Shrinking the Pacific: Connecting Executives Between Silicon Valley and China

October 21 - 28, 2017

Conducting business in China is not simple. It is a fine line between who you have met & who you know.

Misunderstanding the culture is a quick path to failure. Learn how to build meaningful relationships in China, develop your corporate strategy, & learn from past failures to prepare yourself for success by understanding the fundamental differences between Silicon Valley & China

GASA is a week long program curated to build meaningful relationships with Chinese executives, help you understand current investment trends, while learning how the Chinese conduct business


Strategic Meetings

Meet with executives from: Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba, Toutiao, Meituan, Mobike, Didi, Xiaomi, Sequoia, China Investment Corporation, China Life Insurance, Ping An Life Insurance and more.

* Meetings subject to change

On this Trip, Learn how to:

Hire the right people in China
Meet the right strategic investors & partners
Understand the timeline to scale in China
Build your corporate structure for success
  • How do you raise capital from China LPs & VCs?
  • How do you do business development in China?
  • How can my company be acquired by corporations in China?
  • What regulations in China do I need to be aware of?
  • How to work with the government to do business in China?
  • Who to work with to get money out of China?
  • What value can international companies bring to China?


The GEP program will deliver an unparalleled experience that will cover all angles of what it means to do business in China

  1. High-level, curated introductions & networking
  2. Learn from founders of unicorns in China
  3. Gain insights from companies who have successfully entered China
  4. New Investment opportunities in a data-driven world. Who controls the data, wins the game.
  5. Understand tradition, culture & proper business etiquette

This will include a series of presentations from executives of Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, followed by intimate discussions and meetings. We will also hear the local success stories from the founders of MoBike, Didi and Xiaomi. Presentations with executives from Microsoft and Tesla will be given about how they are navigating their companies China. GEP will also go over what current trends are ripe for investment and how China’s push into AI will affect strategies moving forward.