The seventh annual conference of Singapore-based company Tech in Asia is scheduled to take place at the Jakarta Convention Center on Oct. 23-24. (JG Photo)

Tech in Asia to Hold Annual Conference in Jakarta

OCTOBER 19, 2018

Jakarta. Singapore-based online technology media company Tech in Asia is set to hold its annual conference in Jakarta next week.

The flagship conference, which will take place at the Jakarta Convention Center on Oct. 23-24, will serve as a platform for tech startups to connect in an offline setting.

The seventh iteration of the annual event also aims to help industry stakeholders stay abreast of the latest trends and establish connections within the tech community, including entrepreneurs, investors, media organizations, corporations and startups.

The company has held conferences in several major Asian cities, including Singapore and Tokyo. It hopes to attract more than 5,000 participants from various sectors to this year's event.

Tech in Asia Indonesia chief operating officer Putra Setia Utama said in a statement that this year's event is part of the company's mission to support the development of a digital industry ecosystem in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

"Over the past three years, we presented four major topics related to how to maintain and develop a digital business, but this year, we want to give participants more, by presenting 24 topics that are more specific," Putra said.

A startup exhibition and roundtable sessions will form part of the conference to allow participants to discuss challenges with experts. There will also be a startup pitch competition where, in addition to monetary prizes, finalists will also vie for media exposure and access to potential investors.

Digital transformation; investment landscape; expansion; technology disruption; product enhancement; and growth goals are among the topics that will be discussed during the event.

Several prominent figures from both local and international companies, such as Grab, Bukalapak, Deloitte, Sequoia Capital, Coffee Ventures, HOOQ and Iflix, have been confirmed as speakers.

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