The largest gathering of coworking spaces, venture capitalists, accelerators and startups in Asia will head to Penang in Malaysia next year for the fourth CU Asia Unconference.
This year’s CU Asia event in Thailand attracted more than 250 participants from 35 countries, including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Brazil, Mongolia, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.
The news comes on the back of several incentives unveiled by the Malaysian government to encourage foreign companies to base themselves in the country. Malaysia also has a variety of homegrown startups which have made their mark around the world, such as Grab, iFlix, and KFit.
“We are thrilled to bring CU Asia to one of the region’s most dynamic and beautiful cities. Penang reflects some of the event’s core principles: diversity, tolerance and creativity. Some of CAAP’s most active and dynamic members are from Malaysia so we are looking forward to connecting more deeply with the local ecosystem.” Explains Steve Munroe, the CEO of the Coworking Alliance of Asia Pacific (CAAP).
CU Asia is organised by CAAP (Coworking Alliance of Asia Pacific). Previous speakers have included representatives from 500 Startups, TechStars, Google, Cushman and Wakefield and the most dynamic and successful coworking operators across the continent.
This year’s event topics include “Real Estate versus the Real Economy”, sessions on how to scale global tech companies, design thinking and optimal structures for coworking spaces.
About CAAP (Coworking Alliance of Asia Pacific)
We’re a team that is dangerously passionate about the coworking movement and are committed to help it grow and flourish into the entrepreneurial backbone of Asia Pacific.
CAAP was officially launched in February 2016 during the wrap up to the Coworking Unconference Asia in Bali, which was created and hosted by Hubud, one of the world’s Top 10 coworking spaces according to Forbes.. The alliance is formed to help coworking space operators learn industry-leading practises and connect with each other while doing it. We do this through online events and in-person meetups around the region. CAAP believes that the coworking movement is the future of working and learning spaces, and their growth is pivotal to social and economic progress.