Silicon Valley’s largest annual China-focused technology event to host more than 2,000 attendees, discussing China’s impact on the global economy and its increasing influence
Invitation-only CEO Summit brings together more than 20 CEOs and executives from China and Silicon Valley’s top IT companies, including Huawei, Tencent, Shanda, Cisco, Microsoft and Yahoo!
Silicon Valley, California – September 27, 2011 - Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA), the leading association for Chinese entrepreneurs and professionals in Silicon Valley, announced today that its 2011 Annual Conference titled “China, the Next Center of the Global Economy?” will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The conference will be followed by a U.S.-China CEO Summit to be held at Pebble Beach, Calif. on October 2-3, 2011. The Annual Conference will be open to the public, while the CEO Summit will be invitation-only.
The HYSTA Annual Conference, expected to draw more than 2,000 participants this year, brings together leading entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists from both the United States and China to discuss China’s influence on the global economy and its readiness to take the center stage.
“China’s growing sway over the global economy has attracted significant attention, especially in terms of corporate strategy. At HYSTA, we are ready to talk about whether China can shoulder the responsibility of being at the epicenter of worldwide commerce,” said Weijie Yun, president of HYSTA, co-chair of the conference and co-founder of Telegent Systems Inc. “With a deep understanding of the nuanced business practices and strong industry connections in both the United States and China, HYSTA is in a unique position to address that topic and offer an unrivaled perspective to our audience.”
Close to 60 of the most celebrated technology executives, entrepreneurs and venture investors in today’s technology industry will be in attendance speaking to China’s economic power from different points of view. Among HYSTA’s distinguished speaking panel are CEOs, CTOs, VPs and co-founders from leading technology companies such as VMware, Tencent, Huawei, Yahoo!, Cisco, Salesforce.com, PDI/DreamWorks, Shanda Interactive Entertainment, Qunar.com Inc., Symbio, iSoftStone, hiSoft, VanceInfo, and venture capitalists and investors from top firms such as GSR Ventures, DFJ Dragon, Sierra Ventures, Walden International, The Hina Group, China Capital Group, Keystone Ventures and the Mingly China Growth Fund.
Among HYSTA’s unique offerings, attendees can take part in an innovation and leadership track featuring successful leaders of Chinese and global corporations who will discuss the differences in startups, innovation, leadership and career development between China and the Silicon Valley. An investment track will tackle the current issues in venture investment, IPO and M&A trends, particularly as they relate to the next investment boom in China. A final track will focus on social media, mobile applications and outsourcing activities taking place in China.
The HYSTA CEO Summit, as part of HYSTA’s Annual Conference, gathers top executives from both Silicon Valley and China for a high-impact event. This year more than 20 well-known CEOs and presidents from China’s top IT companies will visit the Bay Area with nearly 30 local senior executives. While at the CEO Summit, executives can exchange insights about the economy and industry outlook within and outside China and discuss topics such as globalization, industry trends, investments and pending business opportunities.
“The HYSTA CEO Summit offers leading executives from both the Silicon Valley and China the rare chance to compare notes in an intimate and relaxing atmosphere.” said Ken Xie, co-chair of the CEO Summit and founder, president and CEO of Fortinet, Inc. “In the past, we have seenmany important business deals forged at the CEO Summit. We have full confidence that this year’s summit participants will continue to build lasting business connections and relationships.”
Confirmed participants include top executives of many leading Chinese and American technology firms, including Huawei, Tencent, Shanda, Cisco, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Salesforce.com, Fortinet and more.
2011 Annual Conference
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, Calif. 95054
2011 CEO Summit
Pebble Beach, Calif.
For a full program agenda, registration and more updated information about HYSTA’s 2011 Annual Conference and CEO Summit, please visit www.hysta.org.
About Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association
Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA) is a leading Chinese professional association in United States. Founded in 1999 by a group of successful Chinese entrepreneurs, HYSTA aims at nurturing entrepreneurship and career development among Chinese technology and business professionals and facilitates networking and the exchange of business ideas between Silicon Valley and China.
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