Southeast Asia’s largest innovation gathering returns

Southeast Asia's largest innovation festival, innovfest unbound returns for a fourth edition in Singapore (Photo Credit: alphaspirit/Getty Images)
Southeast Asia's largest innovation festival, innovfest unbound returns for a fourth edition in Singapore (Photo Credit: alphaspirit/Getty Images)

Southeast Asia's largest innovation festival, innovfest unbound will return for a fourth edition in Singapore from June 5 to 6. 

More than 12,000 entrepreneurs, brands, corporates, government agencies, institutes of higher learning, investors and tech startups across more than 100 countries will be expected at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Co-Chaired by Yossi Vardi and Lily Chan, the festival is the anchor event of Singapore's Smart Nation Innovations Week. It is jointly organised by Unbound and NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, and in partnership with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

Highlights at this year's festival include keynotes and panels from over 300 speakers including the biggest names across industries, such as Grab's Anthony Tan, National Gallery's Chong Siak Ching, Tencent's Steven Chang, ONE Championship's Chatri Sityodtong, Circles.Life's Rameez Ansar, The LEGO Group's Marjorie Lao, The Walt Disney Company's Mahesh Samat and Kuek Yu-Chuang from Netflix.

"Innovfest unbound's growth since 2015 -- with more attendees and speakers from all industries, spanning the biggest names to the most disruptive startups -- is testament to the power and significance of innovation in today's digital age," said Daniel Seal, founder and CEO of Unbound. 

Artificial Intelligence, e-Commerce & Payment, Internet of Things, Immersive Media & Storytelling, The Digital Consumer and Generation Z, Future Talent and Open Innovation will be the main areas of focus. 

"innovfest unbound is unique. Every year, we have seen entrepreneurs, corporates, VCs, innovators, researchers, students and policy makers congregate to make the right connections and learn from the leading opinion makers and domain experts," said Lily Chan, CEO, NUS Enterprise. 

New for 2018, attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a proptech forum, Proptech Unleashed, hosted by JLL on June 6, and explore the impact of smart cities, how real estate technology is changing our lives and how corporates can successfully innovate to keep up.

Since its launch in 2015, innovfest unbound has grown to become Southeast Asia's largest innovation festival, welcoming over 11,000 registrations and more than 3,000 international delegates in 2017. 

For 2018, innovfest unbound is expecting an even more diverse turnout, with over 400 exhibitors, 5,000 startup participants and 6,000 corporate representatives.



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