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China Mobile Research Institute Enlists VIAVI to Support Introduction of 5G Service




San Jose, CA, February 12, 2018 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - VIAVI Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced a collaboration with China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) to introduce 5G service in China by the end of 2019. VIAVI is a preferred vendor of China Mobile, supporting their specific technologies and aggressive roadmap with advanced test solutions. VIAVI will provide test and measurement hardware and software for China Mobile and several equipment manufacturers to support development of Slicing Packet Network (SPN) with FlexE interface, the technology the carrier is positioning for 5G transport.

Based on extensive analysis of 5G transport network requirements, CMCC has determined that Slicing Packet Network (SPN) is an optimal technology to support next-generation architecture, bandwidth, traffic model, network slicing, latency and time synchronization. Flexible Ethernet or FlexE is used in conjunction with SPN to create smaller Ethernet channels from a larger one, or vice versa, to guarantee quality of service (QoS) and isolation between slices at the transport layer. CMCC has requested that the ITU undertake standardization of SPN. VIAVI is committing to support CMCC by delivering an SPN test platform, establishing a common foundation for network equipment manufacturers, chip developers and transceiver vendors to validate products based on this technology.

In January 2018, Madam Yang Zhiqiang, Deputy General Manager of China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) welcomed Oleg Khaykin, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Tom Fawcett, Vice President and General Manager, Lab & Production Business Unit, VIAVI Solutions, to her offices for strategic meetings on 5G planning. The CMRI is a technical organization within the CMCC group and is responsible for new technology research, standardization, and qualification of infrastructure equipment-including testing protocols.

"VIAVI has been honored to collaborate with China Mobile on analyzing 5G network scenarios and proposing technology strategy," said Khaykin. "In order to realize China Mobile's vision of introducing 5G service by the end of 2019, principal technologies including SPN for transport must be standardized by the ITU-T. We have advanced our test technology to meet this objective, and our solutions are ready to support the China Mobile ecosystem of partners to deliver interoperable network infrastructure."

About VIAVI Solutions
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including VIAVI Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. VIAVI is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. Learn more about VIAVI at www.viavisolutions.com. Follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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China Money Network and KPMG Present the Annual “Special Situations Forum: China 2017” in Hong Kong



Over the past two years, investors have shown renewed interest in distressed debt and special situations investment opportunities in China.

Hong Kong, November 28, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Under the backdrop of an economic rationalization and a government-led campaign to reduce excess capacity and lower corporate stock and leverage, the investible assets in this wave of expected rising distressed debt in China has clearly different characteristics compared to past cycles.

China Money Network has researched that the latest wave of deals in Chinese distressed debt space appear to have higher asset quality compared to previous non-performing loans entering the market. This could mean that legal complexity of these obligations is much greater this time around. So as the government’s determination to strengthen implementation of the Bankruptcy Law provides a more robust legal environment for investors operations in China, an expanded investment strategy for bankruptcies, NLP’s, debt-to-equity conversion and emergency funding all are expected to be deployed as this market continues to mature.

“This high-level event will gather relevant market investors and deal makers together for a practical ‘lessons learned’ panel discussion on investment opportunities on China's special situations market," said Naveet McMahon, managing partner of China Money Network. "Participants wanting to explore the challenges and avoid the pitfalls of these opportunities should join our event."

China Money Network and KPMG  are proud to present the annual Special Situations Forum: China 2017 to gather leading industry experts to brainstorm and share valuable insights.

Only limited seats are open for public registration. Registration is available here:

https://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/special-situations-forum-china-2017

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Time: 8:00AM-10:30AM

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Language: English

8.00 Registration & Breakfast

8.30 Opening Keynote Address

8.40 Panel Discussion

9.40 Interactive Q&A & Networking

10.30 End

SPEAKERS

Opening Address: UBS: Jason Bedford

Mr. Bedford is in the Asian Financial Institutions Research team at UBS, where he has a focus on China bank and non-bank lenders. Prior to that, he spent nearly nine years in Beijing primarily auditing and consulting for mainland financial services sector clients with KPMG. He had a core focus on the banking and shadow banking sectors, which included the trust sector, leasing, micro-finance and credit guarantee.

PANEL SPEAKERS:

Bain Capital Credit: Kei Chua

Kei Chua is a managing director based in Bain Capital Credit’s Hong Kong office and is a member of the Distressed and Special Situations team focused on special situations and portfolio investing. Previously, Mr. Chua was the co-head of Asia for Mount Kellett Capital focused on special situations and distressed investing. Prior to that, Mr. Chua was a partner with Unitas Capital, where he was responsible for investments in Greater China and Southeast Asia. Mr. Chua worked at Cerberus Capital and DLJ in Hong Kong and New York earlier in his career.

Shenzhen Qianhai Financial Asset Exchange: Ruth Ru

Ms. Ru Xia is general manager of the cross-border business division of the Shenzhen Qianhai Financial Assets Exchange Ltd., an exchange backed by Ping An Insurance providing registrations, transfers, trading and settlement of distressed debt assets and other financial assets. Ms. Ru was previously financial officer of China Construction Bank branch in Dubai since 2013. She has also been deputy head of department of China Construction Bank Corporation Regional Audit Office (Hong Kong), and also the chief manager of audit department of CCB International (Holdings) Ltd.

Poseidon Capital Group: James Feng

James Feng is founding partner of Poseidon Capital Group, an investment firm focused on investing in non-performing loans, distressed debt, distressed real estate and distressed companies in China. Before founding Poseidon Capital, Mr. Feng worked at Partners Group, Apollo Global Management, HSBC Holdings and Morgan Stanley.

William Hay & Co: William Hay

Mr. William Hay is the founder of William Hay & Co.Ltd. He advises private equity funds and private equity backed companies on legal and related strategic issues arising from fund raising, mergers & acquisitions, leveraged finance and stock market listings and other forms of exit. Mr.Will’s previous experience includes serving as general counsel of Baring Private Equity Asia. Prior to joining Baring, he held similar positions in with GE Capital Asia and Colony Capital. He also acquired and turned around a distressed hotel in China. Will was a partner in a Wall Street law firm before relocating to Hong Kong in 1995.

KPMG: Wilson Pang

Wilson Pang is a partner and Head of Turnaround, Restructuring Services at KPMG.  He also leads KPMG China’s Special Situations team, helping Chinese state-owned and private-owned enterprises on restructuring and reform.  Over the last 4 years, Wilson and his team has assisted Chinese banks to dispose over Reminbi 350 billion NPLs into the market.  Prior to KPMG, Mr. Wilson was Head of China, Special Opportunity Fund & Senior Investment Professional at TRG Management Hong Kong Ltd., also known as the Rohatyn Group.  Wilson was previously also a Director of Citigroup’s Global Special Situation Group, where he was responsible for Greater China distressed assets, non-performing loans portfolios, pre-IPO and growth equity investments.

MODERATED BY:

China Money Network: Nina Xiang

Nina Xiang is the co-founder and managing editor overseeing editorial content and product development at China Money Network. Before founding China Money Network in 2011, Nina worked at BusinessWeek magazine in Beijing and Institutional Investor magazine in New York, covering business and financial services in China and the U.S. While in New York, she also served as part-time correspondent for Shanghai’s financial television channel China Business Network, as well as China Radio International, China’s national English-language radio network.

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

– How is the current distressed debt cycle different from past ones in China?

– For offshore investors, what are the developments that have made their investment proposition more viable and attractive? Conversely, what risks have become more pronounced?

– Which strategy appears most promising, and what are the constraints?

– What are the impact of multiple new entrants to the market? Does it mean a further squeeze to profitability to all players?

– Generalist vs. specialist: What are the key skills needed to navigate the highly risky distressed debt market in China?

Only limited seats are open for public registration. Registration is available here:

https://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/special-situations-forum-china-2017

ABOUT CHINA MONEY NETWORK:

China Money Network hosts an artificial intelligence (AI)-based bilingual platform that follows China’s smart investments, special situations and technology innovation every day. By tracking China’s private equity, venture capital and technology sectors, we deliver actionable data to our customers.

CMN provides a unique way to target deal makers, top decision-makers and business leaders in China and around the world. We are well positioned with our team of experts and advisors to uncover forward looking cross-border deal flows not only for our customers in China but those trying to enter this highly lucrative marketplace.

Millions of professionals rely on CMN to take the business pulse of China and to follow daily/weekly trends, expert network events, exclusive company rankings, customized thought leadership research, subscription-based digital services as well as our Chinese language platform www.zhongguojinrongtouziwang.com, bridging global investors with business opportunities in China.

CMN, founded in 2011, is headquartered in Hong Kong and operates from offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Los Angeles. We are an independent business owned by our founding team and employees.

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How Fast Are Venture Capitalists Moving To Cure China’s Ills?



China Money Network To Host China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017

Shanghai, China, September 14, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - China Money Network, a leading intelligence platform on China's private markets, is proud to host the China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017, which features prominent Chinese venture and private equity investors.

Top dealmakers from KPCB, CDH Investments, Lilly Asia Ventures and OrbiMed will gather on September 19 in Shanghai with Chinese healthcare investors and healthcare industry executives for an intimate and informative panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing one of the hottest investment sectors in the country.

"China Money Network's events are organized around one industry vertical and therefore brings together similar-minded investors and companies who can really share in-depth exchanges," said Nina Xiang, co-founder of China Money Network. "The China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017 will gather the country's best minds in healthcare investing and is a must-attend event for healthcare professionals."

Healthcare has without doubt been one of the hottest investment sectors in China over the past decade. From 2010 to 2016, venture capital and private equity investment deal volume and total deal value grew 33.7% and 89% annually on average, respectively.

With China being the world’s most populous nation, the addressable market is gigantic. The country’s healthcare industry is expected to reach RMB16 trillion (US$2.3 trillion) in size by 2030. In addition, China is well placed to lead in medical technology innovations. In the red-hot field of precision medicine, China could soon top other countries in terms of data collection and application. China also has the world’s largest healthcare mobile app operators.

China Healthcare Investor Forum 2017 will feature speakers including:


KPCB China: Managing Partner, James Huang
James Huang joined KPCB China as a managing partner in 2011 and focuses on the firm’s life sciences practice. Prior to joining KPCB China, James was a managing partner at Vivo Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in life sciences investments. Before that, he was president of Anesiva a biopharmaceutical company focused on pain-management treatments.


OrbiMed: Daniel Zhou
Daniel Zhou joined OrbiMed as a director on the Asia team. Prior to joining OrbiMed, he worked as a vice president at WI Harper Group where he was responsible for healthcare investments in China. Previously, he was an assistant vice president at Balloch Group, helping Chinese medical companies to obtain financing from private equity firms.


CDH Investment: Partner, Lily Zhang
Lily Zhang joined CDH Investments in 2015 focused on healthcare industry investments. Previously, she worked as director of Business Development and Intelligence at GlaxoSmithKline (China) Investment, and business development manager of Asia Pacific at Johnson & Johnson, responsible for merger and acquisition deals in treatment sector.


Lilly Asia Ventures: Partner, Judith Li
Judith Li joined Lilly Asia Ventures in 2013 and focused on early and growth stage investments across biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics both domestically and cross-border. She holds board appointments at a variety of the firm’s portfolio companies including Nextcure, Crown Biosciences, Just Biotherapeutics, and Veritas Genetics. Her previous experience includes McKinsey’s New York office, hospital administration at Partners Healthcare, and co-founding an interventional nephrology medical device venture.

FOR REGISTRATION AND SPONSORSHIP, PLEASE CONTACT:
Raro Leow: [email protected]

More details here:
https://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/china-healthcare-investor-forum-2017

 

ABOUT CHINA MONEY NETWORK: 
CHINA MONEY NETWORK is a leading intelligence platform for China's dynamic private markets. Driven by the most complete database of Chinese private investment funds, private companies, deals and top experts, China Money Network is the go-to source of information and intelligence for millions of Chinese and global investors. Started in 2011 as an investment podcast in Shanghai, we have evolved into a Hong Kong-headquartered independent company offering compelling services to institutions operating in China's rising private markets. For more information, please visit: www.ChinaMoneyNetwork.com and www.ZhongGuoJinRongTouZiWang.com.




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What’s New for Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017




Shanghai, China, July 21, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Organized by UBM China, Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 is going to take place at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on September 5-7, 2017.  This year, the overall scale and the quality of the event will be superior to the previous one thanks to the debut of Interop in Shanghai. Cloud computing service and solution providers and networking enterprises will congregate to meet IT leaders like CIOs and CTOs from end users in finance, e-commerce, FMCG, retail, education, manufacture, rail transit, national defense, etc. A new round of discussion over cloud computing and networking' technical innovation and practical application is definitely to be brought by eminent speakers in China and foreign countries.

Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 will include various simultaneous activities like keynote speech, workshops, conference tracks, the enterprise CIO forum, matchmaking event, etc, which can further enhance the participation value for attendees and exhibitors. The exhibitors will both showcase the latest technical products and services and have a chance to interact with potential clients and their counterparts.

Eminent Speakers & Hot Topics
So far, many global eminent speakers have confirmed to share theirs insights and interpretation for cloud computing trend and practices at Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017. Conference tracks this year will focus on six parts: Industrial Application, Cloud Native Technologies & Practices, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Software Defined Data Center & Cloud Management Platform, Internet of Things+ and Cloud & Network Security. Part of the speakers are like the following:

— Jacky Zhang, Strategy Development GM, LeCloud;
— Song Lin, Project Manager/Data Scientist, Petrochina;
— Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, North America West, Red Hat;
— Richard Hou (PHD), Chief Cloud Strategy Consultant, Huawei;
— Shen Li, VP Engineering, PingCAP;
— Fang Li, Founder & CEO, CloudChef;
— Yuebin Shen, VP of R&D, Anchora Information Technologies, Ltd;
— Kai Zhou, Vice President, NSFocus;
— Uday Oali Pabrai, CEO, ecfirst;
— Haiming Yang, Chief Architect, JD.com.

Click here to see the updated conference agenda:
http://www.cloudconnectevent.cn/en-us/Agenda

Sponsors & Exhibitors At-a-Glance
Leading brands in cloud computing and networking industry will be seen at the exhibition area at Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 like Shanghai Yovole Networks lnc., Guangdong Hotwon Network Co.,Ltd, Beijing Big Data Group, Beijing Internet Harbor Co., Ltd., Ixia, FIBERHOME, Shanghai Cloudguarding Information&Technology Co.,LTD, OPEN01 TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, Singtel, PingCAP, Ping An Technology(Shenzhen)Co.Ltd, NSFOCUS Cloud, iTech Towers, ModuleTek, Zoho, Nubosh Technology Inc., DYXnet Group, iTrusChina Co.,Ltd., etc.

Click here and register to meet the above enterprises for free:
http://www.ubmconlinereg.com/CLOUD17/exhibitionen/

You can also register to attend the conferences during Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 and the discount for conference tickets are still available till the commencement of the event. http://www.ubmconlinereg.com/CLOUD17/en/

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Mr. Derren Gong
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Mr. Alex Sun
(86-21) 6157 3948
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Zubin Foundation Launches Diversity List & Community Connectors 2017



Hong Kong, SAR, April 5, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The Zubin Foundation today launched Diversity List & Community Connectors 2017. Building on the success of Diversity List 2016 (5 out of 16 candidates has been appointed to government advisory committees), Diversity List 2017 profiles 22 individuals across various professions who have been through a screening process with Spencer Stuart, a leading recruitment firm and partner on the project.

“Since 21 March 2016, 5 new appointments have been given to the 16 candidates. I applaud the HKSAR government – this is a tremendous milestone for ethnic minorities. The population of ethnic minorities is young in age and is an important talent pool at a time when Hong Kong has a rapidly ageing population. This population brings local knowledge, self-defines with a Hong Kong identity and is committed to staying in Hong Kong. This population should be included in advisory committees of our government – but also on NGO boards of those organisations that address ethnic minority issues.”, said Shalini Mahtani, Founder of The Zubin Foundation.

The 22 individuals named today as part of Diversity List 2017 and the 5 Community Connectors come from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds. Alice Au, Board Director of Spencer Stuart, partner on this project said, “Along with the base criteria we also evaluated the candidates based on attributes we use for board candidates. This is a group of hardworking, talented, dedicated and passionate people many of whom have endured adversity as minorities but persevered, who have gone on to make significant contributions to their professions and communities. This is a group of people who are role models, not only for ethnic minorities groups but also for the general population in Hong Kong.”

Mr. Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary of Administration of the Hong Kong SAR Government was the official guest to commemorate the Launch of the Diversity List & Community Connectors 2017 and deliver the opening remarks. “Hong Kong is home to a diverse and multi-racial community with more than 200 000 ethnic minority people choosing to settle here. I truly appreciate that many ethnic minorities, having been here for generations, play important roles in shaping the city’s history. And many indeed contribute to making our home a better place to live in. We embrace the value of racial equality that makes us an inclusive and strong society. We appreciate the good work of think tanks like The Zubin Foundation, which have conducted numerous research studies on ethnic minorities in Hong Kong and put forward constructive recommendations for policy makers and private organisations alike. The Government will continue to develop Hong Kong into a socially inclusive society.” said Mr. Matthew Cheung.

The Zubin Foundation started the initiative in 2016 based on the finding of our research ‘The Status of Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong, 1997 to 2014’ authored by Puja Kapai at The University of Hong Kong Centre for Comparative and Public Law. The findings showed ethnic minorities suffering particularly in education and employment. “It got me to thinking, are ethnic minorities included in government decision making?” said Mahtani. The Zubin Foundation then conducted research to analyse the composition of HKSAR Government advisory bodies. They found that in 100 publically available advisory bodies, with 1,454 members, only 1.9% of advisory body positions were held by ethnic minorities and 79% of the ethnic minorities serving on Government advisory bodies were “White”. “Clearly there is work to be done,” adds Mahtani.

Diversity List & Community Connectors 2017 was launched on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with over 150 attendees from the Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, Thai, Nepalese, Bangladeshi communities, etc.

NOTES TO EDITORS:
Link to Diversity List & Community Connectors 2017
http://bit.ly/PRDLCC2017

Definition
Diversity List Individuals who have the skills to sit on any board (government, NGO or corporate). They are seasoned leaders in their fields of work and would be an asset to any committee.

Community Connectors Individuals who have significant experience in directly working with ethnic minorities to address specific questions about employment, education, health, welfare and other issues. They would be an asset to NGOs or specific government committees that work directly with ethnic minority service users.

Link to the Race for Opportunity: Diversity List 2016: http://www.zubinfoundation.org/images/RfODL_final_small.pdf

MEDIA CONTACT: (Cantonese, Putonghua and English languages)
Sandy Chan
Programme Director, The Zubin Foundation
Tel: +858 6421 2677
[email protected]

The Status of Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong, 1997 to 2014
Summary Report: http://www.zubinfoundation.org/index.php/en/2013-12-27-07-21-21/2014-05-13-07-51-61
Video clip: https://youtu.be/YyIoCRjmsxA

About The Zubin Foundation
The Zubin Mahtani Gidumal Foundation (also known as The Zubin Foundation) is a registered charity committed to equality and the betterment of Hong Kong. We focus is on social issues in Hong Kong including racial inclusion, education of non-Chinese speaking children with special education needs (SEN). The Zubin Foundation was established by two Hong Kong individuals, Shalini Mahtani and Ravi Gidumal in memory of their son Zubin who died tragically in 2009.

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China Money Network To Host China Education Investment Roundtable 2017

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Beijing, China, February 23, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - As technology reshapes the face of modern education, investors in China continue to back companies positioned to benefit from the coming evolution. A total of 167 venture and private equity investment deals worth an aggregate of RMB10.6 billion (US$1.5 billion) were recorded in the education sector in China last year, greater than the 138 deals and US$1.03 billion registered in the United States.

From 2014 to 2016, education start-ups and companies raised RMB27 billion (US$3.9 billion) from venture and private equity investors. K-12 education took the largest share, followed by professional training and foreign language education. STEAM (referring to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), pre-school, senior education and others took up the remaining share.

Which of these sectors will prove most sustainable and result in the greatest profit for investors? What new, or yet uncovered opportunities will emerge in the fast-moving education sector?

To address these and other questions, China Money Network is proud to host the China Education Investment Roundtable 2017 in conjunction with the best investors in the sector from Bain Capital, Barings Private Equity, GGV Capital and Sequoia Capital.

"China Money Network's event series aims to bring together early and mid-stage investors in a single industry vertical and connect them with executives working in the industry to nurture business success," says Nina Xiang, founder and editor at China Money Network. "For the education event, the top investors in the industry will meet with top education executives to share ideas and insights on how to capitalize on the sector's coming changes."

China Education Investment Roundtable will be held on Tuesday, March 28 2017 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The location is Level 16, EY Tower, Oriental Plaza, Beijing.

Only limited seats are open for public registration. Click here to sign up:
https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/china-education-investment-roundtable-tickets-32225709966?aff=es2

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Bain Capital: Managing Director, Drew Chen

Drew Chen joined Bain Capital in 2005. He focuses on growth capital and buyouts in the technology, media and business services sectors. Previously, he worked at the China Investment Corporation and at Bain & Company in Boston.

Baring Private Equity Asia: Principal, Stone Shi

Stone Shi joined Baring Private Equity Asia in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Shi was a vice president at strategic investment group of Deutsche Bank. Before Deutsche Bank, Shi worked in Daiwa SMBC (HK) and SHK Financial as a research analyst covering Hong Kong and China-listed companies.

GGV Capital: Managing Partner, Eric Xu

Eric Xu joined GGV Capital as managing partner in 2017, and was most recently managing director at SIG Investment Asia where he led investments in the consumer Internet and frontier tech sectors. Before SIG, he was an investment professional at CITIC Capital and TDF Capital. Before entering venture capital, he was an investment banker at CLSA and its joint venture in China

Sequoia Capital: Partner, Liu Xing

Liu Xing is a partner at Sequoia Capital China, joining the firm in 2007. He specializes on seed, early stage and growth stage companies in the consumer, outsourcing and Internet of Things sector. He previously worked in investment banking, technology, product development and consulting at Merrill Lynch, Xerox and GlobalSight.

Sinovation Ventures: Partner Christine Lang

Christine Lang joined Sinovation Ventures as partner in 2010. She has more than 10 years of investment and industry research experience in the Chinese TMT space. Prior to joining Sinovation Ventures, she acted as research director at Analysys International, a leading TMT research and consulting firm in China.

 

AGENDA:

15:30-15:50: Guests check-in

15:50-15:55: Introduction and Welcome remarks

15:55-16:40: Panel discussion

16:40-17:00: Open Q&A

17:00-17:30: Light drinks & networking

 

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

– Where are the greatest investment opportunities in China's education industry?

– What's the best strategy for developing online education platforms, as well as connecting online to offline facilities?

– How to execute Internet+ strategy for traditional education organizations?

– What future industry trend and challenges will define the sector's growth?

– What technology will bring the greatest impact on how education will be reshaped in the future?

 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/china-education-investment-roundtable-tickets-32225709966

 

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For registration and sponsorship, please contact:

Wendy Wang

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ABOUT CHINA MONEY NETWORK:

China Money Network is the go-to source of information and intelligence for millions of global investors looking to invest in the Greater China region. Started in 2011 as an investment podcast, it has evolved into a Hong Kong-headquartered independent professional media company offering compelling services to investment institutions worldwide with over 13 million page views monthly and growing rapidly.

China Money Network's services include real time coverage of China's venture capital, private equity and institutional investment industries; a top-rated audio/video podcast featuring prominent China-focused investment managers; an alternative investment managers database; offline events connecting top investors, a Chinese language platform ZhongguoJinrongTouziWang.com, and other value-added services bridging global investors with China opportunities.

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Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit is Returning to Hong Kong for Its 5th Edition

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Hong Kong, February 10, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit, hosted by Innovation Enterprise, is returning to Hong Kong on April 26 & 27, at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel. The summit has been successfully hosted in Hong Kong for 4 consecutive years, attracted over 500 attendees. This year’s edition will gather together over 150 senior data executives across different industries to discuss strategies that leverage data in new ways for new outcomes.

Big data is a business practice that has only been in the public eye for a few years, but in many companies, it is not built to last for years. This is the opinion of Ritesh Sarda, CIO at Sun Life Financial 'The sheer volume, velocity, and variety of data has evolved exponentially over time and it is simply not sustainable to institutionalize a data model which is built to last for years.’

At the summit, Ritesh will be discussing 'Client Focused Digital Assets Powered by Data Analytics.’ One of the keys to his presentation is that anything created today, will not be relevant in only a few years and only through looking at future technologies can companies prepare.

The is something that Ritesh is acutely aware of, particularly in the context of improving client experiences. 'Developing the capability to interact with clients in a way that anticipates their needs takes some time to achieve. Robotics and artificial intelligence is a game changer and requires even more complex data transformations with natural language algorithms and machine learning capability.’

Broader topics to be covered at the summit include:

– Visualising Big Data in Financial Markets – Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

– Achieving Operational Excellence through Data Analytics – COO, Lazada

– The Big Data Road-Map for Airlines, Head of BICC – Cathay Pacific

– Smart Life Insurance Products Using Big Data & Analytics – AVP, Digital Engineering, Manulife & many more

The summit will be co-located with the Digital Marketing & Strategy Innovation Summit and the CFO Rising Summit, where attendees can build partnerships and extend their networks across functions.

For more details on the summit, please contact Ryan Yuan at [email protected] ;  for press passes, please contact Rui Wang at [email protected]

About Innovation Enterprise
Innovation Enterprise Ltd, a division of Argyle Executive Forum, is a business-to-business media brand specializing in delivering the most innovative business solutions to executive-level decision makers. Innovation Enterprise produces a range on online and offline content, including, but not limited to, summits, online learning, webinars, and white papers, as well as offering other additional services such as lead generation and bespoke research.

Innovation Enterprise focuses on seven key channels – Finance, Supply Chain, Analytics, Big Data, Strategy, Digital, Innovation & Sports – to ensure that organizations are furnished with all the cutting-edge insights necessary to driving growth in the evolving business environment.

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250 Business Leaders Attend 3rd China LGBT “Pink Market” Conference

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Shanghai, China, November 18, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - WorkForLGBT, leading a coalition including YouGov, Dan Lan / Blued, Rela, and Weber Shandwick, and supported by more than 20 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) cooperative partners across China, held the 3rd Annual China Pink Market Conference on Monday, November 14th at the Langham Xintiandi Hotel Shanghai.

This was both an LGBT community as well as consumer behavior survey to better understand LGBT people in China today and better serve the future development of this community. The survey was completed in September and released as the 2016 China LGBT Community Report at the 3rd Annual China Pink Market Conference November 14th; providing an authoritative guide for companies wishing to explore the LGBT Pink Market in China.

WorkForLGBT (www.workforlgbt.org) founder Steven Paul Bielinski, lead organizer of the conference, report, and advertising showcase said, “a record number of LGBT people in China are planning to share their identity with more family, friends and co-workers in the coming years, see same-sex marriage as their ideal relationship status, and are looking for companies to voice support for LGBT friendly programs and policies.

More and more companies are realizing the importance of LGBT people as both employees and customers. Earlier this year, WorkForLGBT organized the 2nd China LGBT Talent Job Fair, with 34 Fortune 500 companies (double the number from last year) including Didi Chuxing, BlueFocus, Starbucks, BP, Citigroup, PwC and L’Oreal taking part, showcasing their support for inclusion in the recruiting and retention of talent. This year our 1st Annual China LGBT Advertising Showcase, part of the Pink Market Conference, also released seven original LGBT focused advertisements, including from leading PR agencies, advertising firms, and brands including Edelman, Burson-Marsteller, Golin Magic, and AB InBev. By sharing real world images and showcasing the stories of LGBT people, brands can truly show their support.”

Geng Le, Founder and CEO of Dan Lan, said “for three consecutive years we’ve conducted the China LGBT Community Survey. We’re looking forward to using real world data to help companies, the media, and the public realize the diversity in society and the needs of this community. By putting to use the forces of business we advance both social progress and development.

Sammy Wu, Co-Founder of Re La, shared that “in the 3rd edition of our annual report we’re pleased to see the rates of openness among LGBT people, as well as the market need for same-sex marriage continuing to rise. The LGBT community’s expectations towards businesses has also risen as they look towards companies to support LGBT friendly workplace policies as the number one factor in their purchasing decisions. This is truly the start of a new phase for China’s Pink Market.

Report Highlights

– Making up an estimated 5-10% of any population, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) China has between 70 million and 140 million citizens, with the "Pink Market" here estimated to be worth more than 2 trillion RMB.

– LGBT people are planning to be more out and open. Only 22% of gay and bisexual men and 12% of lesbian and bisexual women plan to tell no one about their identity in the next five years, versus 30% of men and 16% of women last year.

– More (now a majority of) LGBT people see same-sex marriage as their ideal relationship, 54% of men and 65% of women versus just 40% of men and 44% of women a year ago.

– LGBT people expect more from business. More than last year (47% men, 55% women), the most important factor influencing LGBT people's purchasing decisions again is company support for LGBT friendly policies and regulations (now 56% of men and 62% of women).

– Compared to last year more LGBT people are considering overseas surrogacy and marriage. While surrogacy is expensive for most, marriage ceremonies are not, with 58% of men and 75% of women willing to pay 40,000 to 60,00 RMB to wed abroad.

– Following 2015's results, pressure from family remains the biggest concern (70%) for those who are part of the LGBT community. This suggests that there is still more to be done to promote understanding and acceptance especially among family members.

– The general tendency for the LGBT community to travel within China (78%) is a lot higher than outside of China (28%). Like last year, the top three countries or regions that are visited outside of China are Hong Kong, Thailand and Macao.

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Bonnard Lawson International Law Firm: New Member for ATTA Corporate Membership Program

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Hong Kong, China, November 4, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The Asia Transformation and Turnaround Association (ATTA) is proud to welcome Bonnard Lawson International Law Firm as its first member under ATTA newly launched Corporate Membership program.  Bonnard Lawson has nominated three of its top lawyers at individual members of ATTA and will benefit from three seats at every ATTA conference and event.

Founded in 1998, Bonnard Lawson comprises approximately fifty specialized lawyers and has offices in Geneva, Lausanne, Shanghai, Paris, Luxembourg and Dubai.  The firm's lawyers work in local and international languages and are qualified in various jurisdictions.

The Asia Transformation and Turnaround Association (ATTA) is the leading membership organisation in Asia for experienced international professionals who provide business transformation and turnaround management services. ATTA has chapters in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Russell Brown OBE, Chair of ATTA provided “it is wonderful that Bonnard Lawson are joined ATTA as a Corporate Member, and it adds strength to ATTA and its other members as we grow out membership base and spreadsheet across Asia”.

For 2017, ATTA has opened up membership to corporate bodies who wish to nominate individual members and participate in ATTA's November Annual Conference in Hong Kong and other events through the region.  Corporate members also enjoy discounts on ATTA's continuous professional development courses, such as its forthcoming accredited training program in civil-commercial mediation.

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Understanding UK and China Taxes: An Important Event For Cross-Border Business

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Beijing, China, October 3, 2016 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - LehmanBrown, the China-focused accounting, taxation and business advisory firm, is holding its next tax event in association with the British Chamber of Commerce in China on October 17, 2016. This free event headlines two top speakers ready to engage and introduce the audience to important information for UK expatriates and Chinese nationals engaged in Sino-British endeavours.

The "Understanding UK tax and China tax update – A Guide to UK Expatriates and Chinese Nationals" presents Alastair McQuater, partner at Buzzacott LLP, and Russell Brown OBE, founder and managing partner at LehmanBrown. The two experts will discuss how UK tax regulations have changed in recent years.

Alastair McQuater is a partner in Buzzacott LLP's business tax team, working primarily with cross border businesses and businesses in the financial services and professional practice sectors together with their owners. Alastair speaks regularly on business tax issues to a range of audiences including clients, contacts and member firms of our international association. Alastair is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and has been a partner since 2002 and before that led the tax team of a Thames Valley firm. Alastair will speak on The UK tax system for national and non-nationals and investing in the UK.

Russell Brown OBE is founder and managing partner of LehmanBrown, a China-focused accounting, taxation and business advisory firm. The firm operates in Beijing, Hong Kong and five other offices across China, employing around 200 professionals. Russell has over 29 years of professional experience, and has spent 22 years living in China to establish and develop businesses. Prior to founding LehmanBrown, Russell was Global CFO of one of the world's largest public relations and communications consulting companies. Russell will speak on the importance of tax planning when living abroad and China tax updates

This high-level event will cover UK residency rules, where it is not simply a case of counting your days, but applying a series of tests linked with connections to the UK. Where a combination of number of days in the UK, and these connections pass thresholds, then a person could be liable for UK tax. It is therefore important for any UK or Chinese citizen who regularly visits the UK and has business and family connections with the UK to understand these tests.

There are also taxes applied to property and investments, as well as things that can be done to exempt or reduce these. And if businesspeople are moving back to the UK or planning to move to the UK for the first time, planning can be done in advance to significantly reduce taxes. This event aims to provide a basic understanding of what everyone needs to think about for UK taxes, whether investing in the UK, visiting regularly, or moving to live in the UK.

The event will also look at the importance of tax planning when living abroad or planning to live abroad and an update on China individual income tax and the tax environment.

The event takes place on Monday, October 17, 2016, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at The Capital Club, 50/F Capital Mansion, 6 Xin Yuan Nan Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing. Entry is free for pre-event registrations, so please be sure to confirm your attendance via email to [email protected] or [email protected]

Topics to be covered at the event:
– The UK tax system for non-nationals
– The importance of residence and domicile
– Visa requirements (general)
– Offshore trust structures
– Investing in UK businesses (including property investment and development)
– Inheritance tax
– UK residential property
– Business tax in the UK
– Costs of being in the UK
– China tax environment
– China tax update
– Personal tax
– UK China Double Tax treaty
– Employment taxes
– UK as a holding company location
– Coming to the UK

About LehmanBrown
LehmanBrown is a China-focused accounting, taxation and business advisory firm, operating in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Tianjin. The firm also manages an extensive affiliate network, providing service throughout China.

Combining years of international expertise with practical Chinese experience and knowledge, LehmanBrown offers expert advice and support to both local and international clients. Clients enjoy access to senior, experienced professionals from China and many other countries.

At LehmanBrown we recognise that you are unique, and you have unique requirements. We are committed to providing individually tailored financial solutions to each of our clients. LehmanBrown is dedicated to providing personalised service by working closely with our clients to understand their individual business requirements. This enables us to offer our clients the most up-to-date and expert advice for all their unique needs. Visit us for more information at http://www.lehmanbrown.com

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