Plug and Play announces inaugural Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore

2019-05-21 09:30 1610

SINGAPORE, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play, a global innovation platform that operates across 28 cities, will be bringing together the highlights of its Asia Pacific operations in an inaugural Summit in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands, Level 5 Grand Ballroom on 29 May 2019. This Summit will showcase Plug and Play's Open Innovation efforts in the Southeast Asia region, and aims to help keep industry stakeholders updated on the latest technology trends to help plug the widening gap between the rate of business change and the speed at which technology is advancing.

This full-day summit will allow attendees to explore what is next in the areas of Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Travel and Supply Chain. The day will be packed with keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats between industry leaders and demos from 50 startups. This will serve as a good opportunity for the Plug and Play ecosystem of public and private sector agencies, multinational corporations, as well as investors and startups to network and connect.

Managing Partner of Plug and Play in Asia Pacific, Jupe Tan shared: "Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform and we continue to expand our presence in Southeast Asia. We are excited to bring you some of the best-in-class startups that we work with and will also be announcing a new country launch in the region at this Summit".

As part of the Summit agenda, attendees will witness the graduation of the first batch of Plug and Play Singapore's Fintech and Insurtech startups. A startup exhibition area with a specially curated set of startups from Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Travel and Supply Chain will form part of the summit to allow participants to interact with the startups.

Invited speakers and panelists include senior representatives from both government and multinational companies such as Jardine Cycle and Carriage, Changi Airport Group, Prudential and Land Transport Authority of Singapore and they will all be sharing their perspectives of the digital landscape and how it will be affecting their work. Neal Cross, who was recognized as the most disruptive Chief Innovation Officer in the world in 2016 while at DBS, will give a keynote speech titled "The Future isn't Digital" to open the summit.

At this summit, Plug and Play will also be announcing several new official corporate partners of Plug and Play in the Asia Pacific region.

More information about the event is available on the official event's website:

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to facilitate technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 20 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 10,000 startups in our network and 280 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We are one of the world's most active early stage investors with over 200 investments per year

Our Asia Pacific headquarters was launched in Singapore in 2010 and since then we have expanded into Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. We have accelerated over 200 startups across various programs and invested in more than 35 startups from Southeast Asia. We actively collaborate with regional governments as well as multinational corporations to accelerate innovation initiatives. 

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