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China Connect InTheCity to welcome Baidu for masterclass

Elemental Communications (Elemental Communications) - 22 June 2013

China Connect InTheCity to welcome Baidu for masterclass


Baidu to drive China Connect InTheCity masterclass for deeper insight into the Asian and Europe digital space

June 2013, London, UK ----
Social news and information site the Social Media Portal (SMP) is supporting China Connect InTheCity to be held next week.

Organised by Laure de Carayon founder of China Connect, InTheCity is to be held on Thursday, 27 June 2013 in Paris, France and features Chinese web services company Baidu driving its masterclass.   The European conference will see an introduction from China Connect’s founder Laure de Carayon founder and features a senior line-up from Baidu, in addition to other digital specialists including:

•    Kaiser Kuo director of international communications at Baidu  
•    Michael Chen, general manager of key accounts, national channels and regional sales at Baidu
•    Vanessa Liu, general manager, search engine marketing at Baidu
•    Yuhong Cui, senior director of union business at Baidu  
•    Johnny Zhu, general manager CharmClick
•    Arnaud Rofidal, CEO Altima Asia

Baidu was founded in 2000 by Robin Li and Eric Xu and is a web services company offering a suite of products such as Chinese language search engine for websites, audio files and images.  Baidu offers 57 search and community services including Baidu Baike, an online collaboratively built encyclopaedia and a searchable keyword based discussion forum.

In an interview with SMP, Laure de Carayon founder of China Connect explains why the conference is a pull for delegates, “It’s an ‘Inside Baidu’ Day. We’ll cover the entire ecosystem - from innovation, international expansion, recent acquisitions (video site PPS), mobile ambitions and more.”

“I hope people realise from now, the opportunity it is, to meet this company and their top executives.  They can save time, and money!  Then, I hope Baidu will be generous in its answers and the contributions of Altima Asia and Datawords will contribute to challenge the debate for the benefit of all. They are very excited to come and so am I.  I look forward to a great day,” adds de Carayon.

Tim Gibbon, cofounder and editor at SMP comments, “China Connect InTheCity is a great opportunity to meet with senior executives from Baidu, a massive voice in the Asian technology market. There won’t many other great opportunities such as this to hear from them directly, in addition to networking with them closely and learn more about this influential company in a more informal, but yet beneficial platform.”

The Social Media Portal (SMP) is a media partner of China Connect InTheCity.   Delegates interested in attending can register at the website.

SMP was created by communications consultancy Elemental in 2007 and is a news site covering content, marketing, mobile, social media and technology related issues.  Stay current with social media and more by following Elemental @elementalcomms and SMP @smponline.

Tune into the masterclass using the Twitter account @ChinaConnectEU and hashtag #ChinaConnect.


----Notes to editors----

China Connect InTheCity is to be held on 27 June 2013 at La Maison de la Chine - 76, rue Bonaparte, 75 116 Paris, France.

The SMP and Elemental  Marketers Events Calendar infographic is a comprehensive list of conferences including content, data, digital, marketing, mobile, PR and socia media in the UK.  

Marketers Events Calendar provides a rich resource for marketers and other professionals to attend. The hash tag for the infographic is #MECinfographic.

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The media spokesperson for SMP are cofounders Tim Gibbon, director.  Photographs are available of the SMP and Elemental team.

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About the Social Media Portal (SMP)

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Communications consultancy Elemental created news and information site SMP in 2007. Register for free with SMP to share and tell your stories.


About Elemental Communications

Elemental is a communications consultancy with over 13 years integrated digital marketing and PR experience. The consultancy works with global, niche and SME brands that wish to engage with their audience off and online, delivering seamless communications.

The consultancy delivers measurable communications that aligns with business objectives, whether its awareness, brand building or to drive sales and footfall - connecting with consumers on a personal level.

As well as undertaking full PR, comms and social media activity on a campaign-by-campaign basis, Elemental also provides strategy, training and support allowing brands to build and retain expertise in-house.

Elemental’s brand experience includes Bahamas Tourist Office, Cognifide, Intel, InfoSpace, MGM MIRAGE, NESTA, on-IDLE, Topman, Tunisian Tourist Board, Reebok, Russell Athletic and more.

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