MIK 1111 (Made in Korea, eleven Eleven) a new tech event organized by Aving News, which is shaping to be a bi-annual event (summer and autumn). 1111 refers to November Eleven, the date at which the “Chinese Black Friday” called Singles Day, happens. Yesterday, Alibaba has announced that it broke a new record by reach $18 Billion in sales during that day ($5 Billion in the first hours). 82% of that was made on mobile phones.
Riding on the 11/11 sales event popularity and the acute attention of the whole Korean Tech industry at that time, MIK1111 has two objectives: allow upcoming Korean tech companies to mingle and connect, but also to expose Korean companies to the rest of the world. Korean media were also on site, and we spotted ZDNet Korea, for example.
Ubergizmo is a media partner of the event, and along with other international media, we look at companies and products being shown on the show floor, then pick three favorites.
There are a lot of tech companies working on various electronic products going from VR and apps to websites and accessories. The audience is made of industry professionals, but also distributors looking for new products to import.
The next MIK event should be held in July 2017, but nothing official has been announced yet. Stay tuned.