China is taking the lead in various areas in the world – politically, economically and military. But also in the digital world. Chinese coders compete at eye level with their American colleagues. Nowadays, China lists as many venture capitals as Silicon Valley. The result is noticeable: one third of the world’s 262 Unicorns come from China. Facebook copies China’s WeChat and not the other way around. It’s high time for all of us to take a closer look at China´s digital businesses in person.
To that end, the VDZ is organising the „Digital China Tour“ from 10 to 13 June 2018. Our destination is the commercial capital Shanghai, location of several tycoons and pioneering businesses in the digital industry. The following highlights are planned: personal meetings with the experts of Alibaba and Tencent (WeChat) at their digital hubs and insights into the latest trends at the Shanghai Media Group and The Paper, the Chinese counterpart of the New York Times. (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 Alibaba | Xiaohongshu | JadeValue/CashBUS | Shanghai Media Group | PHD |
Tencent | musical.ly | Mobike | The Paper | Amplifi
Pricing Early-Bird-Rate until 2 March 2018
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.