SmartBiz Expo Attracts 520 Exhibitors from 40 Countries
Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the second edition of the SmartBiz Expo opened on December 5 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
Welcoming delegates to the expo, HKTDC Executive Director Margaret Fong said: “Global issues such as the ongoing trade conflict between China and the United States make it all the more important for businesses to work in a smarter way, and be more responsive to new developments. The SmartBiz Expo is all about getting companies up to speed with the latest business solutions, creative ideas and cutting-edge technologies – helping you to seek out new opportunities and drive your businesses forward.”
The SmartBiz Expo attracted more than 520 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, providing a range of business solutions and innovative business ideas. The expo featured three key themes for the business industry, including Industry 4.0 under which companies adopt new technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, robotics and automation, to streamline their production processes and reduce costs, boost efficiency and productivity, and help them to launch new products and services that can increase profitability.
Various exhibitors at the expo, such as the Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre, Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited, and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, offered AI and automation solutions that can assist different industries in upgrading their business.
On the first day of the expo, seminars were arranged to explore issues relating to Industry 4.0. Representatives from the Hong Kong Productivity Council and INC Invention Centre joined industry experts to examine the opportunities and challenges presented by Industry 4.0. Other seminars covered issues such as cloud computing, IoT, automation and smart robotics, helping participants to get a stronger understanding of Industry 4.0’s potential by learning about the latest developments, applications and supporting solutions on the market.