Ashton Kutcher Cheers for Macworld/iWorld 2013

China Innovators Debuts in San Francisco

Feb 01, 2013, 06:16 ET from IDG World Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IDG World Expo today announced the opening of Macworld/iWorld, the annual grand gathering of the Apple industry chain focused solely on the Apple products platform at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The three-day premier event of consumer electronics technologies will show the comprehensive leading strength of Apple platform technologies and products in the present mobile lifestyle. Over 20,000 marketing professionals, technicians and senior users will attend from worldwide. As a big highlight this year, China Innovation Forum (China Inno) will debut on Jan 31 at Macworld/iWorld, aiming to demonstrate China's innovative strength and promoting international communication. The forum will provide a unique stage for Chinese enterprises to show their competitiveness in the global mobile internet industry. 

From January 31 to February 2, the Macworld/iWorld Expo will organize Exhibitions, TechTalks, MacIT Conferences, Workshops, the iPhone Film Festival, Music Studio and Digital Art Gallery as well as Macworld/iWorld Blast. The idea of "Making mobile products even more exciting" will continue to be highlighted at Macworld/iWorld 2013, and those attending the event will encounter an amazing celebration of music, film and technology. On the first day, Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad will take to the Macworld/iWorld Main stage to share their experiences playing the technology industry's two most celebrated and influential personalities, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the upcoming feature film, JOBS.

With the rapid popularization of smart mobiles in China, thriving Chinese innovation in the mobile internet industry has become too strong to neglect. IDG China and TechNode bring the ChinaInno to Macworld/iWorld to the U.S for the first time in order to create an interactive platform focusing on the Chinese and American pioneering eco-system and to discuss the contribution of Chinese enterprises to global resource integration and their development path overseas. Tens of Chinese venture companies including Socogame, Advansolution, Silicon Valley Bank and adSage engaged in heated discussions with nearly one hundred American business leaders, technology elites, financial experts, developers and media at the forum.

The amazing speeches and vivid demonstrations by Chinese presenters have revealed the strategic thinking and innovative strength of the current Chinese market, whose huge potential has greatly aroused the interests of American counterparts. The attendees were convinced that with the increasing development of the Apple eco-system, China and US markets enjoy great opportunities of cooperation. In addition, the combination of the developing awareness and capabilities of Chinese enterprises with the rich entrepreneurial experience and resources of the Silicon Valley will certainly help the Chinese enterprises acquire more outstanding achievements in the mobile internet era.

Paul Kent, Vice President and General Manager of Macworld/iWorld said: "ChinaInno is one of the highlights of Macworld/iWorld 2013, the annual grand event of the Apple technology platform, and moreover, it is the first special event of the Macworld event to focus on Chinese innovation in its over 20 years of history. The forum will create a new channel for all participants of the industrial chain to explore and understand the innovative strength of China as well as the Asia-Pacific region in the mobile internet industry. It shows the strong competitiveness and development of the emerging Chinese innovation community, to which players from the global market should pay close attention."

When talking about the overseas development path of Chinese venture companies, Jennifer Xu, Senior Vice President of IDG Asia said: "In the process of going global, the first step of Chinese venture companies should be showing itself bravely. At Macworld/iWorld, the attendees will see the most cutting-edge technologies and products of the year, find out the highlights and developing tendency of the industry and experience the pioneering ambience of innovation and passion. The China Innovation Forum will become an excellent stage for the innovation communities of the Asia-Pacific region to show their strength and creative thinking"

Macworld/iWorld 2013 ( takes place from January 31 to February 2, 2013 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. The three-day event will organize Exhibitions, Tech Talks, MacIT  Conference, Workshops, the iPhone Film Festival, Music Studio, Digital Art Gallery and other activities, and will be the best platform for the business leaders, technology elites, developers, creative professionals, manufacturing representatives, media and entrepreneurs who belong to the Apple eco-system to get information about the current situation and future development of technologies in a multi-dimensional way.