TEDxHongKong2015 "Lift-Off" event to be held at Global Sources Electronics show on Oct. 11

2015-09-04 16:00 1944

HONG KONG, September 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDxHongKong2015 will be held concurrently with the Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) Electronics show. Scheduled for Oct.11, 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo, the theme of TEDxHongKong this year is "Lift-Off" and the event will focus on innovation impacting societal cornerstones including transportation, housing, communications and health.

President of Global Sources Electronics Group, Tommy Wong, said: "The Global Sources Electronics show has been held in Hong Kong for a decade and evolved as a perfect platform for innovative, cool and exciting products and ideas. The show is a trend setter and an excellent showcase of innovation from Asia and especially Greater China.

"We are proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of TEDxHongKong2015 event. One of our missions is to help shape Hong Kong as Asia's Silicon Valley. The 'Lift-Off' theme matches our goal for Hong Kong and it fits with our focus on building Global Sources Electronics show into the top innovative platform where industry experts and thought leaders can share and exchange ideas."

Co-Curator of TEDxHongKong, Jong Lee, said: "Advances in electronics, wearables, drones, robotics, optics, 3D printers and computing are increasingly impacting foundational aspects of everyday life. Homes, workplaces, community services, cars, communications and supply chains are all getting smarter, more responsive and innovative in ways that are challenging long held fundamental assumptions. We are grateful to Global Sources for their support of TEDxHongKong.

"We are excited to have assembled 16 of the world's leading experts and thought leaders on these topics. They will share their ideas, work and experiences on innovation that is improving aspects of our everyday life in areas including transportation, cities, health and communities."

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

  • Carsten Isert, Head of the BMW Group Technology Office China
  • Micha Benoliel, CEO and Co-Founder of Open Garden, creators of Firechat
  • Hank Fortener, Founder of
  • Peggy Roe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International
  • Matthew Gow, Vice President of Global Hand and Chief Technology Officer of Crossroads Foundation
  • Albert Ko, AI, Robotics and Emergency Engineering Professor and Director of Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre, The University of Hong Kong
  • Chris Rill, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Canary
  • Uli Gwinner, President of Steelcase Asia Pacific
  • Faridodin Lajvardi, high school teacher, nationally recognized Falcon Robotics Team Coach and inspiration for Hollywood film "Spare Parts"
  • Mirko Bass, Transformational Initiatives Officer, Cisco Systems
  • Andrew Grant, creativity expert and bestselling author
  • Alexis Gresoviac, Managing Director of Gameloft K.K
  • Alan Macy, Research and Development Director, former President and Founder of BIOPAC
  • Justine Campbell, Positive Psychology Expert and Founder of the Mindquest Group

The event will also feature a special thread focusing on "Innovation by Necessity" as well as several talented entertainers and artists. With general audience tickets having sold out in 72 hours, more than 1,000 TEDx community members are expected to attend. For more information about TEDxHongKong2015, please visit .

For more information about the Global Sources Electronics show, please visit .

More information about Global Sources is available on the company's corporate site (, Facebook and Twitter (/globalsources).

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (, print and digital magazines, private sourcing events, and trade shows.

More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 of the world's top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TEDlike experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations) While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalists and/or bloggers be respectful of the difference between the TED and TEDx brands. The 'x' in 'TEDx' stands for "independently organized events." Any headline or text which implies "TED" is coming to Hong Kong is misleading. For more information on TEDx, visit

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Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.

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Tel: (852) 2555-5021

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TEDxHongKong Press Contact

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Tel: (852) 3590-6251


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