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About the Festival

More Than Just a Conference

innovfest unbound's Main Stage has a reputation for housing cutting-edge, original content. Experts from world-leading brands have joined us over the years, including faces from The Walt Disney Company, Mistletoe, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Razer, Mastercard, DHL, Fujitsu and many more. Click here to view 2018's list of speakers. 

To ensure all attendees gain maximum value of the festival, four additional satellite events highlighted the trends shaping the world of tech throughout 2018; with particular focus on the Asian technological renaissance.

About the Stages


convergence is the go-to event for global marketers, brands, media owners and creative agencies. The event offers a unique platform for insights, networking, showcasing innovation and cross-over of conversation.

The inaugural session of the QED Changemaker Series,organised and presented by QED Consulting, was introduced at innovfest unbound 2018 and brought together senior management and leadership from enterprises to engage in dialogue and discussion around critical industry issues that will both challenge and chart the future for their organisations.


arise, presented by SGInnovate

arise is a bespoke event within innovfest unbound that looks to the future of AI, Cloud Computing and Deep Tech and how these innovative new technologies can improve lives around the world.

arise is an interactive experience that brings together leading players from across the technology and innovation sector for a look at how innovative technologies in fields like AI, robotics and cloud computing will impact industry. 

Content covered global trends, curated workshops and networking opportunities across a variety of topics and was presented and delivered through expert panels, case studies, coffee chats, side events, industry showcase, etc. to provide a content-rich experience for attendees. 

arise is an event that looks to the future, showcasing not just the best and most innovative technology of today but also provides a platform for movers and shakers around the world to share their views on what a future powered by smarter computers and a more connected population will look like. 


einstein, powered by Salesforce

The Einstein track, created in collaboration with one of the world's most innovative and exciting companies, Salesforce, focused on the challenges, opportunities and trends in: 

  • AI
  • Data
  • Cloud
  • Finance


Curated by NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), futurenow is a series of sessions that excites and showcases the best technologies being researched or applied in universities, corporations and in the start-up space.

This year, leading industry experts came together to discuss how AI and Big Data transformed our world in the coming years. In healthcare and wellness, futurenow explored how artificial intelligence and data analytics will increase our understanding of diseases, improve diagnostics, enhance the design of personalised treatment plans, and better serve the silver industry. We also looked into the vast opportunities and implications in transportation planning for urban cities across the world, and what it means for governments, industry players as well as commuters. futurenow took a sneak peek into the future of finance and commerce, and how the confluence of machine learning, natural language processing, and other systems will revolutionise the industry. We will discussed the latest developments in deeptech hardware and trends in the innovation and enterprise ecosystem.


About the Tracks

JLL - Proptech Unleashed
How Real Estate Technology Is Changing Your Life

This year on Day Two of innovfest unbound, Platinum Partner JLL hosted a Proptech Forum, exploring the impact of smart cities and how corporates can successfully innovate. The forum provided guests with the perfect opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and gain insight into the world of proptech.

To register your interest in hosting a similar forum, register your interest with us by contacting Mark Hudson,

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HSBC Hex Hive & Pitch Competitions

On 5 June, HSBC presented the HSBC Hex Hive at innovfest unbound – an exclusive networking space where attendees had the opportunity to connect with the HSBC’s network of private and institutional investors, large corporates, startups and in-house financial experts. Attendees also enjoyed all-day coffee and lunch – courtesy of HSBC.

Click below to learn more about the Hex Hive and pitch competitions.

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The Innovation Academy features technical masterclasses, how-to sessions and innovation case studies on curated topics for highly targeted audiences. Hosts are able to spend 60 minutes in an intimate educational setting with the delegates and prospects they would like to meet.

Previous Innovation Academy hosts include: Yahoo!, Visa, Facebook, Barclays, Vice Media, Y&R, Braintree, Dentons Rodyk, Startup Grind, HP.

unbound leverages its network of world class speakers and its in-house content team to help create engaging and actionable content for our partners and their delegates.



QED Consulting introduced the inaugural session of the QED Changemaker Series, The Future of Singapore Media: a QED Changemaker Series, an exclusive by invite-only leadership dialogue under innovfest unbound 2018. 

The session brought together senior management and leadership from enterprises to engage in dialogue and discussion around critical industry issues that will both challenge and chart the future for their organisations.

Organised and presented by QED Consulting, senior executives shared their unique perspectives on how Singapore’s mainstream media can stay relevant while facing the onslaught of global digital competition over a round-table discussion on the topic in this closed-door session. 


The Unilever Foundry Startup Battle

On both days of the festival, 20 of Asia’s most promising startups came together for this year’s Unilever Foundry Startup Battle. The battle showcased groundbreaking Data and AI-driven startups with a solution and/or product in the Marketing, Advertising, E-commerce, and Retail verticals.

The winning startup won the opportunity to work with Unilever Foundry and received a cash prize of $5000!

Unilever Foundry Battle


innovfest unbound is proud to have showcased a number of Pitch@Palace Entrepreneurs. Pitch@Palace brings together the most inspiring early stage startups with influencers, mentors, investors and the media to offer unrivalled support.

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Pitch to Investors

At innovfest unbound, we scouted out the region’s most inspiring startup talent to exhibit, pitch and showcase their company to an audience of over 13,000+ VCs, investors, brands, corporates and interested attendees.

This year, the Pitch to Investors sessions gave startups the opportunity to:

  • Showcase their solutions to experts in the field
  • Elevate their business to the international market and attract investment
  • Meet face-to-face with senior VCs and investors
  • Receive advice and constructive feedback from the jury  
  • Network like-minded individuals
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unbound50 ASEAN, powered by Accenture 

unbound50 ASEAN, the centrepiece of the startup exhibition area, showcased 50 of the most exciting and promising startups from across various verticals and industries across Asia. The unbound50 ASEAN at innovfest unbound 2018 was sponsoredd by Accenture and provided a platform for entrepreneurs, government and corporate innovators to network and connect.

Startup exhibitors were able to meet and pitch to brands, corporates and investors across two days at the unbound50 ASEAN.

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The Urban Experience 

In the first evening of innovfest unbound 2018, festival attendees were invited to join us at some of Singapore's hottest bars for the Urban Experience: an evening of networking, fun and relaxation. 

With the road specially closed for The Urban Experience, attendees had a fabulous time indulging in thought-provoking conversation amid a luxurious Victorian-themed setting nestled in the heart of Ann Siang Hill.

Urban Experience

Our Track Record

unbound successfully established Southeast Asia’s largest and most exciting innovation festival. The Singapore Tourism Board awarded unbound “Best Trade Show”, in recognition of its unrivalled showcase of emerging technology, incredible engagement of delegates, and its stellar speaker line up.


2,745 people 
764 international visitors 
140 speakers 
212 exhibitors


6,839 people
1,804 international visitors
170 speakers
308 exhibitors 


11,009 people 
3,449 international visitors
311 speakers
366 exhibitors


13,000+ people
5,000+ international visitors
300+ speakers
400+ exhibitors

Our Audience 


Attendees from over 100+ countries


Startup participants and 400 exhibitors


Expert speakers from world-leading companies


Decision makers and influencers

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