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Digital Economy Summit 2024: Driving Sustainable Development in the New Asian Digital Economy Era


Asia’s annual flagship innovation and technology event, the Digital Economy Summit 2024 will be held on the 12th and 13th of April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

Co-organised by the HKSAR Government and Cyberport, the Digital Economy Summit 2024 brings together the world’s influential leaders in technology, business, academia, and government to explore how cutting-edge technologies and innovative applications are reshaping the urban landscape and modern digital economy through the lenses of sustainability, connectivity, and resilience.

The Digital Economy Summit 2024 also aims to explore visions and directions for smart cities, co-creating a more dynamic, forward-thinking, and sustainable future.

Digital Economy Summit 2024 Will Feature Distinguished Guests

With theme of “Smarter Technovation for All: Forging a Sustainable Future,” the two-day Digital Economy Summit 2024will feature renowned international speakers, including:

  • Chris Tung, President at Alibaba Group, Strategic Development
  • Sean Yang, Global Cyber and Privacy Officer at Huawei
  • Nando Gil de Bernabe, Chief Operating Officer at Cisco (Asia Pacific, Japan, and Greater China)
  • Nadia Omer, CEO at AirAsia MOVE
  • Ricky Leung, Executive Director, Engineering and Technology at Airport Authority Hong Kong
  • Loretta Fong, Mainland China and Hong Kong Sustainability Deputy Leader, at PwC
  • Anne Thiesen, Representative Hong Kong, GBA and South East Asia, Port of Hamburg Marketing
  • Suzanne Murtha, Vice President, Advanced Mobility, Payments Systems and Automation, at AECOM
  • Pariwat Kanithasen, Deputy Director, Payments and Fintech Policy Department at Bank of Thailand
  • Daryl Ho, Executive Director, Monetary Management, at Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Jennifer Yu Cheng, Group President and Deputy Vice Chairwoman at CTF Education Group

They will share their insights through keynote speeches and panel discussions in a total of eight thematic forums. Industry decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and investors from various countries and regions are also expected to attend this annual important innovation and technology event. They include:

  • Paul Chan Mo-po, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government
  • Michael Wong Wai-lun, Deputy Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government
  • Hon Dong Sun, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry

InnoEX, jointly organised by the HKSAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council will also be held concurrently at the HKCEC.

Digital Economy Summit 2024

Driving Digital Transformation Forward

Ir Tony Wong, Government Chief Information Officer said: “With the rapid development of digital technology, it has become an important new quality productive force for economic development. The digital economy is revolutionising traditional industries and business models, and creating multifold opportunities for the high-quality development of Hong Kong.”

Wong added: “The Digital Policy Office, to be established within this year, will be responsible for formulating policies on digital government, data governance, and information technology, as well as co-ordinating with departments to offer more digital services in order to support the long-term development of digital economy. The ‘Digital Economy Summit’ also provides a good opportunity to promote the development and innovation of digital economy in Hong Kong…”

Peter Yan, Chief Executive Officer at Cyberport added: “We are in a new era defined by digitalisation and green transformation, where innovative technology is crucial in building a sustainable society. The smart economy, intelligent industrialisation and supply chain, AI, and Web3 play crucial roles in this. Supported by the Hong Kong SAR government, the ‘Digital Transformation Support Pilot Programme’ will begin inviting SMEs from the catering and retail sectors at the start of the year. They will be able to select suitable off-the-shelf digital solutions and apply for matching grants, with at least 8,000 eligible SMEs expected to benefit.

Yan further stated: “Green technology and finance, driven by digitalisation and green transformation, present tremendous opportunities and will form a thriving industry cluster, contributing to stable and sustainable economic growth and transforming the vision of a sustainable society into a tangible reality.”

He concluded: “The annual DES event, jointly organised by the government and Cyberport, provides a platform for the world’s influential leaders in technology, business, academia, and government to share insights and collaborate enabling them to delve deep into areas such as innovative technology applications and the digital economy and discuss how to achieve a sustainable future. It also helps realise Hong Kong’s role as a ‘super-connector’ between the Greater Bay Area and the world in fields such as green finance and green technology.”

The Digital Economy Summit 2024 will be showcasing an impressive line-up of industry leaders. They will share forward-looking insights and engage in interactive discussions with attendees to exchange ideas, and explore the development and strategies of innovative technology and applications, working together towards a sustainable future.

The summit will also include a live online session. For more details about the Digital Economy Summit 2024 and to register, please visit