Archiparties 2016 – Inspirations, Connections, Buildings

Archiparties 2016 – Inspirations, Connections, Buildings

Last Updated on December 25, 2020 by Dr. Ross Geller

//This blog is updated in 2020//

Highlights of  “Archiparties2016” – 26th May 2016

Quarry Bay, May 26, 2016 – Archiparties2016 (archiparties.latticespace.com) opened its doors in Berkshire House, Tai Koo Place for more than 200 corporate leaders and startup disrupters from construction, design and architecture industry in Hong Kong.



The organizers wish to build a synergy across the industries. The “Archiparties” Series was introduced in a bid to unveil subtle business ventures, better capitalize on niche markets and seize potential synergies initiated from the event. 9 startups from Swire Properties’ Blueprint accelerator program were featured at this inaugural event.

Pre-drink networking session brought the atmosphere alive and brightened up the arena, followed by multimedia seminars prepared by stellar and knowledgeable forerunners from multiple industries throughout the event. Representatives from Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Microsoft Hong Kong, Maker Lab Hong Kong and 3D Forge, DJI and Arup have shared their insights on how to force evolution through the use of technology.


Above: Adrian Poon from Swatchcloud (organizers of Archiparties), Karbi Chan from archiparti (organizers of Archiparties) and Francesco Grillo (CEO of SteelAvailable) with 5 guest speakers: Mr. Andy Cheung (Microsoft Hong Kong), Mr. Mark O Clift (Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited), Mr. Jan Gasparic  (DJI), Mr. Harvey Chung (Maker Lab Hong Kong and 3D Forge) and Ms. Anna Lan (Arup).


Above: Mr. Mark O Clift (Chief Operating Officer @ Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited) giving an opening speech.


Above: Mr. Andy Cheung (Partner Business Evangelist @ Microsoft Hong Kong) stressed “Digital business will redefine the traditional industry and market boundaries and will lead to industry-blurring disruption and reinvention on a scale never seen before.”

As our name suggests, we intend our events to be fun, and to have fun we need interesting people with their opinions and their ideas. “Archiparties” has brought dedicated speed networking sessions, panel sharing, exhibitions and product demonstrations to our ever-growing industry shapers and rule breakers.

Participating Blueprint Startups

archiparti – Intelligent solution & marketplace to free the next generation of independent architect/interior designers. – https://archiparti.co

SwatchCloud – An online visual material library for architects and interior designers. – http://www.swatchcloud.com/

Steel Available – A smart sourcing platform for the heavy industry, matching buyers with the right manufacturers and available inventories – http://www.steelavailable.com/

actiMirror – a new generation of smart mirrors delivering data analytics and targeted media content to the retail, hospitality and real estate industries – http://www.actimirror.com/

SnagR – replacing error-prone paperwork with a site inspection and defect management system for engineers – http://www.snagr.co.uk/

PopScout – Book retail spaces for your pop-up shop as easily as a hotel room – http://popscout.co/

Block Dox – Enhancing building management with real-time data from loT sensors and predictive AI; via an award-winning software platform and mobile app – http://www.blockdox.co.uk/

Green City Solutions – A Germany-based biotech and loT startup revitalizing urban environments with smart plant units designed to absorb air pollution – http://greencitysolutions.de/

TingPark – Revolutionizing car-parking facilities to improve efficiency and attract physical traffic – http://www.tingpark.com/

Want to learn more about the speakers and the 9 Blueprint startups, visit http://blueprint.swireproperties.com/en/startups.aspx

For event details, check out archiparties.latticespace.com

To recap videos and photos of the night, please visit https://www.facebook.com/archiparties/

Try to stay tuned to our upcoming events and join the synergy? Subscribe to our newsletter by email to team@archiparties.co

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