Singapore – Ruder Finn Asia has been appointed as the public relations partner for e27’s annual Echelon Asia Summit, which will take place on June 15 – 16, 2016 at the Singapore EXPO. Ruder Finn Asia will be tasked to provide e27 with public relations counsel and media communications strategy in support of the Echelon Asia Summit.
e27 is Asia’s leading resource platform for innovation-led businesses and has organised Echelon since 2010. The Echelon Asia Summit, held annually in Singapore, is Asia’s premiere technology and business event, celebrating Asia’s brightest technology and digital innovations. The event attracts a global repertoire of technology innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, regulatory bodies and C-suite executives who are creating the next wave of innovation in Asia.
With the huge success of Echelon in 2015, this year’s edition of the Summit promises to be bigger and better. From local change-makers, like Timbre’s Edward Chia, to rising global wave-makers, such as Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley’s Hiroshi Saijou, are expected to to share about their expertise and journey in the start-up industry. Other highlight events include the highly anticipated TOP 100 Startup Search, which returns this year, to discover the most promising start-ups across the region.
“The start-up ecosystem in Singapore is growing and promises to be even more exciting than ever. As the organisers of one of the leading events that brings people from the technology and business industries together, we are at the forefront to witness these changes. We have confidence that this mutual partnership with Ruder Finn will cement the positioning of Echelon as the one-stop, 360-degree Technology and Business Summit,” the Co-Founder & COO of e27, Thaddeus Koh, said.
Yu Poh Leng, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Ruder Finn Asia, said, “Unicorns, accelerator programs, fund-raising – these are key buzz phrases in the start-up industry. The most important element in the growth of start-ups is the people driving the vision. Ruder Finn has journeyed with numerous start-ups in their growth process and we understand the pain points. Our experience in the financing and venture capital sectors will certainly provide an added dimension to the clients with whom we work.”