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Games and Apps Go To China @ South Bay, Pre- GDC Party

GWC

Monday, March 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Santa Clara, CA

Games and Apps Go To China  @ South Bay, Pre- GDC Party

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Top Sponsor

 UnicomWO3

Want the world's 3rd largest mobile provider to share with you how to get your game in front of 200,000,000+ users?


Games and Apps Go to China focuses on apps and games looking for success in China-- the second largest, and soon to be the largest games and apps market in the World.

We have a panel of experts who have helped many games and apps succeed in China. They can help you too. Don't miss this event!

This event is hosted by GWC, the organizer of Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC)

GWC and its sponsors reserved the right to contact registered attendees before and after the event via email or other channels.

Who Should Attend:

If you want some great mobile games-focused networking, or

If you are an app developer, and want to navigate China with app distribution, or

If you want to demo your app to a panel of China-centric mobile judges


Agenda

  • 6:00 - 6:30pm  Food, Registration and Networking
  • 6:30 - 6:35pm  Organizer Introduction

  • 6:35 - 6:40pm  Introductions to Sponsor and Speakers

  • 6:40 - 6:55pm  Keynote speech from China Unicom Wo Store

  • 6:55 - 7:03pm  Keynote speech from Tencent

  • 7:03 - 7:11pm  Keynote speech from ZTE

  • 7:11 - 7:15pm  Judge Introductions

  • 7:15 - 8:00pm  App and Game Demos

  • 8:00 - 8:05pm Raffle winners announced

  • 8:05-  8:40pm  Judge Panel Discussion "How can you maximize your success in the highly competitive, fragmented China market"

  • 8:45 - 8:50pm Demo Winners announced

  • 8:50 - 9:00pm Raffle winners announced

 

Speakers 

 Shen Zhou, VP, China Unicom Wo Store

Dr. Shen Zhou (Ph.D) is the VP of China Unicom Wo Store, in charge of the R&D and operation. He has been engaged in the product innovation system in China Unicom Shanghai branch for years, enjoying expertise in the mobile internet technology and marketing.

  George Hou, President, ZTE MT and ZTE Joygor

 Lu Peng, VP, Tencent Games


 

Judges

 Shen Zhou, VP, China Unicom Wo Store

Dr. Shen Zhou (Ph.D) is the VP of China Unicom Wo Store, in charge of the R&D and operation. He has been engaged in the product innovation system in China Unicom Shanghai branch for years, enjoying expertise in the mobile internet technology and marketing.

 John Chen, CTO, ZTE MT

 Roy Liu, Head of Business Development, Greater China, Chartboost

 Li Feng, Partner of IDG Accel Partners

 IDG Accel Partners is a venture capital firm that has been dedicated for over 25 years to supporting entrepreneurs who possess the unique insight to define new categories and build world-class


 Eugene Zhang, CEO of InnoSpring, Inc

 

InnoSpringis a US-China cross border technology incubator. Previously, Eugene co-foundered TEEC Angel Fund, a supper angel fund investing in both US and China early stage companies. Prior to that, he founded JEDA Technologies, Inc., in December, 2002 and serves as President and CEO.

 Thomas Luo, Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Editor of PingWest

PingWest is a Chinese online tech media whose mission is to connect tech and startup ecosystems between Silicon Valley and China. Previously Thomas worked for CBN Weekly – China’s top business magazine as San Francisco and Silicon Valley based tech writer. Thomas is a well-known tech writer in China with 7 years relevant experience.


 Henry Fong, CEO of Yodo1

Yodo1, a market entry specialist that helps Western game developers successfully launch and monetize in the rapidly expanding China mobile market.

 Shirley Lin, Executive Managing Director of 800 Birds

800 Birds is a different kind of Startup Accelerator building MVP for mobile apps/games and consumer/enterprise internet. Previously she was the Executive VP of Business Development at Beintoo, an Italian startup with a mobile gamification platform of reward and user loyalty programs for mobile games/apps.


Sponsor:

Unicom WO 3  

About China Unicom & Wo Store

China Unicom is a Chinese state-owned telecommnications operator in China, ranks as the world's third-biggest mobile provider. China Unicom is the only WCDMA network supplier and one of the largest mobile operators in Chinese market. As at the end of December 2012, the total subscribers of the Company’s mobile, local telephone and broadband businesses reached 395 million.

Wo Store is the only official APP store of China Unicom which now offers services to more than 20 million users, with a monthly growth of more than 2 million. Ever since its establishment in 2010, the Wo Store team has been known for their ‘innovative spirit’ in operators’ app markets.

 

Local Media Partners:
 
800 Birds Small  InnoSpring logo
 
 
 

Apply to Demo

What is the Process of the Competition? What are the rules?

  • After the close of submission on March 15th, a judging committee will determine which 10 finalists will demo at the event.
  • Up to 10 Finalists will present their game/app on March 25th to a panel of judges. 
  • Judges will select 3 or more app or game winners.
  • The winners will get a chance to demo at GMIC Beijing (May 7-8) and/or GMIC Silicon Valley (October 21-23)
  • Judging criteria include Originality, Popularity, UI/UX esperience. As well as Fun for games and Utility for apps.
  • All decisions of the judging committee and judges are final and binding.
  • GWC reserve all rights to modify the rules.
Important Dates:
  • Apps and Games Submission ends at March 20th
  • Result announced on March 21th
  • Demo at event on March 25th

Why Should I Apply to Compete in this event?

Applicant Benefits: 

  • Chance to connect with leading game publishers, platforms, distributors, and VCs.
  • Discount for participating in at the Global Mobile Internet Conference as an attendee or exhibitor  

Finalist benefits:

  • Demo and receive feedback from a panel of industry expert judges
  • 1 Innovation Booth and 2 Main Stage Passes at GMIC Beijing
  • Brand exposure through GMIC website, social media, partners' channels and PR

Top Winners additional benefits:

  • Demo in GMIC Beijing
  • Meeting with sponsors.
  • Consulting Advice from experts
  • More benefits from sponsors

 Who Should Apply to Compete?

  • Any mobile game or app from a startup company or individual can apply 
  • Any app/game developer who wants to expand his/her network within the mobile gaming ecosystem in China
  • This will be an unique opportunity for games that want to increase users in Asia, and desires to launch at GMIC Beijing (May 7-8)

 What are the events at GMIC Beijing?

  • Mobile Game Competition
  • Conference tracks on mobile game monetization, localization, globalization etc.
  • Innovation Expo featuring mobile games
  • Mobile Game Award Ceremony for most innovative and popular mobile games
  • Business matching activities, after party and Fun!

Join us to take your games and apps to China!


Success Stories of Apps and Games Launching at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing

 
  
The creator of Fruit Ninja and Top sponsor of GMIC Beijing 2012, launched their China promotions through events organized by GWC: an interview with Sina, Monday Dinner in Beijing, G-Talk, Week of Games, GMIC 2012.

     
Launched Angry Birds in China at GMIC 2011, where the company then cooperated with Madhouse for ads, Letao for selling Angry Birds licensed products, also China Mobile and D.cn for distribution, among other partners. 
At GMIC 2012, HandGames and Yodo1 were formally introduced in the VIP Lounge. Three months later, the two became strategic partners. Within three days of YODO1 promoting and distributing “Clouds and Sheep”, it became the second most popular mobile game on Apple’s App Store.
 
 

More Questions? Please contact Lawrence Wong at lawrence dot wong at gwc dot net.
More information at http://beijing.thegmic.com/
 

Top Sponsor

 Unicom WO 3

Have questions about Games and Apps Go To China @ South Bay, Pre- GDC Party? Contact GWC

When & Where



InnoSpring (408) 550-2818
2901 Tasman Dr
#107
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Monday, March 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


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Organizer

GWC

GWC connects mobile leaders around the world by enabling its members and clients to develop trusted relationships, learn market leading strategies, promote their initiatives and ultimately, grow their mobile internet business globally. GWC's exclusive private network, Global Mobile Innovators, includes some of the world's most influential executives, entrepreneurs, developers and investors in the mobile Internet industry such as executives from Tencent, Alibaba, China Unicom, Microsoft, DeNA and Gree.

GWC is the organizer of the Global Mobile Internet Conference held annually in Beijing and Silicon Valley.

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