GUANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is launching the first-ever FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech International event, FORTUNE President and Time Inc. Chief Content Officer Alan Murray announced today. The inaugural event will take place in Guangzhou, China, on December 5 and 6, 2017.
Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (GAC Group) is Brainstorm Tech International’s presenting partner sponsor, as well as the event’s official automotive sponsor. An official signing ceremony for the sponsorship took place today at the Guangzhou City Government Office.
The new event is an extension of FORTUNE's annual Brainstorm Tech conference, which brings together leaders from FORTUNE 500 companies, some of the top emerging entrepreneurs of the tech world, and important investors. Brainstorm Tech International coincides with the 2017 FORTUNE Global Forum, which will gather CEOs of the world’s biggest multinational companies – the FORTUNE Global 500 - and top leaders from China and beyond on December 6 to 8 in Guangzhou at a separate location.
FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech International will bring together some of China’s most promising start-up companies and emerging technology leaders. The program will feature innovators in China who are finding new pathways to success, as well as tech leaders from around the world, including Silicon Valley, Israel, Europe and other parts of Asia. The event will also showcase the inaugural FORTUNE China Innovation Awards.
“Guangzhou, a city that is fast becoming a global leader in science and technology innovation, is the ideal location for the first-ever FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech International conference,” said Murray. “We are honored that Guangzhou Automobile Group, a company that is highly respected for its innovative research and development, will be our presenting partner sponsor.”
GAC Group is large state-owned joint-stock holding company with more than 70,000 employees. Its core business focuses on full-line vehicles (automobile and motorcycle), and R&D, accessories and repairs, commerce and trade service, automobile finance, automobile insurance, automobile leasing, and logistics, etc. are fully incorporated.
Brainstorm Tech International is expected to be an ongoing annual showcase for innovation in China and the major trends in technology on a global basis, as well as an opportunity to build a global and China-based community of tech and innovation leaders.
Speakers, programming for the invitation-only conference, as well as more information on the FORTUNE China Innovation awards, will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2017 FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech will take place in Aspen, Colo. July 17-19.
Brainstorm Tech International is one of more than a dozen live events produced annually by FORTUNE Live Media—including FORTUNE Most Powerful Women, FORTUNE Brainstorm Health, and the FORTUNE Global Forum. Time Inc. is a global leader in live media with some of the world’s most prestigious brand events, including the FOOD & WINE Classic, ESSENCE Festival, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Swimsuit, TIME100 Gala, and many more.
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