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Past Event | A fantastic 5th edition at Asia Startup Summit 2023

Organised by French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore in partnership with Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)Bpifrance  and La French Tech, the Asia Startup Summit 2023 welcomed over 200 participants in person and on-line, featured over 50 pitch demos from startups, and facilitated more than 300 B2B meetings culminating in a networking cocktail.

This 5th edition started with a panel discussion with key experts from Corporates and Startups to discuss on "How to innovate in a digital future and be sustainable with increasing risks and costs?"

Following the roundtable, promising startups took center stage to showcase a variety of innovative products and solutions in two key areas: Resources of the Future (Energy, Water, and more) and Smart cities (Mobility, Security, Energy Efficiency). These pitch demos captivated the audience and set the stage for a series of B2B meetings. These productive discussions continued throughout the event's cheerful networking cocktail, fostering meaningful connections.

Thank you to our speakers in the following order:

Opening Remarks

  • HE Ms. Minh-di Tang, Ambassador of France to Singapore
  • SzeKi SIM, Senior Vice President and Head, Brand, Marketing and Communications for the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
  • Thomas Baudlot, President of the French Chamber in Singapore

Panel discussion:  How to innovate in a digital future and be sustainable with increasing risks and costs?"

  • Caroline Guyot, ENGIE Factory Managing Director
  • Laurent Olmeta CEO CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited
  • Rupa Balsekar, Managing Director & Head Transaction Banking for BNP Paribas.
  • Darren Yoon, Chairperson of Board of Director of AQUAPOWER
  • Moderated by Brice Degeyter, Founder and General Manager for Bizsu

We would like to thank our sponsors  BNP ParibasBolloré LogisticsCMA CGMENGIE Factory Asia-Pacific, Aqua Power and Bizsu.

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Thank you to all our participating companies for your support and we wish you continued success!


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View the summary of the Asia Startup Summit 2023 in the images below:


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