BUSINESS GOVirtual Expo and Conference 2023 Launches Today

Over 100 Innovation and Leaders Forums Pioneering Integration of Business & Technology

Embracing New Economy via Exploring AI, ESG and Immersive Applications

HONG KONG, July 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — In recent years, topics such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), ChatGPT have swept the world, indicating the arrival of the digital era that focuses on innovation and technology. According to the HKSAR Government figures, the total expenditure on IT research and development in Hong Kong reached HK$26.5 billion in 2020, and the number of startups reached around 4,000 in 2021 with more than a dozen unicorn, demonstrating the potential of the market. Since the Government promulgated Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Development Blueprint at the end of last year, a clear development path formulating systematic strategic planning for Hong Kong’s innovation and technology (IT) development over the next 5 to 10 years has been established, new products and services have popped up in the market. 

middle: Ms Culsin Li, Managing Director of the event organizer Baobab Tree Event; Dr Bernard Chan, HKSAR’s Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development

International corporations, SMEs and startups, therefore, need to invest in the digitalisation of enterprises and the development of the virtual economy, to grasp the trend of technology development, and take their businesses to another level. Meanwhile, professionals from various industries need to keep pace with the times, embracing new business tools, consumption habits and customer patterns.

BUSINESS GOVirtual Expo and Conference 2023 (BGOV) takes the lead to welcome the digital economy era and runs from today (July 12) through July 14 at the Hall 3FG at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, bringing together all leading innovations and technologies. During the 3-day event, BGOV will feature future solutions and in-depth forums that are expected to attract more than 8,000 enterprises and clients, providing the industry with opportunities for learning, networking, business development and expanding connections.

As the BGOV’s organiser, Ms Culsin Li, Managing Director of Baobab Tree Event, emphasises the inseparable relationship between technology and business today in the rapidly changing business environment. She said, “Business leaders and decision makers must be forward-thinking to understand the future trends in order to lead and adapt to the industry. BGOV provides a comprehensive tool and extensive opportunities through technology showcases and in-depth forums. I believe that joining BGOV will bring future success to the business of our visitors.”

Over 130 cutting-edge solutions + Over 100 leaders’ forums in BGOV

As technology leads all industries to new milestones, BGOV features more than 130 innovative technology solutions, ranging from cloud computing, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence to immersive technology, showcasing the possibilities of technology in enhancing business development holistically. More than 100 industry experts and business leaders are invited to share their insights and enlighten business decision makers and investors with latest technology applications.
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Tip-top showcasing in 9 tech thematic zones with immersive experience

Digital transformation is a major trend among global enterprises, which make good use of big data, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and blockchain to digitalise business. To keep abreast of the trend of innovative technology, continuously enhancing its application capability will become the key to the future business. This year, BGOV will present 9 tech thematic zones to showcase an array of bold and flexible IT solutions for various industries while providing the visitors with updates on tech concepts and applications to enhance their operational efficiency and grow their business.

9 tech thematic zones:

Cloud and Edge Computing: Efficient Information Management FinTech: Simplifying Transaction Processes Cybersecurity: Strengthening Information Protection Web 3.0: Driving the Virtual Economy Marketing Technology: Enhancing Advertising Effectiveness Immersive Technology: Creating Advanced Experiences Artificial Intelligence: Improving Work Speed, Accuracy, and Efficiency Sustainable Development/ESG: Strengthening Corporate Future Competitiveness through Green Technology Enterprise Digital Transformation: Smart Business Activation

In addition to business solutions, two major themed areas, namely the “Immersive Experience Zone” and the “ESG Tech Zone”, have been created to demonstrate how technology can build up connections with the others and with the environment. The “Immersive Experience Zone” is themed around the Lavender Garden, where visitors can enjoy an all-around experience of sight, sound and smell through the usage of metaverse, AR, VR, XR and IR technologies via the guided tour. Visitors can also take part in the “MUXIC Virtual Concert”, a unique fusion of reality and virtual performances, and indulge in an intricate and immersive music feast.

Over 100 exciting conferences in collaboration with 12 industry associations

In keeping with tradition, BGOV is poised to offer a wealth of rich and cutting-edge topics. This year, BGOV is honoured to collaborate with 12 industry associations, and has successfully invited around 160 industry leaders and corporate decision-makers to present over 100 stimulating forums covering diverse fields and areas. Those forums are to explore how innovation and technology can add value to enterprises and individuals in the new era, and to present a new blueprint of the digital economy to the attendees.

Highlighted topics are:

In the opening forum, leaders from Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, Microsoft Hong Kong and Macau, and SenseTime will share their expertise and engage in a compelling discussion on “AI Adoption & its Future”. The Big Four accounting firms – Deloitte China, Ernst & Young, KPMG China, and PricewaterhouseCoopers – will join to explore the development and implementation of virtual assets in Hong Kong. Followed by prominent companies such as HKVAX, Treelion Foundation, and ZA Bank, FinTech forum will analyse the new Fintech landscape in Hong Kong, including opportunities and challenges faced under the VASP Licensing Regime and the revolution of cross-border payments influenced by digital currency. Participants who are interested in exploring smart cities from around the world will have the opportunity to meet experts from Cargo Sous Terrain, Huawei, MIT Design X, NEOM, The University of Hong Kong, and Urban-Air Port. They will share multiple world-class smart city projects with the audience through a hybrid of physical and online modes.

In addition, hosts of well-known companies including Accenture, Cathay Pacific Airways, Chinachem Group, China Mobile, China Unicom, CSL Mobile, Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings, Hang Lung Properties, Lenovo, PCCW Solutions, Link REIT, L’Occitane, Maxim’s, NVIDIA, SmarTone will share their insights on “Business x Tech” and unveil the essence of technology enhancing productivity.

Stimulate cross-border cooperation with a never-ending flow of business interactions over the three days

On top of the rich content, BGOV places great emphasis on communication and interaction among participants, creating continuous opportunities for networking. On the first day, a C-levels Leadership Gathering will take place, bringing together industry elites to inspire creative ideas and business opportunities through face-to-face communication and interaction. BUSINESS GOVirtual Tech Awards 2023 Ceremony and networking activities will be held on the second day, whereby the Awards winners will explore the boundless possibilities of future technology with participants.

BUSINESS GOVirtual Expo & Conference 2023

Date & Time:
12 July (Wed)     09:15 – 18:00
13 July (Thu)      09:30 – 18:00
14 July (Fri)        09:30 – 17:00

Venue: Hall 3FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Free admission: (first-come, first-served)

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About BUSINESS GOVirtual Expo & Conference
BUSINESS GOVirtual Expo & Conference (BUSINESS GOVirtual) gathers leading IT companies and solutions providers under one roof to demonstrate their latest technologies. It is the one and only platform in town to showcase key technological advancements for social and business engagement for the new digital era. Be active and go virtual become the key for enterprises to stay competitive and chase for future growth. The development of the Greater Bay Area is accorded the status of key strategic planning in Chinese government’s blueprint, with great significance in China’s initiative on innovation-driven development. Strategically held in Hong Kong, the international innovation and technology hub, BUSINESS GOVirtual serves as a communication platform for tech companies in the region to exchange ideas, collaborate and foster partnerships.

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