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CNBC to launch preview of East Tech West 2020 at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Davos, Switzerland, 20 January 2020 – CNBC, the world's number one business and financial news network, today announced that it will kick off the preview of East Tech West 2020 at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 21.

The exclusive event preview will consist of panels and fireside chats exploring some of the key themes of East Tech West 2020, including investment in tech and the future of 5G. Led by CNBC's China Technology Correspondent Arjun Kharpal, he will speak to some of the region's influential business leaders including Shou Zi Chew, Chief Financial Officer of Xiaomi, Guru Gowrappan, CEO of Verizon Media, and Kaifu Lee, Founder and CEO of Sinovation Ventures amongst others. Dong Ke, Governor, Guangzhou Nansha District People's Government is also set to grace the event preview.

East Tech West, CNBC's highly anticipated annual invite-only tech retreat brings together some of the most influential technology leaders around the globe in Nansha to discuss the outlook of exciting developments in the industry. Core themes which were discussed in previous years included Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, and Travel & Transport. Past guest speakers included Huawei Chairman, Howard Liang, NASDAQ SVP, APAC Chairman & Head of Capital Market, Robert H. McCooey Jr., and PIMCO Managing Director and Vice Chairman, John Studzinski CBE.

The third edition of East Tech West will return to Nansha, Guangzhou, China from 20th to 22nd October 2020.

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About East Tech West

East Tech West is an annual invite-only tech retreat held in Nansha, Guangzhou, China. Bringing together a carefully curated guest list of the world's most influential technology leaders, East Tech West is a forum to discuss and debate what's next for this exciting industry.

Exploring everything from Artificial Intelligence to 5G, CNBC's award winning reporters host panels, fire-side chats and workshops with the world's most prolific investors, inventors and entrepreneurs where they share their stories and celebrate innovation.

East Tech West is produced by CNBC – the world's number one business and financial news network.

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