Global Trends in NextGen New Retail

Global Trends in NextGen New Retail

Global Trends in NextGen New Retail

The Next Generation is here and they are ready to shop!




John Huber, Director,  Wells Fargo Technology Banking


Natalie Hwang, Managing Director, Head of Simon Ventures

Brad Greiwe, Co-founder, Managing Partner, Fifth Wall Ventures

Norihiro Kondo, Director, Panasonic Innovation Group

Andrew Sun, General Manager, Walmart Global eCommerce

Paul Chen, Senior Investment Manager, Alibaba Group



The retail revolution is just getting started and Consumers are discovering a drastically different buying experience. Smartphone touches are replacing credit card swipes; tablet screens are becoming point-of-sale systems and voice enabled networks let you shop hands free!  


This era of digital change brings about promising opportunities for Retailers – along with a host of new risk.  For instance,

  1. As online, mobile and conversational commerce continue to grow and acquire a larger retail share, will physical stores become a part of the past?
  2. What is the role of customer care in era of automation with digital-driven shoppers?
  3. With powerful search tools, AI and IoT are allowing customers to easily find daily deals and incentives. Can the industry find any room for increased profitability?
  4. What are the new technologies driving this sector and how will they impact brick & mortar and e-commerce today and in the future?


Join us as our expert panelists debate these and others questions.


Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Wells Fargo Learning Center, 333 Market, Ground Floor,  Annex Building
5:30pm Registration
6:00pm Panel Discussion
7:00pm Q&A/Portfolio Company Highlights – Brief Start Up Introductions from Audience
7:15 – 8:00pm Networking/Reception


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China M&A Forum 2017

China M&A Forum 2017

More speakers confirmed for the China M&A Forum

October 19, 2017

Shanghai, China

Cross-border M&A by Chinese companies has recovered steadily in the past few months. This is particularly true of outbound deals, where Mergermarket research captured 210 deals amounting US$ 63.1 billion worth of assets overseas acquired by buyers from China and Hong Kong in the H1 2017, the second highest half year recorded in terms of value and volume. Deals focused on industries supporting local economic growth, and prices paid were more disciplined and less speculative.

Are Chinese companies ready for a more constructive wave of M&A opportunities? Join the China M&A Forum, where 30+ senior M&A experts from SOEs, MNCs, and private equity funds, as well as investment advisors, will analyse the current landscape and discuss the latest drivers, opportunities, and pressing issues affecting the future development of M&A in China.


Keynote Speaker:

Shang Chen, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, CHINA EVERBRIGHT LIMITED

Other early confirmed speakers include:

Michael Weiss, Senior Advisor, SANPOWER GROUP


Adam Shen, Head of M&A Asia, DANAHER CORPORATION

Jason Zhao, Head of Private Equity Investment, CHINA POST LIFE INSURANCE

Samson Lo, Managing Director, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Asia, UBS

Bagrin Angelov, Executive Director, China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC)

Gian-Marc Widmer, Director, Head of International M&A, CITIC SECURITIES

Clarence Kwok, Executive Director, MORGAN STANLEY

Sam Sun, Managing Director/Head of Greater China, AGIC CAPITAL

Yonghui Shi, M&A Director, MEDTRONIC, Managing Principal; MEDTRONIC CHINA VENTURES

Mark Webster, Partner and Managing Director, BDA PARTNERS

Barry J. Chen, Managing Director/Partner in Charge, INTERCHINA PARTNERS




Register for the China M&A Forum and join 30+ expert speakers, together with 270+ global and Chinese corporate investors, financial sponsors, investment bankers and other professional advisers, that will take part at this most anticipated event in Shanghai.


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AVCJ ESG Forum 2017

AVCJ ESG Forum 2017

Date: 13 November 2017

Venue: Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong

About the event: AVCJ and PRI will co-host the 3rd Annual AVCJ ESG Forum in Hong Kong this November. Join us as we discuss how Asian GPs must develop clear strategies and build robust ESG frameworks to stand out in front of global and regional LPs. This interactive forum will help GPs develop, implement, and manage an ESG programme to enhance the overall performance and value of their portfolio companies through managing and reducing ESG related risks.

Registration link:

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2017 AAMA Healthcare Conference

2017 AAMA Healthcare Conference


On October 12, AAMA will host its fourth Healthcare Conference at Google Launchpad in San Francisco.  An ecosystem of experts from life sciences, healthcare and digital technology sectors will build conversations and ideas around the rapidly changing roles of science and healthcare in a delivery-driven mobile age.

Trailblazers in healthcare from Samsung, Sutter Health, UCSF Health, and others will lead the conference in four compelling panels:

  • Disruptive Trends: How Digital Health, Mobility, Sensors, AI/Machine Learning Are Changing Healthcare
  • Innovations and Changes Brought On by Molecular Data/Life Sciences
  • Investment Trends: U.S. and APAC & Cross-Border M&A
  • Revolution for Healthcare from the Providers' Perspective

What factors are likely to shape the life sciences and health care industry in the coming year and beyond?  AAMA will bring together game-changing entrepreneurs, investors, medical providers, top healthcare executives and innovation leaders as they discuss the newest trends that are revolutionizing healthcare and the opportunities that lie ahead.



Ken Drazan (Keynote Speaker)



Closed Over $900MM to Cure Cancer

Ralph Gonzales
Chief Innovation Officer 
Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation
UCSF Health
David C. Rhew, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer 
ead of Healthcare and Fitness
Samsung Electronics America

Yan Chow
Medical Director, Digital Health

Jing-Shan "Jennifer" Hu, Ph.D.

Venture Partner, US Healthcare Fund

Qiming Venture Partners

Walter "Buzz" Stewart, Ph.D., MPH
VP, Chief Research Officer
Sutter Health
Divya Shah
Head of Product, Digital Health
Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center

Dr. Abraham Heifets



John Mattison

Assistant Medical Director & Chief Health Information Officer

Kaiser Permanente

E. John Park
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Anoo Nathan

Founder & CEO

Smart Monitor

Benjamin Pensak
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Avik Pal

Founder & CEO


Amanda Cashin

Head of Illumina Accelerator

Illumina, Inc.

Nick Pliam, M.D., Ph.D.


Decheng Capital

Ash Damle

Founder and CEO


Lee Hsieh
Venture Partner
TPTF Ventures

Thomas Yang, PhD

Principal | Strategy

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Charlene Yu Vaughn
The Algonquin Group



Thursday, October 12, 2017
12:00pm - 6:30pm


Google Launchpad Space
301 Howard Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

12:00pm - Registration and Networking
12:30pm -  Welcome and Introductions
12:35pm - Opening Fireside Chat

Reinventing Healthcare - Breakthrough Innovators
1:00pm - Panel 1
Disruptive Trends
1:50pm - Networking Break
2:00pm - Panel 2

Innovations & Changes Brought On By Molecular Data/Life Sciences
3:00pm - Panel 3: 
Investment Trends: U.S. and APAC & Cross-Border M&A
4:05pm - Keynote Presentation
Raising $1B to Cure Cancer
4:20pm - Panel 4

Revolution for Healthcare from the Providers' Perspective
5:20pm - Closing Remarks
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Cocktail Reception

Proudly Sponsored By:



We look forward to seeing you there!

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AAMA Speaker Series

AAMA Speaker Series "Smart Cities Are Coming!"


Smart has been top of mind for business owners and investors in recent years. From smart home technology to connected devices and the always-evolving IoT landscape, there’s always something bigger, better and smarter just around the corner. And now, it’s the smart CITY. 

It’s a topic that impacts every single one of us, in business and in life. As more and more cities begin leaning on cutting-edge IoT integrations, innovations and expansions, architecture, infrastructure and business as a whole will shift in a big way. Are YOU ready?

Come be part of this powerful conversation and insightful talk-back with innovative industry leaders on the front lines of this seismic shift. After the session, please join our panelists and innovators for a reception and interactive networking.
  • See how smart cities are shaping the way Americans live and work—and how this change will impact millions in the not-too-distant future
  • Discover the latest innovations powering the growth of smart cities
  • Learn about businesses leveraging the smart city movement to create unique—and profitable—niches now 
  • Understand where the market is heading and what the American landscape will look like in five, 10 and even 20 years from now 
This forward-looking event is designed for businesses and investors ready to see what the future holds—and ready to take a big leap into the future of IoT and urban infrastructure. Don’t miss this innovative event and lively talk-back, led by the most sought-after voices in the smart city movement. 


Michael Rosengarten
Founder & CEO
Persista, an early-stage tech company creating products that improve people's work  

Stonly Baptiste
VC Partner

Urban Usa govtech-focused VC fund that invests in startups that make cities better.   Stonly was recently recognized as one of CNN Money's 2015 Upstart 30: a list of game-changing companies, entrepreneurs and investors under the age of 40.  He has spent the last 10 years as a serial entrepreneur, building five ventures spanning different sectors from technology to real estate and international markets, including Brazil and Canada. More here

Dr. Jonathan Reichental

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

City of Palo Alto

In 2017, Dr. Reichental was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the world and in 2016 he was named one of the top 20 most influential CIO's in the United States. Dr. Reichental is also recognized as a global thought leader on a number of emerging trends including urban innovation and blockchain technology.

Michelle Littlefield

Program Lead, Digital Services & Data Analytics

Community Development Department

City of Redwood City

Camarin E.B. Madigan
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 
Camarin focuses her practice on real estate, energy, land use, natural resources, and environmental law. She advises developers, landowners, lenders, and public agencies regarding energy, land use entitlements, acquisitions/dispositions, and leasing for complex development projects and commercial properties. 

E. John Park
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 
John focuses his practice on debt and equity offerings, public securities offerings, recapitalizations, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He assists clients at every stage of the business cycle, from initial company formation, venture capital financings, and M&A, to initial public offerings (IPOs), public company reporting, and general corporate counseling. In addition, John represents acquirers and targets in public-private and private-private business combination transactions.
Charlene Yu Vaughn
The Algonquin Group
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:00pm - 8:30pm


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1400 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

6:00pm - Registration and Networking
6:30pm - Welcome and Introductions
6:40pm - Panel Discussion
7:30pm - Q&A
7:40pm - Cocktails Reception

Proudly Sponsored By:


We look forward to seeing you there!
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