chan

David Bell

Gregory Fox

Vanessa Cheung

Vanessa Cheung

Stephen Wong

Jun Kai Ng

Jun Kai Ng

Holly Harrington

Pete Santora

Tommaso Tamburnotti

Juliette Gimenez

William Bean

Charles Ng

TECH[LIFE]STYLE Conference presents a unique opportunity regardless of whether you’re a startup, a student, an investor, an incubator, or just an enthusiast.

Get insight, access, partners, talent, funding or ideas – whatever you’re looking for.

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Startup Launchpad (SULP), is a premier platform that facilitates global distribution between hardware and solution startups and renowned online and offline retailers.

The Mills Fabrica: Hong Kong’s Business Incubator and Springboard for Techstyle Startups and Strategic Partner

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