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Day After Tomorrow Tour - China Shanghai / Beijing

16 Sep till 21 Sep 2018
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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. 

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 Lu.com. One of the most striking differences with the West is the scale & speed of their endeavours. 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 Beijing and Shanghai, two 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.

We'll start this trip in Beijing, to follow the trail of money. Expect gritty start-ups, bootstrapping their way to unicornship, and - what they call - 'scale-ups', worth a whopping 4 billion dollars. We'll dive into how the venture battle works and end with some of the big guys sharing their journey to world domination. 

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In cooperation with:

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Program

DAY 1 September 16

Sunday - Welcome in China! 

Time to get to know your travel companions and discover the city while doing so. 

DAY 2 September 17

Monday - Welcome to Shanghai! A smart city - Part I

2010 Shanghai's expo slogan was as follows: better city, better life. Exactly what you're about to discover on your 2 days in this global, bustling city. 

On the first day we'll dive into public aspects of society and cities. We go explore how technology is making them smart and what China is doing with it. 

DAY 3 September 18

Tuesday - Welcome to Shanghai! A smart city - Part II

On the second day we'll dive into private, more individual aspects of smart cities. 

- What does the retail experience look like in China?

- How do Chinese balance work and life? 

- What about entertainment and sports in China?

- How smart are Chinese homes? 

DAY 4 September 19

Wednesday - From start-up to unicorn - part I

In the morning, we hop on the train to Beijing.  

In Beijing we'll explore how China's entrepreneurship and innovation comes to life. Consequently, we'll go search for its blood lines: how, where and when does the money is flow work.

From gritty start-ups pacing up with a 10K funding round, to 'scale-ups'. Do mind the skeptical approach because it's no exception these companies are already worth 4B$. 

Besides the company perspective, we'll bring you to one or two venture capitalists or business thought leaders to step into the conversation. 

DAY 5 September 20

Thursday - From start-up to unicorn - part II

In Beijing we'll explore how China's entrepreneurship and innovation comes to life. Consequently, we'll go search for its blood lines: how, where and when does the money is flow work.

From gritty start-ups pacing up with a 10K funding round, to 'scale-ups'. Do mind the skeptical approach because it's no exception these companies are already worth 4B$. 

Besides the company perspective, we'll bring you to one or two venture capitalists or business thought leaders to step into the conversation. 

DAY 6 September 21

Friday - From start-up to unicorn - part II

In Beijing we'll explore how China's entrepreneurship and innovation comes to life. Consequently, we'll go search for its blood lines: how, where and when does the money is flow work.

From gritty start-ups pacing up with a 10K funding round, to 'scale-ups'. Do mind the skeptical approach because it's no exception these companies are already worth 4B$. 

Besides the company perspective, we'll bring you to one or two venture capitalists or business thought leaders to step into the conversation. 

Our tourguides

Nancy Rademaker
Nancy Rademaker
With over 20 years of experience in IT and training, Nancy has always and above all passionately focused upon people: how technology influences their behaviour, how it helps them share knowledge and how it enables them to create and innovate. She is...
Pascal Coppens Black White
Pascal Coppens
Pascal is keynote speaker and advisor for western corporations and leaders on how to deal with Chinese innovation. As a 20 years long China tech entrepreneur, he has first hand experience to explain and simplify the realities of how exactly Chinese...
HU492
from Brussels Airport BRU
to Beijing Capital International Airport PEK
Saturday September 15
from 13:40 till 05:15
HU7605
from Beijing Capital International Airport PEK
to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport SHA
Sunday September 16
from 07:40 till 10:00
HU491
from Beijing Capital International Airport PEK
to Brussels Airport BRU
Saturday September 22
from 01:20 till 05:55

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