Pictures from NECINA 2017 Annual Conference

Boston, June 22, 2017, — The annual meeting of New England Chinese Information and Networking Association (NECINA) was held at Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford. Theme of this year’s annual meeting was Journey to the West.

Tony Tian presents a gift to speaker Robert Williams of Insigma HengTian Software Ltd.




Ten years ago, China was busy studying latest innovation from USA and applying these to local environment (Google->Baidu, Facebook-> Renren). Many USA companies were “outsourcing” manufacturing, engineering to China. Ten years later, we start to see a reversed trend: manufacturing jobs are moving back to USA, big powerhouses in China now go west, and in some areas technologies and adoptions have leapt ahead of the west (mobile payment, O2O service models).

Coming to the year of 2017 there is continuous growth in multiple industries, from Sharing Economy, Self Driving Car, to Fintech Revolution and Artificial Intelligence. What are the trends and opportunities during this movement? What kind of collaboration will be happening between US and China? What career and business opportunities are there for professionals and entrepreneurs? You are invited to join us and meet with our distinguished speakers and learn some great insights from them.

Conference Ticket includes access to:

  • Conference and Keynote sessions 9am-4pm

  • Company and Startup showcase 9am -4pm

Conference Chairs

Andy Li: andy.li@necina.org
Fan Wu: fan.wu@necina.org

Main Conference Agenda

Time: June 17, 2017 9am – 4pm

Venue: Radisson Chelmsford, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford MA 01824

Ticket Price including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Reception.

Time Agenda
9:00 – 10:00 “Registration, Breakfast, Coffee and Networking
注册, 早餐, 交流”
10:00 – 10:20 “Welcome To NECINA (Conference Co-Chair, Andy Li)
大会主席致辞
10:20 – 10:50 “FinTech Innovation in China and Opportunities in USA markets

Robert R. Williams, Chairman, Insigma HengTian Software Ltd

“金融科技的出海趋势和中美机会展望”
罗伯特-威廉姆斯, Insigma HengTian 主席”

10:50-11:20 ”Global Economic Trends & Opportunities for China to go west “
Dr. Yunlong ZHao, Chief Strategist at United Nations in Global Economy, Entrepreneur

”从国际战略层面探讨中国出海潮“
赵云龙博士, 联合国战略专家”

11:10 – 11:40 “Cross border Investment and Incubation”
“跨境的生物科技投资与孵化” – Walter Huang 天津滨海投资公司总裁”
11:40 – 12:10 “Fireside Chat with Sean Cao ““Building a global Healthcare platform through partnership, investment and M&A”

Sean Cao, Managing Partner, C-Bridge Capital

Interviewed by Tony Tian, President of NECINA and Partner at Kendall Venture.

12:10 – 1:30 Lunch Break / Company Showcase 午餐 / 公司展台开放
1:30 – 2:00 “Strategies for Success in Cross-Border Transaction”
Linda Ji, Partner at Nixon Peabody
2:00 – 2:30 “Expert Panel “Promote cross-border Innovation”, moderator – John Wang
– Chao Wang, CEO of CUBIC (Cross-Boarder Incubator)
– Coach Wei, Entrepreneur and Serial Founder (NexaWeb, Yottaa) (Cross-Boarder

Company Buidling)
– Zhiqi Liu, Founder of Daedalus; Eastern Representative of Tsuihang Industry Park
– Grace Yao, Director of Liepin North America (Cross-boarder Talent Acquisition)

2:30 – 3:00 Awards – YES, NEW winners
高中创业大赛颁奖, 协会创业大赛颁奖

President Review 2016-17

协会会长 Tony Tian 总结
President Plan 2017-18
协会新会长 Andy Li 展望
Officer recognitions and President Award Announ

3:00 – 4:00 Conclusion
峰会结束, 合影
4:00 – 5:00 Company Showcase + Networking + NECINA NEW 5.0 companies
4:00 – 5:00 Transition to Dinner Location
6:00 – 7:00 VIP Reception at NetBrain (15 Network Drive, Burlington, MA

Please note the location change for Dinner)

7:00 – 9:00 Networking and Dinner

Special Talks from

Science & Tech Conselor – Mr. Xing Jijun

NetBrain