Consulting firm Pearl Research has announced the "China: Internet and Games Business Development Tour," a six day trade mission from July 8-13 to help international companies gain insights into the Chinese market and develop influential contacts within the industry.
Throughout the six day trip, Pearl notes that international companies will get to:
- Visit Chinese companies in the digital entertainment sector, including Shanda, Sohu, Tencent, Optisp, JoyZone Networks and Perfect World, network with industry contacts, and learn the most up-to-date developments in the market.
- Visit two major development centers in Beijing, tour the facilities, be greeted by government officials and meet companies located in the Cyber Recreation District of Beijing (CRD), a "government-backed industrial park/incubator focused exclusively on game and animation companies," and Beijing's 340 acre Zhongguancun Soft Park in Beijing, home to such companies as IBM and Oracle.
- Attend China Joy, China's largest digital entertainment expo featuring more than 160 companies from China, and have daily dinners with special invited guests for networking and business opportunities
Topics expected to be covered throughout the trade mission include business opportunities and partnerships, best practices to successfully enter the market and strategies to avoid, the market for IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and the growth of venture capital funding in China.
The mission will also cover government subsidies, tax breaks, and government regulations for international companies conducting business, local consumer preferences and ways to localize international products for the market, and drivers and inhibitors to growth of the Internet and games market.
More information on the July 8-13 trade mission, along with a complete itinerary of the meetings and agenda can be found via Pearl's website