Biggest technology conference, exhibition in APAC opens in HCM City

Saturday, Sep 09, 2023 22:22

Thousands of people attend the NEAR APAC 2023 Technology Conference & Exhibition, which opened in HCM City this weekend. — VNS Photo Thu Ngân

Thousands of people visit the largest technology conference and exhibition in the APAC region, “NEAR APAC 2023 Technology Conference & Exhibition”, which is being organised in HCM City this weekend.

Lasting the two weekend days, the exhibition, whose theme is “Unlimited Future”, features over 100 international speakers and more than 50 investment funds, drawing more than 8,000 attendees from the global technology investment community.

Co-organised by Golden Financial Innovations (GFI), Vietnam Blockchain Innovation (VBI) Academy, and the Swiss-based NEAR Foundation, NEAR APAC 2023 aims to promote the potential of Vietnamese technology companies, showcase high-quality talent, and provide opportunities for learning, networking, and collaboration with leading international businesses and investment funds.

The event also seeks to attract international resources and economic support for the growth and sustainability of the web3 startup ecosystem in Việt Nam.

The exhibition also creates a dynamic environment with a diverse array of activities. It will enable participants to explore the boundless potential of industry trends in the technology sector.

In recent years, the global trend of digital transformation has gained significant momentum, with Web3 technology emerging as a key driver for optimising and enhancing this transformation process.

Web3 is fundamentally reshaping the way we interact with data and revolutionising various industries.

During NEAR APAC, a wide range of activities are organised, including a Hackathon & Coding Challenge for programmers and students, with prizes totalling more than VNĐ2.7 billion (US$112,000).

The event also hosts a job recruitment day with the participation of hundreds of technology companies; a 1:1 showcase programme for Vietnamese startups involving over 50 international investment funds; a high-tech technology showcase; NFT exhibitions; games and gaming competitions; and several appealing side entertainment events.

Leading industry experts and international investment funds will analyse technology and investment trends, offering specific solutions to enhance business efficiency through technology adoption.

The event will also include skill-sharing sessions and insights on capital raising and startups from tech unicorns.

Exciting activities, such as lucky draws with the chance to win various Apple products will also be held throughout the two-day event.

The event lasts until Sunday at Thiskyhall Convention, No 10 Mai Chí Thọ, Sala Urban Area, Thủ Đức City of HCM City. — VNS

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