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HKWTIA Monthly e-Newsletter 2017 
June/July Issue  

Asia Smart Apps Award 2017

To recognise the excellence of innovative smart app development and provide a platform for top smart app professionals in the region to meet, share, collaborate and learn from each other, WTIA presented the Asia Smart App Awards 2017 (previously known as Asia Smart Apps Contest). 

 In its 5th year, its scale has expanded to having 4 new co-organisers in Asia regions, including Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition to the Asia Smart App Summit, a Presentation Ceremony cum Gala Diner was also organised and winners had the opportunity to share their wining app with guests. Below are the recaps of some of our key events:

Industry Survey on Hong Kong Mobile Apps Industry 2017

The Survey is conducted yearly as part of the Asia Smart App Awards 2017, running on its 4th edition. Results of the Survey reveal that the local mobile app industry is getting mature as the number of companies operating for six or more years has drastically increased from 22% last year to 50% this year. Startups have also become considerably more well-established with an increase in founders aged 25 and above (23%) and in founders with five or more years of work experience (13%).

The full report of the Survey can be downloaded in the website of Asia Smart App Awards.

Asia Smart App Summit 2017 (29 June)

The Summit gathered experts in the smart app industry around Asia to share their experience and insights. Representatives from the 12 co-organisers of the Award talked about the development of app industry in their countries and gave audience a full picture of the app ecosystem in Asia. 

Video recording of the Summit can be viewed in our Facebook Page.

Asia Smart App Award 2017 Presentation Ceremony (29 June)


SCALEBOOK, the mobile application that is developed by Playnote Limited, won the Grand Award this year. Winner of Asia Smart App Awards 2017 includes:

Grand Award 


Playnote Limited

Business and Productivity Gold Award 



Game and Entertainment Gold Award 



Lifestyle and Social Gold Award 


Playnote Limited

HKSTP Startup Award 

Mini Legend 

Twitchy Finger Games

Full list of winners can be viewed in the Booklet. Video recording of the Ceremony can be viewed in our Facebook Page.

To view more events that is run and supported by WTIA, please refer to our Events Calendar.

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Retail Innovation Summit 2017 (7 July)

無綫電產品測試 業界專題說明會 及「電磁兼容科技中心」和「無綫電測試中心」參觀 (13 July)



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Featured Speaker: Kevin Guo (郭宇航), Co-founder and CEO, Dianrong (點融網) | Stanley Yong, Head of Innovation Acceleration, Monetary Authority of Singapore | 20+ Global Fintech Guru 

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WTIA in the media

Chairman's Column on Capital Weekly

What WTIA events you might have missed...

The Future of Auto: Smart and Connected Vehicles (8 June)

"Internet of Vehicles" Business Exchange Trip to Shenzhen (21-23 June)

The Seminar shared trends of smart transportation and how it is changing our daily life. Guest Speakers also imparted the latest news, business opportunities and the difficulties developers may encounter in Internet of Vehicle industry. (More photos can be viewed here)

Co-organized with Hong Kong Productivity Council, we held the third trip for the IoV project. During the tour, participants visited the major IoV sectors in China, exchanged ideas about development of Intelligence vehicles and intelligence transport with the industry experts in Shenzhen-Hong Kong Networking Seminar on Internet-of-Vehicle. Check out our Facebook page for more details!

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