Presenting Partner

Guangzhou Auto

Partner

Guangzhou Pharma
Tencent Holdings
Atom Think Tank

Knowledge Partner

McKinsey

The first-ever Fortune Brainstorm TECH International, a powerful new conference convened world leaders in the innovation economy space December 5–6, 2017, in Guangzhou, China.

This new event will tap into the strength of two ongoing Fortune powerhouse conferences: our Brainstorm TECH conference, which for the past sixteen summers has brought together the smartest, most innovative people in tech, media, entertainment, and finance in Aspen, Colorado, and the Fortune Global Forum. The launch of Brainstorm TECH International is being co-located and timed to coincide with the 2017 Fortune Global Forum, which will gather the CEOs of the world’s biggest companies and top leaders from China and beyond.

Brainstorm TECH International will explore the innovation revolution unfolding in China, a trend that is not yet fully appreciated or well understood around the world. The old notion of China as a tech copycat nation is being rapidly replaced by the emerging new reality of home grown innovation and mass implementation in fields that include artificial intelligence, social media, biotech, fintech, VR, automotive, the sharing economy, and mobile platforms. In addition to providing insights into these fast-moving trends, this conference will introduce you to some of China’s most promising start-ups that might not yet be on your screen. Our program will feature the China innovators who are rewriting the rules and reshaping the landscape, in combination with tech leaders from around the world… from Silicon Valley, Israel, Europe and other parts of Asia.

Guangzhou will be a spectacular setting for Brainstorm TECH International: a place of international commerce for many centuries, it is China’s southern gateway to the world and an emerging center of tech innovation. You’ll come away with fresh insights and an expanded network of relationships across the full spectrum of companies from China’s emerging tech winners to the established Global 500 giants.

Past Brainstorm TECH attendees include: Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Emily Chang of Bloomberg Technology, Brian Chesky of Airbnb, Beth Comstock of GE, Michael Dell of Dell, Margaret Georgiadis of Mattel Mark Hurd of Oracle, Robert Iger of Walt Disney, Paul Jacobs of Qualcomm, Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks Animation, Brian Krzanich of Intel, Jenny Lee of GGV, Marne Levine of Instagram, Lowell McAdam of Verizon, Robert McDonald of  Procter & Gamble, Leslie Moonves of CBS, James Murdoch of 21st Century Fox, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, Chuck Robbins of Cisco, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Eric Schmidt of Google, Randall Stephenson of AT&T, Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, Dion Weisler HP, and Devin Wenig of eBay.

Agenda

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EVENT DAY
Friday 15 May, 2020
3 - 3:45 AM
INFORMAL BREAKFAST
3 - 3:45 AM
INFORMAL BREAKFAST
4:00 AM
ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CHINA
4 - 4:05 AM
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
4:05 AM
CHINA’S RISE AS GLOBAL INNOVATOR
4:30 AM
E-COMMERCE AND THE FUTURE OF SHOPPING
4:30 AM
INNOVATION 2.0
4:55 AM
TRANSITION BREAK
5:00 AM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARDS INTRODUCTION
5:20 AM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION: E-COMMERCE & FINTECH
5:50 AM
HEALTH CARE TECH: CHINA’S GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY
6:20 AM
REFRESHMENT BREAK
6:40 AM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION: HEALTH CARE TECH
7:10 AM
AIRBNB: AT HOME AT CHINA
7:35 AM
FINTECH: TRANSFORMATIVE PAYMENT PLATFORMS
8:05 AM
HARNESSING THE POWER OF DESIGN
8:30 AM
SWITCH BREAK
8:50 AM
LUNCH PROGRAM: ENTERTAINMENT IN A CHINA-DRIVEN AGE
10:10 AM
THE MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION
10:40 AM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION: MOBILITY AND GREEN TECH
11:10 AM
SMART MONEY: FUNDING AND EXIT TRENDS
11:35 AM
REFRESHMENT BREAK
12:00 PM
GETTING SMARTER: AI EVERYWHERE
12:30 PM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION: AI AND ROBOTICS
1:00 PM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION: NEW MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATION
1:30 PM
WILL ROBOTS RULE THE WORLD?
2:00 PM
RECEPTION
2:45 - 4:45 PM
DINNER AND PROGRAM: CREATIVITY AND EDUCATION
5:15 - 6:30 PM
JAZZ NIGHT NIGHTCAP CELEBRATION

Venue

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou
5 Zhujiang West Road 510623 Pearl River New City, Tianhe District Guangzhou