About the programme 2018
When: 20 August - 2 September 2018
Where: Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai
Programme: The first few days was spent in fast-changing Shenzhen, where we visited companies like Daniel Wellington, DJI and OnePlus - as well as networked with local entrepreneurs. On August 25th we headed off to Beijing where we among others visited Chinese Uber; Didi Chuxing, Tinder of China; Tantan and the company who were first with dock-less bikes; Mobike. On our last stop in Shanghai, the focus was set on Swedish founded companies such as IKEA, Floatasian and Nordic Business House.
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Coming back from China, it felt like moving back in time. How can a country, that I previously saw as the manufacturer of world products, be so far ahead of us technologically?! Their mobile-driven eco-system thinking, combined with fast e-commerce and new retail solutions, is what I want in Sweden! Why are we lagging behind?