As business opportunities in China have become increasingly relevant to today’s global economy, the 7th China Software & Sourcing Summit offers participants a prime opportunity for access and insight into the dynamic workings of the Chinese outsourcing industry. One of the biggest events of the year organized by Shaanxi Province Government and supported by the China Ministry of Commerce, China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the summit will bring together global entrepreneurs, high-level government officials, experts from China's leading academic and research institutions, and top executives from multi-national companies in US, Europe, Japan, and Korea. Attendees will be treated to a highly-anticipated lineup of speakers which includes Guenter Krieger, CIO of BMW Brilliance Automotive; Randy Mott, CIO of General Motors, Chris Kaisand, VP of AIG; Simon Lake, Commercial Director of CLS Services; Eliza Kwok, Managing Director of BT China; Michael P. Connors, Chairman & CEO of ISG, Thomas E. Mead CEO of Globalization Today; together with influential officials from the China Ministry of Commerce (MOC) and the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT); and Mr. Ni Guangnan, a senior fellow from the Chinese Academy of Engineering will address this year's keynote.
Themed “Finding Advantage in a Dynamic Global Market,” this year’s conference will "take the pulse of the outsourcing industry" and explore new paths forward in the wake of the financial crisis. Presentations, breakout sessions, and exhibitions will emphasize several of the hottest themes in technology, including cloud computing and mobile Internet development. Attendees will be able to participate in the world premiere of the Mobile Internet Developer Competition, a global contest series that will launch in Xi'an. Finally, attendees will have the chance to witness a historic event at this year's summit: the signing of the Xi'an-Shannon Strategic Cooperation Agreement, marking a partnership between two giants in the software park industry, the Xi'an Software Park and the Shannon Software Park in Ireland. Throughout the conference, participants will enjoy the benefits of continual networking opportunities and unparalleled access to new business openings in the Chinese market, and experience firsthand Xi'an's enormous potential as a global innovator for software outsourcing and R&D.
The Xi'an High-Tech Zone extending over 107 square kilometers, where the convention will be held, is currently the biggest driver of economic growth in the city of Xi'an. This zone currently hosts leaders in China’s electronic, manufacturing, and biomedical industries, as well as major international companies like Samsung Electric, Schneider, Emerson, Honeywell, etc. As recently as on September 12th 2012, Samsung Electronics Co. launched a new $7 billion US dollars manufacturing facility in the Xi'an High-Tech Zone, which marks the company’s biggest investment in China to date. The Xi’an Software Park, located inside of the High-Tech zone and home to 1,090 IT enterprises and over 100,000 employees, is one of the major IT centers in China, and has attracted many heavy weight IT MNCs including IBM, Oracle, SAP, and NTT Data, Japan’s largest software service provider.
The city of Xi'an itself is at the heart of the recent technology boom in China. While it is the biggest city in northwestern China, it has a remarkably low cost of living; it also has one of the highest percentages of university talent in its population nationwide. Moreover, Xi’an is a cultural hub with historical significance; as the original starting point of the Silk Road, the city was the nation's capital for 1,100 years. Visitors will be able to experience all of Xi'an's rich offerings for themselves at the conference. From the famed terracotta warriors to the picturesque Datang Furong Dynasty Garden, Xi'an's many cultural treasures are only a short ride away from the conference hotel.
Although there is no entrance fee for this event, advance registration is required. For more information, visit xasoftware-summit.com or serviceoutsourcing2china.com/.
Jacky Zhang (CHINA)
P: +86 29 68905002 - E: zhangk[.]xdz.com.cn.