Day After Tomorrow Tour - China China

14 May till 19 May 2017
Adi Constantin 65004

How do Chinese innovation pioneers organize for their Day After Tomorrow? Which Day After Tomorrow technologies are they investing in? What are their business models for the Day After Tomorrow? 

Our tour will open your eyes to the rich possibilities of the East, shift your perspective and showcase tangible answers to the questions described above. Prepare to be blown away.

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China is well on its way to becoming one of the top innovation nations in the world. For the last years, top pioneers in China have been outnumbering – and even out-innovating – the top companies in Silicon Valley. Alibaba, Tencent and Youku Tudou are just some of the most well-known examples. But the region is also a true hotbed for fresh and leading edge start-ups and scale-ups like Xiaomi, Didi Chuxing and One of the most striking differences with the West is the scale & speed of their endeavors. Chinese organizations do not just 'Think Big'. They 'Think Huge': beyond their company, beyond their products, their services, their country, their target market, and their competition. We have a lot to learn from their ambition.

Join us on an eye-opening innovation tour to Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Shanghai, three of the fastest growing innovation hubs in the world. Together we'll experience how Chinese organizations are able to innovate on such a mind-blowing scale, which role the government or the national culture have to play in this and what the latest tech and business trends of the East are. This tour will literally turn your perspective upside down. 



Welcome to the Chinese ecosystem 

DAY 1 May 15

Welcome to one of the fastest growing cities on earth!

Shenzhen has known exponential growth since it was labeled as SEZ or Special Economic Zone. Join the most populated area in the world & explore between the skyscrapers how innovation ignites.  

We will show you Made In China 2.0. You'll discover that China is no longer a copy machine solely in search of economies of scale. They are reinventing companies, installing thriving networks (WeChat) & establishing a new service economy. And they do it extremely fast. 

Buckle up! 

DAY 2 May 16

Ready for innovation hub Hangzhou? 

On Tuesday, we conclude visits in Shenzhen before we hop on a flight to Hangzhou. This flight is included in your trip.

DAY 3 May 17

Ready for a full day in thé city of trade? 

Hangzhou, the traditional capital of Chinese commerce, is where e-commerce is reinvented. We go and dive deeper: what is the warehouse magic behind this? How is entrepreneurship, investment & innovation nurtured & encouraged within this megalomaniac business center? And also: How does China cope with urbanisation? What is the new building on the block about? How does this system facilitate the enormous pace?

DAY 4 May 18

Ready for innovation hub Shanghai? 

In the morning we conclude visits in Hangzhou before we head further East to Shanghai, the biggest city in China. It's one of the 3 biggest metropoles in the world after Tokio & Guangzhou (Shenzhen).

We'll discover how money works in the East & meet Western fellows gone East. Meet, share & explore! Be ignited for your own future because your inspiration trip is nearing the end & YOUR reinvention journey will start.

DAY 5 May 19

Last day in future paradise

Today we will experience the last company visits together. Expect Fintech, new technologies & how giants are getting innovation done in China before you return home. 

Our speakers

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Peter Hinssen
Peter is a serial entrepreneur, Forbes contributor, LinkedIn Influencer, best-selling author and one of the most sought-after thought leaders on organizing for the Day After Tomorrow, radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things...
Steven Van Belleghem
Steven Van Belleghem
Steven is an expert in customer focus in a digital world and in how our customers will behave in the Day After Tomorrow. He is a popular speaker at home and abroad. In his keynote presentations, Steven takes his audience on a journey to the world of...
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Annick Vandezande
With more than 15-years of experience in the big 4 consultancy firms and as a former Director of Technology Consulting, Annick has a true passion for bridging business and IT. Her in-depth knowledge of IT strategy, roadmap design and creative...
Filip Caeldries
Filip Caeldries is Professor Strategic Management at TIAS Business & Society in Tilburg. He focuses both on company specific Executive Programs, as on the Global Executive MBA. Having worked all over the globe & with a focus on competitive...
HU492 Hainan Airlines
from Brussels Airport BRU
to Beijing Capital International Airport PEK
Saturday May 13
from 13:40 till 05:50
HU7703 Hainan Airlines
from Beijing Capital International Airport PEK
to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport SZX
Sunday May 14
from 08:20 till 11:45
HU7602 Hainan Airlines
from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport SHA
to Beijing Capital International Airport PEK
Friday May 19
from 20:40 till 22:55
HU491 Hainan Airlines
from Beijing Capital International Airport PEK
to Brussels Airport BRU
Saturday May 20
from 01:20 till 05:55
Shenzhen Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

138 Fuhua Third Road, Futian District
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518048

Hangzhou Hotel

Diaoyutai Hotel Hangzhou

65 Wuxing Road, Jianggan District
Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310020

Night View Of Fairmont Shanghai

Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai

20 Nanjing Road East, Huangpu District
Shanghai, 200002

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