The Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo Hits Hong Kong Next Week

Next week sees the opening of Hong Kong’s first significant 3D printing convention, the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo, which will bring to the region a slew of 3D printing experts and companies keen to communicate the potential of the technology for the region and the world.  Put on by MecklerMedia, Inside 3D Printing Hong Kong will take place from August 26 to August 27 at the AsiaWorld-Expo at Hong Kong International Airport.

Inside 3D Printing Hong Kong 3D Printing Industry Trade Show

At next week’s event, attendees will hear keynote addresses from industry-leading analyst Terry Wohlers, Pre Sales & Application Manager for Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan Nave Rachman, and Chief Opportunity Officer for 3D Systems Michele Marchesan, who will contextualize the technology in history and elucidate the means by which 3D printing is changing businesses today.  Other representatives from industry, like Mcor’s CEO Dr. Conor MacCormack and Vice President of Scott & Associates Joe Scott, will also give their perspectives on the 3D printing space.

The conference will also include 3D printing specialists in the region, attuned to the market in Hong Kong and Asia as a whole.  With a panel discussion titled “The Future for 3D Printing in Asia”, President of Looking Glass HK Ltd., Shawn Frayne, will hash out his visions for the technology along with Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Jeng Ywan Jeng, as well as Senior Consultant at Hong Kong Productivity Council, Ir. Bryan So, and Managing Director of Western Tool & Mold Ltd., Collin Wilkerson.  In his own lecture, Chief Editor and Founder of The Gestalt Limited, Daniel Tsang, will discuss the microeconomics of 3D printing in Asia. Throughout the event, researchers and professors from a variety Asian universities, like Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the National University of Singapore, will relay their expertise on the technology, as well.

The Hong Kong show, as a part of the conference tracks, will also be hosting a start-up pitch event, similar to the mini Shark Tank I witnessed at Inside 3D Printing in New York. After a group of venture capitalists discuss the investment opportunities in the region, a series of 3D printing start-ups, in fields ranging from bioprinting to design software, will give Lightening Talks, pitching their business strategies to the panel of investors.  The winner of the competition will then be awarded with a speaking slot at an upcoming Inside 3DP conference and a free consultation with an industry expert.

In addition to the speakers, the event will include an extensive exhibition hall, populated by a range of 3D printing companies.  Present in the hall will be Stratasys, industrial-grade scanner firm Artec, filament manufacturer eSun, 3D printer manufacturers mbot 3D and Winbo, scanning and printing service bureaus 3D Creative Multimedia and Easy 3D.

There’s still time to purchase tickets to Inside 3D Printing Hong Kong.  If you’d liek to attend, register for the event here.