HONG KONG, May 17 (Xinhua) -- A record 276 exhibitors are taking part at the 10th Entrepreneur Day, which opened in Hong Kong on Thursday, featuring the latest technologies and products.
Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Entrepreneur Day provides start-ups with an opportunity to obtain useful information, seek funding, establish connections and recruit talent.
Showcasing a wide range of innovative technologies and products, as well as supporting services tailored for entrepreneurs, the two-day event is expected to draw 18,000 visitors.
Speaking at the opening ceremony Thursday, Raymond Yip, acting executive director of HKTDC, said that Hong Kong is becoming an important part of the global start-up community, thanks to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government's policy to promote the development of innovation and technology, coupled with the new opportunities presented by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development.
Yip noted that this year's Entrepreneur Day is the most international and technology focused edition ever. The event welcomes start-up exhibitors from Canada, Estonia, India, Indonesia, Portugal, Britain and the United States for the first time, while over half of all exhibitors are tech-related.
The Imaginarium zone, dedicated to showcasing innovative technology, spotlights 140 exhibitors, more than double last year's number, indicating that more and more start-ups are specializing in such sectors as medical tech, bio-tech, fintech, green tech, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
New initiatives have been launched at this year's Entrepreneur Day, further enhancing this one-stop platform for start-ups to pitch ideas to potential investors and business partners, seek advice from experts, recruit talent and establish business connections.