ORIGIN Conference: Southeast Asia in Spotlight at BEYOND Week 2023 | Techsauce

ORIGIN Conference: Southeast Asia in Spotlight at BEYOND Week 2023

TechNode Global is excited to share a recap of the recently-concluded ORIGIN Conference, a Southeast Asia-focused content track at BEYOND Expo 2023 designed to explore the tremendous growth opportunities and emerging trends in the region.

Held on the 11th of May as part of the BEYOND Week activities, ORIGIN Conference featured expert speakers and panel discussions that covered in-depth topics with the aim of connecting businesses across Southeast Asia and China and unlocking new growth opportunities in the region.

ORIGIN Conference kicked off with an opening keynote by Dr. Gang Lu, Founder and CEO of TechNode Group and Co-Founder of BEYOND, who shared an overview of the Southeast Asian market and discussed why now is the right time for businesses to invest and expand in the region.

“We envision BEYOND Expo to become the go-to destination for everything related to technology in Asia bringing it up to the level of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona – two of the most innovative and influential gatherings in the tech space,” said Dr. Gang Lu in his keynote. 

“As part of this blueprint, ORIGIN Conference and BEYOND Expo aspire to create a level playing field where local and global ecosystems congregate and pave each other’s way to greater successes in Asia,” he said, highlighting the growing role of Southeast Asia in shaping the economic and technological landscape in Asia and globally.

Dr. Gang Lu, Founder and CEO of TechNode Group and Co-Founder of BEYOND delivered the ORIGIN Conference keynote address

Stanley Chong, Director & Head of Asia, TechNode Global, delivered introduction remarks

Alex Chatpaitoon, Community & Partnership Lead at TechNode Global introduced the event as Master of Ceremonies at ORIGIN Conference

The conference featured a series of engaging panel discussions:

"Why is Southeast Asia Prime for the Next Decade?" was a panel that featured Thomas G. Tsao of Gobi Partners, Davide Cali of CrossFund, and Winston Utomo of IDN Media, moderated by Yimie Yong of TechNode Global.

L-R: Yimie Yong, Reporter at TechNode Global; Thomas G. Tsao, Co-Founder & Chairperson, Gobi Partners; Davide Cali, Founder & Director at CrossFund; Winston Utomo, Founder & CEO, IDN Media

"Next Generation: Different Breeds of Unicorns" featured Kamarul A. Muhamed of Aerodyne Group, Oranuch Lerdsuwankij of Techsauce, and Lin Xiangliang of ESCO Lifesciences Group, moderated by James Kwan of Jumpstart Media.

L-R: James Kwan, Executive Chairman of Jumpstart Media; Kamarul A. Muhamed, Founder & Group CEO of Aerodyne Group; Oranuch Lerdsuwankij, Co-Founder & CEO of Techsauce; Lin Xiangliang, Deputy CEO of ESCO Lifesciences Group

"How is AI shaping Southeast Asia's Next Gen?" featured William Chow of iFLYTEK, Oliver Tan of ViSenze, and Ivan Lau of Pantheon Lab, moderated by Tiago Ramalho of Recursive.

L-R: Tiago Ramalho, CEO of Recursive; William Chow, Vice President of iFLYTEK Open Platform, Oliver Tan, Co-Founder & CEO of ViSenze; Ivan Lau, Co-Founder & CEO of Pantheon Lab

"Capturing Southeast Asia's Emerging Generation" featured Woragun Wattanasakchai of Mercular, Maxim Tint of Gtriip, and Yau Png Ow of Hegg as panelists, moderated by AJ Lee of PNTR Group.

L-R: AJ Lee, Managing Partner of PNTR Group; Woragun Wattanasakchai, Co-Founder & CEO of Mercular; Maxim Tint, Founder & CEO of Gtriip; Yau Png Ow, Co-Founder & CEO of Hegg

"Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Investment and M&A in Southeast Asia" brought together Amy Zhao of Openspace Ventures, Paramjit Singh of Malaysia Venture Capital Management (MAVCAP), and Rama Mamuaya of DS/X Ventures in a panel moderated by Eudora Wang of DealStreetAsia.

L-R: Eudora Wang, Deputy Editor, Greater China of DealStreetAsia; Amy Zhao, Executive Director, Ocular Fund Lead of Openspace Ventures; Paramjit Singh, Chief Investment Officer of Malaysia Venture Capital Management (MAVCAP); Rama Mamuaya, Partner at DS/X Ventures

The "Advanced & Affordable Healthcare thru Technology" panel featured Dr. Pauline Tay of the National Health Innovation Centre (NHIC) Singapore, Elias Pour of ORA, and Kashish Sawalani of Enlitho, and was moderated by Hao Tran of Vietcetera Media.

L-R: Hao Tran, CEO of Vietcetera Media; Dr. Pauline Tay, Director of the National Health Innovation Centre (NHIC) Singapore; Elias Pour, Founder & CEO of ORA; Kashish Sawalani, CEO of Enlitho

"Southeast Asia: A Race to Go Sustainable" featured Ting Yan Leck of TRIVE Ventures, Carrie Chan of Avant Meats, and Irwan Tjahaja of SWAP Energi, and was moderated by James Jung of beSUCCESS Media Group.

L-R: James Jung, CEO of beSUCCESS Media Group; Ting Yan Leck, Managing Partner of TRIVE Ventures; Carrie Chan, Co-Founder & CEO of Avant Meats; Irwan Tjahaja, CEO of SWAP Energi

"Planning for Southeast Asia Expansion: Markets and Opportunities" featured Tan Lee Koon of Wellous Group Limited and Julian Tan of FastCo, moderated by Rita Fatiguso of Il Sole 24 Ore.

L-R: Rita Fatiguso, Senior Correspondent, Il Sole 24 Ore; Tan Lee Koon, Group President of Wellous Group Limited; Julian Tan, Founder & CEO of FastCo

By focusing on business opportunities in Southeast Asia, ORIGIN Conference at BEYOND Expo 2023 aims to inspire businesses to explore market expansion and partnerships between China and Southeast Asia. This event is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with industry experts, discover new trends, and gain valuable insights into the region's growing market.

With 800+ exhibitors and 55,000+ attendees from around the world, BEYOND Expo has become an exceptional platform for businesses to connect with global tech innovation enthusiasts, industry leaders, and potential partners. The event featured at least 100 networking sessions, fostering collaboration and idea exchange across various fields, including enterprise, product, capital, and industries.

ORIGIN Conference at BEYOND Expo 2023 proved to be a critical venue for businesses seeking to expand their horizons, gain valuable industry insights, and forge meaningful connections in the global tech scene.

About ORIGIN Conference

ORIGIN Conference is TechNode Global’s premier international content track about the latest developments in the Asia tech and startup scene where international industry leaders and technology innovators from across the region gather to share trends, experiences, and leadership lessons.

Emerging from a global pandemic in the backdrop of an exciting era for technology and innovation, ORIGIN Conference was held in Macao this year as part of the BEYOND Expo Week activity. This year’s theme is ‘Southeast Asia in Spotlight’.

Official website: https://technode.global/origin


Since 2020, BEYOND Expo has held two successful events, growing to be one of the largest and most influential technology expositions in Asia, attracting 800+ exhibitors and 55,000+ attendees worldwide. Running more than 150 industry forums with 500+ business leaders as speakers, BEYOND Expo provides a global platform for insightful technology exchange.

Focusing on three key industries including ConsumerTech, Healthcare, and Sustainability,  BEYOND Expo looks forward to connecting with global tech innovation enthusiasts and facilitating in-depth interaction across all fields, including enterprise, product, capital, and industries, to promote the global tech scene in the Asia-Pacific region and across the world.

Official website: https://beyondexpo.com

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