Event Details

CHat is a half day conference dedicated to all things WeChat. We are bringing Beijing’s top English language speakers and experts together. A celebration of all things WeChat, CHat is a place to network, learn and have fun.
  • Presentations from top WeChat marketing and technical experts
  • Practical workshops throughout the day
  • Booth display areas featuring the latest WeChat products and services
  • Live interview with the owner of WeChat’s most successful English language account
  • Interactive WeChat activities and games
  • Expert panel discussion
  • Drinks and networking

Interested in WeChat? Then you will not want to miss this event.


  • Main Room

  • Workshops

1:15 PM - 2 PM
Doors open and attendees can enter the venue
2 PM - 2:10 PM
Opening Remarks - The Chat Era
2:10 PM - 2:35 PM
Global Messenger Trends - WeChat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger
Presentation with Q&A
2:35 PM - 3 PM
Digital Marketing & Social CRM
Presentation with Q&A
3 PM - 3:25 PM
Gamification with WeChat
Presentation with Q&A
3:25 PM - 4 PM
Panel Discussion With WeChat Accounts Owners: Hi Better Me & Newrank.cn
Panel discussion with the owners of successful WeChat accounts. Learn how they built their followings and the challenges they faced. What are the industry trends and the current standards th...
Panel discussion with the owners of successful WeChat accounts. Learn how they built their followings and the challenges they faced. What are the industry trends and the current standards that account holders should be aware of.
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4 PM - 4:20 PM
Afternoon Break
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM
What EU SMEs Expect From WeChat
4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
WeChat Cross Border Payments
Presentation with Q&A
4:55 PM - 5:20 PM
Moving Down the Torso: How to Use Video to Get Results on Wechat
Presentation with Q&A
5:20 PM - 6 PM
Panel Discussion
Topic: WeChat Future Trends for 2016 and Beyond
6 PM - 6:30 PM
Drinks & Networking


  • Andrew Schorr (Co-founder of Grata)

    Andrew Schorr

    Co-founder of Grata

    Andrew is the founder and CEO of Grata, a company helping businesses run customer service and sales on WeChat. Grata is a 500 Startups-backed company honored as Web in Travel’s Startup of the Year.

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  • Alexis Bonhomme (Co-Founder of CuriosityChina)

    Alexis Bonhomme

    Co-Founder of CuriosityChina

    Alexis is the Co-Founder of CuriosityChina, digital and tech company operating in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong-Kong and Paris. CuriosityChina received several awards for their innovative approach serving today +50 international brands across various industries.

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  • Sheng Pang (Founder & CEO of Juplus Interactive Technology)

    Sheng Pang

    Founder & CEO of Juplus Interactive Technology

    Founder & CEO of Juplus Interactive Technology. Sheng has extensive experience in digital creativity, digital media, SEO, SEM, Social media marketing. He delivers work for clients including Mercedes Benz, Porsche and Unilever.

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  • Thomas Graziani (Co-founder of WalktheChat)

    Thomas Graziani

    Co-founder of WalktheChat

    Co-founder of WeChat consulting and development agency WalktheChat. Thomas builds innovative WeChat marketing strategies and technical solutions for clients including Nestle and the American NFL.

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  • Jim Fields (Founder and Managing Director of Relay)

    Jim Fields

    Founder and Managing Director of Relay

    Jim is the Founder and Managing Director of Relay. He specializes in creating stunning pieces of video content, both for large technology brands and disruptive startup businesses. His work has gained millions of views in China for clients such as Baidu, Tencent and Lenovo.

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  • David 'DC'  Collier (Co-founder of RIKAI Labs)

    David 'DC' Collier

    Co-founder of RIKAI Labs

    Serial tech entrepreneur DC has founded 4 companies in 4 countries. His current venture RIKAI Labs in Shanghai and SF develops apps for the new wave of chatbot and messaging focused platforms, combining AI with gamification and human teachers.

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  • Edaan Getzel (COO at RIKAI Labs)

    Edaan Getzel

    COO at RIKAI Labs

    Originally from the US, Edaan has co-founded two companies in the US and in Asia. After selling LMD Management (a real estate company) in 2014, Edaan returned to English language education where he spent four years as a teacher in the US and Korea. In addition, he has published four English Grammar books for Compass Media.

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  • Nicky Szmala (Partner at K1ND - an Ogilvy & Mather company)

    Nicky Szmala

    Partner at K1ND - an Ogilvy & Mather company

    Creative Business Leader. People person. Obsessed with great User/ Consumer Experience. Startup Guy. Thinker/ Do'er. Result- & Impact-driven. Lifelong learner.

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  • Drew Kirchhoff (Product Manager at Yoli)

    Drew Kirchhoff

    Product Manager at Yoli

    Specializing in mobile gaming, Drew is the producer of a popular mobile title, Crossy Road, with 120 million downloads worldwide, Apple Design Award 2015 and Google Play Game of the Year 2015. Eight months ago he left apps behind to co-found Yoli, aiming to build a business that runs and monetizes entirely on WeChat. He foresees messaging platforms, and in particular, WeChat, as instrumental dev platforms of the future.

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  • James LaLonde (CEO of Yoli)

    James LaLonde

    CEO of Yoli

  • Rafael Jimenez (Business Development Advisor at EU SME Centre)

    Rafael Jimenez

    Business Development Advisor at EU SME Centre

    Through the European SMEs Rafael offers advice for developing practical market entry strategies in China. He has extensive experience in the F&B and ICT industries.

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  • Matthew Brennan (Co-founder of China Channel)

    Matthew Brennan

    Co-founder of China Channel

    Event Host

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  • Nichole Zuo (Co-founder of China Channel)

    Nichole Zuo

    Co-founder of China Channel

    Event Host

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  • Kiran Patel (Director of Marketing & Communications at LehmanBrown)

    Kiran Patel

    Director of Marketing & Communications at LehmanBrown

    Panel Host & Facilitator

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  • James Flanagan (Curator at TEDxBeijing)

    James Flanagan

    Curator at TEDxBeijing

    Panel Host & Facilitator

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