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Founded and organized by Laure de Carayon, China Connect is the largest gathering of experts on Chinese consumer trends, marketing, digital and mobile in Europe. This unique event is reaching out to an audience of top-level European marketing & digital decision makers from luxury, cosmetics, fashion, retail, FMCG, Food&Beverages, automotive, services, communication, media and the international press focusing on the Chinese market.

Why you should come?

Meet the most influential digital players and innovative brands from China, and access the highest-level insights to engage and sell to China’s increasingly savvy and discerning consumers.

  • Develop your expertise on China’s unique and ever-changing digital scene
  • Connect with the most sought-after marketers in China
  • Explore new business opportunities with leading Chinese digital/mobile and marketing/communication/media players

Get fresh focus, strategic insights and learnings, strong sharing and connections. Be inspired. Make your brand win in China’s “once in a lifetime growth decade”

Who should come?

  • Ceo’s, Managing Directors, CMO’s
  • Heads of Marketing
  • Heads of E-Business
  • Heads of Communication
  • Heads of Strategic Planning
  • Heads of (New) Media
  • Global Consumer Brands (Luxury, Fashion, Cosmetics, FMCG , Automotive, Services…)
  • Media, Advertising, Digital and Mobile Agencies
  • Retailers and E-tailers
  • Digital, Mobile Service Providers
  • Content Producers (TV, Music, Games)
  • Internet Portals,
  • Social Networks,
  • Innovation and Research Organizations

2014 Quotes

My best compliments for your very interesting and unique event about digital strategy in China.
I’m very impressed to the high quality of the content, the speakers, and of course your great enthusiasm!
Daniele FABRIZIO, Digital Communications, BULGARI

“Thank you Laure for organizing such a conference, it really gives from Paris a great overview of the key challenges businesses face in China. Not only on the digital but in real life as this can no longer be disconnected, it goes beyond China as china is really at our doorstep. Are we in France really ready ? Those 2 days really help to understand more…”
Mathieu SABBAGH, International Director, PERNOD

“A must-have in any diary for top level strategic discussions in regards to e- and m-commerce success in China”
Gautam RISHI, Director EMEA, CDNetworks

“China Connect delivered beyond my expectations. My Evernote is full of insightful figures & quotes that I discovered during the event. Regardless of your industry, if China means something to your business, it is one of those events you cannot miss. Especially if you are based in France/Europe.”
Branislav PERIC, Global Digital & CRM Director, Travel Retail & Global Shopper – L’OREAL LUXE

“Congratulations for your organisation and the quality of the event”
Bertrand LENOTRE, Editor in Chief, www.digitalbusinessnews.com

“Great program in general, and great for me. Very professionnal, very well organized. Good speakers! I learned a lot on possibilities to connect with our chinese consumers, in a much more efficient way than through traditionnal advertizing. Will be usefull for the future!”
Xavier CRUSE, President APAC, BONGRAIN INTERNATIONAL

“We are very proud that our company Datawords was this year’s main sponsor and first speaker at this year’s China Connect. This wonderful event gathers top-level executives from all over the world to discuss and dissect emerging trends in digital and marketing in China. It allowed us to connect and meet up with people from all walks of life and gather valuable insight on how best to approach the Chinese market. We highly recommend China Connect to anyone that has a vested interest in these fields and we hope to see you there next year!”
Alexandre CRAZOVER, Managing Director, DATAWORDS

“I was truly impressed by the great conference content and senior-level executives that China Connect gathered in Paris. I’ve never before seen so many China internet industry leaders gathered in one place at one time in Europe. And the friendly community feel of the event made it a great place to see old friends and meet new business partners.”
Porter ERISMAN, Former VP Alibaba Group, Director-Producer of CROCODILE IN THE YANGTZE

“Congratulations to Laure & the whole team. It was the second edition for us; the quality & diversity of speakers, and beyond content, catering, everything was great. China Connect succeeds to move faster than China!”
Arnaud MASSONIE, Cofounder, Managing Director 55 (Fifty-Five)

“China Connect was a truly remarkable event. You should be justly proud of what you achieved. Jack Ma’s story told by Porter Erisman was just an amazing experience. Thanks again. Happy to hear soon about China Connect 2015!”
Hervé FAUVIN, Managing Director eCommera

2013 Quotes

“China Connect’s Baidu Masterclass was a fabulous event that was of tremendous value for Baidu—and, we hope, for all the brands, the agencies, and the media outlets in attendance. It was great to have the time to really show potential customers and partners the full range of solutions that Baidu offers, and to better understand the needs of our French and other European customers. The charming and endlessly energetic Laure brought together a terrific group of people from all the right stakeholders. And the venues she chose for the events were absolutely wonderful!”
Kaiser KUO, International Communications Director BAIDU

“I particularly appreciated the quality of Baidu participants, and the level of details of their presentations. It was useful to prepare our brand launch in China, and to identify partners able to help not to make mistakes, directly impacting development deadlines or the relevancy of communication channels”
Christophe PERETTE, Brand Web Manager B’TWIN

“Some really interesting speakers, lots of insight into the Chinese digital marketing scene and so many fascinating people in attendance. Thanks – Laure & China Connect -  for making it happen!”
Richard AMIS, International Director ACTIVIS

China Connect was pretty awesome.Thank you for making it happen
- Barbara HOUDAYER, Global e-Marketing Coordinator CHOPARD

“I really congratulate the organisers for the quality of the presentations”
Laurent MALAVEILLE, Global Head Digital, CRM & E-Commerce CLARINS GROUP

“Congratulations for China Connect; it was top! I found the talks richer than 2 years ago”
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Laurence LIM-DALLY, CEO CHERRY BLOSSOMS

“It’s amazing that I’ve learned a lot from the speakers in such a far away place from China!”
- Angie AU-YEUNG, National E-commerce Manager LEE JEANS - VF CHINA

This is a great event. The exposure of Meilishuo in China Connect is beyond our expectation
- Dan XU / VP MEILISHUO

Congratulations on a successful China Connect !
- Simon TAM, Head of Wine CHRISTIE’S CHINA

I was fulfilled by the speakers and the richness of the learnings. Thank you and bravo for the organisation !
- Jacqueline PAILLARGUE, FRAGRANCE INSPIRATION

2012 Quotes

“Thank you again so much for such a wonderful event. I really enjoyed it and came back home inspired and satisfied. I really look forward to China Connect 2013!
- Lila KOUFLAKOU, Worldwide Digital Asset Producer BOTTEGA VENETA

Thanks a lot for this conference we found interesting. We’ve established contacts that will certainly be useful for our forthcoming developments in China
- Jean-Christophe DEMARTA Vice President – Advertising NEW YORK TIMES GLOBAL

Thanks for your great organization. Congratulations again!
- Mindy SUN, Account Director Eastern China, SINA WEIBO

I appreciated a lot the mixity of the audience and the speakers, and think you managed to create a very good synergy in between all of us
- Hélène SAURAIS, E-commerce Senior Manager ADIDAS

Thanks for those 2 intense immersion days on Chinese e-commerce
- Véronique DROUET, Online advertising – Media buying AIR FRANCE

Thanks again for the organization, I really learnt a lot, and it’s always stimulating to be with people interested in the same problematics
- Ariane SARTON, Product manager International Marketing LANCASTER

Again congratulations for Chinaconnect organization. The lectures were of very good level
- Philippe MEYER, Senior media project manager RICHEMONT

Thank you again for having me present Tmall at your wonderful event
- Janet WANG, Business Development TMALL

Thanks for this exciting day! I’ve taken loads of contacts and found the lectures very relevant. Congratulations!”
- Nadine COTTET, Global Consumer Insight Leader, NEWEL RUBBERMAID EMEA (Parker/ Waterman)

2011 Quotes

« The event was well attended and for a first-time event on China, marketing and digital, the content presented over the 2 days was comprehensive, to say the least. »
- Jeff KWEK, Head of Branding, TENCENT

« It was both an honor and pleasure to meet and participate with you and others at this first China Connect conference. I really took away a lot from the presentations and meeting interesting people »
- David LIU, CEO JIEPANG

« For the first time ever CHINA CONNECT offered the great opportunity to meet with real experts of China: from online to offline strategies, from luxury to mass market fields, this conference has been both very enriching and inspiring… Enriching because it provided with some significant inputs regarding the Chinese culture, society and business but also how little things can make a big difference! Inspiring because it endlessly raises new challenges and ideas on how to innovate, communicate and move closer to China… »
- Cécile TINCHANT, Social Media and Multimedia Manager, JAEGER-LECOULTRE

« Excellent topics and speakers, and great participation from the attendees. A must-attend event for global companies who want to succeed in China »
- Linda TAN, Consumer Insights Director ZENITHOPTIMEDIA

« Can’t wait until next year ! »
- Sam FLEMMING, Chairman & Founder CIC

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