Tech in Asia Conference 2022 – The Reunion We’ve Been Waiting For

22 Sep 2022
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Singapore, September 22, 2022 - It’s that time of the year again – the annual Tech in Asia Conference is back!

The 11th edition of the conference – the largest annual flagship event for Asia’s tech and startup community – is titled “Southeast Asia: Built to last” and will be hosted in-person in Jakarta on September 15 and in Singapore from September 21 to 22, with a free, full stream of the Singapore Main Stage available for those who can’t make it down to the venue.

The goal this year is to reunite as much of the tech community as possible, which is why our premium subscribers can join us at Marina Bay Sands or virtually for free.

Over the past 10 years, Tech in Asia has been able to gather more than 100,000 people at our in-person conferences in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangalore, Tokyo as well as on virtual platforms. They’ve brought in over 120,000 attendees, 2,000-plus speakers, and over 1,000 sponsors who have supported them on their mission of connecting Asia’s tech and startup ecosystem.

This year, they’re thrilled to host over 10,000 participants in our hybrid event to foster exciting opportunities for their community to reunite after two years.

To help founders, investors, corporate leaders, and other participants maximize the experience, they’re hosting several flagship events within the conference. These include speed dating, startup factory, and startup arena.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Southeast Asia: Built to last.” The most recent conference themes have been nothing but positive: Last year, they looked at the region’s Global Debut, and before that they explored its Golden Age. So for this year, they’re bringing in industry leaders, experts, and changemakers who will be diving into what the future holds for Southeast Asia.

Chief Digital Tech Ecosystem & Development, Irawan Harahap, explains “the purpose of the conference is align with what we do with Digital Hub at BSD City. Apart from our concentration on supporting the global SDGs we are pulling the crowd of tech-preneurs and digital companies to gather, connect and collaborate in one ecosystem. We are bringing the same spirit to our hub in Batam Island called Nongsa Digital Park. Where the ecosystem starts to grow and hopefully brings good impact for Singapore and Malaysia tech-industry.”

Founder of Purwadhika IT School, Purwa Hartono, added “The environment of Digital Hub is different with other office park in Indonesia. A strong collaboration could happen anytime, and gives hope to the company to grow bigger and stronger becoming the leading talent pool in Indonesia. Together with Sinar Mas Land, we want to share the story in the conference to show the world that Indonesia is highly competitive in tech-industry area. 

Purwadhika Digital Technology School is one of the pioneers of educational institutions in Indonesia that focuses on the field of digital technology and has been established for more than 35 years. After successfully producing more than 20+ thousand quality digital talents through Purwadhika BSD and Jakarta campuses, Purwadhika is now establishing its newest branch in Batam for all Job Connector On Campus programs. To be exact, Purwadhika Batam Branch is located in Nongsa Digital Park, which is located only 35-40 minutes to Singapore Harbourfront.

For it's newest branch opening, students will not only get a discount of up to Rp. 27,750,000 to join in the Job Connector On Campus programs, but they will also get accommodation facilities, and also free lunch during their study period. Not only that, their students also have the opportunity to join a Tech Office Tour to Singapore supported by Singapore EDB for their first 25 people.

Job Connector itself is one of Purwadhika's most popular programs, as through this program, their students have the opportunity to get job connections to 1000+ Purwadhika hiring partners across Asia.

The entire ecosystem remains optimistic about Southeast Asia – we wouldn’t be here otherwise. However, we’re also being realistic about what hurdles are standing in its way. Ahead of the conference, we’ll be taking a closer look at the state of affairs in the region as well as the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.