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Detailed program

 

Day-to-day programme

 

Monday October 19th 

All-day registration @ your hotel’s lobby

All Day JWEF (Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum) Working Sessions

7 pm Networking cocktail dinner @ Yellow Dragon hotel’s Hanging Garden

 

Tuesday October 20th 

All Day @Yellow Dragon Hotel

 

7:00 am - 7:20 am : Tai chi class

 

9:00 am - 10:30 am: PLENARY CONFERENCE: GET INSPIRED 

 

Welcome Address

 

  • Hongming Zhang: Mayor, City of Hangzhou. China
  • Chaohui Wu: President, Zhejiang University. China
  • Tugrul Atamer: Executive Chairman, World Entrepreneurship Forum. Turkey

 

Keynote Speakers

 

  • Zhou Chengjian: President and Founder of Metersbonwe. China
  • Michael Norton: Co-founder of Changemakers, Co-founder of Untd (the foundation for social entrepreneurs); Founder of YouthBank; Honorary Director of CIVA (Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action). UK
  • Wang Shuifu: Chairman of Xizi UHC. China
     

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm ENTREPRENEURSHIP SHOW 
 

  • Wang Qicheng: Founder, Hakim Unique. China 
  • David Gosset: Director of the Academia Sinica Europaea at CEIBS and Founder of the Euro-China Forum. France
  • Xiangshuang Shan: President, CSC Group. China
  • Rafael Dos Santos: Entrepreneur, Author and Director 'This Foreigner Can' social enterprise. Brazil / UK
    IN DUO WITH 
    Mirela Sula: Organiser Migrant Woman Talks, Co Founder & Editor in Chief Migrant Woman magazine & Co Founder Migrant Woman Association. Albania
  • Jiangong Zhou: Editor in Chief, CBN. China
  • Sibongile Sambo: Founder and Managing Director, SRS Aviation. South Africa
    IN DUO WITH 
    Victoria Kisyombe: Founder and CEO, Selfina. Tanzania

 

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

 

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm SUBFORUMS: LEARN AND BUILD TOGETHER

  

                - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
                  Doing business with China: 5 key things you must know

 

Speakers:

 

  • Mark Greeven: Associate Professor of Innovation in Zhejiang University. The Netherlands
  • Wei Wei: Entrepreneur specialized in building bridges between China and the rest of the world. China

 

Testimonies / case studies of 4 foreign entrepreneurs in China:

 

  • Sebastian Martin: Founder of Cambio Coffee. Columbia
  • Mark Maclntyre: Founder of Specifiko. USA
  • Rina Joosten-Rabou: Founder of Seedlink. The Benelux
  • Philippe Teunissen: Founder of 21Brains. Vice President MOD Markets, Moscow, Russian Federation. CEO / Co-founder of De Keukenmeiden, Weesp, WiseLine, iQaly and Flep-Tech Intelligence. The Netherlands

 

               - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
                 How business can create social impact

 

Moderator: Mathew Knowles, British Council’s Director. Shanghai

 

Workshop’s Partner: Shanghai British Council

 

Speakers:

 

  • Michael Norton: Co-founder of Changemakers. UK
  • Shiyin Cai: Founder of Dialogue in the Dark China. China 
  • Jack Sim: Founder of the World Toilet Organisation and the BOP Hub. Singapore
  • Larry Sullivan: Chairman and Co-founder of COINS. UK 
  • Oliver Rothschild: Social investor, financial adviser, co-founder of the Asia Environmental Innovation Forum. UK 
  • Xin Hao: Director of Green Zhejiang. China

 

                 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
                   Europe-Asia Business Angel Forum

 

ModeratorBaybars Altuntas. President of the Turkish Business Angels Association. Turkey

 

Speakers:

 

  • Tugrul Atamer: Executive Chairman, World Entrepreneurship Forum. Turkey
  • Paulo Andrez: Emeritus President EBAN. Portugal
  • Caroline Pan: Technology Advisor and Angel Investor. China
  • Wong Poh Kam: Director for NUS Entrepreneurship Centre. Singapore

 

                 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
                   Internet’s transformation of China’s business: Internet Plus Strategy and 020 Trend

 

Session conducted in Chinese

Host: Prof. Zheng Gang, Zhejiang University

 

Speakers:

 

  • Prof. Wu Xiaobo: Dean of School of Management, Zhejiang University
  • Wang Ye: VP of Haier Home Appliance Group
  • Zhuang Chenchao: Founder and CEO of Qunar.com
  • Tang Wen: Marketing Director at YeePay
  • Prof. Su Weizhen: Professor at Peking University
  • Guo Wei: Director of Lenovo
  • Lu Feicheng: President ICSB China

 

                 - 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
                   Entrepreneurship Education in China

 

Session conducted in Chinese

Host: Prof. Wu Aiqi, Zhejiang University

 

Speakers:

 

  • Prof. Xiaofu Si: Chair Professor Zhejiang University
  • Shan Xiangshuang: President of CSC Group
  • Xue Wei: Vice president of Wenzhou University

 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AWARD CEREMONY AND GALA DINNER 

 

Dress code: Traditional wear from your country or Cocktail dress / Black tie

 

With, amongst others:

 

  • Francesco Piazzi Tommasi: Founder of Echale tu casa. Mexico
  • Wong Poh Kam: Director for NUS Entrepreneurship Centre. Singapore
  • Timothy Draper: Founder of  Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Draper University. USA
  • Bernice Daapah: Founder of Ghana Bamboo Bikes. Ghana
  • Mao Jingxiang: Founder, Chairman & CEO of Hangzhou MIQ Technology Inc., Partner and Executive Director of LTS Capital. China

 

 

Wednesday October 21st

 

9:00 am - 10:30 am MASTERCLASS WITH OUR AWARDEES

 

Q&A session with our awarded role-models

  

11:00 am - 12:30 pm WORLD ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM LION’S DEN

 

Moderator: Dan Evans, EMLYON Business School. USA

 

A panel of 5 experienced Lion investors asses the innovative business plans. The crowd is invited to vote for the project of their choice and nudge their favorite start-up in the right direction.

 

  • Baybars AltuntasPresident of the Business Angels Association of Turkey, president of Deulcom International, VP of the European Trade Association for Business Angels. Turkey
  • Manoj Sharma: MD of DifferWorld Pte Ltd and of CusJo.com. Singapore
  • Paulo Andrez: President Emeritus EBAN (European Business Angels Network). Portugal
  • Min Zhu: Co-founder, former president and chief technological officer of WebEx. China
  • Cheng Houbo: CEO of Oriental Fortune Capital. China

 

4 talented Start-up Founders :

 

  • Chen Chiu Hao (“Ted”): Co-founder and Product Architect of Evercomm. Singapore
  • Kingsun Zhang: Project Leader of Taotie. China
  • Sidy Kebe: Founder and CEO of Africa B2B.Senegal
  • Ting Shi Jin: Founder and CEO of Traquer. Malaysia

 

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

  

02:00 pm - 4:30 pm PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

 

                 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
                   Junior Entrepreneurship Show

 

Speakers: JWEF organizers & members and junior entrepreneurs
 

                 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
                   From entrepreneurial chaos to growth: A policy agenda

 

Moderator and speaker:

Pontus Braunerhjelm: Managing Director, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum; Professor in International Business and Entrepreneurship, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Sweden

 

Speakers:

 

  • Daniel Wiberg: Chief Economist, Swedish Federation of Business Owners. Sweden
  • Johan Eklund: Research Director, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Sweden
  • Eliot Gattegno: Director, Center for Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship; Associate Professor, School of Management and Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China. USA
  • Mike Cao: Officer at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). China

 

                 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
                   Through the eyes of women entrepreneurs 
 

Host: Wang Song

 

  • Wu Chaoying: President of Haoanju. China
  • Shi Lan: Managing Director of Hyde Capital Group, Co-founder of Spaceyun. China
  • Zhang Jie: CEO of Hudan Investment. China
  • Fang Qin: Founder of ybren.com. China
  • Sophie Vurpillot: Founder of Planet Expat. France
  • Katayoun Sepehri: Association of Iranian Women entrepreneurs. Iran

 

                - 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 
                  Entrepreneurship in Internet Finance

 

Session conducted in Chinese

Host: Prof. Ben Shenglin, Zhejiang University.

 

Speakers:

 

  • Zhao Xiaowei: Founder of Wacai
  • Sun Haitao: Founder of Credit U51
  • Chen Jianke: Founder of Tomcat

 

                - 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 
               Global Development Strategy of Zhejiang Entrepreneurs in the Content of One Belt One Road

 

Session conducted in Chinese

Host: Prof. Wang Xiaoyi, Zhejiang University

 

  • Liang Liming: Vice Governor of Zhejiang Province
  • Jianhua: President of WENSLI
  • Kang Rongping: Senior Fellow, Research Section of Multinational Corporations, IWEP, CASS. (Institute of World Economics & Politics, China Academy of Social Sciences)
  • Gu Chenwei: CEO of Wacai
  • Ben Shenglin: Zhejiang University

 

6:00 pm Meeting at the Dragon Hotel’s Lobby
               COMMUNITY DINNER @ Chenghuang Pavilion

 

 

Thursday October 22nd

 

08:30 am - 02:00 pm  COMPANY VISITS OR TOURISTIC PROGRAM

 

COMPANY VISITS

 

  • Alibaba Headquarters 
  • Science Park of Zhejiang University
  • Dream Town

 

TOURISTIC PROGRAM

 

  • West Lake Boat
  • LinYing Temple
  • He fang Street

 

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