/Tech Junction: Beijing’s best tech events Apr 3 – Apr 9

Tech Junction: Beijing’s best tech events Apr 3 – Apr 9

Thursday, Apr 6  

VR Industry Salon (Chinese)

Virtual reality has been one of last year’s most intense industries, with a number of new players popping up across China. But the VR bubble might not last long – the industry is facing difficulties. This salon will discuss what kind of enterprises will gain advantage and their unique business patterns. The salon have invited a range of experts who will share their opinions on the survival and development of VR+. This event is organized by VR Wormhole. More information here.

  • When: 2 – 5 PM
  • Where: Zhongguancun Lingchuang Space, No. 1 Zhongguancun South Av., Haidian, Beijing
  • Ticket: Free

 

Friday, April 7th

China’s Cybersecurity Law: An expression of China’s cyber-sovereignity ambitions (English)

The new Cybersecurity Law will be in place in 2017, and this might have a significant influence on foreign businesses. Existing requirements for localizing data storage on servers located within the Chinese territory will be further strengthened while network operators will also be required to provide ‘technical support’ for national security and law enforcement. The European Chamber will invite three experts to share relevant insights and industry reactions. More information here.

  • When: 8:30 – 10:30 AM
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel, No. 48 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Ticket: RMB 250/500

 

Saturday, Apr 8

The 2017 Job Fair for Foreigners in Bejing (English/Chinese)

Planning a career move? Land the job of your dreams at Beijing’s 2017 Job Fair for Foreigners where over 250 employers will offer full-time, part-time or internship positions. The fair, organized by Chinajobs, will invite some big names, including CCTV, Hainan Airlines, China-Africa Business Council, Shangdong University, and many more. Find out more about the event here.

  • When: 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Where: Swissotel Beijing, No. 2 Chaoyangmen North Av., Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Ticket: Free

 

Saturday, Apr 8

China-UK Blockchain Summit (English/Chinese)

What are the latest developments in blockchain technology and fintech for the U.K. and China? Find out from esteemed experts such as Eric van der Kleij, Special Advisor for Fintech and Blockchain at the UK Department for International Trade; Donald Lawrence, UCL Visiting Professor and Director of Financial Industry Advisory Board; Peter Bidwell from Applied Blockchain; and Hui Gong, founder of Crescent Quant. More information here.

  • When: 1 – 5:30 PM
  • Where: Poly Plaza Hotel, No.14 Dongzhimen South Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
  • Ticket: RMB 88/188

 

Saturday, April 8

Super Entrepreneur 2017: The Sixth BAT Summit (Chinese)

The BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) summit is one of China’s largest entrepreneurial events covering eight cities and inviting thousands of entrepreneurs from all fields. The summit showcases China’s most innovative technology, products, and business models, and enables startups to get inspired and realize their dreams. The BAT Club provides a platform for showcasing projects and entrepreneurial training, and it also enables financiers to find the best projects for investments. To join the industry’s elite, find out more about the event here.

  • When: 1 – 6 PM
  • Where: China National Convention Center, No.8-1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Ticket: RMB 99/998

Bonus Event:

Thursday, April 6

8-Bit Smash 64 Monthly!

Take a rest from your three-day Qingming holidays with a bottle of beer and the Super Smash Bros n64 video gaming tournament. Take a walk down memory lane at Beijing’s first retro/vintage computer and console games. Super Mario Bros, Streets of Rage, Space Invaders, and many more are waiting for you to try them out on full working versions of vintage favorites like the NES, SNES, Atari, Mega Drive and the (Super) Game Boy. Practice starts at 7 PM, 8 PM is for Doubles, and 9:30 PM is for Singles.

  • When: 7 PM till late
  • Where: 8-Bit, No. 13 Beiluoguxiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing
  • Ticket: Free

 

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A meetup group in Beijing with a stated goal of exchanging ideas in short, sharp dialogues among startups, tech and media professionals, in order to shed light on the tech scene in China. Our goal is to establish a tech community to connect with thinkers and dealmakers around the world.

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