The first-ever Fortune Brainstorm TECH International, a powerful new conference will convene world leaders in the innovation economy space December 5–6, 2017, in Guangzhou, China.
This new event will tap into the strength of two ongoing Fortune powerhouse conferences: our Brainstorm TECH conference, which for the past sixteen summers has brought together the smartest, most innovative people in tech, media, entertainment, and finance in Aspen, Colorado, and the Fortune Global Forum. The launch of Brainstorm TECH International is being co-located and timed to coincide with the 2017 Fortune Global Forum, which will gather the CEOs of the world’s biggest companies and top leaders from China and beyond.
Brainstorm TECH International will explore the innovation revolution unfolding in China, a trend that is not yet fully appreciated or well understood around the world. The old notion of China as a tech copycat nation is being rapidly replaced by the emerging new reality of home grown innovation and mass implementation in fields that include artificial intelligence, social media, biotech, fintech, VR, automotive, the sharing economy, and mobile platforms. In addition to providing insights into these fast-moving trends, this conference will introduce you to some of China’s most promising start-ups that might not yet be on your screen. Our program will feature the China innovators who are rewriting the rules and reshaping the landscape, in combination with tech leaders from around the world… from Silicon Valley, Israel, Europe and other parts of Asia.
Guangzhou will be a spectacular setting for Brainstorm TECH International: a place of international commerce for many centuries, it is China’s southern gateway to the world and an emerging center of tech innovation. You’ll come away with fresh insights and an expanded network of relationships across the full spectrum of companies from China’s emerging tech winners to the established Global 500 giants.
Past Brainstorm TECH attendees include: Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Emily Chang of Bloomberg Technology, Brian Chesky of Airbnb, Beth Comstock of GE, Michael Dell of Dell, Margaret Georgiadis of Mattel Mark Hurd of Oracle, Robert Iger of Walt Disney, Paul Jacobs of Qualcomm, Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks Animation, Brian Krzanich of Intel, Jenny Lee of GGV, Marne Levine of Instagram, Lowell McAdam of Verizon, Robert McDonald of Procter & Gamble, Leslie Moonves of CBS, James Murdoch of 21st Century Fox, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, Chuck Robbins of Cisco, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Eric Schmidt of Google, Randall Stephenson of AT&T, Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, Dion Weisler HP, and Devin Wenig of eBay.