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Why the West must look to China: Big Tech

  • Addleshaw Goddard One St Peter's Square Manchester M2 3DE (map)
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Join the Manchester China Forum for their 5th Anniversary Series: Why the West must look to China - Big Tech – Seminar and Networking Evening.

On the 27th of June, Manchester China Forum are partnering with ThoughtWorks and Addleshaw Goddard to host Duncan Clark, author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built.

The Chinese digital story is one like no other and nowadays is considered one of the most active digital investment and start up ecosystems in the world. Chinese tech companies such as Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei and Geely are building a rich innovative digital ecosystem. With China now spending 2.1% of its GDP on R&D (a sharp rise from 0.7% in the 90s) and expected to overtake the US in overall spend by the end of the year, it is essential that we start to take note of the trends emerging from China and how they may shape the technological landscape of the future.

The Manchester China Forum invites you to join them in hearing more from Duncan, one of the leading experts on tech and entrepreneurship in China, who will discuss more about China’s growing big tech landscape, the emergence of China’s internet giants and why the West needs to start taking note.

This event is kindly sponsored by ThoughtWorks and hosted by Addleshaw Goddard


5:00 – 5:30 – Registration and Networking

5:30 – 6:20 – Big Tech in China, Duncan Clark

6:20 – 6:40 – Q&A

6:45 – 7:30 – Networking Reception

If you are available to attend please RSVP to Rebecca Drakeford

Earlier Event: June 23
East Cheshire Bubble Rush
Later Event: June 28
Transport Strategy Consultation