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With a presence in 72 markets worldwide and a strong footprint across 13 markets in Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs.

 At BNP Paribas, innovation is at the heart of our business model. It is the primary driver of our growth strategy amidst an environment where constant change is a daily reality. We leverage the potential of new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Blockchain, to address the full range of client needs. 

Natixis is the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 36 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.

With more than 16,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organised into three main business lines: Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions & Insurance, and Specialized Financial Services.

Crédit Agricole created Le Village in France in 2014, a single venue and network dedicated to innovation, focused on the economic growth of young companies. 

CACIB cooperates with Le Village globally on a number of initiatives supporting startups’ regional and international growth. CACIB actively supports Le Village startups not only by hosting startups on its premises, but also contributing its international network and facilities, facilitating access to local ecosystems, and organizing exchanges for international startup to go to Le Village in France.


Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth, putting its resources to work to finance the economy and its clients’ projects. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong – a core hub of the worldwide Societe Generale Group – we employ over 9,000 employees in the region. 
Societe Generale aims to strengthen its relations with the ecosystem to provide them with relevant partners, to unite their efforts in innovation and bring them the digital capabilities necessary for their transformation, and to help them create new businesses.

Agorize is a 80-strong start-up that specializes in organizing online business challenges, e-hackathons, and online startup competitions. Launched in 2011, the company works with 250 large corporations on a global scale and has organized more than 500 programs involving a community of 5 million innovators (students, developers, startups and employees) through its dedicated platform. Agorize has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Stuttgart, and Montreal. Agorize's clients include Amazon Web Services, Singapore Airlines, Google, AIA, Schneider Electric, Allianz, Microsoft, Bank of America, Total and Axa.
For more information, visit: www.agorize.com

Founded in 2012 by Jean-Michel Amaré and Pierre-Jean Bonnefond, Atawey designs and manufactures turnkey hydrogen autonomous energy solutions for isolated sites. The entrepreneurs and their teams use mature, tried and tested French technologies to offer you an innovative, reliable and sustainable product. They build on their expertise to give you more than a simple response: a solution that adapts to your uses.

BistroChat is a chat app that empowers you to quickly book a restaurant by chatting directly with the staff, offering the fastest and easiest way to book a table and check the restaurant information (menus, address, etc.).

You can browse restaurants on BistroChat just by swiping through them, it's really easy! Need a table? Just send a chat to the restaurant, that's it!

Eco-Counter has more than 15 years of experience developing automated solutions for counting pedestrians and cyclists. From bike counters deployed on New York City’s busiest cycle tracks, to trail counters in remote regions of the New Zealand, our temporary and permanent counters are trusted around the world.

Enyx is a leading provider of ultra-low latency technologies and solutions for the financial industry.

Enyx developed a TOE FPGA NIC card to offload communication, reduce latency and increase bandwidth in a network interface. With this solution, Enyx promote off-the-shelf trading and telecom solutions used by: financial technology service providers, exchanges, investment banks and funds. 

Granada proposes that the Financial Institutions exchange certified client data, with participation and oversight from regulators.

Contrary to global models, there would be one Market Place to ensure that the service is 100% fit to domestic regulations and practices. Banks would mutualise the information on the existence of KYC certified data and would get incentives from it. Being focused on multiple countries and having a contribution from most banks means that most/all domestic clients can be covered in a short period of time. The data would not be on a centralised database but on a distributed ledger technology backed by an advanced blockchain. Having secure, immutable, accurate KYC data would reduce drastically processing cost, reduce compliance risks and generate revenues out of it.

GULPLUG offers two innovative technologies:

Save It Yourself® an innovative Plug & Play electrical power and energy monitoring solution that helps asset owners and plant or building managers monitor detailed power and energy consumption profiles, reduce their electricity bill and enhance machine operation and predictive maintenance programs, without disrupting machine operation. Gulplug non-intrusive energy management kit (E-Case) enables savings of up to 30% on the electric consumption of equipped machines without ever stopping production, using quick (<5 mins), safe and easy to deploy wireless, battery-less and non-intrusive energy sensors (E-Cubes), enabling 24/7 visualisation, analytics and reporting of data on the cloud via its https://www.save-it-yourself.com/ connected services platform.

SelfPlug® a fast, simple and handsfree plug-in connector for automatic charging of Electric Vehicles (EV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), Robotics and other self-charging applications. This technology has received many acclaims and awards from leading automotive industry players for its simplicity and unique attributes. 


For more info visit www.gulplug.hk and www.gulplug.fr  

IPCube is a truly disruptive technology for the on-site production of corrugated pallets to custom dimensions that offers the following customer benefits:

Fit for purpose pallet design – no excess specification

Compact machines to allow on-site production

On demand production to avoid storage

Optimised supply chain and pallet management with an attractive ROI

LumApps is a social and collaborative intranet designed to connect, inform and engage employees. This innovative digital workspace equips organizations to break down silos and streamline internal communication. Fully integrated with your productivity suite, LumApps simplifies access to all corporate content, business apps and social features, in one place.

Neoma is an award-winning, hospitality technology company. Part of HKSTP Smart City Hub, we covered 4.6M sqf with +20 groups (Peninsula,

Hongkong Land, Swire Properties, JCDecaux, etc.) and have a network of 60 partners and licensed resellers worldwide.

We created Gaia, the world’s 1st AI staff assistant to serve the 21st century guest. Far from replacing people by robots, Gaia gives more human touch through technology: seamless experience, guest recognition, guest need anticipation, real-time space usage, automatic staff allocation and AI-powered recommendations. It is considered as the best tool for staff to deliver a highly-customized hotel stay and efficient daily operations, which make hotels 8x profitable using Gaia.

By combining cutting-edge technologies like IoT, AI and location intelligence, we provide a complete solution including hardware, cloud-based software (AWS), staff app, SDK, real-time data, analytics and operational actions.

OpenAirlines is an international software company based in Toulouse, with offices in Hong Kong, and Miami.

We provide consulting and software solutions for Airlines Flight Operations. Since 2006, OpenAirlines has been on a mission to help airlines save 2-5% of their fuel consumption, without any modification on the aircraft. Today, +30 airlines all over the world use OpenAirlines’ software. Last year, our customer airlines saved more than 100 million USD and 400,000 tons of CO2.

R-PUR is the first anti-pollution mask specifically designed for motorbikes and bicycles users, made in France. This mask allows you to breathe a clean air by filtering toxic particles, fine particles / diesel, pollens as well as viruses and bacteria present in the air, all without compromising on comfort and style.

TheCodingMachine is a development company specializing in the creation of custom web platforms and mobile apps. We are incredibly excited to grow beyond our Paris HQ and to have launched our first international subsidiary in HK.

For more than 15 years, we have helped our clients bring to life their vision and ideas, and delivered tangible business value. We do this throughout the full lifecycle of the project we take on, combining best in class architecture design, project management with advanced and diversified technology capabilities. Beyond a clear focus on the quality and robustness of our solutions , we are proud of our ability to be agile and innovative to deliver within our clients’ budget and timing constrains.

TMW is a water innovation startup based in Paris, Angers and Dubai. After 10 years of research and development, TMW has launched a line of water treatment appliances and thermal exchangers, all made in France.

Product featured: ECOSTILL™ is a self-contained evaporator operating without a membrane or a vacuum pump. This is easier to use, more reliable and lower cost than any other competing waste-water treatment technology. ECOSTILL™ can be used on any already existing industrial water system and can operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with very little maintenance.

Ubudu develops high-accuracy real-time geolocation systems to make operations lean in Smart Industry, Smart Building, Smart Retail and Smart Hospitality premises. Asset tracking, employee safety, resource utilisation analytics, and service automation are among the use cases we provide to our clients. Our head office is in Paris, France and we have offices in Poland and Hong Kong.

We are proud to have highly-skilled partners all over the world.

UpRooM is a Collaborative Computing solution for multi-site organizations that need to improve their practice of People & Project Management.

It creates a virtual work environment  where remotely working people can manipulate the same virtual items as if they were working in the same room, with a Collaborative Computing experience that improves everyone’s commitment at work.

UpRooM promotes Project Management standards and Agile principles through a 3D Visual Management toolkit and Mixed reality.

Thanks to UpRooM, companies will be able to manage their projects

In a more efficient way.

It is an end-to-end Project Management solution from product ideation to deployment, breaking the barriers of remote working. It can also be used to train people in Project Management, and to simply renew the management experience between middle managers and their teams.

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