In the beginning of June, Meet Magento Association made its first steps in the Far East. Together with Magento Inc., MMA was official sponsor of TechCrunch Shenzhen 2017 Hackathon.
Being part of such an innovative and big event was one of our greatest experiences so far. There is definitely a reason why people call Shenzhen the “Silicon Valley of China”.
After several successful exhibitions and conferences in China, TechCrunch chose Shenzhen to host their next event. The former fishing village behind Hong Kong’s border grew rapidly in the past 35 years and became to become THE capital for entrepreneurs, innovators and tech professionals. Shenzhen stands for the transformation the whole country went through and is now the technology incubator for China.
Besides that Shenzhen is the world’s technology center of the future, it is also driven by open source and innovation. The economy of Shenzhen is not only able to do, but to live open source at the fullest by sharing knowledge, technology and innovation to contribute to its success.
This is also one of the main reasons why we decided to plan our next steps in the Middle Kingdom. Magento platform is driven by open source and contribution from its strong community around the globe, and this is why it’s finally time to go to China together. Chinese e-commerce is definitely different to what we are used to in the Western world, and it’s an adventure and challenge at the same time to go there to promote Magento and the idea of Meet Magento. But this is more pushing than stopping us!
Besides visibility on different e-commerce exhibitions in the Far East, we are now happy to officially announce the first Meet Magento China in Shenzhen on August 29, 2017! The event is organized by our partner Pangoo together with the Shenzhen E-Commerce Association.
It will happen during the Shenzhen International Ecommerce Expo which is taking place from Aug 29 to 31 in Shenzhen. The first day will be completely dedicated to Meet Magento. The agenda will focus on business and technology topics when it comes to cross borders towards or from China, but also regarding other economic centers like Europe, Asia or the US.
If you are interested in becoming a speaker or sponsor at #MM17SZ, please contact us!