BIXPO 2017 in GuangJu, Korea : 1~3 Nov, 2017
BIXPO2017 is one of the biggest and most prestigious events in Korea, held this year in Kimdaejung Convention centre, Gwangju, Korea from November 1st till 3rd.
BIXPO combines International Conference, New Technology Exhibition and International Invention Fair with a strong focus on Industry 4.0. In 2016, BIXPO had 52,000 visitors from 48 countries, 179 companies represented globally with $ 1.12B worth of export Consulting and $ 11M contracts resulted. The Global Smart City Leaders summit as the main part of BIXPO 2017 (co-sponsored between XNTree and KEPCO) will be a great collaborative initiative between the global major cities (with more than 20 cities participating) to connect all the integral components, technologies and Investors.
Korea-UK Tech Biz Day: April 11th
On 11th April 2017 the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), Foundation for International Technology Network (FITN) and XnTree will be playing host to a delegation of South Korean industry leaders, tech associations and start-ups - all at Level39. The purpose of the delegation is to explore Industry 4.0 or the 4th Industrial Revolution. We are able to offer access to this delegation on the day. For a full list of those attending, and links to the registration please follow this link: Korea_UK_Biz_Day_INFO.
Paradigm Shift in “Accelerators”
Andy Warhol once famously said, ‘They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself’. Indeed, 2016 was about change (in more ways that we wanted perhaps) Warhol’s quote is now more relevant to the tech startup industry that ever before. It stands for the healthily saturated and intrinsically changing the way we live. Within tech industry’s journey, ‘incubators’ and ‘accelerators’ have been a critical catalyst for over 50 years. It has provided seed funding, working space, mentorships and PR to feed innovation when it was needed most. Some call this new way of working a tech ecosystem: a community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. As such, it is organic in nature and we are currently witnessing a change, an evolution in the accelerator market.
Five of the Hottest Korean Fintech companies – fresh off the docks
In Korea, to actively support the growth of Fintech, the government along with accelerators is adamant on creating a vibrant Fintech ecosystem. Accordingly, competitive Fintech companies have emerged showing off innovative characteristics. The most prominent Korean Fintech companies are actively driving towards overseas markets. Often, such companies choose London as their battleground to showcase their products and as a launch pad for the European market. As the Finance hub of Europe with a great infrastructure for startups, Korean Fintech companies have come to London to find opportunities for the past few years.
Brexit and Global Expansion Summit
In the latter half of October, the rate of inflation hit its highest level in two years. It also welcomed the four months anniversary of the EU referendum vote and this was the first real evidence of Brexit negatively impacting us. In all honesty, I have no idea what’s next. The Brexit and Global Expansion Summit held on 17th and 18th October had invited some prominent speakers, so I decided to go and find out if they could enlighten me a little.