GMIC Beijing is Asia's largest and most influential mobile industry event and, for five years, has been at the forefront of the mobile Internet industry, focusing on global markets and emerging technologies. GMIC Beijing has been especially successful at connecting leading mobile companies in US and Europe to those in China and Asia. As such, GMIC is the Launchpad for many companies entering China like Evernote, Flipboard, Halfbrick (Fruit Ninja), and Rovio (Angry Birds).
The fifth annual GMIC Beijing has been announced and will be held in the National Convention Center in Beijing on May 7-8. Last year, our event attracted 5,261 attendees from 32 countries and 57% director and above-level speakers, while our Silicon Valley event attracted 5,400 attendees from 58 countries. This year at GMIC Beijing 2013, we are expecting as many as 10,000 attendees, including 100+ mainstage keynote speakers and panels, exciting startup and developer competitions, and a variety of networking events.
Confirmed speakers include:
• Pony Ma, CEO of Tencent
• Charles Chao, CEO of Sina
• Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi
• Zhang Hongjiang, CEO of Kingsoft
• Hu Zemin, CEO of NetDragon
• Yu Yongfu, CEO of UCWeb
• Christopher Kassulke, CEO of HandyGames
Previous speakers have included executives from the largest companies in China and abroad:
• John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts
• Vaughn Smith, VP of Facebook Mobile
• Yuri Milner, CEO of DST
• Robin Li, CEO of Baidu
• Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote
• Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard
• Kevin Chou, CEO of Kabam
As the industry’s best not-to-miss event, GMIC creates an environment of opportunity for every attendee, with networking before, during, and after the conference, as well as exhibition space accommodating hundreds of industry leaders, startups and developers.
Additionally, the G-Startup competition in Beijing is now accepting applications until April 7th!
Every year, G-Startup pits top startups and app developers against each other for the chance to win investment, distribution, incubation and exposure. In 2012, G-Startup attracted applicants from 30 countries overall.
Participants can expect to gain significant exposure to new opportunities. Case in point, last year’s winner Beiz from Finland raised $1 million USD investment and increased their user-base by 1 million after the competition!
This year’s event includes two tracks: the Startup Competition, and appAttack. The Startup Competition pitches startups against each other for investment, while appAttack finds the “Most Innovative App” and provides distribution avenues for the winner. Applications are accepted until April 8th.
G-Startup is a one stop for all your global startup needs:
• Networking and connections
• Users and clients
Past competition partners have included: Innovation Works, ChinaAccelerator, PlugandPlay, InnoSpring and RocketSpace.
Judges last year included:
• Jeff Clavier, Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
• Kui Zhou, Partner Sequoia Capital
• Cyril Ebersweiler, Founding Partner, Chinaccelerator
• Nicole Glaros, Managing Director, TechStars
• Feng Li, Partner, IDG Capital Partners
• Jack Jia, Partner, GSR Ventures
• Dr. Ossama Hassanein, Chairman, Rising Tide Fund
• Wei Liu, Partner, CBC Capital
• Akio Tanaka, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Infinity Venture
• Rakesh Sood, Venture Advisor, DoCoMo Capital
• Gaurav Tewari, Director, SAP Ventures
• Rob Trice, Venture Partner, Swisscom Ventures
• William Bao Bean, Managing Director, Singtel Innov8
• Hiro Mashita, Business Alliance, Hikari Tsushin Inc.
• Peter Fang?Investment Director, Innovation Works
• Carlo Longino, Director, WIP
• David Lee, Venture Partner at SK Telecom Ventures