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E-Day Celebrations to Focus on Redefining Industries

HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, July 23, 2020

The event will be attended by Gerd Leonhard, a futurist who will address the audience from Switzerland on July 16, to shed light on the emerging challenges in a post-COVID-19 economy and future trends

FREMONT, CA: As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has decided to make considerable changes to this year's Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) in terms of format and content. The event will include a series of seminars being broadcasted live on July 16 and 17, for which the public can register free of cost.

"Startups have been bearing the brunt of the unprecedented challenges, such as the impact on capital flow, brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the new normal has given rise to business opportunities through the use of pioneering innovative technologies," said Stephen Liang, HKTDC Assistant Executive Director.

Liang stated that this year's E-Day, under the theme of 'Revive - Redefine,' will highlight the practical and inspirational aspects of startups that can help ensure the survival, growth, transformation, and sustainability of the current business ecosystem in the face of significant changes and challenges, while promoting the agility necessary to embrace future challenges. The seminars will feature more than 30 heavyweight speakers from fields like smart logistics, education technology, and biotechnology to share how to deploy pioneering ideas and innovative technologies to disrupt existing industries and tap into new markets.

The event will be attended by Gerd Leonhard, a futurist who will address the audience from Switzerland on July 16, to shed light on the emerging challenges in a post-COVID-19 economy and future trends in areas such as business, society, and governance in the context of exponential technological progress. Leonhard will express his views on how the future of jobs, work, and commerce is redefined amid the pandemic's challenges and transformation. The address will also examine the role of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in creating significant breakthroughs in a technology-dominated future, and discuss what startups and entrepreneurs can do to be ready for the future. Leonhard will be joined by Karena Belin, CEO & Co-Founder of WHub, Dr. Toa Charm, Associate Professor, Business School, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Herbert Chia, Venture Partner at Sequoia Capital China, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in decision making for startups, incubators, and venture capitalists in Hong Kong and Asia.

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