Inside China Summit

Inside China Summit – What to expect

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Inside China Summit 2018

Become member of an exclusive group that will shape our digital future

We are proud to co-organize this year the exclusive INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL INNOVATION SUMMIT as part or the new Shanghai Import Expo in collaboration with the Chinese government and part of our 4th INSIDE CHINA SUMMIT 2018.


Why should you participate?

Join the International Digital Innovation Summit

At this year’s new international Expo in Shanghai, China’s government will organise a summit of all leading Chinese digital innovation CEO’S and their corresponding international players. Join this exclusive group and shape our digital future.

Meet founders and C-Levels of China’s leading companies

Engage directly with decision makers from Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and Co. Connect with China’s most promising unicorns and digital thought leaders.

Become part of our Digital Insider community

Network and connect with local digital pioneers but also with participating decision makers. Join our Digital Insider community of more than 100 thought leaders.


*Program status of 06/2018. Agenda to be finally confirmed.

Leading CEO-Event; Monday, Nov 5 | 2:00 PM – Tuesday, Nov 6 | 9:00 PM

Day 1, 5th of November – Shanghai

Digital Insider Sessions

Receive the latest briefing from Chinese digital thought leaders and local market insiders in the fastest changing environment of the world. Our sessions will give you the current overview and insights into latest digital trends and consumer behavior.

Digital Insider Experience Tour

After understanding the bigger picture, you will actively experience the latest version of innovative digital retail store concepts and execution of new technologies, such as facial recognition payment and 3D printing or staff-less stores.


Welcome Reception
at Consulate General of Germany

The official welcome reception offers an intimate environment to recap our experiences together and will give you the possibility to exchange with your relevant peer group, connect with experts and thought leaders of the local digital ecosystem.

Day 2, 6th of November – Shanghai


China International Import Expo Visit

Participate in China’s first international import expo for which the central government has selected leading companies to build the group of companies leading the development for the future.

International Digital Innovation Summit
incl. keynote of Jack Ma

European business leaders discuss with Chinese business leaders. We will organize an exclusive summit for C-Levels only. Exchange with China’s digital giants, including BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent), and goverment officials. Highlight will be the announced keynote of Jack Ma who will provide insights into Alibaba’s expansion plans outside of China.

International Digital Innovation Summit Dinner

Join our exclusive dinner of the International Digital Innovation Summit. Recap on the day and connect with decision makers who are relevant to your business.


Day 3, 7th of November – Hangzhou


WeDoctor Visit

After two inspiring days in Shanghai, we will visit China’s most successful online healthcare platform WeDoctor. The Tencent-backed unicorn counts more than 150 million registered clients in China and just recently raised its valuation from 1.5 to 5.5 billion USD.

Management Reception @ Alibaba HQ

You will be able to join an exclusive management reception at the Alibaba headquarters. Take on a journey into their diverse ecosystem. Experience intimate panel discussions and take advantage of unique networking opportunities.

Dream Town Visit

Seize the unique opportunity to connect with Hangzhou’s flourishing digital startup scene and experience the future science city Dream Town, a business incubator for internet companies, high-tech startups and venture capital firms.

Day 4, 8th of November – Hangzhou


D20 Digital Leadership Forum

Meet China’s most promising unicorns and company leaders from Hangzhou. We will host an exclusive D20 Digital Leadership forum which will provide you with inspiring panel discussions and keynotes together with the province government, following our sequence of D20 events, i.e. Hamburg in 2017.

Travel to Beijing | Departure

After inspiring insights and discussions we will continue our tour and travel to Beijing, the heart of innovation in China. We will say goodbye to those participants who will leave back home.

Day 5, 9th of November – Beijing


Management Reception @ Didi Chuxing

Get exclusive insights into the business of Didi Chuxing, China’s biggest ride sharing company. Join our tour through the headquarter and get in touch with the company that forced Uber out of China.

Management Reception @ Tencent

We will visit Tencent, one of the biggest internet companies in the world and founder of WeChat. We receive insights into the different business units of Tencent’s ecosystem, latest features of WeChat and global expansion plans.

Exclusive Closing Dinner

We will host an exclusive closing dinner and connect with the vibrant leaders of Beijing’s digital ecosystem.

Your Host


dgroup is the leading advisory firm for digital transformation in the DACH region, part of the global Accenture network.
Since 2014, dgroup has hosted multiple exclusive digital leadership summits and has build up a network of partners including leading Chinese companies, Universities and local authorities.
We bring together all the strategic, creative and technology capabilities, the comprehensive experience and the entrepreneurial mindset needed to transform our client’s business in the digital world.
Our team of management consultants, entrepreneurs, experts, developers and designers create new digital business, products and services with passion.


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

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