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Symposium on Tech Trends at Electronics Fair this Week
International Speakers in Hong Kong to Shed Light on Future

11 April 2017 – The “smart” digital age is transforming all aspects of life with new technology being applied to smart cities, medical treatment and business operations – and in turn creating infinite commercial opportunities. Providing insight about these developments, a Tech Trends Symposium 2017 will be a highlight of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) held 13-16 April. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 13-15 April symposium will feature global electronics industry representatives who will discuss the latest technology trends including wearable tech, the smart home, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and robotics.

On its first day (13 April), the symposium will focus on “The Next Big Thing in Wearables” as executives of wearables suppliers join professors from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong to analyse challenges and breakthroughs of wearable technology. The session will welcome representatives from wearable market leaders Fitbit and Well Being Digital Ltd – a Hong Kong developer of physiological sensing technology for wearables.

Smart Home, Wise Living” will be the theme for the second day (14 April), when speakers include Dr Edward Chan, Managing Director of German Pool (Hong Kong) Ltd, Dr Gabriel Tong, Founder of TOTEX and IDMA (Innovation and Design Management Association), as well as Edmond Yau, Executive Director of Koln 3D Technology (Medical) Ltd. They will discuss ways companies can innovate their products to meet consumers’ expectations of high-quality yet easy-to-use appliances.

On the same day, at the “VR, AR, MR” session, representatives of renowned market leaders including Cao Ou, Marketing Manager of Intel and Marek Marchlewicz, Evangelist of Unity Technologies China, will discuss VR hardware and software trends. Representatives of successful VR start-ups including George Wong, Managing Director of IOIO Creative – which won the HKICT Awards 2016 – and Philippe Gerard, Business Development Director of JetOne Motion (Hong Kong), will discuss ways to apply the technologies in various sectors including education, training, gaming and media. Lionel Chok, Creative Technologist of iMMERSiVELY and VR features contributor to Forbes Asia, will analyse and predict the development and evolution of VR.

At the 15 April session entitled “The New Era of Robotics Disruption,” international speakers including Prof Norman C Tien, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Hong Kong and Chairman of Robotics Alliance of Hong Kong will discuss the challenges and opportunities for robotics technology. Meanwhile, Dr Crystal Fok, Technical Lead (Robotics), Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp will discuss the deployment of robotics solutions in the society. Prof Gordon Cheng, Professor and Chair of Institute for Cognitive Systems, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Munich will examine ways service robots can integrate into our daily life. Dr Chia-Peng Day, General Manager of Foxconn Automation Technology Development Committee, will explain the role of robotics in the automated manufacturing industry.

The Tech Trends Symposium is open to business visitors free of charge. The 14th Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the International ICT Expo, organised by the HKTDC will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) 13-16 April. We cordially invite you or your representatives to attend the two fairs and related events:



Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and International ICT Expo


13-16 April (Thursday-Sunday)


13-15 April     9:30am-6:30pm

16 April          9:30am-5pm


Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai


Media Registration

Press Registration Counter at Hall 1E Concourse, Harbour Road Entrance, or HKTDC Media and Webcast Centre, HKCEC Expo Drive Entrance


Media Enquiries
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Joe Kainz              Tel: (852) 2584 4216         Email:
Joshua Cheng       Tel: (852) 2584 4395        Email:

Christine Kam       Tel: (852) 2584 4514         Email:

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