KONG SAR - Media OutReach -
28 September 2021 - Further to the announcement on the return of RISE, one of
Asia's largest tech conferences, in March 2022, Hong Kong also recently secured
two major technology events to be held next year – the very first Greater Bay
Area Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Conference 2022 (GBAAIR Conference),
and IEEE Region 10 Conference 2022 (TENCON), which was last held in the city in
two conferences are expected to act as a magnet for leading industry experts,
strengthening the city's position as a pivotal innovation and technology
(I&T) hub. Conference organisers paid tribute to the Hong Kong Convention
Ambassador (HKCA) programme initiated by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB),
which helped them decide on the best location.
HKTB Executive Director Mr Dane Cheng
said: "Since starting the HKCA programme, we have received tremendous support
from more than 100 ambassadors, who are all prominent leaders of business and
professional bodies in Hong Kong. Their concerted efforts will lead to a new
era of opportunity for both Hong Kong tourism and the city's multi-sector
development. We are confident we will achieve further success with our
ambassadors and make Hong Kong the world's meeting place for business events."
Greater Bay Area Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Conference 2022 (GBAAIR Conference)
intelligence and robotics experts from Hong Kong, Mainland China and around the
world are expected to flock to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
for the GBAAIR Conference, the first large-scale conference of its kind to take
place physically in the Greater Bay Area since the pandemic. A rich programme
of cross-border exchange and excursions will take place, thanks to the city's
supreme connectivity to Mainland China, with its extensive road and rail
network. The conference will be hosted by the Hong Kong Society of Artificial
Intelligence and Robotics, in tandem with the Hong Kong Productivity Council
(HKPC), which is part of the HKCA programme.
Chairman Mr Willy Lin Sun Mo, GBS, JP said: "Playing host to this event will
underscore Hong Kong's first-rate research capability in artificial
intelligence and robotics, which has been identified as one of the key pillars
of the city's innovation economy and a prime part of the National Key Technologies
Research and Development Programme. We are delighted that the HKCA programme
was launched in time, and the HKTB is a great partner, offering professional
support every step of the way, especially for first-time organisers."
IEEE Region 10 Conference 2022 (TENCON)
to the referral of ambassador Ir Edward Cheung, Chairman of the Joint Chapter
on Circuits & Systems and Communications of
IEEE Hong Kong Section, the HKTB worked together with the IEEE Hong Kong
Section to successfully bring TENCON to Hong Kong. The high-profile technology
and engineering event will gather more than 1,000 cross-disciplinary professionals,
academicians, industry leaders, researchers and students.
Paulina Chan, Chair of the IEEE Hong Kong Section and the General Chair of
TENCON Conference, said: "We're excited to host TENCON, an IEEE flagship
conference in Hong Kong again in 2022. Hong Kong is an ideal destination for
technology-business integration and an international hub for hosting
professional conferences in Asia. We had a great experience working with the
HKTB. I am confident that the upcoming TENCON will reach new horizons in global
participation, anticipating multidisciplinary professional profiles and dynamic
exchanges among international attendance."
Hong Kong: A Pivotal I&T Hub
Kong is a pivotal I&T hub, enjoying strong government support and growing
collaboration among GBA cities. Coupled with Hong Kong's unique position as an
international gateway, with unrivalled connectivity, the city is a strategic
destination for tech events.
the HKCA programme, the HKTB provides one-stop event support for events both
large and small for the I&T sector, as well other business and professional
fields, and promote the multiplier effect to fuel the local economic recovery.