Some of the most promising startups in Asia and venture capitalists from around the world will convene in Hong Kong  for the RISE Summit.

The event marks the Asia debut for Web Summit, Europe’s biggest tech conference.

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Rise Summit’s website.

The two-day summit is being held at the Wan Chai Convention and Exhibition Centre, with five stages featuring different themes.

Speakers include Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels, President of Google for Work Amit Singh, Line CEO Takeshi Idezawa and many others.

Joe Lee, co-founder of Kuaidi Didi, Uber’s biggest competitor in China, will talk about the ride sharing economy and the challenges it’s facing.

Bobby Lee of BTC China will talk about bitcoin, the digital currency which has been hailed as the future of finance, and executives from Singapore’s Crayon Data, China’s Umeng and Ireland’s Corvil will have a conversation about big data and its usage in business.

Organisers of Rise Summit said all 5,000 tickets have been sold out.

The Web Summit was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2010. Last year, the conference attracted 22,000 people.

Vivienne Zeng is a journalist from China with three years' experience covering Hong Kong and mainland affairs. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Al Jazeera+ and MSNBC.