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©2019 by UBC China Forum

OUR SPEAKERS

18 FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship

In the globalized world that we live in today, global markets are often intertwined, and developments in one country can significantly affect markets elsewhere. As such, it is imperative that Chinese and Canadian enterprises cooperate based on the principles of mutual benefit, support, and achievement. Top multinationals in the areas of wealth management, securities, trust, bank capital, and angel investment will be discussing opportunities to achieve expected cooperation and how innovation can be maximized.

01

Wang Xin Wei
CFO, Managing Director of China Renaissance

Joining the team since 2007 with over 30 years of experience in investment management and acquisition. China Renaissance offers consulting services for Chinese start-up entrepreneurs and by the end of 2018 had enabled more than 930 ventures including IPO, acquisition and private equities with over 136 billion USD in value, and private equities worth over 4.1 billion USD.

02

Steve Lau
Founder of Eagles Fund

A well-known entrepreneur and angel investor in China. He has over 25-year experience in technology and investment

Focus at the Forum:

Influences and implications of entrepreneurship and value of capital markets. 

Application of Technology

The 21st century can be characterized as the century of the technological revolution. With a focus on Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Blockchain, entrepreneurs from leading firms will conduct comprehensive discussions on the application, development prospects, and possibilities regarding Sino-Canadian cooperation in the new technology industry.

03

Herbert Chia
Author of Best-Selling "Big Data - The Business Revolution
Partner of Sequoia China Capital
(ex-Group VP of Alibaba Group)

Currently Venture Partner of Sequoia Capital China Fund. With over 10 years of experience in data strategy and analytics, he has formed his own unique way of data-thinking and data-management, and has original insights in the future of big data. He has led Alibaba’s data team to make a series of significant achievements in the practical field of big data.

Focus at the Forum:

The career outlook for big data and computer scientists in the business field. Pointers on job hunting in a highly modernized business world.

04

Jack Gao
Former CEO of Microsoft China
Former SVP of Wanda Group
Former Global SVP of News

The only Chinese member among the 2016 and 2017 Most Powerful People in Hollywood published by Hollywood Reporter.

Focus at the Forum:

How to optimize your choices in entrepreneurship and make the difference through informed analysis and informed choices and understanding of the market.

05

Beijing Moviebook Technology Corporation Limited operates in intelligent image production businesses. The Company provides big data, video ad delivery, web video technology development services.
 

General Manager of International Business,
Moviebook Technology Corp Ltd.
 Stone Liu

LIFESTYLE SERVICE

At this summit, leaders will be providing in-depth analysis of the development prospects in this rapidly growing industry, hoping aid China and Canada in further developing life service projects on the premise of improving quality of life.

07

Bai Xiu Feng
Culinary School President

Now responsible for analysis of the catering industry, consolidating brand image and led Meituan to the top of Internet-based catering services in China. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, he is now a published author of "a guide" on the five essentials of modern restaurants.

Focus at the Forum:

Lives have been revamped with the rise of catering services, but what is ever-intriguing is how these services have risen into prominence. Conditions and factors of O2O services will be discussed.

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

The forum will feature the entertainment industry and the information age, including well-known influencers and actress.

09

Raz Galor
Media Figure and Influencer
Founder of YChina

Creator of YChina in 2017, a highly influential collaborative project specializing in analyzing and bridging Chinese and Western cultures, which partnered with BeautyCam, Tantan, Meitu, OFO, JD, WeChat, etc, all the while YChina has amassed over 50 million followers.

​Focus at the Forum:

Influence of KOL and social media in China.

9

Christy Chung
Well-known Canadian-Chinese Actress

Actress, winner of 1993 International Miss Asia and Miss Asia of Montreal. Currently starring in MGTV’s reality series “My Dearest Ladies”

MORE CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

11

Focus at the Forum:
Capital Market

Managing Director, Partner of China International Capital Corporation Capital
Vion Sun

12

Scott Zheng
Founding Partner, Purple Sky Capital

Founder and CEO of PurpleSky Capital, well-known angel investor with ventures in MOMO, Chastory, Smartisan, Cootek, Inke, etc. During his time as CFO of Joyou, led the firm to IPO and financed over 1 billion RMB and set the record of Chinese firms financing in European capital markets.

13

Managing Director of ZhenFund
Forbes 30 under 30
Liu Yuan

ZhenFund is among the top-rated Angel Investment institutions in China. Liu focuses on early-stage Chinese technology startups, and has led investments in companies including China's autonomous driving outfit Momenta, online retailer Yi23 and broadcasting app Castbox.

Focus at the Forum:

Key essentials to early-investment and entrepreneurship

14

Roham Gharegozlou
CEO at Dapper Labs
Founder at Axiom Zen
Founder & CEO at CryptoKitties

Founder and former CEO of Axiom Zen, an award-winning venture studio that was named first among Canada’s Most Innovative Companies by Canadian Business. Products of Axiom Zen have touched 200+ million consumers and are used by Facebook, Microsoft, NASA, etc.


Dapper labs, the company behind CryptoKitties Notable investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures, Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, etc 

15

Wei Shao
Partner of Dentons Canada LLP

Extensive experience in mergers and acquisitionscorporate and project financing, cross-border counseling, and general corporate and commercial transactions.

Advised Canadian and international companies in natural resources, manufacturing, high-tech, environment, infrastructure and financial transactions in China. Frequent speaker at various conferences on matters related to investment in or from China.

16

Greg Johnston
CEO of Carl Data Solutions

Specializes in Database Marketing, eCommerce, Marketing Automation, CRM, On-Line Advertising, Email Marketing, Advanced Analytics, and Statistical Modelling.

Carl Data Solutions is a publicly listed company that is focused on providing next-generation data collection, storage, and analytics for Industrial Internet of Things solutions for government and industry. Building on its recent acquisitions of companies and assets, Carl Data continues to develop applications and communications networks to work with new cloud-based mass storage services, predictive analytics and machine learning (Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS)). Carl Data's applications help its clients analyze and understand all forms of environmental data through a powerful platform of data collection, monitoring, analysis, and reporting tools.

17

Karim Nanji
CEO of Marble Financial

Mr. Nanji is an accomplished leader with a proven track record for building and commercializing world-class financial technology. He has a significant background in retail financial services for underbanked, underserved and credit-challenged consumers in Canada, the United States, and international markets. Mr. Nanji is a concept through execution leader with over 25 years of experience across start-up, growth, enterprise and Fortune 500 organizations

 

Marble Financial specializes in rebuilding people's credit through FinTech solutions.

18

Edward Smith
Managing Director of Fenix Energy

A former recipient of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 award, Ed is the Engineer of Record for the first two LEED Silver Certified buildings in Canada, and has led the concept design for Canada’s first LEED Platinum office. Ed was previously a member of the City of Vancouver’s Urban Design Panel, speaker at UBC’s executive group (Sauder School of Business), and a member of TEC Canada. Ed continues to share his business and leadership acumen at MacKay CEO Forums.

Founded in 2010, Fēnix has a reputation for leading the delivery of Thermal Energy Assets across North America. Their work is grounded in solid business cases that generate new significant revenue potential, efficiency, and environmental returns. Their solutions ensure developers, utilities and municipalities stay ahead of the capital curve.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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