You are cordially invited to the AmCham Shanghai FSC Committee – 2019 Fintech Series on Wednesday, February 27 from 11:45 to 13:30 at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Center. This event explores the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain fintech technology for the creation of patent financing to support large MNCs and SMEs, particularly in the patent-rich technology sector. Mr. Erich Spangenberg, CEO IPwe Inc. will be our guest speaker along with a panel of experts including:

Mr. Calvin Cheng, Managing Director, Head of Technology and Venture Banking, EastWestBank

Ms. Jennifer Qin, Lead-partner of Investment Management of Deloitte Asia Pacific, Founder of Deloitte China Blockchain Lab and Chairwoman of Deloitte China Rubix, blockchain leader for APAC

Ms. Wen Cao, Senior partner at NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd and NTD Law Office and Principal of NTD Shanghai Office

This briefing will explore the following:

• Introduction to Fintech – What is AI and Blockchain?

• How Fintech can be applied to the creation of new investable asset classes such as patents?

• How might China look at these fintech innovations in light of policy objectives to better finance SMEs and accelerate technology to support development

This will be of particular interest to CFOs of MNCs with patent portfolios, and practitioners in law, banking, technology and education.


11:45 Registration & Networking

12:00 Welcome Remarks and Event Intro

12:20 Presentation – Erich Spangenberg

12:45 Panel Session

13:25 Session Ends


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    Eric Spangenberg

    Founder of IPwe


    Erich Spangenberg is a serial entrepreneur and industry luminary in the patent business. He founded IPNav, a pioneer and leader in patent monetization, a company that generated over half a billion dollars in licensing, settlement, or enforcement revenues for its clients. He’s a former investment banker (Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette) and corporate lawyer (partner at Jones Day).

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    Jennifer Yi Qin

    Lead-Partner of Investment Management at Deloitte Asia Pacific

    Ms. Jennifer Yi Qin is the Lead-partner of Investment Management of Deloitte Asia Pacific, founder of Blockchain practice for Deloitte China and the chairwoman for Rubix of Deloitte China. Ms. Qin has been frequently invited by the Office of the State Council, the People's Bank of China and China Securities Regulatory Commission, to hold special topic lectures and to discuss over the development trend of Blockchain with financial regulators. Prior to joining in Deloitte China in 2008, Ms. Qin had over 11 years of experience of providing audit, internal control and consulting services for some world renowned clients in the field of investment banking and security brokerage. Ms. Qin was rewarded as 2016 Top 20 Fintech Leader by Global People Magazine, and 2016 China Fintech Innovation Leader. Ms. Qin is a licensed AICPA

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    Wen Cao

    Senior Partner at NTD Patend & Trademark Agency Ltd

    Ms. Wen Cao is a senior partner at NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd and NTD Law Office and serves as the principal of NTD Shanghai Office. Before joining NTD in 2009, Ms. Cao worked as patent attorney for over ten years and as Principal of Shanghai Office of China Patent Agent. Her experience predominantly lies in patent prosecution, invalidation, infringement and intellectual property portfolio management in various hi-tech areas including chemistry, chemical engineering, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science. Ms. Wen Cao has a B.S. in pharmacy from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University and master of law from Peking University

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    Calvin Cheng

    Managing Director, Head of Technology & Venture Banking at EastWest Bank

    Calvin Cheng is Managing Director and Head of Technology and Venture Banking in EastWest Bank. He has long and deep banking expertise in providing financing solutions across the spectrum of venture debt, working capital, leverage buyout, acquisition, and other growth capital/equipment purchase transactions for technology companies across the US and Greater China. Prior to EastWestBank, he worked in Silicon Valley Bank, Citi and Comerica. Calvin earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Materials Science at Feng Chia University, and his MBA at Pittsburgh State University

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.

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Standard Price RMB 200
Door Price RMB 300
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 600


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China

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