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ASIA x AUSTIN - International Market Summit

ASIA x AUSTIN - International Market Summit

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 (1:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (CDT)


Explore exciting business opportunities between Central Texas and some of Asia's most dynamic and innovative markets. 

Experience the two-way highway of opportunity between Asia and the Greater Austin region.  

Learn what's next in AI, blockchain, the Metaverse, clean energy, and more. 

Plug into the startup landscapes in Asia and Central Texas. 

Meet the leaders forging new, bilateral business ecosystems.

And more!

The Asia x Austin Summit (afternoon sessions) is

You may still RSVP to attend Smobler's NOVA @Austin Afterparty.
See below for info and link.

Please note: By registering for this event, you will receive a complimentary Associate Level membership to the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC), and you will receive email communications from GAACC. Thanks to our sponsors, this event is free of charge. Your registration information may be shared with GAACC Asia x Austin: International Market Summit partners.

Event Details

WHEN: Tuesday March 12, 2024; 1:30-8:30 pm
WHERE: Austin Public Library, Central Branch
710 W. César Chávez St., Austin, TX 78701


Schedule and details are subject to change. Many exciting announcements are in the works!

1:30 pm: Check-in, Refreshments, and Networking

2:00 pm: Welcome Session
- Regional Governments Welcome
- Central Texas Asian Population Landscape & Economic Impact
- Central Texas Economic Outlook & Forecast

2:30 pm: Business in Central Texas & Austin
- Business Opportunities in Central Texas
- Regional Development Partners
- Talent Ecosystem

3:00 pm: Asian Markets Briefings
Connect directly with economic and business leaders from some of Asia's most powerful markets.

4:30 pm: Austin's Innovation Ecosystem
- Asian Startup Pitch Sessions
- Greater Austin's Startup Landscape (introducing local investors, VCs, incubators, etc.)

6:30 pm: NOVA @Austin Afterparty

Smobler's NOVA is an engaging and immersive phygital experience connecting creators, communities and corporates in Web 2.0 and Web3. NOVA is an evolving “live” event bridging digital and physical art, culture, gaming and entertainment together.

Join us in this SXSW official free event together with promqueen, Allegra Fox and Tyler Mabry from The Foxtones, and DJ Steady B for a Super NOVA night !

NOVA 2024 will merge interactive digital explorations with live entertainment and "phygital" (physical+digital) activations for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Asia x Austin Summit. 


Want a taste? Check out highlights from NOVA 2023 in Singapore.

Meet Our Guest Speakers

"Welcome Session" and
 "Business in Central Texas & Austin"

Kirk Watson
Austin, Texas

Mike Snyder
Hutto, Texas

Brandt Rydell
Taylor, Texas

Cameron Goodman
Director of Economic Development
City of Georgetown

Lila Valencia, Ph.D.
City of Austin

Angelos Angelou
Founder & Principal Executive Officer
Angelou Economics

Jeremy Martin
President & CEO
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Roland Peña
Senior Vice President of Global Investment & Innovation
Opportunity Austin

John O'Neill
Program Manager, Global Innovation Lab
Texas Global

Dharma Rajah
Epitome Development

"Asian Markets Briefings"

Jacko Tsang
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco

Winchell Cheung
Director, Midwest
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Nadirah Nazri
Director, Chicago
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

Kristie Lai
Regional Director, Americas
Singapore Economic Development Board

Kennie Ong
Deputy Director for Startup Development
Enterprise Singapore

Jerrick Tee
Assistant Director
Action Community for Entrepreneurship (Singapore)

Kevin Koym
Founder & CEO
Tech Ranch Austin

Marcos Cervantes

"Austin's Innovation Ecosystem"

Wen Zhang
Founder & CEO
INNW Institute

Sunny Zhang, Ph.D.
Founding Partner
Born Global Ventures

Oksana Malysheva
Managing Partner and CEO
Sputnik ATX

Bin Hu Karg, Esq.

Sarah Morgan
Senior Associate
S3 Ventures

Nina Ho
Executive Director
The Launchpad at UT Austin

Angelos Angelou
Founder & CEO
IA Global Ventures


Presenting Sponsor


A turnkey metaverse architect & solutions provider with a strong emphasis on blockchain based gaming, event production, outreach and education.

Program Sponsors

Epitome Development

INNW Institute

International Partners

HKETO San Francisco / HKTDC

Enterprise Singapore / Economic Development Board Singapore

Malaysian Investment Development Authority

Opportunity Partners

Centauri Capital Group

City of Georgetown

City of Taylor

City of Hutto

Real International

Showcase Sponsor

SOAL Technologies

Beverage Sponsors

Tito's Handmade Vodka


Event Production Partners

Orchid Events

Northshore Media Productions

Organizational Partners


GAACC Corporate Sponsors & Partners

The generous support of these sponsors and partners allows GAACC to continue delivering programs to members and to the public with the mission of Serving Local while Thinking Global, and to support our members through advocacy, education, and connections.



Austin Public Library - Central Library
710 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Albert Tinay
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