Reaching Outward: Emerging Trends in China Tech

Latham & Watkins is hosting a conference to explore how and why Shenzhen has become an innovative tech powerhouse, as well as the opportunities and challenges China's tech companies will encounter as they expand outside of China.

Co-hosted with ASIFMA, FT Chinese, Peking University HSBC Business School and SOSV.


  • Why Shenzhen now? How did Shenzhen become the most innovative place on earth?
  • Has Israel become an idea incubator for Chinese companies? What Chinese companies need to know about investing in Israel
  • Are China’s innovative payment, insurance and investing systems ready to go global? What risks do Chinese companies face taking these disruptive technologies global?
  • The future of entertainment is technology – What can China teach and what can China learn
  • Human genomics and life sciences: why is China leading the way? Seven ways these revolutionary advances will change our lives
  • Words of wisdom for young entrepreneurs: advice from seasoned venture capitalists
  • Outbound investment: nine things Chinese companies should know before they spread their wings

Keynote Speakers and Panelists

  • Wenchi Hu, Associate DirectorUS Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Dr. Michael Guo, Founder/CEOGreenValley International 
  • James Zheng, Chief Financial OfficerLufax 
  • Luming Zhou, President, Space Institute of Southern China
  • Duncan Turner, General Partner, SOSV; Managing Director, HAX Accelerator
  • Michael J. Dunne, CEO, Dunne Automotive
  • Robert Peckham, Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong; Director and Founder, Centre for the Humanities and Medicine
  • Douglas W. Arner, Professor, Co-director, Duke-HKU Asia America Institute in Transactional Law, and Member, Board of Management, Asian Institute of International Financial Law
  • Christopher Balding, Associate Professor, Peking University HSBC School of Business
  • Timothy Ma, Director—Legal, Tencent
  • Philippe Metoudi, Co-author, “Israel and China: From Silk Road to Innovation Highway”
  • Andrew Moyle, PartnerLatham & Watkins  
  • Ed Barnett, PartnerLatham & Watkins  
  • Luke Bergstrom, PartnerLatham & Watkins  
  • Vijay Chander, Executive Director, ASIFMA
  • Simon Cooke, PartnerLatham & Watkins 
  • Luke Grubb, PartnerLatham & Watkins 
  • David Gu, Head of Corporate Development, Vipshop
  • Ming Guo, Ph.D, President and Chief Operating Officer, Ascentage Pharma
  • Andrew “bunnie” Huang, Director, Chibitronics, Author, “The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen”
  • Brent Irvin, Vice President and General Counsel, Tencent
  • Benjamin Joffe, General Partner, HAX Accelerator, Partner, SOSV
  • Lex Kuo, CounselLatham & Watkins
  • Kevin Leung, General ManagerHTC Vive Shenzhen
  • Chia-Chi Li, Director—Technology Transactions, Tencent
  • Ji Liu, PartnerLatham & Watkins 
  • James Lloyd, Asia-Pacific Fintech Leader, Ernst & Young
  • Sean O'Sullivan, Founder and Managing PartnerSOSV
  • Eric Pan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Seeed Technology Inc.
  • Kobi Rozengarten, Managing Partner, JVP
  • Henny Sender, Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times
  • Ming Shu, Partner, LingFeng Capital Management
  • Frank Sun, PartnerLatham & Watkins 
  • Benson Tam, Founder and Chairman, Venturous Group
  • Feng Wang, Editor-in-Chief, FTChinese
  • Lixing Wang, Managing Director, China Renaissance
  • Dr. Li Wanshou, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Synergetic Innovation Fund Management
  • Adam Yu, Managing Director, Pagoda Investment
  • Eric Yu, Director, Matrix Partners China
  • Lawrence Yu, Chief Executive Officer,
  • Fan Zhang, General Counsel, Qihoo 360

*Simultaneous translation will be provided at the conference.


For enquiries and to RSVP, please email: Grace Chan, or call +852.2912.2519.

CPD and CLE Credit

CPD and CLE credit are being applied for and subject to approval.

February 15, 2017
Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan
No.88, Haide Yi Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
PRC 518054

Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Program: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



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