Urban Innovation
Across the Greater Bay Area!

November 14, 2019 (Thursday)
Function Room 1-3, Zone E, Level 3
3 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

Urban Summit 2019

The Urban Summit was the grand finale of the GreaterBayX scalerator program. This action-oriented gathering featured the eight world-class technology companies selected after a long and rigorous process from Australia, India, China and Europe. The intention was to bring their market-proven mobility-related solutions to the region’s innovation ecosystem and positively impact the trend of urbanization. The scale-ups were joined on stage by a diverse and exciting group of thought-leaders and influencers to explore business, investment and growth opportunities across the Greater Bay Area. 


The Speakers

This was not an event to simply hear about the insights, challenges and opportunities of cross-border innovation in urban mobility. This was an event about action taking, business solutions and social impact. Our action-oriented line-up included:

Dr. David Chung

Under Secretary
Innovation & Technology Bureau, HKSAR

Tony Verb


Joanna Cheung


Duncan Chiu

Chief Representative
Hengqin Economic & Trade Representative Office

Dr. Meikei Ieong

United Microelectronics Hong Kong

Eric Chan

Chief Public Mission Officer
Hong Kong Cyberport

Joe Bao

Vice President
Greater China, Microsoft

Jens-Peter Brauner

Siemens Mobility

Wang Bin


Nigel Clarke

Ultra-MTS Limited

Lex Hartman


Jerry Li

Deputy Director — Strategy, Innovation & Technology
MTR Corp.

Pekka Möttö


Jennifer Guan

Vice President

Johney Lu

Head of APAC Business Development
Prophesee AI

Venkat Sreeram

Xenon Automotive

Sabine Reppert

DEON Digital Hong Kong

Kevin Orr


Dr. KF Tsang

Vice President
Smart City Consortium

Chee Sing Chan

Content Strategist

01 Mobility
02 Innovation
03 Impact

The future development of the Greater Bay Area is unimaginable without fluid, faster, more sustainable and more efficient mobility across the region. From global best practices to local insights, innovative ideas to investible solutions, this event brought the leaders of the region together to create real impact in the mobility landscape through innovation. We focused all our intention on action.

The Schedule

2:30pm – Registration
3:00pm – The Summit
6:00pm – Cocktail Reception

Highlights of the Summit included a keynote speech from David Chung, Under Secretary of the Innovation & Technology Bureau of The HKSAR Government.

We also had Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport to lead a panel discussion on the development of urban tech in the Greater Bay. Duncan Chiu, Chief Representative of Hengqin Economic & Trade Representative Office joined us as well to share his insight on the innovation policies offered by the Hengqin Free Trade Zone.

Top executives from Microsoft, Siemens, MTR, HYDATA took part in the discussion on cross-border investment and innovation, as the eight growth-stage mobility scale-ups introduced their market-proven solutions to positively impact urbanization.

Strategic Partners

Technology and Innovation that Positively Impact Urbanization

About GreaterBayX

GreaterBayX is a cross-border initiative designed to support urban-tech companies focused on mobility to scale into China and beyond. For more details, please visit our website.