AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum - China 2017

AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum - China 2017

Now in its 16th year, the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum - China 2017 is the premier gathering of the China's most influential private equity GPs and LPs, government regulators, senior corporate executives and other professionals for two days of mind-provoking debate, in-depth discussion on market trends, networking and more. Join 360 delegates for two days of in-depth discussions and networking to equip private equity and venture capital investors with the knowledge and contacts to take on the opportunities in China for 2017. Please register for your pass at



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35th Annual AAMA Semiconductor Dinner

35th Annual AAMA Semiconductor Dinner

35th Annual AAMA Semiconductor Dinner

Semiconductors in the World of Trump


With the growth of new computer interfaces ranging from smartphones to smart watches to home automation to connected cars, semiconductors play a key role in the next generation of human-to-machine interaction. This sector is at the epicenter of the disruption, innovation and investment wave that will define how individuals connect with each other and their surroundings. While the US continues as an engine of innovation in this sector, over half of all semiconductors created every year pass through China’s supply chain. US-China cross-border semiconductor investment, M&A and partnership activity is at a fever pitch as the “post-PC” era takes shape.
Amidst this backdrop of deeper ties, two events in Washington have created existential threats to the slow or halt this momentum. First, Donald Trump ran his successful presidential campaign in part on a nationalist agenda, singling out China as an unfair actor in the global business community. His recent communications with Taiwan further signal a new direction in US-China policy, which will certainly impact Chinese involvement in the semiconductor industry.
Meanwhile, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission recommended in November that the Committee of Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) ban acquisitions of US companies by state-owned companies in China. This recommendation cast a pall over the semiconductor industry where several profile acquisitions of US companies by state-backed Chinese funds have taken place.

2016 was a period of rapid consolidation and disruption in the semiconductor industry. There were also some positive developments in 2016, including high profile mergers (both public and private) at high valuations, five IPOs, and a slight uptick in early stage investment (albeit we are not going to approach 1990s levels any time soon).  Developments in the prior year will be covered to the extent they are likely to extend into 2017. A major focus of the discussion will be on predictions for the industry in 2017 and approaches to thriving in it.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Chef Chu's - 1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022


Join AAMA for a lively discussion with top experts who will tackle:

  • How the new US President’s policies can impact US-China activity in semiconductors
  • How leading semiconductor companies, large and small, are engaging in US-China cross-border partnerships, investments and M&A
  • What 2017 has in store for the semiconductor industry and key trends to watch
  • What Chinese companies are looking for in US partners, and vice versa
Our panel consists of experts in the field who have been at the heart of these events and have unique viewpoints to share. Join our 35th annual semiconductor industry networking dinner to learn from the industry’s brightest minds, and network with senior executives from many of the key players and investors in the field, including our panelists.


Featured Speakers:

Remi El-Ouazzane 

CEO of leading vision processor company Movidius that was recently acquired by Intel

Sam Heidari

Chairman and CEO of Wi-Fi chip developer Quantenna, a recent IPO


David Lam

General Partner at Atlantic Bridge, a leading US-Europe cross-border fund and lead investor in Movidius


Hing Wong 

Managing Partner at Walden International, a leading US-China cross-border fund in the semiconductor industry


Thomas M. Shoesmith

Partner at Pillsbury who leads the firm's China practice


Nancy A. Fischer

Partner at Pillsbury's Washington DC office who leads the firm's Public Practices and Policy division including CFIUS matters




Tuesday, January 31, 2017
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Chef Chu's
1067 N. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

5:30pm - Registration and Networking
6:30pm -  Chinese Banquet Dinner
7:00pm - Fireside Chat with Nancy Fischer, moderated by David Lam:
"Trump, CFIUS, China, and Tech: What to look for in 2017"
7:30pm - Semiconductor Panel Discussion moderated by Thomas M. Shoesmith
8:15pm - Q&A 

8:30pm - Closing

Individual Fee:
$100 per person (Early-Bird Pricing through January 10)
$125 per person (Regular Pricing from January 11)

Limited Table Sponsorships Available, starting at $1,000

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AAMA Connect Conference: Digital Media - The New Media Landscape

AAMA Connect Conference: Digital Media - The New Media Landscape

China is redefining the spectrum of entertainment as consumers spend more time with digital media than any other platform. The relentless advancement of technology has transformed the landscape, and is creating a world where people get information and visual enjoyment across multiple screens. As demand for Western entertainment continues to grow, the development and integration of premium content and delivery is laying the groundwork for a collaborative environment between Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Asia. What new opportunities are on the horizon for creatives, investors and digital innovators in the entertainment industry?


Stay tuned for updates on event details including speaker line-up!  For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please email to

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