China May-June 2018 Trip Program.xlsx
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DateCityTimeType of activityThemeTopic / DetailsSpeakerLocationCommentariesLinks
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26.05 (Saturday)Hong KongArrival into Hong Kong International (HKG)NoneOne location - one hotelDepending on the time of arrival of the majority of the group there might be a quick dinner with introductory words from Onopriychuk Kirill
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Arrival and check-insArrival of all participants at HK and settle in into the hotel
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27.05 (Sunday)Hong KongMorningBreakfastSightseeing in Hong KongNone
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MorningSightseingBig Budha and Lantau Island
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AfternoonSightseingHong Kong island and Victoria peak
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EveningDinnerCommon welcome dinner at the restaurant with US partners
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28.05 (Monday)Hong KongMorningBreakfast FinTech in Hong KongHotel
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Visit GovernmentBreakfast Tea with Hong Kong Government 1:1David Chung (Under Secretary of HKSAR)TBDThis person is No. 3 in HK Governemnt. In charge of IoT and Smart city projects. Former CTO of Cyberporthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/david-chung-082b04/
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LectureThe Future of Blockchain and Digital Payment Technologies Between Asia, Europe, and the WorldGateCoin (https://gatecoin.com/)SuperCharger FinTech AcceleratorGateCoin - famouse crypto startup with their own currency. SuperCharger - No 2. fintech accelerator in HKhttps://www.fintechsupercharger.com/
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Lunch
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AfternoonVisit CompanyVisit Cyberport, the Startup Ecosystem Hub of Hong KongDr. Tao Charm, CyberportCyberport HK analog of Skolkovo (only working one :))http://www.cyberport.hk/en
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LectureWhy Hong Kong is the FinTech Capital of Asia NexChang / DBS Hong Kong & ChinaCyberportDBS - one of the leading financial inst in the world. Operate No. 1 fintech accelerator in HKhttps://www.dbs-accelerator.com
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LectureAn Outlook of Digital Currencies, ICOs & Fundraising in APAC (Asia Pacific region)Simon Dixon, BnkToTheFutureCyberport
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LectureGetting Started with the Legal Prepartion around ICOsSimon Choi, Crypto LawyerTBDOne of the top Global ICO lawyers. Founder of Acme Ardenthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-simon-choi-2621005/
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EveningBusiness DinnerOne Belt One Road: Opportunities for European companiesTony Verb (Greater Bay Ventures), Jan Smejkal (Startup Grind) + Investor GuestsTBD
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29.05 (Tuesday)Hong KongMorningBreakfast Crossing Borders: Hong Kong the Gateway to China Hotel
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LectureAn Investors View on How to be Sucessful at Fundraising in Asia RadiantVC or MindWorks Capital (Cross Border Investors)TBDRadiant - TOP 5 yearly stage and seed fund in HK; MindWorks - TOP 5 seed and expansion stage and very famouse in HK (500 M USD under management)www.mindworks.vc, www.radiantvc.com
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Meet with Community1:1 Networking/Pitching with Hong Kong community, investors, and corporate executivesMatchmaking based on attending companies + Cross Border InvestorsTBD
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LunchTBD
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AfternoonLectureIntroducing Chinese Marketing, Social Media, and the World of KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders)Ashley (China Marketing Expert)TBDKOL = Key opinion leaders. Ashley wrote a book on different marketing strategies in Chinahttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079KNTXMS/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o01_?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Visit GovernmentHong Kong: The Gateway to Asia. Why Hong Kong is an important to your global business Charles Ng, InvestHK TBDThe department of the Hong Kong SAR Government responsible for Foreign Direct Investment, supporting overseas, Mainland and Taiwanese businesses to set up and expand in Hong Kongwww.investhk.gov.hk
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Travel (3:00pm HKT)Depart to ShenzhenHK <> Shenzhen
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EveningBusiness DinnerGroup Dinner in ShenzhenInvited GuestsShenzhen, China
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30.05 (Wednesday)Shenzhen / Greater Bay AreaMorningBreakfast Welcome to China and the Greater Bay Area: Shenzhen Edition
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Visit University & InvestorWelcoming from Tsinghua University / Research Institue of Tsinghua Unversity Shenzhen (RTIS) / Leaguer GroupVP of Research Institue of Tsinghua Unversity Shenzhen (RTIS) ReadWrite Labs SZ / Leaguer X / Tsinghua University - NanshanIn China Universitties are full members of innovation ecosystem. They have their own accelerators, funds etc. Tsinghua is No.2 University in China. Have an investment group. 30+ deals between China and US, EUhttp://www.tsinghua.edu.cn
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LectureIntroduction to China's Greater Bay Area and its global implicationsKyle Ellicott / ReadWrite LabsReadWrite Labs SZ / Leaguer X / Tsinghua University - NanshanReadWriteLabs - consulting company and accelerator from US. Our partners. Kyle has 10 years of experience of working with Chinahttps://www.readwritelabs.com
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Visit to acceleratorIntroduction to Shenzhen and Entering into the China MarketShan Lu / COO of Leaguer XReadWrite Labs SZ / Leaguer X / Tsinghua University - NanshanCross Border Fund and China Business Acceleration
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Meet with MentorsMeet 1:1 with local mentors, investors, government officials, and guest who can provide isnights into your business & success in ChinaMatchmaking based on attending companies + Cross Border InvestorsReadWrite Labs SZ / Leaguer X / Tsinghua University - Nanshan
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LunchLunch
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AfternoonVisit InvestorsCapital market in China: IPO as more frequently used “exit” strategy in ChinaElina (Senior Partner) SZ capital groupShenzhen Capital Group (SCGC) / Shenzhen stock exchangeChina capital market is one of the biggest markets in the world. Thus listing on one of the 3 local exchanges is very famous "exit" strategy for local companies and startups. SCG - is one of the oldest VC firms of Shenzhen (1999). Very active not only in China but also abroadhttp://www.szvc.com.cn/english/Home/index.shtml
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Visit to company and LectureOverview of the Financial and Insurance Technology landscapes in ChinaExecutive of Ping An InsurancePing An Finance Center - FutianChinese holding conglomerate whose subsidiaries mainly deal with insurance, banking, and financial services. Ping An Insurance is the world's largest and most valuable insurer, worth US$217 billion. Right now actively transorm itself into modern high-tech company (something like Sberbank)www.pingan.cn/en/
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EveningBusiness DinnerShenzhen community event / dinner sharing insights and guidance on navigating ChinaLeaders of the Shenzhen CommunityTBD
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31.05 (Thursday)Shenzhen / Greater Bay AreaMorningBreakfast Made in China: Manufactoring, Supply Chains, and Distribution
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Visit to acceleratorMade in China, Acceleration in China, and Overview of Shenzhen Startup EcosystemBenjamin Joffe (Partner at HAX)HAX - Huaqiang BayHAX - biggest and the most famous hardware accelerator in the world. Part of SOS ventures grouphttps://hax.co
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Visit to makers spaceBuilding a product in China: From prototyping to setting up supply chain and delivering to consumersHenk WernerTrouble Maker SpaceNo. 1 maker space in China. Catering to all kinds of clientel and specialises in fast prototyping. Has an excellent team of Chinese, Russian and American professionalshttps://troublemaker.site/
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Visit of Huaqiang BaySightseeing at Huaqiang Bay Shenzhen's Electronic's MarketHuaqiang Bay"Silicon Valley of Hardware". There is an electronic market in the center of it where you can find electronics that you thought is impossible :)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaqiangbei
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LunchLunch
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AfternoonLectureDiscussions around “Selling to the China Customer” “NRE/Product Development” and “Creating a business from square one in China”Andy Berman, CEO or Francis VP or Business Develop and "Godfather" of China's Consumer Toy / Retail IndustryExpona Global SourcingThis is one of the oldest and largest sourcing companies in the world. Francis and Andy were one the people responsible for acquisition of american gardware stores Radio Shack by General Wireless in 2015www.exponaglobalsourcing.com
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Visit to company and LectureSupply China and Distribution in China. Entering the Chinese retail markets. Networking with Global Brand & Retail/Buyers NetworkMinesh Pore (International BD at Global Sources & Head of Startup LaunchPad) + Retail guestsGlobal Sources in FutianLargest distribution company in the worldwww.globalsources.com
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EveningBusiness DinnerGroup Dinner in ShenzhenInvited GuestsTBDThis can be changed into common event together with Startup Grind (largest entrepneur network in the world). One of our guests can become a main speaker for this event :)https://www.startupgrind.com/
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01.06 (Friday)Shenzhen / Greater Bay AreaMorningBreakfast China Customers & Giants
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Visit to companyThe Building of a China Giant: Lessons from a China UnicornTencent, Huawei, Baidu, or DJIShenzhenTencent, Huawei and Baidu together with Alibaba are 4 biggest IT companies in China and top 10 biggest in the world. DJI - produces a wide range of consumer and professional drones and controls 60% of the worldwide market for themhttps://www.dji.com/
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Visit to companyThe Building of a China Giant: Lessons from a China UnicornTencent, Huawei, Baidu, or DJIShenzhen
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LectureVisit to RocketSpace ChinaRocketSpace ChinaShenzhen location of the worldwide know accelerator and tech campuses. Leap Motion, Spotify and hundreds of others were their incubated and accelerated SU and right know are in their allumnyhttps://www.rocketspace.com/about
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Meet with MentorsMeet 1:1 with local executives, investors, and guests who can provide isnights into your business & success in ChinaMatchmaking based on attending companies + Cross Border InvestorsRocketSpace China
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LunchLunch
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AfternoonLectureChinese E-Commerce and Marketing: WeChat and the Chinese Consumers
Matthew BrennanRocketSpace ChinaMatthew is a professional in Online Chinese marketing and a speaker on WeChat (main communication app of China)https://cn.linkedin.com/in/matthew-brennan
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EveningBusiness DinnerClosing Group Dinner in ShenzhenInvited GuestsTBD
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02.06 (Saturday)All DaySightseeingSightseeing in China's Greater Bay AreaFoshan, Macau, etc.
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03.06 (Sunday)All DayDepartureDeparture from Hong Kong (HKG) to Taipei for Computex or back to Moscow or to Macau Casino
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