Over the next weeks I will be giving a few talks about entrepreneurship, social media and the online casual games industry. Instead of only tweeting about them while at the event itself I decided to put the next ones on my blog as well.
On Monday October 25 I will be speaking at the STAR Management Week at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. The topic is entrepreneurship, so I will probably give a personal talk about my career so far, what drives me as an entrepreneur and how I look at the future. Other speakers that day include Dutch entrepreneurs Marlies Dekkers, Harald Swinkels, Igor Milder, Walter Peteri and Bob Ultee. In the afternoon I will give a lecture/workshop for Master students of the Chinese Economy & Business program of the Rotterdam School of Management and Leiden University.
Update 14 Oct.: The organization told me today that both events are completely sold out already, the entrepreneurial seminar was sold out in 6 days and the workshop in 5 days!
A week later, on Tuesday November 2, I will give a talk in Shanghai for the Benelux Chamber of Commerce. This time I plan to talk about my vision on the use of social media in the business world and how it will evolve over the next couple of years. I will show how I use social media tools to grow the businesses I am involved in and will give some tips on how others can do this as well for their company. Rogier Bikker who runs ad agency Energize in Shanghai will give the second talk that evening, about successful ways of using social media in your business. The location will be the Dutch Design Work Space and the evening will start at 7 PM.
That weekend I will fly to Indonesia to give a talk on Saturday November 6 during the SparxUp Awards 2010, the biggest and most significant tech start-up event in Indonesia. The awards night will start at 7 PM and my talk should start at 7:30 PM. Location: FX Lifestyle X’nter, free entrance. I will talk about Spil Games and especially how we managed to make games.co.id into the biggest online game portal in Indonesia, with currently about 9 million unique visitors per month.
Indonesia is an amazing market with a huge potential and Spil Games sees it as one of our key future markets, both for online games and mobile games. If you’re in the Internet or mobile industry in Indonesia and would like to talk to me, please get in touch at marcvanderchijs (at) gmail (dot) com or leave a message in the comments.