Hong Kong, August 30, 2000
Speakers and Moderators Set to Inspire Debate on the Path to Profitability for the Internet in Asia
— OpportunityAsia, a three-city interactive forum exploring Asia's pathway to Internet profitability, today announced a speaker and moderator list that is both deep and wide. Hosted in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre) on September 19th, San Francisco (Sony Metreon) on September 26th and New York (Global Community Sandbox) September 28th, OpportunityAsia will gather "on the ground" thought leaders and creative thinkers to discover ways and means of monetizing the Internet in Asia.
Reflecting the forum's unique orientation, the speakers and moderators are comprised of offline and online players who possess expertise and knowledge about conducting business in Asia.
"We have had an overwhelming amount of interest for speaker spots for OpportunityAsia," said James Stuart, Communications Director, chinadotcom corporation. "The speakers and moderators participating in OpportunityAsia are not only well respected business leaders and industry experts, they are individuals from Asia and abroad who possess first hand knowledge and experience about living and working in Asia," added Stuart.
To date, some of the speakers include:
P David Alstrom, Vice President, Ericsson (China)
P William Ding, CTO, Netease.com
P Dr. Victor Fung, Chairman, Li & Fung
P G. Mark Hardy, Managing Director, Guardent
P Phil Kelly, Founder and Chairman, NetCel360
P Koh Boon Hwee, Chairman, Singapore Telecom
P Raymond Kwok, CEO, Sun E Vision
P Kwong Ki Chi, Chairman, HK Exchanges & Clearing
P James Shapiro, Senior Managing Director, Asia Pacific, NYSE
P Kevin Tan, CEO, iamasia
P Gigi Wang, Co-Founder, AsiaQuest
P Charles Zhang, CEO, SOHU.com
K and more.
Covering a wide range of immediate and relevant issues, panel discussions and workshops will be driven by moderators with a wealth of Asian business knowledge, such as Adi Ignatius, Editor, TIME Asia and Peter Lovelock, Insight Division Director, Madeforchina. Additional moderators include:
P Duncan Clark, Managing Director, BDA (China) Limited
P Ted Dean, Managing Director, BDA (China) Limited
P Frank Gibney, Senior Writer, TIME
OpportunityAsia will explore topics that are on the forefront of business minds concerning the Internet in Asia today. Keynote addresses and workshop topics will include:
P Attracting Finance in Asia
P How Old Economy Companies are Going Online
P The Shakeout of the Internet Industry
P Challenges of the Emerging Asian Markets for Internet Companies
P Interactive Marketing in Asia
P Payment Solutions
P Security on the Internet
P The Next Wave: m-commerce and e-commerce in Asia
P WTO & China
As added value to the forum, LEHMAN BROTHERS, a lead participant in OpportunityAsia will moderate and chair three special workshops. The workshop topics will include:
P The Media and the Internet: Assessing the Impact of the New Wired World
P The Battle for the Online Savings Dollar
P Making the Wireless Web Work Outside Japan
"We are confident that the collective wisdom of the speakers and moderators coupled with the 'hot' topics of the forum program will offer valuable insight as well as raising thought provoking questions and inspiring debate," said Stuart.
Note to Editors:
Speakers and moderators will be available for interviews with the media on the day of the forums.
OpportunityAsia is a chinadotcom forum, in association with LEHMAN BROTHERS; Asiaweek, FORTUNE and TIME are official media sponsors. OpportunityAsia is open to delegates by invitation.
In its inaugural year, this dynamic interactive forum brings together New and Old Economy business leaders to share, learn and discuss how businesses in Asia are using the Internet profitably in today's turbulent marketplace.
Following the euphoric financial market of 1999, the global Internet economy has become cautiously critical and favors only those companies with long term viability. Creating and sustaining value from the Internet in Asia is vital to the success of both New and Old Economy businesses alike.
OpportunityAsia is your window on the unlimited and untapped potential that is the Internet in Asia.
More information about the forums can be found at www.opportunityasia.net
About chinadotcom corporation
chinadotcom corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) is a leading pan-Asian integrated Internet company offering web solutions, portal and online advertising services. Through its three business units, chinadotcom provides a full range of Internet services around the Asia Pacific region that; 1) build e-business strategies and solutions (Web Connection), 2) distribute content via its portal network platform (china.com, cww.com, hongkong.com, and taiwan.com), and 3) sell services through online marketing (24/7 Media Asia Limited).
Fuelling the growth of each of these three business units is a synergistic investment strategy that leverages on chinadotcom's existing operational and cost infrastructure.
By partnering with companies that have proven and successful track records, such as America Online, Softbank, Trans Cosmos and Agence France Presse, chinadotcom is well-positioned to create long term shareholder value through its investments.
The company has offices in more than 10 markets, including Japan, Korea, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and USA. For more information about chinadotcom corporation, please visit www.corp.china.com.
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