You can now view information in English about the 2017 Global Domain Industry Summit slated for 7-9 July in Xiamen, China.
The agenda for all three days has been posted, although you won’t find too much detail. The main event IMHO, as at any domain conference, is the opportunity to network. You either plonk down your cash for a ticket (cheap by western standards), book your long-haul flights, and prioritize your time to be in Xiamen and meet people to possibly do business with in China, or you don’t. It’s that simple.
Here’s a screen shot of the ticket prices. You can slum it with a “Common Ticket” for 19 bucks. Or go all out with the bling-bling “Diamond Ticket” for $399.
The website states that the 2017 event is being co-organized by Go Daddy, AliCloud, Baidu Cloud, eName and Bizcn. Since their “Cooperation” page is still up, it also appears they are actively looking for additional sponsors to pony up anywhere from $3,000 for a Bronze sponsorship on up to $100,000 for a Diamond Sponsorship.
For three grand you can cover the reception car with your company’s advertisement and logo tags. Or for $15,000 you can sponsor a “closed-door meeting” and “organizing propaganda.”
Shell out $50,000 or more and you get a “High Class” stand. Anything less and you get an “Ordinary” stand.
There’s still no further information about the auctions as I had mentioned in my previous post. That page remains in a “coming soon…” status. The clock ticks as I think many are interested in this, and it is unfortunate so little information is available to date.
Lots of “guests” photos and names are posted. It’s a wish list, not a confirmed attendee list. This is typical with domain conferences held in China.
I have to chuckle just a bit at the English translation. I see the same mistakes being made from Chinese to English by some of my good Chinese colleagues as I see from English to Chinese by western companies. One cannot simply rely on Google Translate or that intern who understands a bit of Chinese or English. A professional interpreter who understands DNS industry lingo and marketing can add so much more value and benefit.
With the above stated, I do recommend that you consider attending if you are serious about making connections in China. It’s easy to get there via Hong Kong or Beijing.
You don’t need me to tell you that China is a massive country. It is so much larger in scale and complexity than the USA or Europe. It is impossible to describe or even communicate with pictures or words. You have to see it for yourself and meet the people. There are not too many chances to meet a lot of China domain industry movers and shakers in one spot this year. This event in July is a splendid chance.