KITA-KDB to Host ‘NextRise 2020,
Some 400 large global companies, VCs and startups will participate in the event
… will establish itself as ‘the largest startuo fair in Asia’ -
The Korea International
Trade Association (Chairman: Kim Young-Ju) announced that it would hold a
global startup exhibition “NextRise 2020”, a global startup conference and exhibition, in cooperation with
KDB Industrial Bank at COEX in Samseong-dong for two days from the 23rd
of next month.
This year marks the second
anniversary of the event and large companies from Korea as well as overseas,
including Coca-Cola, Daimler, and Merck, some 70 venture capitals (VC) and 400
startups, will participate and it is expected to establish itself as ‘the
largest startup fair in Asia’.
Global conglomerates and VCs
will have on-line and off-line one-on-one meet-ups focusing on areas such as
food technology, healthcare, games, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and
mobility that are emerging after the outbreak of COVID-19.
During the online
conference, there will be lectures under the three themes: Trends in Technology
and Investment, Policy and Regulation Improvement, and Open Innovation
Strategies of Multinational Companies. In addition to the countries leading the
relevant markets, such as the United States, Israel, and Singapore, the
speakers from the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) will be
invited to help develop and improve Korea’s startup ecosystem and policy.
Cho Sang-hyun, chief of
Global Startup Center at the Korea International Trade Association, said, “This event is the first large-scale startup fair to be held after
the epidemic,” and added, “We
hope that NextRise will revitalize the startup investment ecosystem, which has
been estranged since the outbreak of coronavirus.”
For more information about
NextRise, please visit the website (www.nextrise.co.kr).
Application for 1:1 meet-up will be accepted until 22nd of this