Industry Leaders Announced for RISE Conference 2018


RISE, Asia’s largest technology conference, has announced its first speaker line up for July.

The conference will take place at the Hong Kong Convention Centre on July 9 – 12.

RISE top speakers include Brad Smith – President of Microsoft, Anna Fang – Partner & CEO at ZhenFund, Sean Rad – Co-Founder of Tinder and Dieter Zetsche – CEO of Daimler.

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit and RISE CEO, said: “Leaders from the world’s most important technology companies recognize that RISE gives them a platform into the Asian market and an opportunity to meet with decision makers.”

He added: “This year’s event features international speakers from Microsoft, Daimler, Uber, and Tinder, alongside some of Asia’s most influential companies like ZhenFund, Line Corporation, and HTC. More world-class speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.”

It is RISE’s fourth year of running and has grown from 1,000 attendees in 2015 to a much bigger estimated 15,000 attendees, from over one hundred countries, for this year.

Read more about the full list of speakers here.