Build4Asia and Retail Asia Conference & Expo 2024 gather top-tier exhibitors to drive industry advancement

To foster cross-industry collaborations, Build4Asia will join hands with Retail Asia Conference & Expo to present an unparalleled innovation showcase from 8-10 May 2024 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. As Asia’s No.1 Innovative Technology Showcase for Building, Electrical Engineering and Security Industries, Build4Asia will play host to 600+ international brands & exhibitors and 6,000+ industry players at Hall 1CDE, offering smart and sustainable practices to enhance the city’s built environment. Situated at the forefront of retail innovation, Retail Asia Conference & Expo (RACE) will present 2,000+ cutting-edge products and solutions at Hall 1B, empowering businesses to build a more seamless, cost-effective and customer-centric retail landscape.

Together the exhibitions will bring a diverse range of stakeholders, including architects, designers, developers, retailers and technology providers under one roof, offering innovative solutions which span the full spectrum of urban development.

Build4Asia Events to Drive Industry Excellence

An array of educational and inspiring conferences, seminars and award ceremonies will be held alongside the expo, offering visitors a deeper understanding of the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities shaping the industry. Supported by the Hong Kong Police Force and other key international security associations, Asian Securitex Conference will delve into three major themes: Technology Advancement / Development, Cybersecurity and Security Operation, exploring the applications of AI and IoT in security operations, and how they can mitigate the challenges posed by manpower shortages.

Themed “Advancing E&M Engineering Practices for Future Buildings”, Build4Asia Conference will bring together government representatives, leading companies, associations and sustainability practitioners to explore solutions which will redefine the future of electrical and mechanical engineering. Mr Poon Kwok-ying, Raymond, JP, Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department will set the stage as the opening keynote speaker, providing a compelling overview of Hong Kong’s transformative journey towards sustainability, facilitated by the integration of smarter building technologies.

Renowned for its recognition of excellence, the Build4Asia Awards will return to celebrate outstanding achievements, developments and innovations within the building industry. To encompass all architecture purposes and reflect the evolving trends in building design, Retail / Shopping Mall, Hotel / Resort, Non-Commercial / Civil categories and Innovation in Façade Design and Lighting Design awards will be introduced. The highest honour will be the Excellence in Sustainability Award, bestowed upon projects demonstrating exemplary commitment to environmental sustainability.

Other featured events include IFMA Integrate 2024 Conference, which will gather over 1,000 delegates to explore sustainability efforts in the architecture, engineering, and facilities management fields, along with IFMA Pavilion at Build4Asia fairground showcasing the latest facility management technologies; the Architect’s Forum, which will look into sustainable designs in retail, real estate, art environments and more; as well as the Build4Asia Forum / ESG Asia Forum, where exhibitors and associations will share a wide range of sustainable solutions and ESG practices.

Stellar line-up of Building and Green-tech Exhibitors

Comprising three sectors including Asian Elenex, Asian Buildtex and Asian Securitex, Build4Asia features an inspiring array of products, services and technologies across a spectrum of infrastructure and building projects, from home and office refurbishing, sustainable development in green buildings to smart security solutions.

This year, Build4Asia is proud to present a star-studded exhibitor line-up, featuring some of the biggest names in respective fields. They include CLP – Hong Kong’s battery energy storage system (BESS) leader, Halo Energy Limited – a leading local EV charger producer and partner of SHELL, Envision Greenwise New Energy International – a top-tier green energy infrastructure and smart energy management solutions provider, Assa Abloy – a global leader in access solutions, China State Shipbuilding – a top 50 Chinese cross-border company offering merchant ships, offshore engineering and marine products, and many more.

Navigating Retail Realities through Conference & Seminars

The co-located Retail Asia Conference & Expo will also organise a series of inspiring onsite events to equip retailers with practical strategies and actionable insights. Retail Asia Conference will return after 3 years’ gap and take centre stage with “Retail Resilience: Harnessing Today’s Challenges as Catalysts for the Future of Retail” as the main theme, offering strategies, technologies and best practices to navigate disruptions and proactively shape the future of retail. Highlighted Speakers and discussion panellists include Mr Pascal Martin, Partner of OC&C Strategy Consultants; Ms Audrey Menard, Director in KPMG’s Strategy & Operations; Mr Alan Chan, General Manager, Hong Kong & Macau, Adobe; Dr Francis Ling, Chief Financial Officer of Langham Hospitality Group; Mr Kenny Sham, General Manager, Hong Kong & Macau, Klook and more.

The Retail Tech & Experience Theatre stands as a vibrant hub within the exhibition, where exhibitors, industry experts and associations converge to share invaluable insights, best practices and the latest technologies to enhance all aspects of retail experience. Featured speakers include representatives from Hong Kong Brands Association, Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association, The Chartered Institute of Marketing (Hong Kong), Tencent Cloud, Omnichat Limited, HKTV Mall, Hong Kong Cyberport, to name but a few.

RACE Gathers Global Retail Pioneers

RACE 2024 is set to showcase a robust international line-up, presenting an array of cutting-edge technologies aimed at revolutionising Hong Kong’s retail environment. From online payment solutions to supply chain innovations, e-commerce platforms, chatbot integrations, and advanced data analytics tools, the exhibition will introduce the latest and most impactful technologies which

enable Hong Kong retailers to streamline operations, personalise customer interactions and drive continued success.

Supported by the Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association, Retail Experience Zone will showcase trendsetting products and solutions to respond to the surging demands in online shopping and immersive customer experience. In addition, Cyberport will host their first official pavilion at RACE to stimulate ideas, build bonds and discover talents in the industry.

Featured exhibitors include KPay – a leading all-in-one digital payment solution company in Hong Kong, ACG – a local one-stop enterprise communications solution provider operating in 200+ countries; Outsight – a 3D LiDAR data pioneer in France promoting effective monitoring of people, goods and vehicles; Auki Labs – a UK convergent spatial computing platform provider; and Zoho Corporation, a Singaporean SaaS enterprise which will establish a Hong Kong branch this year and bring in IT, workflow and training management solutions to the local market.

Innovation and Business Opportunities Await

With a proven track record, Build4Asia and Retail Asia Conference & Expo promise to spark innovation, foster communications and cultivate partnerships that will exceed expectations.

Market leaders, industry professionals and visionaries can anticipate an immersive experience that not only informs and inspires but also catalyses meaningful change, driving innovation and progress on a global scale.

Pre-registration for Build4Asia and Retail Asia Conference & Expo are now open on and The shows are open to trade professionals and media only and visitors must be aged 18 or above.

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