Silicon Dragon LA 2019

Silicon Dragon LA 2019

A Focus on US-China Trade & Tech and Mobility Innovations


Debate: US/China Superpowers
Panel & Tech Chats: Mobility Innovators & Investors
Book Talk: Tech Titans of China

Day 1 and Day 2 Forum/ VIP Reception/ After-Party Event, DTLA Rooftop

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Supporting Partners: Plug And Play LA, Plus Yoou, LACI, LAEDC, Forbes


July 24, 5:30-8pm Reception & Discussion

5:30pm Registration & Networking

6pm Welcome Remarks:
David Kaufman, Director, Global Strategies, Nixon Peabody

6:05pm Book Talk: Tech Titans of China
Rebecca A. Fannin, Author & Journalist

6:30pm US-China Tech and Trade War Debate: The Impact on Innovation & Deals
Chris Fenton, Senior Adviser, IDW Media Holdings
Eric Mika, Government/Corporate Affairs, Business Development & Strategy, Canoo
Maria Orzel, Head, China Task Force, Producers Guild of America
Bennett Pozil, Executive VP, East West Bank
Michael Smith, Director, International Trade, WTCLA

7:15 – 8pm Reception & Book Signing

July 25: 2-5pm  LA Kretz Innovation Center 

Focus on Mobility Innovation / Marketing

2pm  Registration & Networking

2:30pm China and LA: the Next Detroit for A New Generation
Rebecca Fannin, Author, Tech Titans of China
Judy Kruger, Director, Strategic Initiatives, LAEDC

3pm  Keynote Speaker: China EV Maker Shares Strategy for Success
Patrick Duan, VP-Operations, BYD Motors America

3:15pm  Panel: Mobility Disruptors & Their Solutions To Big Challenges
Sven Hackmann, CEO, NEXT Future Transportation
Dakota Semler, CEO & Co-founder, Xos Trucks
Tim Roberts, CEO & Founder, TipTags
Allison Duffy Larson, COO, Trams International
Rudy Salo, Partner, Nixon Peabody (moderator)

4pm  Future Trends & Venture Capital For a Mobile Lifestyle
Syed Rahman, Founder, THEME
Barton Sidles, Director of Corporate and Business Development, Hubject, Inc.
Eric Mika, Government/Corporate Affairs, Business Development & Strategy, Canoo
Ryan Youhan, Associate Director, KPMG (moderator)

4:45pm Endnote: Mobile & Entertainment Marketing
James Tao, CEO, Zenulla
Bradie Steinlauf, Talent Agent, Agency for the Performing Arts

July 25, 5:30 – 8pm  Rooftop Party
at Plug And Play LA, 1010 Wilshire Blvd.

July 24 venue: Nixon Peabody, One California Plaza, 300 S. Grand Ave., Suite 4100
July 25 venue: La Kretz Innovation Campus (LACI), 525 S. Hewitt St.