Must-attend conference for mid to large enterprises, startups and investors.

Be part of the elite behind the scenes retail discussions

  • * AsiaWorld Expo booked for the event, 4 days of activities
  • * All speakers are true practitioners, carefully curated and invited
  • * The very best people attend – folks you can learn a lot from
  • The Startup Launchpad Conference returns in October with a focus on the Future of Retail. The talks at the event will cover several industry verticals and revolve around two main topics: Investment in retail tech and emerging retail technologies and their real-world applications. These themes will run through two days of talks.

    WHERE

    AsiaWorld Expo,
    Hong Kong

    WHEN

    Thursday to Sunday
    October 18 to 21, 2018


    Actionable Takeaways From Industry Disruptors

    Carefully curated practitioners teach you their best and newest stuff

    This event will make you money. You can learn from the people who are at the top of their field and disrupting the industry. All of our speakers are hand-picked. No fluff, no pitches – just pure practical content. It’s less inspiration and more how-to. Hear what the leaders are doing and boost profits for your business.


    We’ve booked AsiaWorld Expo for the event.

    Where leaders meet disruptors meet startups

    The event takes place in AsiaWorld Expo, close to the airport, away from distractions. Lunch and activities take place in Hall 2, which means everyone stays together. This facilitates quality conversations and allows you to form close relationships with all your peers that last. The result is 4 days of high quality networking, discussions, learning. And great parties. This is serious business.


    Your tickets includes everything: networking, meals, after parties.

    You just get yourself to Hong Kong - your ticket includes everything else

  • * Discounts on hotels in Hong Kong
  • * Full access to the networking events
  • * All meals during the event + all-day coffee & snacks (VIP Only)
  • * Post event parties – One Hosted by KPMG & The Mills Fabrica
  • * Access to the pitch competition & product demos
  • * Access to exhibition floor and 300+ startups

  • Mark Your Calendars

    Seating is limited so don't miss out on reserving your spot!

    World Class Practitioners & Disruptors Speaking

    Expert practitioners only. We don't have sponsored speakers nor people without regular hands-on experience.

    Our 2018 Agenda

    4 Action packed days where attendees leave with tangible takeaways
    • Future of Retail: Emerging Technology

      October 20, 2018

    • 1. What does consumer demand look like for the next five years? (demand & market trends) 2. How can retailers and startups use advanced analytic solutions/technologies (big data/AI) to create an accurate consumer portrait? 3. What are the best practices collecting and using consumer data and maintaining transparency? (privacy issues; solutions; Facebook Cambridge Analytica) 4. How can small- and medium-sized companies can harness big data to grow their businesses and better compete with larger competitors?
      Big Data & Analytics in Retail
      Emerging Retail Tech
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

    • 1. What are the most pressing challenges for supply chain management today? (bullwhip effect; inefficiency) 2. How can companies make better use of warehouse space and increase inventory carry rates? What new technologies/solutions can help? 3. How can companies use intelligent logistics to create a faster flow of goods? 4. How can companies efficiently manage the supply chain to better synchronize with a dynamic market?
      Emerging Retail Tech
      New Retail Experiences
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

    • Are you really solving a real problem and adding customer delight? How Industry Open Innovation and Startup Partnerships is Accelerating China's New Retail Tech Revolution and New Capabilities
      Emerging Retail Tech
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

    • 1. What are the differences between multi-channel and omni-channel? 2. What can companies do to improve omni-channel customer experiences? 3. What technological barriers still exist for executing an omni-channel strategy? 4. How can retailers and brands avoid channel conflicts as they adopt these new technologies? 5. How do retailers and brands ensure customer engagement across channels, and what kind of POS solutions can help? 6. What is the next step for omni-channel retail? How is it different from what we have today?
      Emerging Retail Tech
      Omni-channel Retail
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

    • This panel will address the changes in how consumers discover, shop and buy, including the next generation of commerce both in stores and online. 1. Analyzing changes in consumer behaviour 2. Ways to integrate valuable data to remain competitive 3. How to enhance interactive experiences for customers? (cultivate community, in-store experience, after-sales service) 4. How to meet customers' increasing demand for transparency and sustainability
      Customer Experience
      Emerging Retail Tech
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

    • The user journey in an IoT Store Providing extra value with smart systems using consumer data Amazon Go, Moby Store, Alibaba's IoT supermarkets Hema... can they be considered a success in learning how Connected Stores work in practice?
      Connected Commerce
      Emerging Retail Tech
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

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      After Party
      Emerging Retail Tech

    • Future of Retail: Retail Investment

      October 19, 2018

    • Investing astutely in areas of technology will be critical for retailers to prosper. To boost transparency, better understand consumer preferences and enhance customer service is more than essential for future retailers. The keynote will elaborate: - An overview of the key global tech investments trends within the value chain of retail, supply chain and logistics - Gain a clear vision of the role that tech startups play in shaping the retail industry of the future
      Investment in Retail
      Retail Technology Investments
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

    • The panel will discuss the following investment areas: 1.) personalization 2.) artificial intelligence and cognitive software 3.) data collection and analytics tools 4.) mobile website experience 5.) social media retail 6.) augmented reality (AR) 7.) Internet of Things and sensors 8.) voice 9.) robotics and 10.) automated systems and programmatic advertising.
      Investment in Retail
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

    • The Keynote speech will focus on how start-ups and entrepreneurs can benefit from being lifted to the heights by their corporate investors. In return, the giants benefit from increased exposure to emerging technologies, the ability to create new ecosystems and to connect their startups to other parts of their own corporations for commercial arrangements and other collaborations.
      Corporate Innovation
      Investment in Retail
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

    • Issues for discussion: - discuss the different mechanisms available to corporations to drive innovation - shed insights on how corporate venturing programs are structured and best practices for gaining a competitive advantage through corporate venturing and innovation initiatives - and look at how young companies in China can co-operate with MNCs in order to create business success and strategic value for both partners
      Corporate Innovation
      Investment in Retail
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

    • The profound impact of blockchain technologies extends to other industries, such as retail and healthcare. The session will seek to develop ideas on how to increase the positive impact and minimize the negative effects of blockchain technologies on investment for development. Issues for the debate: • The trends of investment on blockchain solutions • Given the strong investment in blockchain technologies from retail industry, what are the challenges • The risks and opportunities of blockchain for sustainable development • Regulatory and policy precedents, concerns and responses • How are regulators keeping up with this ever-changing tech landscape?
      Blockchain Investments
      Investment in Retail
      Where
      Hall 2, Conference Stage

    • Global Ecosystem Day

      October 21, 2018

    • Pitch & Demo Day

      October 18, 2018

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      Where
      Hall 2

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    Don't get left behind. Come meet and talk with experts who are shaping the Future of Retail today and learn how to meet the demands of today's cross-channel and technologically-savvy customers