East Tech West
October 17 - 18, 2023

East Tech West 2023


For the fifth year running CNBC, the world’s most recognizable business news brand, is returning to China to present East Tech West – an invite-only technology retreat. Setting the stage in Nansha, East Tech West will bring together the world’s most influential technology trailblazers to the Greater Bay Area, the next global hub of tech innovation.

This year, CNBC brings you an immersive experience that will captivate you with enlightening discussions, thought-provoking debates, and dynamic, interactive sessions, all expertly presented by influential leaders and innovators from around the globe. This year’s carefully curated program includes topics such as ‘Investment Perspectives’, ‘Advancing Sustainability’, ‘Navigating Automotive Evolution’, ‘The Intersection of Digital Horizons’, and ‘Healthcare’s Tech Revolution’.


Kobe Ge

Mr. Kobe (Chenhao) Ge is the Head of China at NYSE, who oversees NYSE’s China operation, leading the franchise’s commercial outreach and business development in the region. Mr. Ge advises companies through their various stages of growth, and supports them looking to tap the U.S. capital markets via a NYSE listing. Prior to joining NYSE in 2021, Mr. Ge worked at multiple US-listed companies, responsible for corporate finance and strategic development activities, including equity and debt financings, investor relations, strategic M&As, and investment-portfolio management. Mr. Ge started out his career as an investment banker with Citigroup in Hong Kong. Mr. Ge received an M.A. in Economics from New York University, an MPhil in Finance from University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.

Anthony Lin

Anthony Lin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Bay Area in October 2020.

Prior to assuming his role as CEO of GBA at Standard Chartered, Anthony acted as CEO of Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited from March 2017 and responsible for the Bank’s business in Taiwan. He also had various experience in other international bank with Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. He was the President of Bank of America, N.A. China ("BANA China") and Head of Corporate Banking ("CBK"). He was responsible for overall management of BANA China in terms of governance, strategy setting and franchise development. Anthony had also worked for Deutsche Bank (China) Co. Ltd. as Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking Coverage ("CBC") and Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management Corporate ("TFCMC").

Anthony has over 20 years solid experience in banking industry. Since his joining Standard Chartered as a Management Trainee in 1995, he held various positions during his 18-year tenure in Hong Kong and Shanghai. His last position with Standard Chartered Bank was Managing Director, Head of Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered China. Other senior positions included Managing Director, Head of Origination & Client Coverage (“OCC”) East China; General Manager of Shanghai Branch covering both Consumer and Wholesale business plus management of 6 branches in East China; Director of Business Planning and Strategy for OCC China.

Anthony was selected as the “Leading Talent in Shanghai” in 2012 by the Organisation Department of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and received the "Elite Foreign Bank Trade Finance Manager Award" from the Credit Rating Centre, Ministry of Commerce and the "Economy Magazine".

Anthony holds a bachelor degree of Computer Science and MBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Lu Zhang

Lu Zhang, Founder and Managing Partner of Fusion Fund, is a renowned Silicon Valley-based investor, a serial entrepreneur, and a Stanford Engineering alumna. With a strong technical background, Lu has extensive experience bringing a broad range of technologies to commercialization and deep domain expertise in AI in healthcare, Enterprise AI/Networks, Edge Computing, and Data Privacy.

Prior to starting Fusion Fund, Lu was a serial entrepreneur and materials science researcher. Lu is a first-generation immigrant originally from Inner Mongolia. At the age of 21, she built a medical device company for Type II Diabetes diagnosis based on her graduate school research in Stanford University. Following the acquisition of her startup by a leading public medical device company, Lu began investing in and supporting early-stage entrepreneurs. This eventually led her to create Fusion Fund in 2015. Since then, Lu has built a distinguished eco system and established her reputation in the VC industry. She was honored as Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum (Davos), Silicon Valley Women of Influence, Best 25 Female early-stage investor by Business Insider, Featured Honoree of VC of Forbes 30 under 30 and Town & Country 50 Modern Swans - Entrepreneurship Influencer.

Lu frequently speaks at high-profile tech conferences such as World Economic Forum (Davos), Future Investment Initiative (FII), Web Summit, SuperReturn, etc., and she is a guest lecturer at Stanford University and Wharton. Lu serves as a board member of many portfolio companies, the Board and Chairwomen of the Youth Council of Future Science Award, and Jury Board of the Cartier Women Initiative and Young Leader Award. She holds an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Wen Han

Wen Han founded Windrose Technology in March 2022. Prior to founding Windrose, Wen was the Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at autonomous trucking company Plus.

Wen received his MBA degree from Stanford University, and previously worked at Bridgewater Associates and GSR Ventures. Previously Wen received his Bachelor’s degree from Williams College, majoring in Mathematics, Economics, and Spanish.

Justin Gong

Justin Gong joined XAG as the Co-founder in 2013, taking charge of corporate strategy and marketing. As an entrepreneur specializing in rural economy and social innovation research, Justin has been dedicated to promoting and scaling up digital technology in agricultural production. With the mission of advancing agriculture, XAG is an agriculture technology company that focuses on using robots, drones, and new energy technology to empower agriculture. Since founded in 2007, XAG has developed an agricultural drone, unmanned ground vehicle, autopilot console, agriculture IoT, and smart agriculture system, which provides farmers with precise, nimble, cost-effective unmanned solutions to overcome the challenge of labor shortage and environmental pollution. In 2016, Justin Gong founded XAG Academy, which so far has trained more than 120,000 talents for smart agriculture applications. In August 2018, Justin gate-crashed the Forbes China 30 Under 30, marking his contribution in the field of agriculture.

Ting Song

Ting Song, AI and NFT artist, graduated from Tsinghua University, the first crypto artist in the world be collected by a national museum. Her 2020 individual exhibition "The Re-cyborg Cathedral and Bazaar” is Asia’s first ever blockchain- based AI art exhibition. In 2021, she was awarded as NFT Leader of the Year by PANEWs and 2020 Crypto Artist of the Year by CCVALUE, listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Artists and shot a featured video called by Chanel Culture Fund; In 2022, she became the second Asian artist to be included in NVIDIA's global AI art gallery, in the same year her solo exhibition "Re-cyborg Art History: Physical for Digital" was held in New York. Her AI-Film won 23 global film festival awards on 13 countries. She and her NFT works have been widely reported by CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, Vogue, Forbes, CNBC, etc.

Min Yu

BS of Business from the University of Melbourne.
In charge of finance, financing & investment, strategy planning, etc.
Former CFO of So-Young International Inc. (NASDAQ: SY), former CFO of 500.com Ltd. (NYSE: WBAI) and EASYPNP.com and served as VP at Deutsche Bank HK office.

Lewis Hong

Lewis Hong is the Co-Founder and General Partner of FP Solutions VC (www.fpsolutions.vc). Former SpaceX executive, Stanford and Oxford alumni, Lewis is focused on disruptive early-stage hardware investments. He has extensive entrepreneurial, management experience and consistently delivered results in a wide range of industries. Whether it’s building the world’s first rocket factory, the highest density battery pack, or a fast casual franchise, Lewis was able to successfully make something from nothing, and enjoy the journey from 0 to 1.

Dr. Guo Cheng

Dr. Guo Cheng is the Founder & CEO of STEPVR, a leading metaverse technology company worldwide.

STEPVR aims to unleash the creative power of mankind with metaverse technologies. Founded in July 2013 by Dr. Guo Cheng, STEPVR has dedicated its first 9 years focusing on the research and development of the full spectrum of technologies required to create an authentic virtual reality experience. With core technologies such as laser positioning, motion capture, robotic haptic, omnidirectional motion system, and over 80 patents, STEPVR invented the first hardware system that can replicate the five senses of a user in the metaverse.

Bertrand Chen

Bertrand Chen is the CEO of Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), a neutral, not-for-profit consortium whose mission is to enable efficient, paperless and sustainable growth in global trade with its data infrastructure and ecosystem of partners. GSBN facilitates trusted collaboration between participants across the shipping industry to enable greater efficiencies, paperless trade as well as supporting the shipping industry’s decarbonisation transition.

GSBN’s ecosystem includes shipping lines, terminals, banks, application developers and other consortia. Its network accounts for more than half of containers handled globally. Bertrand oversees the consortium’s overall strategy with a mandate to serve the best interests of the industry at large.

Bertrand is passionate about unlocking business value in traditional businesses through digital transformation and data science. Bertrand previously served as the Group Data Scientist at CK Hutchison Holdings, a conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong with global business interests spanning Telecom, Retail, Critical Infrastructure, Energy and Terminals. In his role, Bertrand worked with business units across different industries at various stages of digital transformation, to partner with leading technology vendors and innovative startups to make the digital leap and create new business models to capture new opportunities. Given the global nature of his role, Bertrand has worked in several markets including the U.S., Canada, EU, Australia, Hong Kong and Greater China.

Prior to this, Bertrand spent a decade on Wall Street as a trader in credit and equity derivatives for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch in New York City and in Hong Kong. Today he brings this experience to break down silos between the global supply chain and the financial system which underpins it.

Bertrand holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Financial Engineering from Columbia University and an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Centrale Paris.

Dr. Qiu Chunchao

Mr. Qiu Chunchao (邱純潮), is executive Director and executive president of RoboSense. Mr. Qiu obtained master’s degree in business administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (香港中文大學). He is primarily responsible for overseeing the execution of the overall strategy, business development and management of the Group.

Mr. Qiu has over eight years of experience in the LiDAR solutions market. He has been holding senior management position and directorship in several subsidiaries of our Group, including the supervisor of Optixpan Semiconductors since October 2016, supervisor of Suzhou Xijing MEMS since November 2017, supervisor of Shanghai Lubo since December 2018, and director of Hong Kong Suteng since June 2021.
Mr. Qiu was recognized by Forbes in the 30 Under 30 Asia List 2018 and the 30 Under 30 China List 2018, and by Hurun Report (胡潤百富) in Hurun China Under 30s To Watch 2019 (2019 胡 潤Under 30s創業領袖). He was also honored by Human Resource Bureau Nanshan District (深圳市南山區人力資源局) as “High-level Talent” in Nanshan District of Shenzhen (深圳市南山區“領航人才”) in January 2022.

Dr. Xuefeng Yu

Xuefeng Yu, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of CanSino Biologics Inc. He received his master's degree in microbiology from Nankai University in 1988, and his doctorate in microbiology from McGill University in Canada in 1997. Dr. Yu has over 30 years of experience in biotech research and development. During his service in Sanofi Pasteur in Canada, he used to hold the positions of scientist of product development and the global director of bacterial vaccine development, where he was one of the youngest leaders of the management team.

In 2009, Dr. Yu returned back to China and established CanSino Biologics Inc. (CanSinoBIO), an innovative biopharmaceutical company dedicated to exploring best solutions to the prevention of diseases through cutting edge research & development, advanced manufacturing and commercialization of innovative vaccine products for human use worldwide. With his rich experience in the industrial development of biological products and enterprise management and operation, CanSinoBIO has established a robust pipeline of 17 vaccines preventing 12 diseases, including the world's initial vaccine for Ebola virus disease Ad5-EBOV, the Recombinant Novel Coronavirus Vaccine (Adenovirus Type 5 Vector) approved in over 10 countries and granted EUL by the WHO, the Group A and Group C Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (CRM197) and the Group ACYW135 Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (CRM197) approved by NMPA in China. Recently, our inhaled COVID-19 vaccine Convidecia Air has been approved as booster dose in China.

Dr. Yu led the construction of the company's first vaccine manufacturing facility, whose design, construction and operation conform to international GMP standards. He also successfully drove the listing of CanSinoBIO on the main board of the HKEX and Sci-Tech Innovation Board (STAR Market) of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, making it the first "A+H" dual listing vaccine company. Under the leadership of Dr. Yu and his team, CanSinoBIO continues to the research and production of innovative and affordable vaccines for global public health security, empowering people to lead a healthy and better life.

Mu Chen

Chen Mu is the Chairman of BigOne Lab, Co-editor of Baiguan News, and Director of Canopy. He is also a guest lecturer at the Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance and a specially appointed expert of Beijing City. He graduated from the University of Virginia.

BigOne Lab is dedicated to developing data products for corporate clients and global institutional investors. It has received over 100 million yuan in investments from Shanghai International, ZhenFund, CGC, and S&P. BigOne Lab serves hundreds of global investment institutions, consumer brands, and new economy companies, including Sequoia Capital, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Yum China, L'Oreal Paris, Zippos, Didi, Meituan, Genki Forest, and Luckin Coffee.

Sam Radwan

Sam Radwan is the CEO of Enhance International LLC a consultancy established 15 years ago to serve the to the Healthcare, Insurance & Financial Services industries in Greater China. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei the company looks to bring best practices from the US & Europe to Greater China. Sam has met and provided advise to several top health reform influencers in Greater China including the Director General of health reform at China’s Health Ministry, top healthcare reform scholars at the China think tank: China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the current and former Health Ministers of Taiwan, as well as the c-level executives at the top private health insurers including China Life and Taikang. Working closely with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former White House advisor and Affordable Care Architect as well as former Biden Covid Adviser, Enhance International LLC looked to bring US best practices to China by facilitating the publication of Dr. Emanuel’s book “Prescriptions for the Future” in China as well as co-authoring the chapters on Mainland China & Taiwan’s healthcare trends, in Dr Emanuel’s recent book “Which Country has the World’s Best Healthcare”. Sam has been quoted and featured often on the topic on CNBC, The Economist, Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, amongst others.

Mark Clayton

From the UK, Mark qualified as an accountant at the age of 20 and soon after moved to China in pursuit of personal, cultural and professional growth. Since his arrival in Guangdong, China in early 2005, Mark has gained a wide range of experiences, management expertise and a deep understanding of Chinese culture. His skills and foresight with business development has allowed the C2W Group to expand and grow to the family of companies it is today. In 2020, Mark was elected to the Vice Chairman of BritCham Guangdong.

Mark is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, a member of accounting bodies AAT & CIMA and a MSc in Global Management. Mark has a passion for charity and giving back to the community, his greatest achievement was received in February 2019 becoming an International Peace Award laureate, having his work over the years recognized in the Field of Philanthropy.

Glenn Hou

Glenn Hou is the founding partner of China Insights Consultancy (CIC), responsible for overall operation of the company and consultancy business in strategy development, investment and financing and IPO in TMT, consumer, and healthcare industry.

With over 18 years’ experience in consulting services, Glenn has managed and been engaged in over 1,000 consulting projects and numerous IPOs. As a sophisticated expert in industry consultancy, Glenn maintains close working relationship with many prestigious stock exchanges all over the world.

With profound insights in a varity of industries, Glenn provided consulting services to many top tier companies, including Baidu, Didi, Beike, Sina Weibo, Tuhu, KEEP, Zhihu, Li Auto, JD Logistics, Nayuki, Dingdong, Medbanks, United Imaging, CanSinoBIO, Kangji, MGI, Burning Rock, Alphamab, Angelalign, Transcenta, Genor Biopharma, Huakang Biomedical, MicroPort, Huaxia Eye, AIM Vaccine, Frontier Biotech, Zhaoke, MicroTech Medical, etc.

Yina Fu

YINA Fu joined East West Bank (China) Ltd. as President in September 2021. With her leadership, the bank’s business has achieved historical high records in both loan and deposit in 2 straight years. Prior to East West Bank, YINA has worked at Capital One, Standard Chartered, HSBC and Alibaba Group with over 27 years management experience in commercial banking and fintech industry.

Li Shan

Shan leads the China Business in NCS and is responsible for shaping the strategic growth in the China market. She oversees NCS’ business and operations to help clients digitally transform in the future economy.

With more than 14 years of experience, Shan is committed to help organisations achieve their business goals and be future-ready to meet the demands of enterprise digitalisation and innovation. This includes ideation and co-creation with clients as well as building a vibrant partners ecosystem.

Prior to joining NCS, Shan held the position of Managing Director in Accenture. Her focus was to help Fortune Global 500 companies and leading technology companies with digital business transformation.

She graduated from Tsinghua University with a master's degree in electronic engineering.

Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham, founder and managing partner of Ryze Labs, provides the long-term strategic vision for the firm and is the ultimate authority on investment and other strategic decisions. Matthew is based in Beijing and has been living and working in China for more than ten years. He founded Ryze Labs, formerly known as Sino Global Capital, in 2015, initially as a sell-side tech investment banking platform with a focus on representing international technology companies in China for strategic partnership and investment. Matthew has been involved in blockchain industry since 2013 and has since supported many great entrepreneurs and companies through good and bad times.

Dr. Jiade J. Lu

26 years experience in radiation therapy.​

Specialty: Dr. Liu specializes in the treatment for various commonly-seen and complicated orthopedic diseases.​

Academic Achievements: Dr. Lu is a series editor of practical guides in radiation oncology published by Springer. He also edited over 9 English textbooks and several Chinese monographs in radiation oncology, including an English textbook of “Radiation Oncoloqv: An Evidence-Based Approach” and a Chinese monograph of “Adcances in the management of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma”; In recent years, Dr. Lu published over 100 academic papers in worldwide or nationwide authoritative journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, Head and Neck.​

Albert Wong

Mr. Albert Wong is leading HKSTP on a mission to support tech startups and enterprises on their journey for innovation and growth. He and his team are focusing on nurturing talent, entrepreneurship, connections and commercializing R&D into successful innovation with impact. As CEO of HKSTP since 2016, he has led his team growing HKSTP into Hong Kong’s home for unicorns and the city’s largest R&D hub with over 12,000 research professionals and 1,200 tech companies.

Albert has 30-plus years of commercial, industrial and leadership experience through roles with various multinationals that have provided him with deep China and Asia-Pacific insight, plus critical understanding of building companies and investment networks, and solving market needs. Prior to HKSTP, he spent 15 years in total with GE at its US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China. He served as CEO, GE Oil & Gas China, as well as CEO, GE Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific – where he was responsible for M&A, Business Development, Product Management and Business Operations. Prior to GE, he held management and engineering roles at PerkinElmer, Emerson, Caterpillar and Schlumberger.

Albert holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Hong Kong and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Outside of work he is an avid runner regularly takes part in marathons around the world.










While today’s AI technology may not match the far-fetched plots of science fiction novels, it is gradually reshaping our world. Embracing and adapting to the challenges brought by AI will present a unique opportunity in the decades to come. Join us as we explore the transformative potential of AI and its implications for investors navigating the evolving landscape.


Kobe Ge, Head of China, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Lu Zhang, Co-Founder and Partner, Fusion Fund



With FDI contracting in 2022 while green investments gain momentum, investors face the imperative of adopting a strategic approach to navigate the global economy amid signs of an impending slowdown. Our panel discussion will assess whether today’s investment landscape effectively contains risks, whether FDI exhibits signs of recovery in 2023, and if opportunities exist to bridge global investment disparities, with a special focus on cross-border green initiatives.



Standard Chartered is one of the global banks that are banking on the Greater Bay Area, a region that is an important gateway connecting China to the World. In this one-on-one interview with Anthony Lin, the bank’s Greater Bay Area CEO, we hear how Standard Chartered is growing its presence in this growth region.


Anthony Lin, CEO, Greater Bay Area, Standard Chartered Bank




China’s capital connection 

This year has been challenging and uncertain for global IPO markets, despite successful listings from Arm, Instacart and Klaviyo. One of the bright spots – the stock exchanges of Shanghai and Shenzhen, which outpaced their global counterparts in the first half of the year. In this roundtable, we discuss the outlook for China’s IPOs at a time when Beijing is putting a pause on equity listings and consider the capital growth opportunities for Chinese companies.



Members of CNBC’s ESG Council, comprised of top industry leaders will join this panel and delve into how technology is driving the transformation of our society, economy, and future.

The CNBC ESG Council is a roundtable for discussion and collaboration among chief executives from some of the world’s most prominent companies, as well as global thought leaders, to discuss the challenges posed by sustainability — and the strategies needed to surmount them.


Timothy D. Adams, President and CEO, Institute of International Finance (IIF)



In the mobile industry’s pursuit of deploying networks and solutions to address societal and environmental needs, it encounters substantial challenges. Rapid technological advancements, the persistent digital divide, and the intricacies of a complex industry ecosystem all demand our attention. How can the mobile industry effectively navigate the fast-paced world of technological advancements while keeping sustainability at its core? How can it maintain its ESG focus while bridging the digital divide and ensuring profitability? What collaborative strategies can stakeholders in this multifaceted ecosystem employ to advance sustainability initiatives?


Sihan Bo Chen, Head of Greater China, GSMA

Martin Xu, Corporate Senior Vice President, Honor Device Co., Ltd



China has bold plans to turn the Greater Bay Area that connects 11 cities into a hub for technological innovation and a new engine for growth and innovation. What can we expect for “China’s next big thing” in the coming years? Our panel shares their perspective.


Glenn Hou, Founding Partner, China Insights Consultancy (CIC)





In a world grappling with the daunting task of combating climate change while fostering sustainable economic development, the shipping industry emerges as a linchpin of global commerce. It’s embarked on an audacious voyage towards decarbonization, leaving its mark on sectors as diverse as logistics and finance. In this session, we will discuss the transformative influence of technology and dependable data and how these forces drive eco-conscious investments and mobilize capital for tangible, decarbonization-driven projects.


Bertrand Chen, CEO, Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN)



We will explore innovative practices and technologies that are revolutionizing the farming industry, discover how these methods preserve the environment, ensure food security, support local economies, and promote healthier, more resilient communities. We will also discuss the future of agriculture and how it aligns with global sustainability goals.


Justin Gong, Co-Founder, XAG



In today’s landscape, where transportation costs hold substantial sway over consumer goods pricing, we embark on an exploration of pioneering solutions aimed at cost reduction while upholding the principles of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. Within this panel, our focus will be on self-driving trucks and their contribution to carbon footprint reduction, and their direct impact on consumer goods pricing.


Wen Han, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Windrose Technology

Ming Liao, Founding Partner, Prospect Avenue Capital (PAC)

Mark Clayton, Vice Chairman, BritCham Guangdong; Group CFO, C2W Group





Charting China’s course to a sustainable future 

As one of the world’s largest economies, China has a leading role to play in charting a course towards a sustainable future. In the face of worsening climate change and a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, sustainability efforts have gained momentum. Why should sustainability be a priority at a time when there are many external challenges? And how can China’s enterprises emerge at the forefront of innovation and change? 





The advent of autonomous driving is ushering in a transformative era for the automotive industry, our transportation systems, and our daily routines. It promises safer roads, reduced traffic congestion, and increased mobility for all. However, achieving fully autonomous vehicles requires the seamless integration of an array of cutting-edge technologies, from artificial intelligence and sensor systems to connectivity solutions and advanced software. This panel discussion will dive deep into these technologies, their current state, challenges, and the future prospects they hold.


Liu Dong, Head of Intelligent Driving, JD Logistics

Dr. Qiu Chunchao, Executive Director and Executive President, Robosense



Discover how space and satellite technologies are propelling the future of driverless cars. From GPS-based localization to satellite imagery and connectivity, uncover the seamless integration that empowers autonomous vehicles to navigate, adapt, and revolutionize urban mobility.


Lewis Hong, Co-Founder and General Partner, FP Solutions VC



China has big plans for its commercial space sector, with suborbital space travel expected in 2025. Since China opened its space industry to private sector development in 2014, the industry is taking off. From rocket launches to satellite applications, we discuss why investors are pouring billions into Chinese space start-ups and where the opportunities are.





In this session, we will discover how driverless technology is revolutionizing transportation, making it safer, more efficient, and environmentally friendly. We will explore the cutting-edge advancements in new energy cars, including electric vehicles and hydrogen-powered alternatives, and their role in shaping a cleaner and greener future.



In today’s fast-changing world, driverless technology is changing the way we think about transportation, focusing on safety, efficiency, and being eco-friendly. In this session, we’ll talk about how self-driving tech is shaking up the trucking industry, making logistics more efficient. We’ll also look at the investment potential in driverless trucks, from new startups to established companies.


Min Yu, CFO, Inceptio Technology


Empowering Smart Cities: Navigating Challenges and Embracing Opportunities

Technology-driven urban innovation, encompassing new energy cars and driverless vehicles, represents a transformative catalyst for tackling the pressing challenges of our era. Although Smart Cities offer immense potential, they also present a spectrum of challenges across technical, environmental, and social dimensions. In this conversation, we will explore approaches for capitalizing on these prospects while addressing the concurrent difficulties they bring forth.




Electric dreams: How China is driving ahead with EVs 

China continues to speed ahead with its electric dreams. In 2022, the number of electric vehicles (EVs) sold hit a record 6.8 million, compared to the 800,000 sold in the US. China is expected to approach the tipping point within the next decade, where EVs will surpass conventional vehicle sales. In this roundtable discussion, we consider the factors that have contributed to the acceleration in the domestic EV market and the trends to watch as China drives onto the next phase of its EV dominance.  



The adoption of automation and AI technologies is poised to revolutionize the workplace, ushering in an era where humans increasingly collaborate with ever-smarter machines. This transformation promises an array of benefits, including heightened productivity, bolstered GDP growth, enhanced corporate performance, and newfound prosperity. However, this shift also necessitates a reevaluation of the skills demanded from the workforce. What are the key technologies driving automation and AI adoption in the workplace? How is the workforce adapting to this transformation? How can policymakers and businesses strike a balance between reaping the benefits and addressing potential challenges?



In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, Generative AI has emerged as a groundbreaking technology that promises to reshape industries, from art and entertainment to healthcare and finance. In this session, we will focus on the transformative capabilities of Generative AI and delve into its potential for collaboration and future developments.


Albert Liu, Co-Founder and CEO, Kneron



China is moving past its 20th century status as the manufacturing hub of the world. Today, China is an integral part of the world’s innovation ecosystem. In this panel, we discuss the future of China’s digital economy.


Yina Fu, President, East West Bank (China) Ltd.

Li Shan, President, NCS China



In today’s data-driven business landscape, the ability to harness the full potential of data analytics is a game-changer. We will explore the significance of predictive analytics in forecasting trends, customer behavior, and market dynamics.


Mu Chen, Chairman, BigOne Lab



In this session we will explore how VR, AR, and AI are reshaping conventional sectors, revolutionizing remote work and training, revolutionizing healthcare diagnosis and treatment, and fundamentally transforming the landscape of gaming and entertainment.


Dr. Guo Cheng, Founder and CEO, STEPVR

Hang Zhang, SVP, Iqiyi



The world of gaming has transcended mere recreation, evolving into a multi-billion-dollar industry deeply intertwined with cutting-edge technology. This synergy has given rise to novel digital ecosystems.


Ting Song, AI and NFT Artist

Edward Tian, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Well-Link Times

Matthew Graham, Founder, Ryze Labs



Esports is a $1 billion business globally. Asia accounts for a big portion of those revenues, and it is redefining the entertainment industry in the region. In this engaging discussion on the future of the industry, we hit play on the growth opportunities and the next frontier for competition.





The integration of technology into healthcare delivery is reshaping patient experiences, optimizing medical processes, and opening new frontiers for innovation. We will discuss impact and potential implications of this.


Xuefeng Yu, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, CanSino Biologics Inc.

Sam Radwan, Partner and Co-Founder, ENHANCE International LLC

Dr. Jiade J. Lu, Vice President, Heyou International Hospital



We will discuss the most recent developments in biotechnology and the thriving landscape of biotech startups and delve into investment strategies within this dynamic field.


Chibo Tang, Managing Partner, Gobi GBA




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