On Thursday I will be speaking at a CEO dinner organized by Silicon Valley Bank at Kathleen’s 5 in Shanghai. About 100 people already confirmed their attendance, so it will be a nice crowd. Not sure if there are still seats available, but if you want to join best is to get in touch with Libby Tang at (+86)-21-6143 3812 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Text from the official invitation:
The Chinese tech industry is developing faster than ever with massive potentials. It is the place for entrepreneurs to be. Ken Wilcox, Chairman of Silicon Valley Bank, will be joining us for a panel discussion. Ken moved to Shanghai three months ago to head up Silicon Valley Bank’s creation of a joint venture bank with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co. Ltd.
Other panelists include, Jacob Hsu, CEO of Symbio, and Marc van der Chijs, Co-founder of Tudou. Both Jacob and Marc have successfully started and grown their business ventures here in China. We are also delighted to feature Dr. Lu Gang, a pioneer tech blogger with many followers, to moderate the panel discussion. He is a technology and social media expert who was awarded as TOP10 Best Expert of 2008 by iResearch.
The following topics will be discussed:
– The differences of entrepreneurship between East and West
– Experiences in doing business in China, what is the must and what is the must-not
– Views on local investment environment, what are the current and next investment sectors
– The trends in Chinese tech industry
– SVB’s China strategy and views on Chinese market
Ken Wilcox, Chairman of Silicon Valley Bank
Jacob Hsu, CEO of Symbio
Marc van der Chijs, Co-founder of Tudou
Gang Lu, Founder of TechNode.com
Kathleen’s 5 Rooftop Restaurant
325 Nanjing Xi Lu, 5F, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Thursday, September 22, 2011
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Sign in and cocktails
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Panel discussion
7:15 – 7:45 p.m. Q & A
7:45 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner