October 19, 2011

AllThingsDigital - AsiaD graces Hong Kong

"Chairman Mossberg" and Kara Swisher scout Hong Kong for their AllThingsDigital Conference, known as "AsiaD", that kicks off today at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Wanchai.

The speakers have been described as the "digital demi-gods of our time!" so, naturally, tickets are hard to come by. Don't worry, if can’t make it to the event, you can still catch the digital action:

Via the official website with its live blogs, videos, attendee interviews and photo galleries or via twitter (@allthingsd and #AsiaD) for real-time highlights and quotes. I will be tweeting (@webwednesday) from the event along with other local digerati, including Casey Lau, Jay Oatway and Jocelyn Liipfert. If you're interested in joining their mailing list to receive updates about future D events, sign-up here.

Love the way that they've decorated the entrance to the ballroom at the Grand Hyatt.

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October 12, 2011

Fun and Prizes at Social Mixer V52.0

Calling all rain-challenged Digerati,

We're on for another fun and educational Web Wednesday social mixer at Bisous tonight.

Educational #1: insights on Chinese social media from Meg Lee, the GM of SINA Hong Kong, who've just celebrated reaching 200 millions users on Sina Weibo, 1 million of whom are based in our home town.

Educational #2: A brief intro to AsiaD - AllThingsDigital and how you can access the video interviews and other content free online and via Twitter (@allthingsd and #AsiaD). With speakers like Al Gore, Apple's Phil Schiller, Alibaba's Jack Ma and Yahoo!'s Jerry Yang, the event has been described as, “The sexiest thing to hit Hong Kong's shores in ages! The speakers are the digital Demi-gods of our time”.

Educational #3: Meet new people and make new business connections and friends.

Fun #1 : Dress up in drag or Halloween garb and capture yourself on film with HK Photobox.

Fun #2: An additional round of free drinks and lucky-draw cinema tickets sponsored by JigoCity Hong Kong.

Fun #3: A bottle of champagne sponsored by our glitzy venue, Bisous Hong Kong.

Fun #4: A Blackberry Bold Smartphone, sponsored by S4BB as our lucky draw top prize.

Fun #5: One full conference pass to Cloud Computing Asia worth HK$11,585.

Fun #6: One 1-day complimentary conference pass to Digital Media Asia worth SG$750.

Fun #7: You get to laugh at my bad jokes!

October 9, 2011

Social Mixer V52: Sina Weibo, The Empress of Chinese Social Media

Calling all China Watchers!

No doubt, you enjoyed the spectacular fireworks in Victoria Harbour to celebrate 62 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China(中華人民共和國成立六十二周年煙花匯演).

Now come celebrate the 2nd birthday of Sina Weibo (新浪微博), China's rapidly ascending empress of the social media space, with over 200 million serfs/users (二亿用户).

Our guest speaker on Wednesday 12th October will be Meg Lee, General Manager of Sina Hong Kong (screenshot of home page below) and Executive Committee member of the Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing (hkaim.org). (You can find Meg at weibo.com/mugmeg).

Our 52nd social mixer will take place at Bisous on Wednesday 12th October, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm. [Bisous is located at 9th Floor, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong. Easiest way to get there is via the lifts next to the Hard Rock Cafe at the top of Lan Kwai Fong].

Let us know you're coming by signing up on Facebook, LinkedIn or this blog.

As per usual, there's a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink, a free talk, high-quality networking and the chance to win lucky draw prizes. 

Our lovely assistant, Vivian, will issue receipts if you need one. (For students, you can get in for HK$50 without free booze). Thereafter, all standard drinks will be charged at special happy hour prices.

This month we will donate 10% of entrance fees to poor families in Hong Kong via the Food Bank of St James Settlement. 

Looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting budding weibo stars,

Napoleon Biggs (weibo.com/napoleonbiggs)
Founder and Host - Web Wednesday Asia