For eight days – from 9 to 17 September – 50 ICG consultants will immerse in the 3 Chinese mega cities of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhen. In doing so, we want to get exciting impulses about current developments and innovations in China and also better understand the mood and culture that will make China the leading economic nation in the next few years. We would also like to share this experience with you via our live blogs.

Our exploratory list includes visits to Alibaba and Tencent – 2 of China’s top 3 companies. At global market leader Haier (global leader in self-organization) and events with the Chinese “Agility Community”, we want to learn more about agile trends in China. At Geely, NIO, BYD and Byton, we hope to better understand developments in the Chinese automotive industry. And of course we are particularly interested in entrepreneurship in China. Accelerator visits, meetings with Chinese technology start-ups, and an event with leading entrepreneurship expert Edward Tse are also on the agenda. 3 days of our learning journey will be spent in Shenzhen – a region that is in the process of overhauling Silicon Valley (the destination of our recent US learning journey in 2016). Other important fields of our learning journey are trends in the fields of robotics, AI, health innovation, city development and education.