btov Week in Hong Kong & Shenzhen “Booked out”
The btov Discovery Week China 2018 is a journey with a group of btov members to visit both Hong Kong and neighboring Shenzhen. Referring to Britain’s effort to forcibly open the Chinese market in the 19th century, Napoleon is quoted as having warned: “When China wakes up, the world will shake.” Indeed, today China is the super power after the USA.
Hong Kong is the fourth most densely populated region in the world and last year marked the 20-year anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule. While there have been some changes over that period, Hong Kong remains a colorful, chaotic, fantastic place to visit.
The greater Shenzhen area is often called the “Silicon Valley of hardware”, as documented in the Wired series “Future Cities”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJ5cZnoodY. Shenzhen is home to Chinese “unicorns” such as Tencent, a Huawei and DJI.
What is the preliminary program of the btov Discovery Week?
The btov program is designed for the period from 10th to 18th November 2018; we plan for 30 btov members and guests and 6 travelling btov staff.
On the first leg of the trip, we plan to stay in Hong Kong for three nights from 11th –14th November 2018 to meet major private equity and venture capital firms such as IDG Capital Partners (link) or ADV Partners (link) and local entrepreneurs and private investors and to get a good understanding of the investment landscape.
On the second leg of the trip, from 14th–18th November 2018 in Shenzhen, we would like to meet experienced start-up investors and founders from the region, the Shenzhen Venture Capital Association, and a leading hardware accelerator.
On 16th and 17th November we will participate in the China Hi-Tech Fair, which is China’s No.1 Technology Show (link), with over 3,500 exhibitors from 37 countries.
In Shenzhen, we want to visit and meet senior managers of Chinese “unicorns” such as Tencent (link), Huawei Technologies (link) as well as DJI (link), a leading drone firm as well as less “hidden champions” such as Pengai Surgery Hospital and Hepalink (link), the biggest Haperine Sodium maker in the world.
Please note the program is still subject to changes.
Travel and accommodation must be organized individually. We have reserved hotel rooms at preferred rates, please refer to the “travel Information” in the attached program.
What are the next steps?
Once btov received >30 registrations (maximum capacity of 30 participants), we will send you the bill to pay for your participation. Then we will send all participants a link to book their rooms in the Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Hong Kong and Shenzhen and a preferred rate for the Cathay flights to Hong Kong as well as information regarding the obligatory double entry tourist visa for China. Please note you need a longer than 6-month valid passport to apply for the visa and the visa application can be made at the earliest two months before departure.
We look forward to this special btov Discovery Week in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. In case of questions please do not hesitate to contact Janine Kägi or myself.