Silicon Dragon LA 2015

When:
July 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
2015-07-30T08:00:00-07:00
2015-07-30T15:30:00-07:00
Where:
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
USA
Cost:
Program & VIP Reception, $150.00
Contact:
Silicon Dragon

 

A Spotlight On China Investment and Innovation in LA
July 29 – 30, 2015
Program & Networking Lounge: July 30, 8:00AM – 4pm
VIP reception: July 29, 6-7pm
Pasadena Convention Center

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 Stella Li, President & CEO, BYD Motors   JD-Howard (1) J.D. Howard, VP & GM, LETV

How two powerful Chinese brands — Warren Buffet-invested electric vehicle maker BYD and online streaming and smartphone maker LETV — are tapping U.S. markets through a base in LA.
VENTURE CAPITAL / DEALMAKER PANEL
Venture capitalists and angel investors are funding LA’s innovative startups with a China connection.

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Marc van der Chijs, CrossPacific Capital; Alyse Kileen, VC Investor, March Capital Partners; Nihal Mehta, Founding General Partner, Eniac Ventures; Victoria Silchenko, Founder, Metropole Capital Group; Jim Robinson, Managing Partner, RRE Ventures; Marc Kenny, Partner, Nixon Peabody; Josh Porter, Investor, Magnetar Capital

SPECIAL FOCUS: Hollywood Meets China

Jean Su Tom McGrath Chris Fenton cropped2 Mike Gabrawy

Jean Su, President & Producer, Broadvision Entertainment; Tom McGrath, COO, STX Entertainment;
Chris Fenton, President, DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group; Mike Gabrawy, Chief Creative Officer, Arclight Films

MARKET SECTOR OUTLOOK: Mobile Payments
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Bo Wang, CEO, NiHao Pay; Jim Robinson, Managing Partner, RRE Ventures; Tynan Schmidt, VP-Product Management, Kuapay

TECH CHATS: Interviews with founders of US-China angled startups 

Jing Zhou  Ryan Disraeli

Jing Zhou, Founder and CEO, smart jewelry maker, Elemoon
Ryan Disraeli, Co-Founder, TeleSign with Jill Van, Partner, Grant Thornton

CULTURE SHIFT: Expats Return to US &  Tell All About Their China Career Journey
 elliott_china David Wolf Sage Brennan cropped Gabriel

Elliott Ng, Dir., Product Management, APAC Display Ads, Google; David Wolfe, MD, Global China Practice, Allison & Partners; Sage Brennan, Co-founder, China Luxury Advisors & Hollyluxe Entertainment; Gabriel Grisham, Manager-Strategy, NiHao Pay

REAL ESTATE: Chinese Investment in LA

Catherine Marcus

 How Chinese buyers are impacting the luxury real estate market in SoCal

Catherine Marcus, Sotheby’s International  Realty 

 

Moderators:
Rebecca Fannin in Beijing christine-lu3 Robert Cain cropped Ying-Ying Lu

Rebecca Fannin, Founder & Author, Silicon Dragon; Contributor, Forbes (MC);  Christine Lu, Founder, 8×8;
Robert Cain, President, Pacific Bridge Partners & Contributor, Forbes; Ying-Ying Lu, Owner, Red Thread Global


THANKS TO SILICON DRAGON SPONSORS

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SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

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