The 4th BEYOND International Science and Technology Innovation Expo (BEYOND Expo 2024) will be grandly held under the theme “Embracing the Uncertainties” from May 22-25 at The Venetian Macao Cotai Expo! BEYOND Expo 2024 will be a platform for global collaboration, focusing on international scientific and technological progress, and fostering the exchange of Asian science and technology and innovation culture. With technology as the main thread and the three major sub-brands of BEYOND Expo, BEYOND Expo will present independent exhibition areas, industry summits, and featured activities to bring an unprecedented technology feast for industry enterprises and technology enthusiasts!

This year, the BEYOND Expo Organizing Committee will set up an exhibition area of ​​nearly 100,000 square meters at the Venetian Macao Convention and Exhibition Centre. Currently, several ecological companies under Macau Pass, Alibaba Group, and Ant Group have confirmed their participation and will showcase their ecological resources in the ConsumerTech Exhibition Area, providing immersive service experiences.

Scan the QR code or Click here to explore the boundaries of technology 

Stay tuned for the exciting performances of Macau Pass, Alibaba, and Ant Group’s ecological enterprises at BEYOND Expo 2024. In the future, these enterprises will continue to contribute to the development of digital services and mobile payment solutions, providing even more comprehensive and convenient service experiences.

About Macau Pass

Macau Pass Group Holdings Limited is a diversified group company engaged in various fields, including financial technology, payment services, local lifestyle services, tourism services, and cultural performances. The Group is committed to continuous innovation and development, aiming to serve as a bridge connecting Macao with the world and promoting the common prosperity of the regional economy and culture. One of subsidiaries, Macau Pass S.A, has issued the first contactless smart electronic payment card in Macao, the Macau Pass Card, with a cumulative issuance exceeding five million cards, meeting the payment needs of all residents and tourists at nearly 30,000 payment points in Macao. Its sub-brand, MPay, registered users accounting for over 90% of the total local population and is also the local app with the highest daily active users in Macao. The group also operates a highly recognized and utilized membership points system in Macao, mCoin, which has partnered with various cultural, sports, and exhibition events. mPass integrates a variety of one-stop local services, providing consumers visiting Macao with a diverse range of products and services, including dining, cultural entertainment, transportation, shopping, and travel vacations, taking consumers to explore the vibrant life in Macao.

About Taobao

Taobao, founded in 2003, is China’s largest digital retail platform (according to Analysys data, based on GMV for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2023). Taobao is often referred to as “the all-powerful Taobao” and hosts 2 billion online products ranging from imported premium goods to domestic fashion brands, from local specialties and factory goods to designer brands and handmade crafts; “Surfing on Taobao” has become a part of the daily routine, particularly among the youth, who use the platform to gather product information and sense new trends. They also interact with their favorite merchants and KOLs through live streams and short videos. Furthermore, Taobao is an enormous platform for innovation and entrepreneurship, primarily comprised of individual and small businesses, among which the number of merchants born in the 2000s has exceeded 1.3 million.

About Damai

Founded in 2004, Damai is the leading comprehensive service provider of live entertainment in China. It has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alibaba and a part of the digital media and entertainment sector since March, 2017. Primary businesses of Damai include ticketing, content investment and production, marketing, and live event onsite services. In 2023, Alibaba Pictures announced the acquisition of Damai.

For ticketing business, Damai covers a wide range of categories, including concert, music festival, play, musical, livehouse performance, exhibition, parent-child activity, talk show, sports event, etc., supporting consumers’ diverse consumption demands. For contents investment and production, Damai has developed five content labels – Damai Mailive, Theatre Rocks, Xiami Music Entertainment, Unlimited Art, and KuXiaoMai. It aims to participate in the production and distribution of contents through investment, co-production and self-production, creating market increment and promoting consumption upgrade in the entertainment industry. For live event onsite services, Damai has developed a robust digital infrastructure. Especially, paperless technology, such as e-ticket and ID verification technique, has been widely implemented in all kinds of live events and exhibitions.

About Fliggy

Fliggy, a leading online travel platform under Alibaba Group, offers a seamless integration of services that cater to various travel requirements. From transportation, accommodation, to tourist attraction tickets and destination planning, Fliggy provides comprehensive solutions for travelers in both domestic and international markets. By consolidating a wide array of offerings on a single digital platform, Fliggy serves as a trusted gateway to fantastic and reliable travel experiences.

Fliggy’s patented loyalty program linkage technology system enables its members to seamlessly access memberships from renowned global brands, and allows them to enjoy more enticing benefits and rewards. When travelers make purchases at these brands’ flagship stores on Fliggy, they not only receive high-quality services directly from the brands but also earn dual benefits and points from both the brand and Fliggy. Fliggy’s long-term strategy is to promote the digital transformation of the tourism industry, using an open platform and mechanisms to help the industry make better use of the digital business infrastructure for their business operations.

Going beyond the retail marketplace or agency models, Fliggy operates like a comprehensive shopping mall that encompasses various business cooperation formats. Fliggy has established a foothold in the market by providing merchants with a direct channel to engage with consumers on its platform. It pioneered the official flagship store model for merchants and brands, offering them innovative “digital direct marketing solutions”. Through their official flagship stores on Fliggy, merchants can interact and engage with consumers directly, whereby they operate, manage, and build digital assets independently. Leveraging Fliggy’s advantage as a gateway to the larger Alibaba ecosystem, merchants gain access to a vast user base across various platforms such as Taobao, Alipay, Amap, and DingTalk. Fliggy also collaborates with partners through full-service management format, helping more merchants, especially small and medium-sized ones, to easily and efficiently share opportunities brought by digitalization.

About Alipay+

Alipay+ is a suite of cross-border mobile payment and digitalization technology solutions that help connect global merchants to consumers. Consumers enjoy seamless payment and a broad choice of deals using their preferred payment methods while travelling abroad. Small and medium-sized businesses may use Alipay+ digital tools to enhance efficiency and achieve omni-channel growth.

About Antbank

ANT BANK (MACAO) is a full-license bank jointly established by Ant Group and AGTech Holdings Limited and registered in Macau. It is committed to building a bank that integrates “payment + finance” to link diverse commercial scenes and a comprehensive financial technology ecosystem. It empowers consumption, tourism, and trade through technology, providing individual and SME customers with safe, inclusive, intelligent, and convenient digital financial services.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. It offers a complete suite of cloud services to customers worldwide, including elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization, security, management and application services, big data analytics and IoT services. According to Gartner, Alibaba has the largest share in Hong Kong’s IaaS market in 2021. Alibaba Cloud operates 89 available zones in 30 geographical regions worldwide, providing reliable computing services to billions of users around the globe, and will continue to expand its service coverage.

About BEYOND Expo

The BEYOND International Technology Innovation Expo (BEYOND Expo) is Asia’s leading annual technology event. Serving as a dynamic platform since 2021, BEYOND Expo not only showcases global technological innovations but also provides a unique opportunity to foster innovation upgrades across diverse industries and regions. BEYOND Expo has attracted participation from Asia’s Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, unicorn companies, and emerging startups. Through a multifaceted approach involving expos, summits, and various activities, BEYOND Expo has successfully cultivated an innovative ecosystem, propelling collective development in the Asia-Pacific region and the global technology innovation industry.