Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology gears up for a bigger and better 2017
SINGAPORE, Sept. 5, 2017 : SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology) is back for the second year with a line-up that promises to be bigger and better than the last.Held over three days from 18 to 20 September at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, SWITCH 2017 will feature eight conferences, over 300 exhibits and seven satellite partner events. The event will also kick off with an opening address by Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat, followed by a panel discussion on "Imagining a New World with Technology" featuring Mike Descheneaux, President, Silicon Valley Bank; William Bao Bean, General Partner, SOSV; and Taizo Son, CEO, Mistletoe.
Highly regarded as one of the leading "plug and play" platforms in Asia, more than 6,000 are expected to attend SWITCH 2017. It sees an increase in both international and local partner events this year, including the very first edition of Campus Party in Singapore, Convergence, Impact Hub Singapore, Ecosystem Day: Nature SciCafe Asia & Singapore QuickFire Challenge, Slingshot@SWITCH, Slush Singapore, SWITCH ON@LaunchPad, TechInnovation, VentureCon (e27) and Women in Tech Conference (Asia). More details on the partner events are in Annex A.
Following the theme "Founding a New World", the platform brings together the best minds to create interactions and exchanges that will shape our way of life. Innovators and influencers around the world are expected to come together at SWITCH to discuss current and future technologies including the reprogramming of bodies with biotech, artificial intelligence's impact on creativity, developments in space technology, autonomous vehicles, clean energy, and robotics.