This May, Cocoon Networks and its Founder and CEO John Zai are bringing London Tech Week to China, in collaboration with KNect 365 and London & Partners. Cocoon Networks has two major London Tech Week-style events scheduled for the official launch which will take place in Shanghai and Shenzhen.
The two major LTW launch events will take place in Shanghai from May 15th-16th and in Shenzhen from May 17th-18th 2018.
Themed around the Sino-British tech industry and its wealth of talent and innovation, the events will be conducted in true LTW fashion, featuring keynote speeches and panel discussions on the topics of Fintech & Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Smart City, Entrepreneurs & Innovation, RegTech & The Buy Side to China, Capital & Global Technological Innovation, Unicorn companies and the Future Impact of Artificial Intelligence.
The events will also feature a TechExpo Exhibition area focused on AR/VR, AI, Robotics, Fintech & Blockchain, IoT, Cloudtech, Smartcity, Software Innovation and Gaming, one-on-one matchmaking, a Gala dinner and plenty of networking opportunities. Furthermore the Cocoon Networks team are planning to host media workshops and a Global Start-up Demo Contest of which the top winning teams will be granted the opportunity to pitch at the China-UK Hi! Technology during LTW 2018 in London. Topically, the Shenzhen and Shanghai launch events will be strongly centred on China-UK trade, AI investment, China-British Tech Firms and Global Market Competitiveness. Further details will be announced soon.
London Tech Week is Europe’s largest technology convention. In 2017, the event-packed week covered all the hottest tech topics such as 5G, VR&AR, E-commerce, robotics, AI, Machine Learning, driverless cars, Cloud technology, software innovation, MedTech, GreenTech and many more. In 2017, London Tech Week welcomed 40,000 guests from more than 70 countries, doing justice to the event motto #LondonisOpen.
The LTW@China launch promises to further Cocoon Networks’ mission of strengthening China-UK business relations in the tech and innovation sector. With a wealth of founding experience behind him, John Zai, who is both the Founder & CEO of Cocoon Networks as well as the Founder & Chairman of Tech Shanghai Advocates, Global Tech Advocates’ first landing point in China, is thrilled to introduce the established LTW brand to Chinese audiences:
“Bringing the London Tech Week concept to China is a logical next step in encouraging Sino-British collaboration. London Tech Week is unique in the wealth of innovation it showcases and the breadth of industries it covers, from GreenTech and MedTech to VR/AR and AI. I believe this LTW launch in China will greatly excite Chinese investors and tech enthusiasts and encourage them to visit London during the festival in June”
As a London-based Sino-British business and investment platform we have successfully collaborated with the London Tech Week brand for the past two years. In 2017 Cocoon Networks was LTW’s leading partner and throughout the event week Cocoon Networks powered the China-UK Hi! Tech Festival, London’s largest Sino-British tech event during LTW.
For 2018, Cocoon Networks supports LTW as a stream sponsor and will be hosting the third annual China-UK Hi! Technology Festival at its headquarters at 4 Christopher Street, London.
John Zai also believes Theresa May’s visit to China was a great signifier of a continued ‘Golden Era of Sino-British relations’:
“Theresa May’s visit was received very well in China. As a company interested in fostering the China-UK connection, Cocoon Networks is delighted about this continued ‘Golden Era for Sino-British relations’. We believe both countries make great partners and can learn a lot from each other. Global events such as LTW and also our annual China-UK Hi! Technology Festival make it possible for tech enthusiasts from both countries to come together and celebrate the latest tech innovations”
For LTW@China, Cocoon Networks anticipates to welcome delegates from both China and the UK from academia, finance, tech and the government, i.e. representatives of the British Consulate General in Shanghai, The Shanghai Yangpu District, the Department for International Trade, London & Partners, the Science and Technology Commission Shanghai, the Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park as well as many tech thought leaders and entrepreneurs from both the UK and China.
As a London-based business platform, Cocoon Networks is aware of London’s continuous innovation and idea generation. London Tech Week 2018 promises to once again surprise, astonish, and be the most diverse and spectacular tech event of the year. Simultaneously, the Chinese government has placed tech entrepreneurship at the top of its agenda and with the official launch of LTW@China, Cocoon Networks aspires to deliver all those LTW perks to its Chinese audiences!