Inside China Summit

Inside China Summit – What to expect

Inside China Summit 2018

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

We are proud to co-organize this year the exclusive SINO-GERMAN DIGITAL INNOVATION MATCHMAKING as part or the new China International 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 Matchmaking

At this year’s new China International Import Expo in Shanghai, China’s government will organize 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 09/2018. Agenda to be finally confirmed.


Day 1, 5th of November – Shanghai

Silicon Dragon: China’s Innovation and its Implication

Receive the latest briefing from Chinese digital thought leaders and local market insiders in the fastest changing environment of the world. Our Sessions will help you understand the bigger picture. You will get a deeper understanding of China’s ecosystem dynamics, and hear about digital success stories, as well as China’s social media trends and how all those technologies influence the everyday life of a consumer.

Digital Retail Tour

Experience the daily life of a digital native in Shanghai! Through an interactive shopping retail experience and selected store visits you get exclusive insights into New Retail and Future Store Concepts. This experience tour is about understanding drivers behind digital developments in China and consumer buying behaviour.


Official Welcome Reception at the Vue Bar

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

Day 2, 6th of November – Shanghai


Unveiling China’s digital mysteries

We are starting off Day 2 with interesting insights. Starting with a keynote about China’s Digital Transformation Index and how to upgrade China’s production efficiency by leveraging digital capabilities, followed by insights on the future of China’s EV market, the session will end in a panel discussion about the next level of digital transformation on a global scale.

China International Import Expo Visit
& Digital Innovation Summit incl. the ‘Matchmaking’

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. Business leaders of Chinese and International companies and KOL’s of the digital world will share vision keynotes, followed by our exclusive matchmaking summit for C-Levels only.

Import Expo Networking Dinner

Join our exclusive Import Expo Networking dinner at the Primus Hotel.

Day 3, 7th of November – Hangzhou


Management Reception @Alibaba HQ

After two inspiring days in Shanghai, you will be able to join an exclusive management reception at the Alibaba headquarters. Take on a journey into their diverse ecosystem. Visit the Alibaba Museum and connect to the different business units such as Ant Financial or AliCloud

Management CEO Reception @NetEase

Seize the unique opportunity to learn about NeatEase by receiving insights into their business model. Understand how they operate and manage to do successful cross-border eCommerce in the FMCG market. Additionally, you are going to learn more about China’s digital consumer behaviour.

Day 4, 8th of November – Hangzhou


D20 Digital Leadership Forum

We will host an exclusive D20 Digital Leadership forum, which will provide inspiring panel discussions and keynotes about the future of retail and the future of transportation together with the global thought leaders and the province government.

Visit of a local Unicorn

After an inspiring D20 Forum, we will visit one of China’s exciting unicorns. We are going to get insights into their business model, the reasons leading to their success, what their plans for future expansion are, and what western companies could adopt in order to drive their own value growth.


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 @

We will visit one of China’s largest online retailers,, also the country’s biggest Internet company by revenue. Learn more about latest standards for online shopping, logistics, as well as same- and next-day delivery.

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 @ Sensetime

Visit the most valuable AI startup in the world to experience their latest AI – empowered technologies and learn about their use cases across different industries. Learn about Sensetime’s company vision and their global approach for future growth.

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.


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