How to make the cut in the Chinese market? How do Chinese firms ensure their global success?
WIM 2021 China & the World Summit Ⅱ - Localization & Globalization
20:00 - 23:00 (GMT+8) December 10, 2021 | Livestreamed Globally
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World Innovators Meet China & the World Summit Ⅱ – Localization & Globalization is part two of the 2-day online conference to be streamed globally from 9th to 10th December. Do not miss the opportunity to learn more about China, which will soon become the world’s largest economy and remains a dynamic center for technological innovation.
20:00-20:05 Opening Speech
20:05-20:25 Keynote speech: Pursuing the 'China Dream': Drivers, Progress and Challenges
Dr. Steven White is Associate Professor in the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy of Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management. His current research projects investigate the role of entrepreneurship in the emergence of new industries, competition between ecosystems, and China's national innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Recognized as one of the top 20 China-based management scholars, he received his PhD from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
20:25-20:45, Keynote speech: Winning in China: Global Leaders' Lessons
What strategies do successful players use to enter the Chinese market?
Gabor Holch is an intercultural leadership consultant, coach, author and speaker who has served 100+ clients in 30+ countries. An expat since age 4, China-based since 2002 and working globally, Gabor is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) in English and Mandarin, certified consultant at the management academies of half a dozen global corporations and licensed in major assessment tools including DISC, the Predictive Index, NeuroColor and MBTI.
20:45-21:25, Panel discussion: Global Path of China's Tech
What is so special about the new generation of Chinese companies expanding abroad?
Ted Lan is Country Manager at JD.com, where he helps Chinese brands become 'glocal': think globally, act locally. With More than 10 years of practical experience in international businesses following various models (from OEM, ODM to OBM), Ted has been successfully developing both brick-and-mortar and online stores across Southeast Asia and Africa.
Richard Xu, US Head of Grand View Capital (GVC), focuses on TMT and EAS industries. Richard is experienced in taking Chinese companies overseas and investing in cross broader businesses. GVC is a cross-border fund that currently has more than 40 portfolio startups in the US and China, including Habby, Holla, Hiretual, News Break and Shoplazza.
Kuek Yu-Chuang is iQIYI’s VP for International Business. In this role, Kuek oversees the strategic planning, marketing, business development and public affairs functions for iQIYI International. Prior to joining the company, Kuek held executive positions at Netflix, ICANN and Yahoo!. Kuek began his career as a diplomat and trade negotiator with the Singapore government. Kuek pursued his undergraduate studies at Peking University and later obtained post-graduate degrees from Harvard University and INSEAD.
Cici Wang is the host of 'Daohai Waiqu,' a podcast about Chinese companies expanding abroad that was awarded by Apple as the 'Best Chinese podcast of 2019.' She has hosted and moderated a series of globalization-themed summits and forums. Cici is also an urban economist and consultant with a leading international financial organization, conducting socio-economic analysis on international development issues, particularly in emerging markets such as Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and Africa.
21:25-21:45, Keynote speech: China's Carbon Neutrality Push: Business Implications
How is the current ESG wave shaping the country's business environment?
Tze San joined Esso Singapore (now ExxonMobil) in 1992 and has nearly 30 years of experience. She has served in various senior executive roles in the Upstream, Downstream, Chemical and Public & Government Affairs in Canada, US and China. Tze San is recently serving as President of China Gas Marketing – responsible for ExxonMobil's fast-growing LNG business in China. She believes that the key success factors are to build and maintain credibility, and to be helpful while making a positive impact.
21:45 - 22:05, Keynote speech: China's New Energy Vehicles: the 'Next Smartphones'?
Will NIO, Xpeng, Li Auto, BYD and others become globally competitive?
Lei Xing is a co-host of the 'China EVs & More' podcast, independent industry analyst/consultant and EV/AV/mobility enthusiast. In his previous role as chief editor of China Automotive Review, the only tabloid magazine in English exclusively focused on the Chinese auto market, Lei covered the Chinese auto industry for two decades. Lei has interviewed numerous CEOs of both Chinese and global automakers and is well connected throughout the industry. He is currently based in Massachusetts, the US.
22:05-22:45, Panel discussion: From Scratch: Foreign Entrepreneurship in China
How foreign startup founders' experience in China differs from that of other countries?
Jill Tang is a serial entrepreneur, community builder and Women in STEM advocate. She is the co-founder of Ladies Who Tech, a social enterprise focusing on promoting gender diversity and inclusion in the STEM industry through offering women digital skilling education, career opportunities and community network. Forbes China, the Guardian, BBC, TechNode have reported her work. Jill holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Olivia is a social media enthusiast, obsessing over how brands connect with audiences on today's most powerful digital platforms. After working for global marketing agencies in Shanghai she founded wai social, a boutique social media marketing agency focused on helping brands build relationships and communities with Gen Z and millennial consumers in urban China. Olivia regularly gives talks and training to Fortune 500 companies and global delegations, as well as mentoring various startups.
Kevin is Head of Accelerator at Chinese innovation company XNode, co-founder & angel investor in tech startups and guest lecturer at institutions such as Fudan University or Shanghai University. He specializes in helping foreign tech companies enter the Chinese market and has worked with 50+ firms in the past, mostly from the MedTech, EdTech and FinTech industries. In the past, he worked at top-tier companies in banking, management consulting and venture incubation across APAC and Europe.
Jonas Wolf is an entrepreneur coach & leadership trainer with 10+ years of experience, working in Germany, the US, and China. He founded LeaDAOship with the mission to grow leaders through coaching, training and events. He also developed and led the business in the APAC region for AngelHack. Over the years, Jonas had the chance to mentor, coach and work with over 200 startup teams. His work and impact have been recognized by Forbes Magazine, CCTV and China Daily, among other media.
Benefit from unique networking opportunities by connecting with other attendees at the event through our special 'virtual round table' on our live stream platform. Engage in themed group discussions and connect with like-minded industry peers and professionals from notable firms.
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World Innovators Meet (WIM), a flagship event curated by EqualOcean since 2014, is an opportunity for international participants to join a discussion on the most pressing topics in China's key industries. In just seven years, WIM has grown from a local event in China into a global conference that connects China with the international community by bringing together 1,500+ speakers (including several Nobel laureates), 50,000 global attendees, and 2,000+ media and community partners.
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