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Announcing The Information’s 2018 Hong Kong Subscriber Event

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 and Ruby Lu, two of the most successful investors in China; Nikki Neuburger, head of global marketing for Uber Eats; Elaine Lou, founder of one of the hottest online fashion brands in China; 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

Time: 18:30

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.

Ruby Lu, Atypical Ventures, Founder

Ms. Lu founded Atypical Ventures after one of the most successful tech investment track records in China.  She was the co-founder and general partner of DCM China where she led investments in and served as a board member of Kuaishou,DXY, Hao Daifu, BitAuto, VanceInfo, Dangdang, RavenTech and Ledon. She currently serves on the board of Yum China, and iKang Healthcare Group.

Nikki Neuburger, Uber Eats, Global Head of Marketing

A seasoned marketing executive who led Nike's push into digital with the Nike+ app and the Breaking2 attempt at the 2-hour marathon which set records in live digital viewership, she's now in charge for marketing for Uber's on-demand food delivery app that's now operating in 35 countries with 160,000 restaurants. 

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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