App developers in Israel are being given a rare chance to meet some of the top movers and shakers in Asia’s smartphone industry as part of the Asia Smartphone Apps Contest to be held in Hong Kong on June 14-17th.

Applications for the competition, which is open to all app developers from Israel, close tomorrow – April 8. This is the fourth year in a row that the competition will take place, and it’s open to all app developers working in the sectors of advertising and marketing, games and edutainment, and creative lifestyle.

“Hong Kong is one of the world leaders in smartphone penetration and this competition provides an outstanding opportunity for Israeli app developers to meet and network with some of the most influential players in the Asian field,” Elad Goz, Israel’s Head of the Economic & Trade Mission in Hong Kong, told ISRAEL21c.

The three-day competition is organized by the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and co-organizers from seven other nations – Israel, Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The Economic and Trade Mission at the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong, which is helping to organize the event, hopes that the contest will provide a platform for top smartphone app professionals in the region to meet, share, collaborate and learn from each other.

Applications must be in by tomorrow, and nine finalists will win a three night trip to the awards ceremony in Hong Kong, training seminars and workshops, and a chance to meet with app developers in the region and explore business opportunities there.

ISRAEL21c will be the Israel judge at the event, which brings together industry experts from across Asia.

Last year, three Israeli companies won awards at the contest.

Mobile app companies interested in taking part in the competition can apply on the contest web page.