The Information's second annual Hong Kong subscriber event is coming Monday, November 12.
This don’t-miss event is the annual meeting of The Information community in Asia. This year we are going to be discussing the following themes:
- How to plot your next business move in Asia amid signs of a slowdown in China and the trade war.
- Asia tech IPOs. Why they are floundering? Is the U.S. market any safer?
- Startups trends: U.S. vs. Asia
- Asia’s booming cryptocurrency market
Hear from Annabelle Yu Long, investor in more than 100 startups; Samantha Du, who built a billion-dollar biotech startup; and Karen Zhang, who oversees the tech portfolio at one of the most important global private equity shops. The Information founder Jessica Lessin will also preview next year’s trends from Silicon Valley.
Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Location: The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, North Block, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
Here is the full lineup of speakers:
Annabelle Yu Long, Bertelsmann Asia Investments, Founder
Ms. Long is a member of the Bertelsmann Group Management Committee and has made over 110 investments in China over a decade. She now oversees a $1.5 billion portfolio including Mobike, Mogujie, Xiaoju and Meilishuo. Ms. Long sits on the board of Tapestry Inc. whose portfolio includes Coach, Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade; BitAuto; Meili Inc.; Tuanche; Bigo and 352air.
Samantha Du, Zai Lab, Chairman and CEO
Ms. Du is a founder of the billion dollar Nasdaq-listed biotech firm Zai Lab. A biochemist, she worked at Pfizer and was an entrepreneur and investor at Sequoia Capital China earlier. Zai Lab is a drug development firm that helps foreign pharma firms enter China and also develops drugs for the global market.
Karen Zhang, General Atlantic, Principal, Head of Technology for China
Private equity giant General Atlantic has some $28 billion in assets under management globally. It’s made investments in some of China’s hottest tech companies, including Ant Financial, the $150 billion financial behemoth, and Meituan, the just-listed online services superstore. Before General Atlantic, she was an executive director at Baidu’s M&A team, and was at venture capital firm JAFCO Asia, and held positions at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.
Lily Cheng, Hubel Labs, Founder
Ms. Cheng is founder of a software lab for experimenting and incubating business using computer vision. She was previously APAC-region president for TripAdvisor and now sits on the board of Swire Properties and is a senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group.
Elaine Lou, Simple Pieces, Founder and CEO
Ms. Lou was one of the founding members of social commerce app Xiaohongshu. She has now launched Simple Pieces, an online clothing retailer based in Hong Kong and Shenzhen selling viral fashions.
Daisy Guo, Tezign, Co-Founder and CMO
Ms. Guo is a graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China. In 2015, she co-founded Tezign, a Sequoia-bakced online creative marketplace bringing tech companies together with designers and marketers. Clients include Unilever, Starbucks, and Alibaba.
Why you should attend:
- You’ll get first-hand insight into China’s fast-changing tech scene. What do China’s consumers and companies want now?
- Get exposure to new themes out of Silicon Valley no one is writing about yet
- Understand how entrepreneurs navigate the growing complexities of a looming global trade war
- Meet investors and entrepreneurs with experience from the early stage angel rounds all the way to IPO
Who should attend:
- Entrepreneurs looking for funding from investors in Asia and globally
- Executives who work in tech, finance and media looking to better understand global trends
- Companies looking to work with or invest in the tech, finance and media industries (M&A, venture capitalists, private equity investors)
- Engineers, product managers, business & corporate development managers, consultants, lawyers and service providers interested in building more relationships with the tech industry.
- Anyone in or considering entering China’s hyper competitive tech scene
18:30 - Registration & Networking
19:00 - Program starts
20:30 - Program concludes. Networking and cocktails resume
21:30 - Event concludes
There is no fee to attend this event; however our events are limited to subscribers of The Information. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can subscribe today here at 50% off. By purchasing a subscription for $199, you’ll automatically be able to attend our event on November 12. This is a limited-time offer that will not last. Once you have subscribed, you will receive an automated email with a unique link for you to register for this event. Please use that link to sign up for the event. Space is limited, so reserve your spot ASAP.
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