AAMA SPEAKER SERIES DINNER WITH GARY RIESCHEL
Join AAMA for a Networking Reception and Keynote Dinner
Featuring Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner of
Qiming Venture Partners
China is in the midst of a digital revolution. Innovative companies are revolutionizing social technology, cloud computing, mobile connectivity, increasing data-driven logistics, and integrating offline experiences into online return. As a global leader in the digital industry, China is posed to demand expanding its infrastructure and creative engineering, which will continue to drive modernization of the digital landscape.
The AAMA Speaker Series celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary individuals creating leading-edge solutions in the Silicon Valley and Asia. On March 21, AAMA is honored to welcome Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners. Gary will share his experiences as an investor in Asia and provide an update on rapidly changing innovations in China.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 5:30pm to 8:30pm
1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022
Mr. Rieschel will look at how the advances of Asian technology are driving change across the globe and give an update on China’s digital evolution. Topics will include:
- Which emerging technologies are triggering innovation across businesses and industries
- How technology is transforming the way individuals work and companies compete
- The disruptive consequences new technologies place on companies that are ill-prepared.
- How companies can leverage trends and adapt their business models to become nimbler and maintain customers
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the foremost venture capitalist who led the growth of the dot com scene, and brought the Silicon Valley model to Asia to help advance Chinese investments and innovation to the global stage. Join AAMA for an evening of networking, and gain insights from Mr. Rieschel’s experience and life work.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Gary Rieschel has over 25 years of operating and investing experience. He is widely recognized as a leading venture capitalist in the U.S. and China and is Founding Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners, a $2.8B USD fund focused on early stage investments in IT, Intersumer, Healthcare, and CleanTech in China. Beginning in 1995, Gary was the founder or lead investor in major venture capital firms in the U.S. and China including SOFTBANK Venture Capital, Mobius Venture Capital, SAIF Partners (China), and Ignition Partners (U.S.). Gary served on Softbank’s Board of Directors for five years. Prior to being a venture capitalist, Gary held senior executive positions at Cisco Systems, Sequent Computer Systems and Intel. FULL BIO
Top-Left: China-U.S. Business Forum hosted by Peking University, Guanghua School of Management. April 2015
Top-Right: Gary Rieschel and Duane Kuang talked to Michael Phelps and Lang Ping (PRNewsFoto/Qiming Venture Partners)
Bottom-Left: Oxford China Business Forum 2014
Bottom-Right: Gary Rieschel at Technonomy 2016
6:30pm - Welcome Remarks
6:35pm - Dinner Begins
7:00pm - Keynote Presentation
7:45pm - Q&A
8:00pm - Networking
Proudly Sponsored By:
Thank you to our event hosts:
Hope Chen, Venture Partner, DFJ
John Kinzer, Managing Director - Asia Link, Silicon Valley Bank
Andy Tsao, Managing Director - SVB Global Gateway, Silicon Valley Bank
We look forward to seeing you there!
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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 www.avcjchina.com
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AAMA Connect Conference: Digital Media - The New Media Landscape
China will remain the growth engine for emerging Asia in 2017 albeit growing at a slower pace, except in the world of digital media and entertainment. Perhaps no other development in recent history has transformed the business landscape as much as the Internet in China, and a full spectrum of content choices are starting to become available. If there is money to be made in content, it will most likely come from digital sources. Chinese consumers spend more time consuming digital media than with any other medium. China’s rising middle-class is also trading up and beginning to prioritize quality and convenience ahead of price as they look to improve the quality of their daily lives.
Just as gaming has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, China’s unique consumer appetite for content and services is developing exciting markets for new forms media and entertainment. In the next two years, access to broadband, internet access, IPTV, filmed entertainment, and digital advertising in China will continue to grow at an estimated 10.9 percent. The emergence of premium content and delivery services is laying the groundwork for what looks to be a dynamic collaborative environment between Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Asia. Thus, there is now a chance for a broader pool of content creators, creative talent, digital agencies, and new media platforms to integrate higher levels of brand engagement and entertainment for monetization.
AAMA Presents Connect Conference
The New Digital Media Landscape
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Galvanize San Francisco
44 Tehama Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Join this exciting mix of content creators, producers, and tech executives from television, film, VR, branding companies as they discuss the advancement of Asia’s footprint in digital media and entertainment, and what new technologies are on the horizon for the industry between California and the East.
Double Oscar-winning dramatic and documentary film writer-producer-director
Film director and founder & CEO of Penrose, a startup focused on augmented and virtual reality; former Head of Film & Media at Oculus VR
Managing Director at Hylink Group, China's largest independent full service digital agency
Partner at Sasson Capital Holdings, one of the first early-stage cross-border U.S.-Asian private equity funds with direct footprint in China
Business Development for NBA Star Jeremy Lin; Founder of social enterprises TLMade and EPAMade
SVP of Corporate Development at NCSoft West, where he heads up investment and acquisition activity. NCSOFT is one of the leading online gaming publishers in the world
CEO and President of THX Ltd. which was acquired by Razer; former SVP of Product, MTV; former VP of Product, Samsung SmartTV; former VP Comcast, leading the charge to build multimedia experiences around the world through better sound
Virtual Reality Creative Director at DMG Entertainment
Managing Partner at Mesh Ventures, an investment firm that leverages the engineering, manufacturing, research, and channel resources in Asia to accelerate the growth of disruptive early-stage companies.
Communications strategist and PR expert in the technology and entertainment sectors with her own practice, Stephanie Yang Communications
Cofounder of Highway1, the premier hardware startup accelerator
Chief Corp Development Officer at 451 Media Group
Venture Partner at WI Harper
Venture Capitalist at DCM Ventures where he focuses on investments in the Mobile, IoT, and Consumer Internet spaces.
Principal at Shasta Ventures where he focuses on Emerging Platforms including Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality, connected hardware, robotics, AI, space and other emerging technologies
1:45PM - 1:50PM Welcome and Introductions
1:50PM - 3:15PM Opening Keynotes
As the rivalry over paid membership in China intensifies with costs outpacing the growth of advertising, content providers are investing ways to seek alternative income. The emergence of online only dramas and new original formats will help fill the gap to spread across multiple platforms. Hear from an American pioneer in cable entertainment share his journey into Chinese Television, Film and the Internet. Learn why content creation with a 'Chinese-centric lens' is not only great for content differentiation, but can foster a global talent with stories inspired from the East.
3:15PM - 3:50PM Panel 1: The New Platforms
3:50pm - 4:00PM Networking Break
4:00PM - 4:45PM Panel 2: New Media Influencers and The Age of Superbrands
4:45PM - 5:30PM Panel 3: The Investor View
5:30PM Closing Remarks
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:
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