Philippines Market and Trade Startups Showcased in RISE Conference 2019 in Hong Kong

Left photo: Consul General Morales (middle) inquires from Mayani co-founder JT Solis (left), about their startup. Right photo: The Consul General (right) tries a virtual reality headset at the Philippine booth. (Hong Kong PCG photo)

Hong Kong — The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong, led by Consul General Antonio A. Morales, gave the Philppines’ first participation to the Hong Kong RISE Conference a boost on July 8, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

Consul General to Hong Kong Antonio A. Morales (fourth from right), Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) Assistant Director Agnes Perpetua R. Legaspi (fifth from right), Consul Maria Sheila U. Monedero-Arnesto and Attaché Charlene A. Beriana, joins the Philippine delegates to the 2019 RISE Conference on July 8, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. (Hong Kong PCG photo)

The Department of Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), brought to the RISE Conference around 28 Philippine startups whose services range from e-commerce and retail, financial technology (FinTech), travel and hospitality to cleaning and sanitation.

DTI-EMB Assistant Director Agnes Perpetua R. Legaspi and Assistant Division Chief Angie M. Brosas and DOST Senior Science Research Specialist Edward Paul H. Apigo led the Philippine delegation.

A group photo of the 28 Philippine startups at the Exhibition Floor of the 2019 RISE Conference at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 8-11 July 2019. (Hong Kong PCG photo)

Another 22 Philippine startups participated in the Conference, bringing the Philippines’ participation to a total of 50.

On its fifth year in Hong Kong, RISE Conference is the largest tech conference in Asia, drawing over 15,000 attendees from 114 countries and more than 385 speakers and 777 startups. This year’s conference was also attended by media, investors, and entrepreneurs.

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