Sunday, July 22, 2007

Domains.Asia:2007 -- July 25, 2007 -- Gathering of International Domain Name Industry Leaders

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At 5:41 PM, Blogger Charles Mok said...

I really recommend this following unique event -- the luncheon panel discussion and afternoon seminar. It is the first time anyone has been able to bring together regional and international experts and leading industry figures to talk about the huge opportunities often overlooked by Hong Kong Internet entrepreneurs, that is, domain name related soft infrastructure of the Internet. We hope to discuss a wide range of issues involving governance, market development and investment. This is truly the first time in Hong Kong. I hope to see you there!

Date: July 25, 2007 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 noon - 2 pm -- Luncheon
2 pm - 3 pm -- (Sponsor Event) DotAsia Industry and Media Briefing
3 pm - 5:30 pm -- Keynote & Forum
Venue: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel
20 Nathan Road · Kowloon · Hong Kong
Host: ISOC HK -- Internet Society Hong Kong

12:00 – 2:00pm: Lunch Panel Discussion

Organised by ISOC HK and Internet Society of China (ISC) Luncheon

A Chinese Internet Dialogue — Trends in harmony and innovation
Despite facing many crises confronting the global Internet – spamming, phishing, cybersquatting and all sorts of security attacks – the Internet in China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan is also in the midst of a powerful revival. The panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities we face, and how Internet stakeholders may create and sustain an environment of harmony and innovation.

兩岸四地互聯網對話 -- 構建網絡和諧與創新
雖然全球互聯網正面對眾多重大危機 – 垃圾電郵、網路釣魚、網路蟑螂和各種保安攻擊 – 中國地區兩岸四地的互聯網卻處於強勁復興勢頭中,我們的討論將集中今天互聯網持份者面對的危與機,及如何能創造及持續一個和諧而創新的環境。
Guest Speakers:
Ms. Li Hong – Director, Internet Society of China* (
李紅 --中國互聯網協會國際合作與宣傳部部長*

Mr. Charles Mok – Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong
莫乃光 -- 香港互聯網協會主席

Dr. Tham Yiu Kwok - Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau
譚耀國 -- 澳門大學科技學院

Mr. Ching Chiao - Managing Director, Association of Digital Culture Taiwan (ADCT)
喬敬 – 台灣數位文化協會董事顧問

Language: Putonghua
Venue: Ching Room, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel

HK$350 (members -- including supporting organisations)
HK$400 (non-members)

*video conference from Beijing

2:00pm – 3:00pm: DotAsia Industry and Media Briefing
[Sponsor Event]

DotAsia: .ASIA Sunrise Announcements and Signing Ceremonies
Announcement of Appointment of Verification Agent
Annonucement of Appointment of Auction Partner
Media and Industry Briefing

Language: English
Venue: Sung Room, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel

3:00pm – 5:30pm: Domains.Asia:2007 Keynote and Forum
Organised by ISOC HK

Theme: Domain Portfolio Investment Prospects
The Rising Cyber Real Estate Market -- Developers, Speculators and Investors.

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical network infrastructure for the Internet. As commerce over the Internet grows with the exploding online population, DNS has also grown beyond simply being an infrastructural component. Domain Names today represents prime investment opportunities as cyber real estate. Prominent banks in the US have started accepting domain name portfolios as collaterals for loans.

From speculation, to development, to portfolio management, Domain Investment has arrived. As the US and Europe warms up to this new hotspot for investments, Hong Kong, China and Asia remains relatively underdeveloped. With sharp investment sense and fast paced financial intelligence, Asia will not be behind for too long.

Domains.Asia:2007 gathers together international experts in the domain industry to explore and discuss the development of the domain investment industry and its relevance to Hong Kong and Asia. The event is an occasion for you and your members to understand the domain name industry, its investment opportunities and its development.

Keynote Speakers:
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) and Domain Opportunites in Asia
Mr. Edmon Chung, CEO, DotAsia Organisation (
鍾宏安 DotAsia 行政總裁

Underpinnings of the Secondary Domain Market revealed
Mr. Tom Murphy, Senior Director of Business Development, Name Media (

Brand Intelligence: Opportunities and challenges
Mr. Kanchan Mhatre, VP, CSC Corporate Domains (

China's thriving domain marketplace - buy, sell, hold and develop!
Mr. Stan X.D. Zhang, CEO and President, HiChina (
張向東 -- 中国万网 行政總裁

Understanding Internet Governance - What is ICANN and how its actions affect you
Mr. Craig Schwartz, Chief gTLD Registry Liaison, ICANN (

Forum Panelists (in addition to above speakers):
Charles Mok, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong
David Ketchum, Chairman, Asia Digital Marketing Association
Alex Lee, CEO, China Springboard

Language: English
Venue: Sung Room, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel

FREE (members -- including supporting organisations)
HK$100 (non-members)


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