Join TechCrunch In Beijing Next Week

Shortly after the launch of last year, we brought TechCrunch’s International City Event, organized by our official partner TechNode, to Shanghai, China.

This year the event is coming to Beijing. It will take place on August 11 and 12 at T-Space, Chaoyang Park. The theme is “The Red Hardware” to highlight China’s smart hardware makers.

We have a great lineup of speakers from China and overseas, who will present on the Main Stage and the Parallel Forum.

Speakers on the Main Stage include (but are not limited to): Wang Xiaochuan, CEO of Sogou, the company that received a $448 million investment from Tencent last year and makes China’s most used input software; Zhang Yiming, founder & CEO of Toutiao, a popular news app from China known for its data-driven personalized content which just secured $100 million in funding; Zhang Xiangdong, President of Sungy Mobile, the company behind the Android app maker GO Launcher, one of the most internationally recognized Chinese mobile apps; Kevin Wen, founder and president of LightInTheBox, one of China’s top e-commerce companies; Bertrand Schmitt, CEO & Chairman of AppAnnie, a mobile app analytics service that went global after debuting in Beijing; David Byttow, co-Founder & CEO of the San Francisco-based Secret, which has inspired a flock of anonymous apps in China; Scott Beaumont, Google China CEO; Patrick Gallagher, General Partner of CrunchFund; David McClure, founder of 500 Startups; and Rob Chandhok, SVP at Qualcomm.

At the Parallel Forum, Opera China CEO Song Lin will launch a new product on Aug. 11. On the second day, beintoo will host the forum on gaming, joined by its APAC CEO Paul Chen, iDreamSky VP Sherry Wei, Yodo1 (publisher of Cut the Rope) CEO Henry Fong and Halfbrick (creators of Fruit Ninja) CMO Phil Larsen.

Fifteen finalists out of more than 200 applicants will have the chance to pitch at Startup Competition in front of VCs, tech media, and the audience. The Startup Alley will gather more 100 startups to showcase their products. Half are hardware makers who will be at the Smart Hardware Pavilion.

Last but not least, we will have an after party on the evening of August 12, sponsored by Sequoia Capital China. Neil Shen, founding and managing partner of Sequoia China, Xiaoping Xu, co-founder of ZhenFund, with more than 500 startup founders, entrepreneurs, and VCs will join us at the party.

Check here for the agenda and book your tickets here.