3rd Annual China 2.0 Conference at Stanford to feature Robin Li (founder of Baidu), and Jon Huntsman (former US Ambassador to China)
By Yan Mei
The Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) is pleased to announce its third annual China 2.0 conference, set to take place on September 28, 2012 at Knight Management Center of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Focused on the theme of “Fostering Innovation Beyond Boundaries”, the event will bring together thought leaders from China and the US to discuss the driving forces of the rapid growth of China’s internet industry and its global implications in communications, commerce and content. Already home to two of the world’s top five internet firms by market capitalization, China is a launchpad for both innovative start-ups and global powerhouses. These firms are increasingly shaping the global digital economy.
2012 Keynote Speakers
Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Baidu
Former US Ambassador to China and Governor of Utah
Li has led Baidu to become China’s largest search engine, with over 80% market share and a market capitalization of $40 billion. A pioneer and leader of China’s internet industry, he was named by Time magazine in 2010 as one of the “World’s Most Influential People” and in 2012 he topped Forbes China’s list of best CEOs.
Huntsman served as US Ambassador to China through April 2011 when he stepped down to run for the 2012 Republican nomination for President. Twice elected as Governor of Utah, he also has served as Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Asia, US Ambassador to Singapore, and Deputy US Trade Representative.
Other featured speakers will be internet industry pioneers and leading executives, investors and entrepreneurs from both sides of the Pacific. Stanford faculty, researchers, students and alumni from the business and engineering schools will also actively participate. By convening at Stanford long-time experts and next generation leaders from business, policy, and academia, the conference offers a unique opportunity to hear insights and interact with those who are driving the rise of China 2.0 and digital innovation in the US and China.
Planned panels will focus on key issues such as:
- How are China's internet players expanding into new markets both at home and overseas?
- How are Silicon Valley firms shaping their global strategies for China, to tap opportunities there both as a market and a source of ideas and talent?
- How are new partnerships among US and China companies fostering new engines for innovation?
- What are the latest trends in China’s domestic and foreign venture capital and private equity investment landscape? Which sectors are over-funded and in which sectors will the next wave of entrepreneur-led market disruption emerge?
- With the challenges facing firms such as Facebook, Zynga and Groupon in the US, are China's immune from a downturn due to differences in business models?
- What innovations from hot sectors, such as mobile gaming, are on the horizon?
China 2.0 is a research and education initiative of the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. China 2.0 focuses on the drivers, dynamics and global implications of the rise of China’s internet industry. The mission is to contribute to world-class education based on groundbreaking research and best practices, facilitating stronger links between internet industry pioneers, venture investors, academics and students on both sides of the Pacific.
Last year’s China 2.0 conference attendance reached a full capacity of 600 at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The event attracted international broadcast, print and online media coverage, including from All Things Digital, Bloomberg West, NBC, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Sina.com, San Jose Mercury News, and others.
To register for the China 2.0 2012 conference at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, please visit our Event Registration page.
For information on how to join the circle of support for the China 2.0 research and education initiative at the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, please contact Yan Mei at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.725.1885.
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The Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business is dedicated to improving the understanding and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship in the global economy. Through international and interdisciplinary research, publications, education, conferences and a platform for global thought leadership, SPRIE impacts the arenas of academia, policy and business.
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