1 Hammersmith Rd
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There’s a Chinwag Live session on widgets in the free part of ad:tech London this year, but what are you doing afterwards..?

Fancy meeting up for some informal drinks on the 27th, when the whole 2-day conference / expo shebang is winding down?

Please feel free to pop by The Hand and Flower (just over the road from Olympia) afterwards for a few beverages and some stimulating digital chatter. And bring colleagues and invite contacts along if you like.

Map: http://tinyurl.com/yotf98

NB: this is *not* a sponsored event, so bring some crispy green ones with which to buy yourself some refreshments... hope to see some of you folks there.

Cheers - the Chinwag team

Added by chinwag on August 22, 2007



World’s Leading Digital Advertising Event Unveils in Beijing

Beijing, China (July 31, 2007) ad:tech conference, the world’s largest interactive marketing event, will be staged in Beijing on October 16-17 at the China World Hotel, China. Built on resounding success from previous two ad:tech events in Shanghai, ad:tech Beijing is expected to attract more than 2,000 decision makers and heavyweight blue-chip companies to share insights, exchange knowledge and connect with the digital advertising and online marketing community.
In celebrating the third anniversary of ad:tech in China, Mr. Paul Beckley, Vice President for Technology, ad:tech Asia Pacific, believes the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will further accelerate online advertising spending in China and therefore destined the event in Beijing this year.

”We are striving to establish ad:tech’s legacy in China as the best interactive advertising event, bringing invaluable global insights, networking and technology solutions to our attendees. The robust growth in China’s internet population, broadband availability and living standard will open tremendous opportunities for local and international digital advertisers and vendors,” said Mr. Beckley.

China's online network sales is expected to reach 8.3 billion yuan (US$1.098 billion) in 2007, and will further accelerate to 23 billion yuan (US$3.043 billion) by 2010, according to industry forecast.

Tencent: Diamond Sponsor
ad:tech Beijing is supported by generous sponsors. This year, among them are leading domestic and international portals, search engines, technology and media companies. “We decided to be the Diamond Sponsor for this year’s ad:tech Beijing,” said SY Lau, Executive Vice President, Online Marketing Services & Corporate Branding, Tencent. “The decision was an easy one as our quality online platform and internet marketing innovations are in concert with ad:tech’s leadership and vision.”

Impressive list of keynote presentations

The conference will have over 100 speakers, including:

Keynote Presentation Speakers

Day One (Oct 16, 2007) Day Two (Oct 17, 2007)

Mr. Martin Lau, President of Tencent Mr. Brian Fetherstonhaugh, Global CEO of OgilvyOne
Mr. Jun Tang, President of Shanda Interactive Dr. Charles Zhang, CEO and Founder of Sohu
Dr. Don E. Schultz, Professor Emeritus-in-Service Northwestern University Mr. Henry Hui, CMO of Pepsico (China)
Mr. Kent Lindstrom, President of Friendster

Keynote Panel Speakers

Day One (Oct 16, 2007), Morning Day One (Oct 16, 2007), Evening

Ms. Hong Du, SVP of Sina Mr. Michael Tong, COO of Netease
Ms. Lily Wang, CMO of GE Capital Dr. Ming Zeng, CEO of Yahoo!China
Mr. Wing Pepper, EVP of MRM Worldwide Dr. Brad Berens, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer of iMedia Connection

The two-day conference program will feature more than 30 senior executives, who will address delegates on a wide variety of topics in over 27 conference sessions. Centered on the theme “Providing Values to Marketers and Customers in a proliferating Media Nation,” ad:tech Beijing will showcase latest global trends, technologies and solutions in the interactive advertising space for the digital marketing community.

For latest information on exhibitors, speakers, conference sessions, events and special offerings, please visit www.ad-tech.com/beijing. For additional media materials, please visit https://ad-techasia.com/asia_blog/


ad:tech Beijing launches first real-time media broadcast

Beijing, China (July 31, 2007) – ad:tech, the world’s largest interactive marketing event, launched its first real-time broadcast for media in China on Tencent’s online platform. ad-tech Beijing’s inaugural web-based broadcast went live at 3:00pm on July 30, 2007 and has engaged over 25 media from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Being the world leader in digital marketing event, ad:tech walks the talk. Harnessing digital marketing innovations and strong alliances with industry leaders, the real-time media broadcast helps ad:tech demonstrate how Internet has evolved into a powerful audience-engaging medium.

Tencent, one of the leading enterprises of China’s internet industry, is the chosen partner for ad:tech to materialize this history-making event. “Our partnership with Tencent goes beyond their being the diamond sponsor at the upcoming ad:tech Beijing event on October 16-17. As a trusted name in China’s internet arena, we vested our confidence in Tencent’s technologies and online platform to stage a wealth of leading online marketing concepts and groundbreaking innovations, catapulting international internet industry into new horizon,” said Ms Mimi Vong, Content & Marketing Director, ad:tech Asia Pacific.

Journalists not only attended the session online through audio and video broadcast, some even phoned in or sent text-based inquiries instantly. The session has been recorded and is now downloadable from www.ad-tech.com/beijing.

For additional press materials, please visit https://www.ad-techasia.com/asia_blog/


ad:tech partners with Hi-tech Weekly on video broadcast in China

Beijing, China (Sep 21, 2007) – ad:tech, the world’s largest interactive marketing event, announces video broadcast of its previous activity on Hi-tech weekly, a leading news portal in Hong Kong today.

ad:tech Beijing event inaugurated its first web-based real-time press conference in China on July 30, 2007. The interactive online broadcast engaged 25 journalists from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Audiences can now replay and review the 30-min online press broadcast from Hi-tech Weekly’s news portal. The url link is: http://www.hitechweekly.com. Future video broadcasts of ad:tech Beijing event will also be made available at this news portal.

The ad:tech Beijing event will be held October 16 -17, 2007 at the China World Hotel, Beijing. For listings of latest exhibitors, speakers, events and offerings, please visit www.ad-tech.com/beijing.

For additional press materials, please visit https://www.ad-techasia.com/asia_blog/


Hilarious - the comments have become a billboard for someone to spam out press releases... will these klutzes ever learn?

Judith Lewis - deCabbit

Sadly going to an SEO thing in the evening so I will be chinwag-less *sobs*