TechCrunch returns to Shanghai next week! We are hosting our latest event in China, in association with our local partner Technode, from Monday June 27 until Wednesday June 29 at the West Bund Art Center.
The schedule — which you can view here in English — is packed with insightful interviews and panel sessions. It includes representatives from a range of top firms from China and beyond, such as:
- ZTE, one of the world’s fastest growing phone makers
- LeEco, the ambitious firm building a smart car and expanding its mobile business worldwide
- Uber China, a company that needs no introduction
- WeWork, the U.S. co-working unicorn that has big plans for China
- DJI, the company credited with pioneering drones
- Investors from Tencent, Baidu, Shanda, Zhenfund, and more
We’ve shaped the agenda to look at the future of tech, so you can expect the content at the show to be as diverse as fintech, logistics, e-commerce, travel, robotics, drones, broadcasting, media and even housing.
Indeed, the third day is entirely dedicated to VR and AR, two hugely influential and upcoming sectors that China is very much a part of. On the final day of the show, arranged in collaboration with Formation Group, we’ll show you how and why.
No TechCrunch event would be complete without startups, of course, and they will be there in large numbers, too.
TechCrunch Shanghai 2016 will include a startup alley featuring over 150 young companies while, for those who love the early-stage best, a hackathon will run the Saturday and Sunday immediately prior to the event. More than 170 hackers have signed up to take part, and you can add your name here if you want to join them.
Investors are an important component of the startup ecosystem, naturally, and more than 90 VCs have signed for our startup dating sessions which will run on the afternoons of Monday and Tuesday, and most of the day on Wednesday. Anyone with an attendee badge can schedule time with investors for free — that’s a neat alternative/addition to catching the attention of the many more VCs who will be at the show.
See you next week!