ORIGIN Conference: Southeast Asia in Spotlight at BEYOND Week 2023

MACAU, May 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — TechNode Global is excited to share a recap of the recently-concluded ORIGIN Conference, a Southeast Asia-focused content track at BEYOND Expo 2023 designed to explore the tremendous growth opportunities and emerging trends in the region.

Held on the 11th of May as part of the BEYOND Week activities, ORIGIN Conference featured expert speakers and panel discussions that covered in-depth topics with the aim of connecting businesses across Southeast Asia and China and unlocking new growth opportunities in the region.

ORIGIN Conference kicked off with an opening keynote by Dr. Gang Lu, Founder and CEO of TechNode Group and Co-Founder of BEYOND, who shared an overview of the Southeast Asian market and discussed why now is the right time for businesses to invest and expand in the region.

“We envision BEYOND Expo to become the go-to destination for everything related to technology in Asia bringing it up to the level of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona – two of the most innovative and influential gatherings in the tech space,” said Dr. Gang Lu in his keynote.

“As part of this blueprint, ORIGIN Conference and BEYOND Expo aspire to create a level playing field where local and global ecosystems congregate and pave each other’s way to greater successes in Asia,” he said, highlighting the growing role of Southeast Asia in shaping the economic and technological landscape in Asia and globally.

Dr. Gang Lu, Founder and CEO of TechNode Group and Co-Founder of BEYOND delivered the ORIGIN Conference keynote address

The conference featured a series of engaging panel discussions:

“Why is Southeast Asia Prime for the Next Decade?” was a panel that featured Thomas G. Tsao of Gobi Partners, Davide Cali of CrossFund, and Winston Utomo of IDN Media, moderated by Yimie Yong of TechNode Global.

“Next Generation: Different Breeds of Unicorns” featured Kamarul A. Muhamed of Aerodyne Group, Oranuch Lerdsuwankij of Techsauce, and Lin Xiangliang of ESCO Lifesciences Group, moderated by James Kwan of Jumpstart Media.

“How is AI shaping Southeast Asia’s Next Gen?” featured William Chow of iFLYTEK, Oliver Tan of ViSenze, and Ivan Lau of Pantheon Lab, moderated by Tiago Ramalho of Recursive.

“Capturing Southeast Asia’s Emerging Generation” featured Woragun Wattanasakchai of Mercular, Maxim Tint of Gtriip, and Yau Png Ow of Hegg as panelists, moderated by AJ Lee of PNTR Group.

“Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Investment and M&A in Southeast Asia” brought together Amy Zhao of Openspace Ventures, Paramjit Singh of Malaysia Venture Capital Management (MAVCAP), and Rama Mamuaya of DS/X Ventures in a panel moderated by Eudora Wang of DealStreetAsia.

The “Advanced & Affordable Healthcare thru Technology” panel featured Dr. Pauline Tay of the National Health Innovation Centre (NHIC) Singapore, Elias Pour of ORA, and Kashish Sawalani of Enlitho, and was moderated by Hao Tran of Vietcetera Media.

Southeast Asia: A Race to Go Sustainable” featured Ting Yan Leck of TRIVE Ventures, Carrie Chan of Avant Meats, and Irwan Tjahaja of SWAP Energi, and was moderated by James Jung of beSUCCESS Media Group.

“Planning for Southeast Asia Expansion: Markets and Opportunities” featured Tan Lee Koon of Wellous Group Limited and Julian Tan of FastCo, moderated by Rita Fatiguso of Il Sole 24 Ore.

By focusing on business opportunities in Southeast Asia, ORIGIN Conference at BEYOND Expo 2023 aims to inspire businesses to explore market expansion and partnerships between China and Southeast Asia. This event is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with industry experts, discover new trends, and gain valuable insights into the region’s growing market.

With 800+ exhibitors and 55,000+ attendees from around the world, BEYOND Expo has become an exceptional platform for businesses to connect with global tech innovation enthusiasts, industry leaders, and potential partners. The event featured at least 100 networking sessions, fostering collaboration and idea exchange across various fields, including enterprise, product, capital, and industries.

ORIGIN Conference at BEYOND Expo 2023 proved to be a critical venue for businesses seeking to expand their horizons, gain valuable industry insights, and forge meaningful connections in the global tech scene.

About ORIGIN Conference

ORIGIN Conference is TechNode Global’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.

Emerging from a global pandemic in the backdrop of an exciting era for technology and innovation, ORIGIN Conference was held in Macao this year as part of the BEYOND Expo Week activity. This year’s theme is ‘Southeast Asia in Spotlight’.

Official website: https://technode.global/origin


Since 2020, BEYOND Expo has held two successful events, growing to be one of the largest and most influential technology expositions in Asia, attracting 800+ exhibitors and 55,000+ attendees worldwide. Running more than 150 industry forums with 500+ business leaders as speakers, BEYOND Expo provides a global platform for insightful technology exchange.

Focusing on three key industries including ConsumerTech, Healthcare, and Sustainability,  BEYOND Expo looks forward to connecting with global tech innovation enthusiasts and facilitating in-depth interaction across all fields, including enterprise, product, capital, and industries, to promote the global tech scene in the Asia-Pacific region and across the world.

Official website: https://beyondexpo.com

For inquiries, please contact:

Stanley Chong [email protected] TechNode Global [email protected]