Wednesday 21st September: Duncan Clark on Alibaba, Jack Ma and the changing face of China’s tech industry

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Date(s) - Wednesday, September 21 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



It has been two years since Chinese tech giant Alibaba’s landmark listing on the New York stock exchange – a share sale which became the largest global IPO ever. But what does the stratospheric rise of Alibaba tell us about China’s technology industry, and its relationship with the rest of the world?

Duncan Clark, author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, will assess China’s role as a global tech leader and the future of Alibaba in emerging and developed markets. Having met Ma first in 1999, Clark will draw on his own experience of China’s tech behemoth and consider the opportunities and limits of Alibaba in today’s China and beyond.

Fresh from a book tour that took him through Silicon Valley as well as the rest of the US, Clark will also offer insights on how Chinese players are received in the global home of tech innovation.

About the speaker:

An investor and advisor on China’s technology and consumer sectors, Duncan Clark is author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, published in the spring of 2016. Based in China since 1994, he spent four years as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley before founding his own investment advisory firm, BDA China.

Clark is also a co-founder or early stage investor of a number of technology ventures including AppAnnie, and Radish Fiction, an independent director of Bangkok Bank (China) and an advisory board member of WildAid and the Digital Communication Fund of Pictet et Cie.

He is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics; and a former Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He previously served as Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to UK-China trade and investment.

Venue: Kartel – entry via Fifth Floor, 1 Xiangyang lu, near Julu Lu, Jingan district
Date: Wednesday
, 21 Sept., 2016
7pm – 9pm (doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm)
50RMB SFCC members; 15oRMB non-members
Price includes two drinks and canapés


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