China as an innovation hub and digital disruptor is rapidly gaining importance on a global scale. Already 9 of the 20 top internet companies worldwide are Chinese, letting experts speculate if China could be considered the next Silicon Valley. The “Great Firewall of China” has kept global players at bay and gave Chinese equivalents room to grow. Now, over 40% of the listed internet companies in China are registered in Beijing, many of them unicorns. What more reason to explore the People’s Republic in person?
To that end, the VDZ is organising the „2nd Digital China Tour“ from 12 to 15 May 2019. Our destination is the capital city Beijing, center of Digital China.We are already looking forward to visiting a wide range of digital companies. Get excited for media tech companies running machine learning content platforms such as ByteDance, cryptocurrency-digital asset exchange management services like Huobi, but also the e-commerce companies Look-Fashion based on WeChat and Fortune Global 500 member JD.com. Xiachufang combines online recipes with food related e-commerce for a community of 3 million daily users, while Ideapod re-interprets urban living in a new kind of coworking space. (subject to change)
What topics will we cover? The participants will be introduced to field tested innovations, initiated by successful digital companies as well as to system solutions of highly creative startups. The scope of topics for the trip reaches from new business models and their implementation in the digital and mobile publishing area, to the developments in the fields of Ad Technology, content creation, e-commerce, social networks, Big Data and Targeting.
Possible Companies Bytedance | Huobi | Ideapod | JD | Look | Netease Media |
Tencent | Wechat | Xiachufang
Pricing Early-Bird-Rate until 18 January 2019
4.990,- Euro (plus VAT) for VDZ members
5.990,- Euro (plus VAT) for none members
5.990,- Euro (plus VAT) for VDZ members
6.990,- Euro (plus VAT) for none members
Services included: – Organisation of all company visits –Joint lunches and dinners at selected restaurants included – 3 nights accommodation included – Personal guidance onsite – Meeting presentations (where made available)
Not included is your flight to and from Beijing or individual airport transfers.
Please note: You have to apply for a visa by yourself. We will provide necessary letter of invitation
If you need additional accomodation we are happy to assit.
The tour is limited to 20 participants. In case of overbooking we sort registrations according to date of receipt. Registrations from VDZ members have priority. The invoice will be send separately to the confirmation letter. The VDZ cannot guarantee a refund in case of a participant’s no-show.
The VDZ reserves the right to cancel the tour if participant numbers are too low. In case the tour must be cancelled or discontinued due to act of God which include for example order by government agency, riots, airplane hi-jacking, terrorist attacks, fire, floods, natural disasters, power breakdown, accidents, storms, strikes, lockouts or other labour disputes, the VDZ cannot guarantee a refund of the tour fee.