RISE is the largest and most important conference for the tech community in Asia. RISE offers a total of eleven forums focusing on topics including automotive, design, marketing, robotics and big data. Leading representatives from companies and start-ups meet at RISE in Hong Kong to discuss their experiences and to learn from one another. Attendees include Microsoft, Amazon, Lufthansa, DIDI, HSBC, Hanson Robotics and Tinder. The three-day networking event is also attended by influencers and media representatives from across the globe, as well as influential investors.
In 2017, more than 14,000 participants from over 100 countries attended the conference at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, where 300 speakers, 400 investors and in excess of 600 start-ups were to be found. This year, there are over 350 registered speakers; more than 700 media representatives will report from the conference. RISE is hosted by the organisers of the Web Summit, Europe’s largest IT and tech conference.