Amazing Race to world's largest smartphone markets @ GMIC Beijing

  • May 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Exploring world's largest smartphone markets (China, India, Japan, Korean, Taiwan, etc), with Asia's largest mobile Internet Conference: GMIC Beijing!

We are grouping all the people who are interested in going to Beijing for this event, and host a tea tasting in Beijing!

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about GMIC


The Global Mobile Internet Conference is the premier event for mobile companies interested in expanding their network and learning market trends in Asia, the United States and markets worldwide.

GMIC Beijing is Asia’s largest and most influential mobile industry event and, for five years, has been at the forefront of the mobile Internet industry, focusing on global markets and emerging technologies. GMIC Beijing has been especially successful at connecting leading mobile companies in US and Europe to those in China and Asia. As such, GMIC is the Launchpad for many companies entering China like Evernote, Flipboard, Halfbrick (Fruit Ninja), and Rovio (Angry Birds).

GMIC brings together industry leaders such as the CEO’s of China’s largest Internet and mobile companies, the entrepreneurs behind Asia’s fastest growing mobile startups, and leading innovators in Silicon Valley. GMIC is a platform to educate and inspire attendees, while also outlaying potential for cross-border cooperation. From its conception, GMIC has championed innovation and globalization throughout the mobile ecosystem.

GMIC Beijing 2013 is a premier opportunity to expand your company’s reach and solidify its position in Asia. Join us in Beijing to promote your brand, connect with leading developers, personally experience the forefront of innovation, and network with Asia based media.

Theme of GMIC Beijing 2013

Since data first streamed into mobile devices, personal communication, entertainment, and information consumption has been ever changing. Today mobile is much more. Under the theme Transforming Mobile Internet, GMIC Beijing 2013 gives the stage to the executives, developers, entrepreneurs, and investors behind the integration of mobile into sales, marketing channels, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, energy, and social development.

GMIC Conference

The 2-day GMIC Beijing 2013 conference session will be packed with keynotes and panelists discussing the subjects and issues that matter in the industry today.

As a gathering of great thinkers, GMIC includes keynotes presented by leading movers and shakers in the industry. Panelists include entrepreneurs, investors and media who share their informed global perspectives with the audience.

The conference sessions are covered by top international media. GMIC has acted both as a stage for studios such as Rovio and Halfbrick to launch their popular game products in China and as an outlet for companies such asEvernote and Flipboard to make themselves known in China’s app market for the first time.

Previous GMIC conference topics included: Platform Wars: App Store vs. Mobile OS; From Mobile Games to Entertainment Empires; BRIC Countries and Emerging Markets; Cross-National Mobile Internet: Winning in Domestic and Overseas Markets; How Mobile Internet is Changing the TV Industry; Mobile Internet and the Publishing Industry; Innovation from Japanese Mobile Social Games and Internationalization Cases; Mobile Internet Strategies from NBA China.

Past speakers of GMIC included: Tencent CEO Pony Ma; Sina CEO Charles Chao; Sohu CEO Charles Zhang; Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun; Baidu CEO Robin Li; NetDragon Co-CEO Hu Zemin; Skymobi CEO Song Tao; UCWeb CEO, Chairman Yu Yongfu; Innovation Works CEO & Chairman of Kai-Fu Lee; Jingdong Mall CEO Liu Qiang Dong; Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing; i-Mode Inventor Tsuyoshi Natsuno; GREE President Yoshikazu Tanaka; DeNA President Isao Moriyasu; Evernote CEO Phil Libin; Flipboard CEO Mike McCue,; InMobi CEO Naveen Tewari, etc.

GMIC Exhibition

With over 10,000 industry professionals and executives, GMIC Beijing 2013 will be the world’s stage for the mobile Internet industry. With exhibitions of the latest innovative products and a variety of brand building opportunities, GMIC provides the latest news and networking opportunities that give attendees an edge over the competition.

variety of booth types will be offered this year accommodating the needs of all exhibitors. This year will introduce a new “mini” booth, which serves as a space for small app developers to make a name for themselves. With an area of 1 x 1 m, mini booths aim to gather various apps together for more face to face interaction. It is the most efficient way to connect apps to VCs and developers. Regular sized booths are also offered at a competitive price.

Notable GMIC 2012 exhibitors included: Sina, Tencent, NetDragon, HalfBrick, UCWeb, Renren, Skymobi, Nokia, China Unicom, Vancl, etc.


appSpace focuses on mobile developers and entrepreneurs and caters to the worldwide mobile Internet ecosystem (including mobile developers, application platforms, operators, value-added service providers, and equipment suppliers). It is a platform for communication and exchange between developers and users.

Last year’s appSpace was one of the largest mobile developer events in Asia. The two-day event attracted 2000+ developers and 3000-5000 visitors.

appSpace includes the following sessions:

  • appLounge: As part of the GMIC Exhibition, appLounge is a place for developers to explore applications and develop business opportunities.
  • devCamp: devCamp is a themed “Show, Share, Social” session that includes appDemo, devShed and devNight.
  • devDay: devDay is a series of developer events hosted by sponsoring partners.

G-Startup Competition

As part of GMIC, the G-Startup competition is a platform for the most innovative entrepreneurs. Before the opening of the GMIC, 12 startups will be selected from all the nominated entries to compete at G-Startup. Participants can also take the opportunity to promote their innovative products and ideas to well-known VCs, angel investors and business leaders.

G-startup consists of three parts:

  • G-startup Competition: 12 startup projects + a Wildcard + 2 routes = a final winner
  • Innovation Exhibition: Innovation Exhibition will be a two-day event at the GMIC and 20 startup projects will have the opportunity to fully showcase their products and to network.
  • Innovation Forum: Interactive discussions that gather global innovative and inspirational ideas.

Other GMIC Events

As one of the top mobile Internet events in the world, GMIC boasts various themed activities to help participants engage as much as possible in the global mobile business platform.

Official GMIC events include:

  • VIP Welcome Dinner: A pre-session business networking dinner for GMIC speakers and GWC members
  • G20 Summit: A closed-door summit of the top leaders of the global mobile Internet
  • GMIC Show: An exciting brand and product stage show
  • GMIC Night: A night party for global mobile Internet executives
  • GWC Member Meeting: An annual gathering of GWC members
  • Company Visits: High-level business visits to well-known tech companies in Beijing

A business bridge connecting the world’s mobile Internet

For international mobile Internet companies, China is the world’s fastest growing market of strategic importance. GMIC2013 will gather mobile Internet companies from India, Brazil, Russia, Japan, Europe, the USA and many other parts of the world to interact with China’s industry leaders in order to exchange creative ideas and forge business partnerships.

For Chinese mobile Internet companies looking to go global, GMIC2013 provides a strong international presence. Top mobile Internet companies and their executives come to Beijing each year, facilitating business cooperation between Chinese companies and international counterparts. In this way, Chinese companies are able to build brand awareness and increase market share.

An amazing lineup of partners

Every year GMIC attracts leading partners in the industry.

Top sponsors confirmed in 2013 include:

Sina, Tencent, NetDragon, UCWeb

2012 the GMIC Conference sponsors / partners include:

GMIC 2012′s partners included: Sina, Tencent, NetDragon HalfBrick, UCweb, Renren, AutoNavi, Skymobi, Nokia, iGexin, Moyo Game, GREE, Vancl, Yicha, Guobi, InMobi, Mobile Game World, iFREE, D2C China, Yijifen, Casee, iMedia, Domob, Pearson, Fractalist, Wanxing software, Touchwood-pe, RockMobile, Xiaomi, Mo86, Coconnex, Dangle, CCTV2, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, XinhuaNet, Netease, Sohu, iFeng, CZzone, Technode and many others.

Join us at GMIC Beijing 2013 with the industry’s top executives!

About the Organizer


Founded on March 27, 2008, the GWC is a platform for its members and clients to develop trusted relationships with other mobile Internet industry leaders, learn market leading strategies, promote their initiatives and ultimately grow their mobile Internet business in key developing markets throughout the world. This is accomplished through events, executive trips, reports, and consulting.

Headquartered in Beijing, GWC has offices around the world in the USA and Japan, as well as representative offices in Singapore, Taiwan and Finland.

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