Beyond the Golden Gate: Digital Trends in China

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July 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Only 10 years left before China become the first world economy! And Western companies have yet to figure out how to make it there, just ask Uber and Amazon.

Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent are the tip of the iceberg. Already known as the “Silicon Valley of hardware”, China is now shaping an Artificial Intelligence-fueled future of tech, everywhere. From mobile payment to mobility and retail, Chinese innovators are reinventing all industries. Feeling the local pulse is more than ever urgent as, while Silicon Valley tech giants are already global players, Chinese leaders are starting to look abroad.

Join us on July 18th to discover what’s trending in China and how to collaborate with their innovators. We’re hosting APAC experts and Meitu, the Chinese power platform, who will give in-depth insights from the field.

Founded in 2008, Meitu is a global innovator in mobile technology including mobile devices, photo and video editing and virtual makeup application. With more than 1.5 billion unique device installs worldwide, it is leveraging its technology leadership and global user base to build a mobile beauty ecosystem where users can discover, experiment, create and share new looks – right from their smartphones. As a global mobile internet platform and innovator in mobile video and photography, Meitu is a leading company in Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Try-on Technology.


5:30 – 6pm: Welcome & registration
6:00 – 6:30pm: China Digital Trends by Patrice Nordey, FABERNOVEL APAC
6:30 – 7:00pm: Meet the Chinese power platform, Meitu
7 – 8pm: Cocktail reception


Patrice Nordey – CEO of FABERNOVEL APAC
As APAC CEO of FABERNOVEL, Patrice supports international groups to deploy Digital, Marketing & Communication, Social Media and e-Commerce activities in Asia.
Patrice started his career in 1998 with the creation of, a web magazine acquired in 2008 by “M6 Group”, a leading media company in France. During 11 years, he contributed to drive major digital projects at BNP Paribas. From the strategy department at the Paris headquarters to Shanghai, where he was appointed APAC CEO of L’Atelier, the digital innovation arm of the group.

Mike Chi – Head of International Business Development, Meitu
Mike Chi is the Head of International Business Development at Meitu, where he builds and nurtures relationships with partners from all over the world. Mike has worked with reputable IT companies, including SK Telecom, PosData and Polaris Office. He was also the founder and CEO of Selvas Games. His deep understanding and insights on the technology have made him the perfect fit to lead Meitu’s international business development efforts, where technology has become an essential tool to bringing beautification to the world. Mike is a dog-lover and still loves to doodle whenever he is bored.

Elena Zheng – Global Business Development Lead, Meitu
Elena Zheng is the Business Development Manager heading Sales in Meitu’s U.S. office. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Meitu, she has headed a number of global projects and partnerships that bridge the gap between Western and Asian beauty/fashion culture. Before joining Meitu, Elena participated in building a visionary narrative for NIO (Formerly NextEV), a global start-up automobile manufacturer with the goal of a pollution-free sky. Since young, she has traveled and worked between China and the U.S., and has worked with out of Edelman’s Shanghai office, a leading global communications marketing firm, in bringing Western brands (including lululemon, Perrier, etc.) into China.


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