Rebecca Fannin Presentations in Taiwan

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It’s time to face the facts: China is catching up to the United States as a global leader of technology—and, within a few years, may surpass every nation in the world.

Hear the stories financial journalist Rebecca A. Fannin gathered as she traveled from Shanghai to Beijing and beyond to speak face-to-face with China’s hottest up-and-coming entrepreneurs. For some of them, her book features their first interview with the Western press—and their first chance to introduce their companies before their stocks hit Nasdaq. In her speech, you’ll hear about smart and savvy self-starters like Robin Li, who made his company, Baidu, in the image of Google; Jack Ma, who beat eBay and Yahoo! in China and scored a record IPO with his Alibaba. You’ll also hear about inventors and innovators like Liu Yingkui, who formed Oriental Wisdom and developed software for selling goods over cell phones rather than PCs. Whether you’re an investor, an entrepreneur, a technowhiz, or a dot-com mogul, you can make peace with the dragon—and profits, too.

About the Speaker:


Rebecca A. Fannin is an international business journalist and author of the well-received book that profiles leading Chinese tech and web entrepreneurs, Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008).

With 18 years experience covering global business, Ms. Fannin is the international editor of the Hong Kong-based AVCJ, www.asianfn.com. She writes a blog for Huffington Post and www.silicondragon.blogspot.com and also contributes to Inc., Fast Company, The Deal and Worth. Previously, Rebecca was international news editor at Red Herring (1999-2002), deputy editor at Advertising Age International (1996-1999) and editor of the Pulitzer-owned International Business (1990-1995). Her work has appeared in Wired, Asia Inc., Merrill Lynch 360 and Time Inc.’s AsiaWeek. Ms. Fannin began her career as a copy editor at the Dayton Journal Herald, as a Dow Jones intern.

Rebecca is a graduate of the Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism and a recipient of an Asian studies fellowship from the Freedom Forum. Combining her love for travel and adventure with passion for writing, Rebecca has been on assignment in many of the world’s capitals. She is a frequent moderator, panelist and presenter at industry events in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Ms. Fannin is a member of the Overseas Press Club in New York, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong and Tokyo, and the World Affairs Council in San Francisco.

Presentations Schedule

November 4, 2008, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race
Taiwan Venture Capital Association / 台灣創投公會
Venue/地點:Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance Room 401 台灣金融研訓院401教室
Address/地址:No 62, Sec 3, Roosevelt Rd. / 羅斯福路三段62

November 5, 2008, 12:00 – 2pm
Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race
European Chamber of Commerce / 歐洲商會
Venue/地點:Grand Formosa Regent Taipei, 4F VIP 5 / 台北晶華飯店四樓VIP 5
Address/地址:41 Chung Shan N. Road, Sec 2, Taipei / 台北市中山北路二段41

November 5, 2008, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Silicon Chindia: Is India the Next Tech Hotspot After China?
Pamir Law Group / 帕米爾法律集團
Venue/地點:Pamir Law Group / 帕米爾國際法律事務所
Address/地址:14F, 116 Nanking East Road, Section 2, Taipei 104, Taiwan / 台北市南京東路二段11614F

November 6, 2008, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Silicon Chindia: Is India the Next Tech Hotspot After China?
The Rotary Club event / 扶輪社
Venue/地點:Caesar Park Hotel / 凱薩飯店
Address/地址:No. 38, Section 1, Chung Hsiao W. Road, Taipei / 台北市忠孝西路一段38

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