As you know, 3G is the hot topic hitting China these days in the tech industry. I was asked to host the first 3G Industry Summit in Kunshan, China by Leo Wang. The conference brought together a host of international and local VC’s, experts, industry leaders, and innovative content creators to talk about the future of mobile content, 3G potential, and the mobile market place.
"3G Industry Summit – Kunshan is an annual event presented by the Kunshan Government and organized by Mobile 2.0 Forum, where international and Chinese telecom operators, multinational media groups, service proviers, mobile content publishers, mobile application developers, advertisers, infrastructure manufacturers, venture capitalists, mobile device solution proviers, and handset makers come together to discuss policy updates, busienss models, partnership opportunities, technology reforming and content innovations across the world."
More Photos from the conference here.
Co-organized with Leo Wang and Co-hosted by Anina.net, founder of the 360Fashion Network and organized by Leo Wang founder of the Mobile 2.0 Forum; co-organized by Boss 0nly, InLeader, Great Wall Club, Plus8Star, and Web2Asia.
With attending experts such as Mobile Monday Beijing’s Benjamine Joffe attending from Plus8Star Consulting, and Nokia Venture Partner, Wei-hun Liew, presented on behalf of Nokia Growth Partners, a perspective on investment strategy for the mobile industry (photo above: anina.net, Benjamine, Wei-hun L-R).
Meeting the Kunshan Government was an honor, Benjamine spoke for all of the VIP foreign guests such as myself.
The opening of the Kunshan 3G Conference was in traditional Chinese style with a big orange phone which said welcome. Very funny! A Kunshan phone with the map of Kunshan in the center button. The official city’s logo.
The first half of the first day presented an overview on the China 3G market, the Japan 3G market, and the French 3G market. Speeches from MIXI MOBILE, Drecom.inc, 3G.cn, DeNA, and the Symbian Foundation China laid the ground for the Chinese to learn what was done before, what worked, what didn’t work, in order to inspire the audience and support the industry.
Mobile SNS, mobile e-commerce are what is working well on 3G in Japan. Mobile TV – a total failure in 3G with decreasing percentage of market usage. China has the opportunity as the 3rd entry into the market to take the lead by learning from the past.
One of the most interesting people I met there, besides Serkan, Matty Mo, and Edwardo S, was Tanaka-san, a Japanese investor who used to work at Macromedia, before Adobe bought it. We reminisced about great Macromedia people we had in common. I remember speaking at Barcelona with the newly formed Adobe, about Anina Dress Up, my 360Fashion RSS rich media news reader, and went to the Nokia Champion dinner, so elegant, and met the CEO of Adobe Mobile and hung out after with the Adobe team, etc, and learned that Japan has a huge flash lite market! Tanaka-san is the most stylish guy in the whole tech industry that I ever met. Wow! Geeks take note!
Another notable person, Clement Bo - Vice Secretary-General – Great Wall Club
The Mobile Internet the Great Wall Club (MIGWC) was established by 8
leading mobile Internet companies in March 2008. MIGWC is a nonprofit
organization which provides a communication platform serving the global
Mobile Internet industry. Our objective is to promote friendship,
cooperation and globalization. All of our members are the CEOs or
chairmen of the mobile internet companies. Global Mobile Internet
Conference (GMIC) is an annual event of the club. The one in 2010 will
be held on March in Huangzhou. http://www.thegreatwallclub.com
Mr. BO Yiqun, Vice Secratry-General at Mobile Internet Great Wall Club
(MIGWC), has more than 10 years experience in China’s ICT industry. He
is in charge of overseas development of MIGWC.
It was a great conference and we all can’t wait to come back again in August 2010.