China truly is a land of superlatives: With 1.4 billion people it is the most populous country on earth, a whopping 98% of Chinese are mobile internet users and Alibaba founder Jack Ma is one of the richest people in the world! In addition, the country has worked hard for its pioneering role. In a short time, China has experienced an immense development culturally, financially and, above all, technologically. For a long time, Silicon Valley has been synonymous with innovation and inspiration, today we are looking towards the east.
By now we’ve all heard of internet giants like Baidu, Alibaba or Tencent (BAT). But numerous startups spring up and scale in no time. The country counts 200 unicorns, including Didi, Bytedance and TikTok, which are also internationally successful. China is well on its way to overtaking Silicon Valley and the US and that’s why you should already now start to understand the country, the people and the market. We will whisk you away on our study trip „Digital China Tour“ to Shanghai, where you will get an in-depth look at the ecosystem and the digital market in just over 3 days. Company visits are planned among others to Alibaba and TikTok, as well as deep-dive sessions on WeChat and KOLs (Chinese Influencers).
program & companies are 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 AI, Ad Technology, content creation, e-commerce, social networks, Big Data and Targeting.
Possible Companies Alibaba | RED | TikTok | Questmobile| Tezign | Meitu | Wechat
Pricing Early-Bird-Rate until 24 January 2020
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 Shanghai 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.