APICTA 2018 Guangzhou

APICTA 2018 has been Successfully Concluded

On October 13th, the APICTA 2018 was held successfully in the Guangzhou Garden Hotel. Thus, the 18th Asia-Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance Awards, which lasted for 3 months covering 15 countries and regions, has been successfully concluded.

Group photo of supporters

Professional Judges to See the Future of Technology with Authority

At the event, Ms. Lyu Hui, Secretary General of the Guangdong Software Industry Association, delivered a welcome remark at the awards ceremony. She said, in the days preparing for the APICTA 2018, I found Apicta to be a "university" where we learned to respect, trust and appreciate ‘everyone’ around us, as well as to abide by rules, to cooperate and to innovate. Apicta is also a large family, where 16 economies have achieved win-win cooperation. Sleeping for less than 2 hours and forgetting about the time, a team of nearly 100 people formed by 14 supporters made a perfect end of Apicta 2018 with full enthusiasm and meticulous service.

Welcome Remark by Ms. Lyu Hui, Secretary General of the Guangdong Software Industry Association

In his speech, Mr. Stan Singh, APICTA Chairman, pointed out that APICTA Award is the most influential ICT industry competition in the Asia-Pacific region, known as the "Oscar of the IT Arena". This contest brings together the latest and the best innovation outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region, which will be of great benefit to the promotion of ICT innovation and the transfer and industrialization of ICT achievements.

Welcome Remark by Mr. Stan Singh, APICTA Chairman

Mr. Shen Zhixiong, Deputy Director of the Economic & Information Technology Commission of Guangdong Province, made a detailed analysis of the situation of China's Industrial Development in his speech, and fully affirmed the positive significance of hosting the APICTA 2008. He believed that the competition conformed to the national innovation-driven development strategy, highlighted the service to real economy, and achieved remarkable results in cooperation. Its influence is far-reaching.

Welcome Remark by Mr. Shen Zhixiong, Deputy Director of the Economic & Information Technology Commission of Guangdong Province

Having Innovation Power Converged in the Asia-Pacific Region, and Participants Performing Extreme Confrontation The competition has caused a strong reaction of the Asia-Pacific region, with participation of 80 international judges, and 274 Innovation teams and projects from 15 countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. It is the largest competition in the scale and number of judges, participants and awards since the founding of the APICTA.

Group photo of APICTA Excos and judges

During the finals, the nominees presented their projects about business model , innovation, future planning etc. in the form of "video display + statement + project presentation". The judge panel offered guidance for the nominees from the aspects of technical innovation, market demand, business model and quality of service. The supporter 51HCH.com will provide China Business Starter Pack for the winners of the competition, providing related services and full support for project landing, like market research, commercial promotion, technique transfer, financing support, entrepreneurship counseling, intellectual property application and protection.

Report of Judging by Chief Judge, Pro. Gansen Zhao

APICTA 2018 has set up 22 categories. After three days of fierce competition and judgement, the results, including a total of 24 winner awards and 77 merit awards, have been announced. Among them, China has won seven winner awards and six merit awards, which are the best achievements so far made by the Chinese participants in the APICTA. The specific announcements are listed as below:

Guangzhou APICTA 2018 Winners And Merits
Category Economy Project Name Award
Consumer Entertainment & Hospitality Hong Kong TravelFlan AI Travel Concierge (TravelFlan 人工智能旅遊助理) Winner
Hong Kong PowerArena Merit
Hong Kong Pokeguide App Merit
Consumer Wealth & Retail Sri Lanka DirectPay Winner
Malaysia Loan Scoring Merit
China Sports King ~sports equipment intelligent service platform Merit
Consumer Digital Marketing China AIGold Sales Assistant Winner
Hong Kong SmarKie Merit
Sri Lanka TeleAvatar Technology Merit
Inclusions & Community Services Wellbeing Hong Kong Belun(TM) Ring Winner
Chinese Taipei Amor H2 Health Band Merit
Bangladesh Eksheba Merit
Inclusions & Community Services Specialised Solutions Chinese Taipei Digital Elite Study Cube Winner
Pakistan Frogs Merit
Pakistan ConnectHear Merit
Inclusions & Community Services Education Chinese Taipei Gong Qi Bu Bei Winner
Brunei Mindtrex Merit
Thailand Maker Playground Merit
Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing & Transport Chinese Taipei LIPS AGV Kelly Winner
China ZWCAD Merit
Bangladesh Zantrik-911 for Vehicles in Bangladesh Merit
Industrial Specialised Solutions China Smart and Flexible Logistic Solutions Winner
Sri Lanka Unified VAS Merit
Bangladesh Fosholi Merit
Business Services Finance & Marketing Vietnam ViettelPay Winner
Singapore Aladdin Merit
Pakistan Price Oye Merit
Business Services Professional & Property Solutions Sri Lanka MintHRM Winner
Pakistan Wukla Merit
China BiHe Platfrom Merit
Business Services ICT Solutions Hong Kong Multilingual Artificial Intelligence Customer Service System (AICS) Winner
Malaysia RunCLoud Merit
Australia Self Serve 360° Virtual Tour Creation Platform Merit
Business Services Security & Specialised Solutions China Falcon UAV Detection and Defense System Winner
Chinese Taipei STAR BIT Decentralized Exchange Merit
Sri Lanka Terminal Line Encryption (Version 5) Merit
Public Sector & Government Pakistan Cipher - Blockchain Orchestration Platform Winner
Hong Kong HKG My Flight” mobile app Merit
Hong Kong Intelligent RFID-embedded Baggage Loading Robotics for Automated Baggage Reconciliation Merit
Junior Students Project Malaysia New Gen Farming Winner
China Water Time: An Intelligent Assisant for Drinking Water Winner
Indonesia SUPGAME Merit
Chinese Taipei Robot-the Fly BusTTer Merit
Hong Kong Smart Medicine Bag Merit
Brunei IHA(Instant Health Aid) Merit
Pakistan Fly Mail Merit
Brunei Hope Mental Health Merit
Sri Lanka Blind Shoe Merit
Thailand PRC E-Classroom Merit
Hong Kong Find My iStick Merit
Thailand Intelligent Trash Merit
Malaysia Talent Trade Merit
Hong Kong Team Travelling Mobile App Merit
Malaysia AIR PROJECT (Agriculture Intelligent Robot) Merit
Senior Students Project Bangladesh Feed'em Winner
Singapore AICare Merit
Indonesia ANEDIZER (Ambulance Stretcher Stabilizer) Merit
Singapore VeriNews Merit
Malaysia Subnotica Merit
Indonesia GATRO Indonesia Merit
Singapore Orientate Merit
Bangladesh Sobjanta (Realtime Quiz Competition) Merit
Brunei BruLife Merit
Sri Lanka Walk Enhancing Smart Device Merit
Chinese Taipei Eating micro plastics robot Merit
Thailand Wonder bonding land Merit
China Shared Bike Detection Based on Visual Mechanism Merit
Thailand The Decision Changes Your Life Merit
Indonesia Mere Merit
Tertiary Students Project Hong Kong Tale Winner
Sri Lanka Komposer Automated Musical Note Generation based on Lyrics with Recurrent Neural Networks Winner
Macao Fat Burning Assistant Using Virtual Reality and Music Merit
China Eaglesia Merit
Indonesia Sellution Merit
Australia Social Circles VR Merit
Australia FireFly Connect Merit
Malaysia Hao Chi AR Merit
Chinese Taipei Intelligent Air Quality Sensing and Purifying Rover (IAQSPR) Merit
Hong Kong Safety Awareness and Firefighting Skills Learning through VR Merit
Brunei MechSim Merit
Hong Kong UMix Music App Merit
Start Up of the Year Consumer & Industrial Hong Kong SmarKie Winner
Bangladesh Sindabad Merit
Myanmar Shwe Bite Merit
Start Up of the Year Business & Community China Falcon UAV Detection and Defense System Winner
Australia Codebots Platform Merit
Sri Lanka Park and Pay Merit
Hong Kong Belun(TM) Ring Merit
Research & Development Project of the Year Chinese Taipei LIPS AGV Kelly Winner
Pakistan KeepTruckin Merit
Big Data Analytics Technology of the Year China Kugou music Winner
Indonesia Medis247 Merit
Hong Kong Belun(TM) Ring Merit
Internet of Things Technology of the Year Hong Kong Intelligent RFID-embedded Baggage Loading Robotics for Automated Baggage Reconciliation Winner
Thailand Maker Playground Merit
China Crancloud Base Station Merit
Artificial Intelligence Technology of the Year China Smart and Flexible Logistic Solutions Winner
Australia SharkSpotter(c) Merit
Hong Kong Prive Managers Merit
List of APICTA2018 awards

The First Round of Awards Ceremony

The Second Round of Awards Ceremony

Host Economy Trophy to Ms. Lyu Hui, Secretary General of the Guangdong Software Industry Association, and Chief Judge Certificate to Pro. Gansen Zhao, Chief judge, awarded by Mr. Stan Singh, APICTA Chairman, and Mr. Fulvio Inserra, APICTA Vice Chairman

The excellent performance of China's service team has been highly praised by the Apicta Excos, judges and participants. At the event, Mr. Stan Singh, APICTA Chairman, and Mr. Fulvio Inserra, APICTA Vice Chairman, awarded the Host Economy Trophy to Ms. Lyu Hui, Secretary General of the Guangdong Software Industry Association, and Chief Judge Certificate to Pro. Gansen Zhao.

The Handover Ceremony of host economies

Many excellent ICT projects in the Asia-Pacific region was converged in this competition. A business matching exchange platform will be built through competition marketing, lectures and networking activities to raise the public awareness on ICT, recognize the outstanding ICT institutions and personnel. Through key points like the introduction and transformation of ICT, connection between technology team and capital, connection between technological projects and industrial park, it has brought more innovative vitality to Guangzhou the "Millennium Business Capital" , so that the advanced creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific region would flower and bear fruit in the Flower City.

The next competition will be held in Vietnam. By "Common Innovation in Information and Communication, Common Development in the Belt and Road", we hope that this golden link of Apicta will bring the Asia-Pacific region closer together and create a better Asia.

Photographer: Wang Juncheng, Li Ruizeng
Author: He Shanshan