Technology, the Internet and innovation have become key parts of China’s development strategy. The 13th Five Year Plan, China’s development blueprint, is filled with references to Internet Plus, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity. The government is heavily promoting the importance of an innovation and technology driven growth. The government’s increased focus on these areas will lead to significant challenges and opportunities for companies operating in China.
AmCham Shanghai is pleased to invite you to a talk by APCO Director Bruce Fu on technology and the 13th Five Year Plan on May 17 from 2:30 to 4:00 PM at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Mr. Fu is an expert on Internet and communications technology issues and advises ICT companies in China. He will discuss the technology aspects of the 13th Five Year Plan including Internet Plus, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, and Big Data.
2:30 Registration and Networking
2:45 Welcome Remarks
2:50 Presentation by Bruce Fu
4:00 Event Ends
About the Speaker
Bruce Fu is a director in APCO Worldwide's practice in Beijing. He has a deep knowledge of China’s technical standards, IPR, and competition-related issues in the ICT sector. At APCO, Mr. Fu provides clients with counsel on government relations building, operations management, stakeholder engagement and market entry strategy.
Prior to joining APCO, Mr. Fu was a business manager at the European Chamber, where he worked closely with the European telecommunications industry by lobbying China’s telecommunications policies and regulations. He worked closely with ICT Working Group members on telecommunications regulatory policies and TBT/Standards. He also directly engaged with Chinese authorities on antitrust issues related to implementing rules of Chinese anti-monopoly law.
Mr. Fu currently serves as the Vice Chair/Shanghai Chair of ICT Working Group of EU Chamber of Commerce in China. He obtained master's degrees in European studies and European modern history from the Catholic University of Leuven. He is fluent in English and Chinese and speaks intermediate French.