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Jan 6, 2020

The Greater Bay Area represents an ambitious plan to compete with Silicon Valley by pooling talent, financial, infrastructure, and technological economies of scale to build the first true global competitor.

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) consists of the mega cities in Southern China’s Pearl River Delta region including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Huizhou, Zhaoqing, Hong Kong and Macau.

In total, the population is more than 70 million, produces 37% of China’s exports, and 12% of its GDP. 

Understand the opportunity for your business. After all, we all live in the Greater Bay Area. Join the dialogue on Hong Kong’s integration, and its chances against #ChinaTech rival Shenzhen.

Tony Verb is a serial entrepreneur, urban innovator, venture capitalist and film producer, based in Hong Kong.

He’s the founder of GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, an integrated investment and consulting firm, specialised on cross-border innovation and smart cities.

Tony is committed to accelerate the growth of technology companies that positively impact urbanisation under the thesis he coins as “Urban Tech with Impact”. The Greater Bay Area of South China, Hong Kong and Macau is the the biggest megacity on the planet and he sees the region as the best place to facilitate and scale the adaptation of urban tech best practices globally.