Silicon Dragon LA 2015

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Spotlight On China Investment and Innovation
July 29 – 30, 2015
Pasadena Convention Center



Keynote Talks: Stella Li, BYD   JD Howard, LeTV

VC/ Dealmaker Panel   Hollywood Meets China  

Mobile Payments Spotlight       Real Estate Investment Trends

Tech Chats: TeleSign  Elemoon             Culture Shift    

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PROGRAM                                KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
 Stella Li, President & CEO, BYD  JD-Howard (1)  JD Howard, GM, LeTV
How two powerful Chinese brands — Warren Buffet-invested electric vehicle maker BYD and video streaming service and smartphone maker LeTV — are tapping the US via LA.

VCs, angels and dealmakers reveal funding trends for innovative startups with a China-US strategy. 

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

SPECIAL FOCUS: Hollywood Meets China

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

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Bo Wang, CEO, NiHao Pay; Jim Robinson, Managing Partner, RRE Ventures; Tynan Schmidt, VP-Product Development, Kuapay

Jing Zhou Ryan Disraeli    Jill Van

Interview with founders of startups with a unique LA – China angle
Jing Zhou, Founder & CEO, smart jewelry maker, Elemoon
Ryan Disraeli, Co-Founder, TeleSign with Jill Van, Partner, Grant Thornton

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Expat pros return to U.S. and tell all about their career journey in China.
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

Catherine Marcus, Sotheby’s International Realty
How Chinese buyers are impacting the luxury real estate market in SoCal


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

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Supporting Organizations

PPT_BG Plus Yoou America Innovates  Geoskope    Asia Society

MEDIA                                                PUBLIC RELATIONS

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