Past GSB Regional Event

Afternoon & Evening Event, Friday, 11 April 2014
Regional Event:
China 2.0 Forum
China as a Digital Power
Registration: 13:00 - 14:00
Forum: 14:00 - 18:00
Networking Reception: 18:00 - 19:00
Stanford Center at Peking University (Beida) (CLICK HERE) View Maps/Directions
Cost is USD 75 for Stanford alumni and USD 150 for others.  CLICK HERE to REGISTER Registration required. 150 seats available for this event that sells out every year. Networking reception is included. Invitations are non-transferable. To nominate a colleague to be invited, please submit your recommendation here.
For more information, visit the Forum website or email the China 2.0 team.

Event Details:

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first continuous connection between China and the internet, facilitated by researchers at Stanford and in Beijing, China 2.0 at Stanford Graduate School of Business invites you to its 2014 Forum in Beijing. This invitation-only event will feature keynotes, interactive sessions, and fireside chats with leaders shaping the internet landscape in China and beyond, and the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators from Silicon Valley and China. Key  China 2.0 focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship in China by looking at the drivers and dynamics of China as a digital power and its implications for commerce, communications, and content in the global economy.  Key topics will include:

Global Champions:
Can China-based technology and internet firms rise to the challenge and become leading global players? How are major Silicon Valley firms shaping their activities in China to expand their global presence Speakers on this topic will include:
  • Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi
  • Vaughn Smith, Vice President, Special Projects, Facebook
"BAT” (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) and Beyond:
How are China’s billion dollar powerhouses building new markets? Which trends and companies are emerging as disruptors in China's technology landscape?

E-Commerce Front Lines:
How are evolutions in online payment, developments in O2O (Online-to-Offline), and innovations in internet finance reshaping the commerce battle lines in and beyond China?

From Funding to IPO:
Which companies recently have attracted venture backing and why? What are their prospects for IPOs? And how are China firms performing after IPOs?

Innovation "Made in China":
Which applications and products emerging within China have the potential to contribute to global innovation?