FIPP/VDZ Digital China Tour

Shanghai | Spring 2020

China is taking the lead in various areas in the world – politically, economically and military. But also in the digital world. Chinese coders compete on the same level as their American colleagues. Nowadays, China lists as many venture capitals as Silicon Valley. The result is noticeable: one third of the world's 262 Unicorns come from China. Facebook copies China's WeChat and not the other way around. It's high time for all of us to take a closer look at China's digital businesses in person.

That's why VDZ & FIPP are organising a "Digital China Tour" in springtime 2020. The exact dates will be communicated soon. Our destination is the commercial capital Shanghai, location of several tycoons and pioneering businesses in the digital industry. The following highlights are planned: personal meetings with the experts of Alibaba and Tencent (WeChat) at their digital hubs and insights into the latest trends at the Shanghai Media Group and The Paper, the Chinese counterpart of the New York Times. (subject to change)


To sign up for the FIPP/VDZ Digital China Tour, please email Jennifer Panse at: j.panse[at]

What topics will we cover?

The participants will be introduced to field tested innovations, initiated by successful digital companies as well as to system solutions of highly creative startups. The scope of topics for the trip reaches from new business models and their implementation in the digital and mobile publishing area, to the developments in the fields of ad Technology, content creation, e-commerce, social networks, big data and targeting.

Companies – to be confirmed

One of the largest companies in the world (equivalent of Amazon in China). Operates a number of different e-commerce marketplaces such as Taobao and Tmall.

One of China's largest fintech companies and their corporate VC/accelerator JadeValue.

Ximalaya is the largest audio based media platform in China with over 400 million registered users. It is the most famous platform for Chinese users to listen to podcasts, audiobooks and more.

Tik Tok
TikTok is an iOS and Android media app for creating and sharing short videos. It is one of the leading short video platforms in Asia, United States, and other parts of the world.

Tezign is a technology company that uses big data and intelligent matching technology between 4,000+ corporate customers and tens of thousands of designers and creators.

Mobike is a bike sharing service to fulfill urban short trips - anytime, to any legal parking destination - by combining innovation and today's IoT (Internet of Things) technology.

Who else goes?

Our tours offer an exclusive, intimate opportunity for up to 20 senior
level international delegates in media to join. Previous attendees are
from companies such as:


The people we will target at these organisations include entrepreneurs, founders, thought leaders and senior managers who are taking on the digital challenges of tomorrow.


Early Bird Rate until 15 July 2019
4.990,- Euro (plus VAT) for VDZ & FIPP members
5.990,- Euro (plus VAT) for non members

Regular Rate
5.990,- Euro (plus VAT) for VDZ & FIPP members
6.990,- Euro (plus VAT) for non members


Why China?

China as a country for global innovation and digitalisation has rapidly increased in importance in the last years. With internet companies now almost the same size as American counterparts, a huge domestic market and great global ambitions, it is more important than ever for us to understand the technology and innovation coming from China.

The power of 1.3 billion consumers
With the world's largest population, a fast-growing middle-class and increasing purchasing power – just by being "big in China" automatically makes any company one of the world's largest.

Mega-cities unlike anywhere else
With over 100 cities with more than 1 million in population, expected to double by 2025, and
megacities such as Beijing and Shanghai with more than 20 million residents, China is experiencing new unique challenges that come with densely populated areas. This feeds innovation in a never seen scale before.

No old tech legacy
In the late 90's and early 00's almost no one had internet nor computer in China. When smartphones came, it became the first and only access to the internet, building an entirely new generation of consumers without any old habits resulting in a much higher adoption rate of new services such as mobile payments, messaging and e-commerce.

For further information about digital China download our >>Digital China Report<< HERE.

Please note that the program is subject to change.

The tour is limited to 20 participants. In case of overbooking we sort registrations according to date of receipt. Registrations from VDZ & FIPP members have priority. The invoice will be send separately to the confirmation letter. VDZ & FIPP cannot guarantee a refund in case of a participant’s no-show.

VDZ & FIPP reserves the right to cancel the tour if participant numbers are too low. In case the tour must be cancelled or discontinued due to act of God which include for example order by government agency, riots, airplane hi-jacking, terrorist attacks, fire, floods, natural disasters, power breakdown, accidents, storms, strikes, lockouts or other labour disputes, VDZ & FIPP cannot guarantee a refund of the tour fee.

Cancellation of the tour can be made up to 10 weeks prior to the tour start. However, costs that may have incurred already (i.e. hotel accommodation, catering) will be invoiced to the participant. Further, a processing fee of EUR 100 will be applied as well.

The VDZ & FIPP General Terms and Conditions apply.

For further information and reservation you can contact Jennifer Panse:

Jennifer Panse
VDZ Akademie
Haus der Presse
Markgrafenstraße 15
10969 Berlin
Telefon: 030.72 62 98 – 113
Telefax: 030.72 62 98 – 114