Webconf.asia, Hong Kong’s best web conference is back. June 6-9, 2018.
(Hong Kong, June 1). After last year’s success with about 150 participants, this June Webconf.asia
is back. Last year Webconf.asia started with one sold out Workshop by Smashing Magazine’s
Vitaly Friedman and one full conference day. This year Webconf has expanded to two full day
This year’s conference is two days instead of one. Charis Rooda, organiser: “In Hong Kong it is not
very normal yet to send your staff to conferences/give your employees days off for training.
Therefore we have chosen to organise the conference on a Friday and Saturday. This way both
employer and employee ‘spend’ a day. A side effect of a longer conference is that we are getting a
lot of international attendees this year, which is great.”
Some things have stayed similar to last year’s edition. The location is still the professional
conference auditorium at HKFYG’s headquarters at Quarry Bay. Also, most speakers are still
recruited from abroad, combined with some of Hong Kong’s best experts. Charis Rooda: “This
year’s line-up is looking truly fantastic. I am over the moon that we have managed to convince so
many top-speakers from organisations like Google, Microsoft, Github, Adobe and Information
Architects, all experts in their fields, to come to Hong Kong.”
Besides content there is also ample room for networking. There is an informal pre-party at the
evening before the conference and there will be an after party after the first conference day.
Rooda, who has been organising events like this for years and describes herself as a bit of
conference junkie: “Conferences like this are as much a social event as they are about learning
new skills. You get to know other designers and developers, see how they approach things and
build valuable relationships. That way you also get new energy to bring to your own work the next
week. So if you live in Asia and you build websites, this conference is really the place to be. ”
Workshops on June 6 & 7, conference on June 8 & 9.