Is your business ready for China?
"Everybody says you need to find a partner to go to China. Actually it's important to come to China first, then find a partner"
"99% of companies who want to access China as a foreign company, actually shouldn't"
"Forget everything that works in other countries. In China, you have to be ready for change"
WHY CHINA?
1
Get customers:
China economy is the 2nd largest in the world and continue to grow crazy fast, and that means opportunities are everywhere
2
Find investments:
China has the 2nd largest Venture investment market in the world
3
Determine your niche:
China is reaching ahead on patents, by 2020 China aimed to spend 2.5% of GDP on R&D
4
Stand out:
Chinese consumers still value and prefer foreign goods, especially baby products, food, vitamins, and supplements

About Forum

Format
A 3-day intensive forum for companies planning to enter the Chinese market. If you want to objectively assess the prospect of launching and developing your business in the Chinese market, reduce potential expenses, attract investments from venture funds, enter accelerator or find usefull contacts, this is want you need!
20 case studies of foreign companies in China
32 speakers - entrepreneurs and experts in the Chinese market
5 Crash tests for participants' businesses
200 participants from different countries
Unlimited sea, sun and networking
2 parties near the water

Speakers

Real experience
There are no theorists here, only those who have experienced everything for themselves. They are active entrepreneurs with experience of success and failure in China, as well as experts in launching and developing foreign companies in the Chinese market
Richard Robinson
Serial tech entrepreneur. Founder of 5 companies, 3 of which went public, and one of which suffered a severe collapse. Partner at nHack investing, responsible for bringing European startups to China and Asia. Adjunct professor at Beijing University.
22 years in China
Gene Shen
Serial entrepreneur. Founder and co-founder of several startups, including the successful FreshChefs startup, an online catering platform, as well as China Bridge Ventures - a company that develops strategies to bring businesses to the Chinese market
21 years in China
Geoffrey Handley
Serial entrepreneur. Founder of five companies in media and advertising. General partner at Haitao Capital, investor, consultant on the development strategy of mobile products for P&G, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Toyota, Nike, etc. in China. Ex-head of the Mobile Marketing Association
Hong Kong China
Alex Lee
Entrepreneur from Australia. Founder of the Reflex-SAAS platform project for the sports industry. After its launch, successful development and attracting of investment, he sold the project to the Chinese company QingChengFit. Helps SKS Ventures to invest in startups in China.
9 years in China
William Bao Bean
Expert. Managing partner of SOSV, a $ 525 million venture capital fund. Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, the largest accelerator in Asia, through which passes Bitmex, one of the largest crypto-exchanges in the world
16 years in China
Andrei Prokhorovich
Expert in technology transfer and IP protection. General Director of Eurasia Development, Advisor to the Chairman of the Chinese-Russian Innovation Technopark (China, Yantai). Strategic development partner of Dodo Pizza in China.
12 years in China
Hennadiy Netyaha
Serial entrepreneur. Founder of several startups, including TicketForEvent and ExpoPromoter. In 2015, he brought ExpoPromoter to the Chinese market, which in 2017 earned its first income of $1 million. Consultant to the government on the development of the exhibition industry in the Hainan free trade zone.
4 years in China
Joey Zhou
Expert in the development of the Internet business in the Hainan free trade zone. More than 20 years in the IT industry with a focus on data analysis, cloud solutions and venture capital investments. Successfully launched 2 venture Internet companies in China. Founder and CEO of STATA accelerator in Sanya.
Haikou China
Simon Zagaynov
Entrepreneur. Co-founder of 2 startups. As CEO of ExpoPromoter China, he formed a team of 20 people and secured the signing of more than 500 deals with Chinese clients. In 2018 he was included in the TOP 30 under 30 of Forbes China, among the most promising young entrepreneurs in the field of marketing.
3 years in China
Jason Hu
Expert in the field of blockchain technology. Deputy General Director of WBO (the World Blockchain Organization).
Hong Kong China
Sean Huang
Entrepreneur from Canada. Co-founder of several startups, including the Morfus-VR service for customers in the spheres of renovation and interior design. After 2 years of doing business in the Chinese market, he returned to Canada.
Left
China
Richard Cui
Director at Korea Investment Partners (KIP), responsible for Technology, TMT, and consumer investments. Prior to Joining KIP, worked with Mitsui Ventures Global Investment. He has been in VC industry for 8 years. Before that, used to act as Technical Planning Leader at Samsung (China) R&D Center.
Beijing China
James Chou
CEO of Microsoft for Startups Shanghai, Chair of Technology and Innovation Committee of American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai. Helped his portfolio companies raising hundred of million dollars and increased their valuation more than 300% in average in only 4 months to 10+ billion dollars. Before joining Microsoft, he was a serial entrepreneur and a venture investor
Shanghai China
Stanley Diao
A Senior Investment Professional at DFJ Dragon Fund in Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Shenzhen where he helped build the Shenzhen office and worked on AI, BlockChain, CloudComputing, BigData (ABCD) investment. Prior to DFJ, He worked in CITIC Securities, The Boston Consulting Group, KPMG Deal Advisory and PwC.
Shanghai China
And 24 speakers more

Program

Program
Over 3 days, entrepreneurs and experts will go through with you all the steps to enter the Chinese market. Twenty case studies of existing entrepreneurs and 5 crash tests for businesses of the forum participants will provide maximum useful information for successful entry into the Chinese market
Program
March 13
09:00 - 10:00 Registration, welcome coffee
10:00 - 10:20 Welcome speech by the forum organizers and Sanya government
10:20 - 11:20 Experts review
Chinese IT market today: opportunities and prospects
11:20 - 11:40 Coffee break
11:40 - 12:00 Experts review
The advantages of starting a business  in the Hainan free economic zone
12:00 - 13:00 Experts review
Forms of ownership: which one to choose and what opportunities they give for business
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Experts review
Taxation, financial logistics
15:00 - 16:00 Experts review
HR: hiring and working with local and foreign staff
16:00 - 16:20 Coffee break
16:20 - 17:20 Experts review
Marketing: channels and communication tools specifics  in China
17:20 - 18:00 Experts review
Why do you need business localization?
18:00 - 18:20 Q&A
Wrap up session with all speakers of the day
18:20 - 19:00 Transfer to dinner
19:00 - 20:30 Traditional Chinese dinner
21:30 - 23:00 Pool network party
March 14
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome coffee
10:00 - 11:00 Experts review
The Chinese venture market as a business development tool: opportunities for investment raising for foreign companies
11:00 - 11:40 Experts review
Why and what do foreign companies need accelerators for?
11:40 - 12:00 Experts review
A business case of a company that ”went through” an accelerator in China
12:00 - 12:20 Coffee break
12:20 - 13:00 Chinese venture funds and accelerators presentation
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Session with investors and accelerators: How to raise investment in China?
15:00 - 16:30 Pitch session of forum participants, part 1
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00 Pitch session of forum participants, part 2
18:00 - 18:30 Q&A
Wrap up session with all speakers of the day
19:30 - 23:00 Beer beach party. Unlimited edition.
March 15
09:30 - 10:00 Transfer to HQ of STATA accelerator
10:00 - 10:30 Guided tour in STATA accelerator, welcome coffee
10:30 - 12:30 Case studies of entrepreneurs
Foreign entrepreneurs’ business cases in China: the best and bad practice
12:30 - 13:00 Network break
13:00 - 14:00 “CRASH test”: individual examination by experts and entrepreneurs of 5 businesses of participants who want to enter the Chinese market
14:00 - 15:00 Network time with foreign entrepreneurs who had experience of running businesses in China
15:00 Transfer from STATA HQ, free time, sun and beach

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Crash test
Only for the first 5 participants! Tell us about your business and get an expert overview from all the speakers about the potential of your business in China, as well as advice for its successful launch and development in this market

Partners

Partners
Chinaccelerator, the first startup accelerator to launch in China, is a mentorship-driven program helping internet startups from around the world cross borders - from the world into China and from China to the world. It is operated by the venture fund SOSV with $525M AUM operating six global accelerators. Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training and resources from mentors, partners and investors. The robust and supportive alumni network continues beyond the Chinaccelerator program.
A program that delivers access to technology, go-to-market and community benefits that helps startups grow their customer and revenue base. Microsoft is committing $500 million over the next two years to offer joint sales engagements with startups, along with access to their technology, and new community spaces that promote collaboration across local and global ecosystems. Startups are an indisputable innovation engine, and Microsoft is partnering with founders and investors to help propel their growth. The program provides dedicated resources to prepare startup marketing and sales teams to effectively sell their cloud solutions to enterprise organizations in partnership with Microsoft’s global sales organization and partner ecosystem.
Korea Investment Partners(KIP)is a leading private equity manager specializing in SMEs and medium-sized corporations, identifying and nurturing with funds companies with high growth potential. KIP manages over 45 venture and private equity funds with US$2.7 billion in total assets under management. The company operates globally from its Seoul headquarters office
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