TNGlobal is excited to share a recap of the recently concluded ORIGIN: Asia Tech Conference.

Held on May 23, 2024, ORIGIN: Asia Tech Conference is a tech conference co-organized by TNGlobal and Macau Greater Bay Area Technology Exchange Association. This was also a BEYOND Week partner event at the recently concluded BEYOND Expo 2024 held at The Venetian Macao Cotai Expo, Macao.

As the tech landscape in Asia and Southeast Asia continues to boom, this conference serves as a platform for us to explore the latest advancements, share ideas, and build connections across borders.

Yimie Yong, reporter from TNGlobal was the master of ceremonies and content curator at the ORIGIN: Asia Tech Conference.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Unleashing Potential, Reimagine Future”. While delving into the dynamic landscape of technology in Asia and Southeast Asia, the conference aims to explore how innovation knows no borders and how collaboration across cultures and geographies paves the way for a brighter future.

Notable speakers at the conference include top executives and representatives from exemplary venture capital firms, multinational corporations, unicorns, and innovative companies such as Gobi Partners, East Ventures, ATM Capital, Kairous Capital, Sunway Group, Genting Ventures, Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (MAVCAP), RHL Ventures, FuturePlay, Hyundai Cradle, iFlytek, Carsome, Carousell, GoGoX, among others.

ORIGIN: Asia Tech Conference

The conference featured a series of engaging panel discussions:

L-R: James Kwan, Executive Chairman of Jumpstart Media; Thomas G. Tsao, Co-founder & Chairperson of Gobi Partners; Roderick Purwana, Managing Partner at East Ventures, Angela Toy Partner and chief operating officer of Golden Gate Ventures.

Southeast Asia – The bright spot for VC investing amidst global uncertainties?” was a panel that featured Thomas G. Tsao of Gobi Partners; Roderick Purwana of East Ventures; Angela Toy of Golden Gate Ventures, moderated by James Kwan of Jumpstart Media. The panelists discussed the opportunities and challenges of investing in this region and specific sectors in Southeast Asia that are particularly attractive to VCs, among others.

L-R: Pabpreng Liengsuk, Program Manager of Techsauce Media; Bit Santos, AVP of Portfolio Operations of Kickstart Ventures, Rachel Lau, Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer of RHL Ventures and Clarence Tan, Founder & Managing Partner Origgin Ventures.

“Cultivating Innovation: Strategies for Building a Conducive Environment for Tech Growth in Southeast Asia” featured Bit Santos of Kickstart Ventures; Rachel Lau of RHL Ventures and Clarence Tan of Origgin Ventures, moderated by Pabpreng Liengsuk of Techsauce Media. The panel discussed the criteria and support needed to build a conducive environment tech ecosystem.

L-R: James Jung, Founder & CEO BeSuccess Media Group; Minjun Liang, Founding Partner ATM Capital; Jung-hee Ryu, Partner & CEO at FuturePlay and Adrian Hia, Partner at Kairous Capital.

“Outsiders’ Insights: Capturing the Southeast Asian Tech Wave” featured Minjun Liang, Founding Partner ATM Capital, Jung-hee Ryu of FuturePlay, and Adrian Hia, Partner at Kairous Capital, moderated by James Jung of BeSuccess Media Group. The panelists shared their unique “outsider’s insights” on how to capture opportunities this dynamic market presents. Their unique perspectives and experiences in the Chinese, Malaysian, and South Korean tech ecosystems have provided invaluable insights for the audience.

L-R: Simran Vaswani, reporter from DealStreetAsia; Quek Siu Rui, Co-Founder & CEO of Carousell; Eric Cheng, Co-Founder, Chairman & Group CEO of CARSOME and Reeve Kwan, Co-Founder of GoGoX.

“Beyond Unicorns: Building Sustainable Growth” featured Quek Siu Rui, Co-Founder & CEO of Carousell; Eric Cheng, Co-Founder, Chairman & Group CEO of CARSOME and Reeve Kwan, Co-Founder of GoGoX as panelists, moderated by Simran Vaswani from DealStreetAsia. The panelists from this so-called “unicorn panel” discussed the focus areas after their companies reached the “unicorn status” and how do these companies ensure long-term and sustainable growth.


L-R: Tan Shyue Wern, Director of Strategic Development Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP); William Zhou, Vice President at iFLYTEK Open Platform, President [of] Overseas Business at iFLYTEK; Edwin Loh, Founder & CEO of Imagine AI; Khanh P. Ngo, Head of Monetization Strategy & Operations, APAC and MEA, Special Projects TikTok.

“How AI is Sparking Disruptions & Innovations in Southeast Asia’s various industries”, brought together William Zhou of iFLYTEK, Edwin Loh of Imagine AI and Khanh P. Ngo of TikTok in a panel moderated by Tan Shyue Wern of MAVCAP. The panel dived deep into how AI is having an impact in various sectors in the region, providing opportunities for tech companies and tech startups.

L-R: Hao Tran, CEO of Vietcetera Media; Raymond Hor, Director at Sunway ILabs Venture; Josie Lai, Head of Genting Ventures, Jie He, Investment Group, Director, China Office Representative of Global Brain; David Goh, Head of Cradle Singapore, Hyundai Cradle

The “Corporate Venture Capital (CVC): Navigating Innovation and Strategic Partnerships in the Digital Era” panel featured Raymond Hor of Sunway ILabs Venture; Josie Lai of Genting Ventures; Jie He of Global Brain and David Goh of Hyundai Cradle and was moderated by Hao Tran from Vietcetera Media. The panelists shared their expertise on how CVCs are fostering innovations and collaboration and why more corporations are looking into setting-up corporate venture arms.

L-R: Hao Tran, CEO of Vietcetera Media, Tan Shyue Wern, Director of Strategic Development at MAVCAP, April Ong Vaño – Head of ESG at Quest Ventures

The “Impact Investing and Sustainability” panel featured Tan Shyue Wern from MAVCAP and April Ong Vaño of Quest Ventures. Moderated by Hao Tran from Vietcetera Media, the panelists shared their views on impact investing and dived deep into several issues related to sustainability which has been gaining immense traction in recent years.

About ORIGIN Conference

ORIGIN Conference is TNGlobal’s premier international content track about the latest developments in the Asia tech and startup scene where international industry leaders and technology innovators from across the region gather to share trends, experiences, and leadership lessons.
ORIGIN: Asia Tech Conference was held in Macao this year as part of the BEYOND Week partner event. This year’s theme is ‘Unleashing Potential, Reimagine Future’.
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About Macau Greater Bay Area Technology Exchange Association

Macau Greater Bay Area Technology Exchange Association is an organization dedicated to promoting the development and innovation of science and technology. Since its establishment, the association has been committed to organizing various activities, including seminars, lectures, and training courses, to facilitate the dissemination and exchange of scientific and technological knowledge and skills. The association hopes to further foster the development of the tech industry and support entrepreneurial innovation, playing an important role in the advancement of technology in society.

About TNGlobal

TNGlobal is a Pan-Asia tech platform offering premium tech news, industry insights, events, and tailor-made marketing solutions for startups, VCs, corporates, and other industry pioneers. With a vast network of partners in global innovation and entrepreneurship, TNGlobal facilitates cross-border partnerships and businesses. TNGlobal is a spin-off of TechNode, China’s leading innovation and entrepreneurship platform.

About BEYOND Expo 2024

The BEYOND International Technology Innovation Expo (BEYOND Expo) is Asia’s leading annual technology event. Serving as a dynamic platform since 2021, BEYOND Expo not only showcases global technological innovations but also provides a unique opportunity to foster innovation upgrades across diverse industries and regions. BEYOND Expo has attracted participation from Asia’s Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, unicorn companies, and emerging startups. Through a multifaceted approach involving expos, summits, and various activities, BEYOND Expo has successfully cultivated an innovative ecosystem, propelling collective development in the Asia-Pacific region and the global technology innovation industry.

BEYOND Expo 2024 is being held at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo, a leading conference, meetings and exhibition venue in Macao. It is one of the largest MICE venues in Asia and has approximately 71,000 square meters of exhibition space. It features six independent exhibition halls over two levels, accommodating up to 5,000 exhibitors. It offers a wide range of flexible spaces, an international team of professional event planners, and a one-stop MICE solution with diverse facilities and services.

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