• KITA-KDB to Host ‘NextRise 2020, Seoul’
    2020-05-11 hit 1597

    KITA-KDB to Host ‘NextRise 2020, Seoul’


    - 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 ( Application for 1:1 meet-up will be accepted until 22nd of this month. 

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