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Emerge 2019 was a great success; Emerge 2020, here we come.

Like the name says, Emerge is about emerging trends that are shaping tech.

We empower entrepreneurs, professionals, and key decision-makers to better understand the forces shaping China tech through expert analysis and insight. Our online content already makes us a leader in this space—and Emerge is when we bring it offline.

Through deep and meaningful conversations with experts and experienced professionals, Emerge delivers unbiased and clear-eyed information, insight, and analysis. Don’t miss your chance to speak with the top minds uncovering China tech.

This year’s Emerge will be held in conjunction with the Pujiang Innovation Forum–Inno Match Global Technology Transfer Fair on Oct. 29, 2020, at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. Seating is limited due to capacity, so sign up now for this limited time offer!


Keynote panel: Is the world still open to China tech?

Last year on the Emerge stage, we talked about global expansion as the key to growth for China’s tech majors, hosting panels on opportunities in Southeast Asia and India. Today, most major Chinese apps are banned in India, and every week brings news about sweeping and restrictions from the US on companies like Huawei and Tiktok. Meanwhile, European countries and Australia have taken action against Huawei. Is the world open to China tech? Does it still make sense for Chinese companies to pursue global ambitions?

Electric vehicles: What’s next as the industry recovers

It’s been a dramatic year in electric vehicles. Sales plunged after the government scaled back a subsidies policy that had fueled the industry’s growth—and then took a second beating from Covid-19. But the second half of the year has seen a reversal as EV majors are creeping toward profits, and even enjoying successful stock listings. Is the worst over? Where is the industry going in the year ahead?

China: blockchain superpower?

China is pushing ahead on blockchain. In October 2019, Xi Jinping publicly endorsed blockchain, calling on China to seize the moment and become a world leader in the technology. Local governments have rushed to follow his lead, and the Blockchain Services Network has expanded China’s global reach in blockchain. Where do Chinese companies stand in terms of blockchain innovation? How is the government supporting them? Will China’s approach to technology dominate the global industry?

Foodtech: How technology is shaping our appetite

Plant-based proteins are not all new to Asians, who have been eating meat-like plant proteins for millennia. Today, as Silicon Valley investors are applying technology in a bid to disrupt the food industry, Asians, China is taking a new look at food businesses. What is the role of technology on our plates? What’s beyond Beyond Meat, and how will it shape our evolving appetites?

Healthtech after Covid

In the socially distant world, many of us are trying online medical services for the first time. But healthcare innovators have been building these services for years. What are the opportunities for investors as e-health takes off? And will it improve health care for patients?

Does live-streaming growth have a ceiling?

From low-budget, grassroots origins, live-streaming has become the biggest entertainment and marketing story of 2020, closely intertwined with e-commerce, short videos, and gaming. How has the boom changed China’s retail and supply chain networks? Are Covid windfall users turning into permanent fans? And is there brand value in live-streaming, or is it just about sales?

More information coming soon, stay tuned!


Workshop A: DEFI Crash Course | Instructor: Matthew Graham from Sino Global Capital

Decentralized finance is the latest craze. Its promises of an alternative to financial institutions have attracted major attention from Chinese investors. But Ponzi schemes and sudden token crashes have thrown the industry into turmoil, reminiscent of the early days of crypto. This workshop will cover the basics and history of Defi, and discuss its future and how investors can avoid traps.

More workshops coming soon, stay tuned!

Based in Shanghai, Suzanne builds and promotes TechNode domestically and globally by designing and implementing online and offline marketing campaigns and events. A Global Studies graduate from St. Lawrence...