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SOCAL INNOVATION FORUM 2016

ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY

NOV. 19

QUEEN MARY, LONG BEACH

ABOUT SIF

SoCal Innovation Forum (SIF) is the most influential cross-border forum integrating Chinese and American resources in Southern California’s entrepreneur community. SIF builds the largest Chinese community. It not only gathers top ventures and entrepreneurs, but also celebrates LA tech, entertainment and startups with panels, keynotes, mixers, and more. The goal of SIF is to connect the best of China and SoCal’s entrepreneur ecosystem, including VCs, startups, and talents.

FORUM HIGHLIGHTS

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Hands-on experience with the new Paranormal Activity VR Game

 Most Popular Influencer Performance

Directors &C-Levels of US and China’s Entertainment Companies

Founders & Managing Partners of U.S. TOP 10 VR Companies

 Special Gift for Every Attendee

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Effective Networking powered by Big Data Technique

FEATURED GUESTS

Guy Bendov

Side-Kick Games

 CEO

John Canning

NBC Universal.Inc.

VP of Interactive Experience

Jing Cao

O'Melveny&Myers LLP

Counsel

Jeff Daniel

StarMaker Interactive

CEO

Clint Schaff

Los Angeles Times

VP of Strategy&Development

Mark Caplan

BD Labs Inc.

Principal

John Keisler

City of Long Beach

Director of Economic&Property Development

Mike Prasad

Venture Lab

Managing Director&Founding Partner

Russell Naftal

VRWERX LLC

Co-Managing Partner

Bennet Pozil

East West Bank

EVP

David He

Momo 

Overseas Operations Director

Emma Chen

Ximmerse

Marketing Director

Michael Zhang

Firefly Games

Founder & CEO

Angelo Pullen

3 BLACKDOT

Co-founder&CEO

Anthony Borquez

Grab Games

Chairman & CEO

 

Yuting Liu

PlusYoou

Director

Dan Chen

Siemer & Associates

Managing Director

Peggie Li

Bytedance Inc.(今日头条)

Sr.Director of Global BD

Paul Hynek

EZ Numbers

Founder & President

Malik

 

Influencer 

Jennifer Zhang

Cybernaunt Zfounder Venture

Partner

David Harvilicz

Kernal.com

Founder&CEO

Juliann Sarmiento

Digital Domain 3.0

Creative Director

 

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Bob Reid

The QYOU

VP of Sales&Business Development

Heidi Yu

Boostinsider

Founder & CEO

Rui Xu

Xiaomi Technology

Global Expansion Director

Abe Forman-Greenwald

BuzzFeed 

 Formerly Director&Producer 

John Carle

Studio 71

VP of Network Development

An Bo

China Lion Entertainment

Development Director

Rachel Song

Vantage Entertainment

Co-Founder

Peter Brack

Mucker Lab

Entrepreneur&Investor 

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NEW IN SIF2016

The theme of this year will be focused on Entertainment & Technology, as we explore how digital media, film and gaming is being transformed by new technologies. We will invite professionals from U.S. and China to share the latest strategies about how to engage audiences split across multiple media platforms with diverse cultural backgrounds. China and U.S. can learn from each other in the fields of interactive and virtual reality storytelling, digital marketing, advertising, new media monetization models, and more.

PROGRAM AGENDA

@ Queen Mary, Long Beach.
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

NOV 19, 2016 8:45AM – 5:00PM

 

08:45am-09:20am

Check-in. Serve Coffee & Tea.

09:20am-09:40am

Opening Speech

Chinese Embassy, Los Angeles City & Muckerlab

09:40am-10:30am

Short-form Video Panel: The Next Wave of Story-telling

Peggie Li, Abe Forman-Greenwald,Jeff Daniel & Bob Reid

10:30am-10:55am

Fireside Chat: Cross-border trend in Entertainment & Technology Industry

Mike Prasad & Jennifer Zhang  

11:00am-12:00pm

Influencer Marketing Panel: The Difference Approaches of Influencer Marketing and Monetization in China and U.S.

Sponsored By Momo.

David He, Heidi Yu, John Carle, Malik Ma,Angelo Pullen & Yuting Liu

12:00pm-12:05pm

Speech

The City of Long Beach, Director of Economic & Property Development, John Keisler

 

12:15pm-01:30pm

Lunch and Networking:Enjoy Sea Breeze in the Bow

 

01:40pm-01:55pm

Opening Speech II: How to get yourself involved in Southern California's Innovation Ecosystem

Clint Schaff

01:55pm-02:00pm

Introduction of a Learning Community: ProTeen Lab

Xiaochen Liu

02:00pm-03:00pm

Panel: The Future of Immersive Storytelling--How does VR impact on Gaming and Film

Guy Bendov, Russel Naftal, Paul Hynek, Emma Chen, Julian Sarmiento & John Canning

03:00pm-03:35pm

Fireside Chat

Anthony Borquez , Michael Zhang & Mark Caplan

03:35pm-04:30pm

IP Panel: How to Acquire and Monetize Hollywood IP?

Bo An, Jing Cao, Bennett Pozil, Rachel Song & Dave Harvilicz

04:30pm-04:35pm

Gift Giving

Rui Xu

04:35pm-05:00pm

Networking(PS: You can enjoy 4D film @ Sim Ex Werks for free!)

 

 

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Saturday, Nov 19th, 2016

6PM – 9PM

The Vermont, Downtown LA

ORGANIZER

 
 

PLATINUM SPONSORS

 
 

SPONSORS

MEDIA PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

SIF COMMITTEE

Ke Li

PlusYoou-SIF President

Mengtian Zhou

Event Planning 

Yanan Xiao

Public Relation

Xiaochen Liu

ProTeen Lab

Yuting Liu

Business Development

Linjiao Lv

Event Planning 

Hao Lu

Sponsorship 

Shicong Zhu

Marketing

Zhe Wang

Business Development 

Tian Tian

Marketing 

Mustafa Yilham

Event Planning

Zhen Li

Business Development

Rui Hu

Business Development

Yi Cao

Marketing 

Jiachen Zhang

Host

Rui Wang

Business Development 

Yue Kang

Marketing 

Hao Lv

Legal

Chenny Xu

Business Development 

Guanxi Chen

Marketing 

Bojun Lin

ProTeen Lab

SUPPORTING COMMITTEE

Lei Xu

PUAASC

President

Youshang Liang

UCI CSA

President

Menglan Xu

PPD CSSA

President

Zheng Gu

SWCSSA

President

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Frank Li

UCR CSA

President

Jyotsna Kadimi

VRSC

Vice President

Leo Cao

Pepperdine CSA

Vice President

Peter Duan

UCSB CSA

Vice President

Chris Qian

USC CSA

Vice President

Xi He

LMU CSA

President

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Chaoyi Luo

CBS

President

Peng Zhang

UCSD CU

President

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Weihang Zhang

UCR CSSA

President

Mike Liu

SDSU CSSA

Vice President

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PlusYoou is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to build a cross-border startup ecosystem and to integrate entrepreneurial resources in China and US. We provide services in consulting, funding, technical support, human resources and public relations to young entrepreneurs in the U.S.

CONTACT US

Please email info@plusyoou.org for any speaking, partnership or sponsorship opportunities.

Thanks for supporting our startup community.