RISE was the first of Web Summit taking on Asia. Hong Kong is indeed an excellent place for conference of this scale. Over 5000 attendees and 500 different startup exhibiting their products is indeed a mind blowing experience. The scale of the event started with having a separate immigration counter at the airport for Riseconf !!
The organisers were extremely professional and helpful in all aspects and though it’s obvious that managing such a large conference is tough, they managed it with very efficiently, always with a smile!
As a speaker, I had access to numerous pre-conference and post-conference exclusive parties, where I was able to interact and network with over 150 people including speakers, sponsors and investors.
Since I was speaking about Go (an Open Source systems language), it made for interesting conversations. The energy at such conferences is different from technical conferences that I have…
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