China is the world’s second largest economy and a major digital disruptor. VDZ and FIPP are organizing the ‘Digital China Tour’ from 20-23 October 2019. The destination is the commercial capital Shanghai, location of several tycoons and pioneering businesses in the digital industry. The planned highlights include 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). The plan also includes a visit to companies such as Tezign, Tik Tok, JadeValue/CashBUS, Ximalaya, and Mobike.
The speakers at the mentioned organizations include entrepreneurs, founders, thought leaders and senior managers who are taking on the digital challenges of tomorrow.
The theme of the tour is ‘Next generation innovation from China’s digital leaders.’
Around 12 meetings will take place during the tour. 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, eCommerce, social networks, big data and targeting.
The tour is limited to 20 senior-level international media executives. The early bird cost of the tour ending on 15 July 2019 for FIPP and VDZ members is €4,990 and for non-members, it is €5,990. Post 15 July, the standard cost that will apply for FIPP and VDZ members will be €5,990 and for non-members, it will be €6,990.
The price includes the organization of all company visits, joint lunches and dinners at selected restaurants plus 3 nights accommodation. FIPP, VDZ and the organization team will be on hand all the time, allowing visitors to focus squarely on meetings and the overall experience. Post the tour, participants will receive meeting presentations (where available) and contact details of people visited.
Not included in the cost is the flight to and from Shanghai or individual airport transfers. The visitors will have to apply for a visa themselves. The organizer will provide a necessary letter of invitation and help for additional accommodation. An invoice will be sent separately after registration. For queries, write to J.Panse@vdz.de.