Blockchain and China
Blockchain technology is one of the new technologies that will build a new game-leading advantage, cited in China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020). On the other hand, in 2018, China government has banned trading via cryptocurrencies (ICOs) in China and closed cryptocurrency exchanges operations in China. In short, China is taking a “Blockchain not Bitcoin” strategy. The fact is, Blockchain startups have been hot in China in the recent years. According a report published in November 2018 by iyiou.com, Beijing alone has 275 blockchain companies, and Shanghai also has over 100 companies. So, how to make sense of China’s Blockchain strategy? What is the impact it will bring to our economy and lives? Listen to Blockchain expert, founder and CEO of Adgetec Corporation, Mark Mueller-Eberstein, share his thoughts about Blockchain and China.
About the Guest
Mark Mueller-Eberstein is one of the world’s leading experts on how businesses can leverage key technology trends, transform organizations and to drive a competitive advantage. He is focusing on the potential of Blockchain including and beyond crypto currency technologies as investment and economic structure transformer and lead the discussions e.g. at #FIF2017 with CEOs of the largest financial institutions. Mark is an internationally renowned business leader, entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author, and shares his insights frequently through executive level engagements as well as broad global events. Mark deeply appreciates working with international organizations like the Shenzhen (China) based Qianhai Institute for Innovation Research (QIIR) and and is a member of the “Washington State IoT and the Blockchain Council” advising the Governor and state legislators. Mark is the founder of the Adgetec Corporation’s consulting business since 2010 and advises many entrepreneurs.
China hosted the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, Nov 5th – 10th, 2018. The official result from that event was significant, with the value of intended deals topping over $57.8 billion, and total of 3,617 companies from 151 countries and regions showcased their products in the business exhibition at the expo, according to the CIIE Bureau. Pacific Technologies Consulting Group (PTCG) has helped Washington State Department of Commerce organized small and medium businesses to exhibit at this expo. So, what was the experience from the eyes of a small business exhibitor? Please listen to my interview with Bradlee Williams, the founder of EEG, an agricultural and energy commodity wholesaler, about what we have experienced at CIIE, and the impact we think it will bring to our businesses.
About the Guest:
Bradlee Williams is the founder and Managing Director of Environmental Exchange Group, a fast-growing commodity trading and consulting firm with a global network of partners in more than 20 countries. Since founding Environmental Exchange Group, Bradlee has connected Chinese investors with local agricultural suppliers around the world and focused on cultivating long-term relationships in the Chinese market. He has quickly become a recognized leader and innovator in global agricultural and energy commodity activities. Bradlee is an entrepreneur and started his first business in college. Since then he has been doing international trade for over 15 years and is an experiential worldwide traveler. He attended the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in November, 2018.
As China's FIRST national-level, global-oriented and professional fair, integrating technology display and trade service, China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair (CSITF) is a key platform for undertaking China's technological and trade development. The theme of this CSITF is Innovation-driven Development, Intellectual Property Protection and Technology Trade Promotion.
CSITF and Pacific Technologies Consulting Group, LLC signed cooperation agreement last month and both sides agree on their respective missions and responsibilities. Pacific Technologies Consulting Group will invite small and medium-sized technological companies in the US to participate in CSITF. In the meantime, CSITF plays the role of being a bridge and link to help those exhibitors to find cooperative partners, government resources, channels and dealers.
Located in the US high-tech hubs Seattle and Silicon Valley, Pacific Technologies Consulting Group helps American and Chinese organizations learn from each other, bridge their needs, and grow their businesses internationally. The company successfully invited and organized companies from Washington State, USA to exhibit at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in early November 2018. It also assisted Chinese delegations and companies to visit USA for business engagement and market development.
At the G20 Summit which is just concluded, the discussions between China and the US on economic and trade issues have been very positive and constructive. We believe that stimulated by this inspiring news, even more US enterprises will be interested in the Chinese market, and participate in CSITF platform to promote the international scientific and technological exchange and cooperation.
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