The future of China’s digital economy: Opportunities and challenges

Join us for a conversation on the digital economy to explore the opportunities for Chinese and foreign companies to participate in building a ‘digital China’.

Event panellists

This event will be moderated by EICN’s Beijing director, Dr Robert Xiao.

Kher Tean Chen

Managing Partner and General Manager at IBM Consulting, Great China Group

Shaoqing Guan

Executive Vice President Strategy at Mercedes-Benz Group China Ltd.

Michael Zhang

CEO of dentsu X, China

Robert Xiao

Beijing Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

About the event

Building a ‘digital China’

China’s digital economy has grown exponentially in the past decade, becoming one of the country’s dominant economic forces. As one of the world’s largest investors in and adopters of digital technologies, China has the advantage of a large market of young consumers eager to embrace digital innovation, giving it the potential to drive rapid commercialization of digital business models.

Recently, the Central Committee of the CCP and the State Council jointly released a comprehensive plan for the overall layout of China’s digital development, providing a detailed blueprint for the country’s future digital economy development. This move is expected to not only boost the digital economy’s high-quality development, but also create new business opportunities in fields like digital infrastructure, telecommunications, computing power, digital government affairs, and information technology applications. It is clear that the Chinese government sees the digital economy as a critical part of its national development strategy and intends to leverage technological innovation to drive productivity.

Join us for a digital economy conversation to explore the opportunities for Chinese and foreign companies to participate in building a ‘digital China’ by leveraging their expertise and technologies.


Times below are shown as GMT+8

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Registration and networking

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Luncheon and panel discussion

Event Details


China World Summit Wing Hotel
No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue,
Beijing, China

Meeting room details to be shared upon successful registration.


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