Speaking At The 5G Shanghai

Speaking at the Shanghai 5G

While Vancouver has Dot Com Pho, Shanghai has the 5G. The 5G Shanghai is a weekly meet up group of business professionals. Like Dot Com Pho, they get to together every Saturday to meet, greet, network and talk about technology and the Internet. Unlike Dot Com Pho, the group is very business oriented and features a weekly keynote speaker. Some of the past speakers included Pang Shengdong, CEO of 51.com (the MySpace of China) and Zhang Tao, CEO of Dianping.com (The Zagat of China).

5G Shanghai invited me to be the keynote speaker for today’s event. I wasn’t exactly sure what to talk about until I met up with one of 5G’s founders, Jian Shuo Wang (CEO of China’s largest online classified, baixing.com), a few days ago. He told me to talk about making money online because everyone wants to know how to make money online. A topic right up my alley!

The toastmaster of the 5G Shanghai was Michael Meng of PR Newswire Asia. He introduced me to the group and interpreted my speech for those who don’t understand English.

The 5G group is extremely sharp and asked a lot of good questions. It was a really nice atmosphere and I had a great time. Thanks to Ying Zheng for inviting me. If you want to associate with some of Shanghai brightest movers and shakers, check out the 5G Shanghai.

The power of association is alive and well in China.

33 thoughts on “Speaking At The 5G Shanghai”

  1. Jamie Harrop says:

    There’s a heck of a lot of power in attending offline networking meetups like these.

    I’ve been organising monthly blogger meetups alongside Chris Garrett since the end of last year. We now have 15-25 bloggers from the North of England all come together each much for networking and talks, as well as a fun after event. The connections and amount of things I’ve learnt from these events is amazing.


  2. Ben Pei says:

    Lol John so you gave your “lecture” in english? By the way, do you speak any mandarin?

    1. John Chow says:

      Sure! I can say good morning, good bye and how much? 🙂

      1. I suppose that’s enough in Shanghai. Any John Chow fan in Shanghai would be glad to help you converse with the locals. 😀

      2. kenny says:

        and probably “thank you” as well I hope 🙂 Thats the only Mandarin I know…. Xie Xie!

      3. Is there any difference from mandarin from the chinese you know?

  3. Agent 001 says:

    Every one wants to learn about make money online. haha. If you earn money online and visit any meeting the first question people will ask is “we want to learn about earning money online”.

  4. If everyone likes make money online, it looks as though this is universal. It’s like music transcends any language or cultural barrier throughout the whole world. Interesting.

    Peter Lee

  5. It looked like a great event. What were the specific topics you talked about during the event? Blogging?

    1. I’m actually also interested to know what topics you focused on during the seminar.

    2. John Chow says:

      Blogging, affiliate marketing and making money online.

  6. Hello, John.
    Thursday you introduced a new feature on the website. It was a newsletter subscription form inside a rollup bar at the bottom of the screen. This was a real attention-grabber. Today, it’s gone. Why? And why not? And how did you make it happen?
    I hope you have a very happy day.

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s set to show it to you after every 10th visit. You’ll see again soon enough. 🙂

      If you want to know what it is, go here: http://www.johnchow.com/footerad

      1. Agent 001 says:

        Thats sure is attention grabber. It nice but I wanted a free script.

  7. Jake Stone says:

    Looks like th atmosphere in the room was rather chilly… Or maybe there is some other reason for everybody keeping their jackets on.

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s pretty cold in Shanghai right now. Everyone is dress warmly.

      1. So a cup of hot coffee must be your favourite … oh I love that feeling when you grab your cup with your both hand and can feel the warmth. 🙂

      2. I thought Shanghai was a hot place. Good that you are there, now I know something new.

    1. Agent 001 says:

      Which one is you?

    2. Jake Stone says:

      So what did you think of John’s presentation?

  8. Nice to see you going global on the lecture circuit! Sounded like a great lecture for people to learn from, great stuff!

    1. I agree, I’m sure they appreciated it. With everything you hear about China, especially here in the US, how much blogging freedom do they have?

      1. this is a good point, hopefully John can shed some light on how the freedom of information/expression is down there first hand. I remember you mentioned a couple of days back how your Google Apps were blocked down there…

  9. nice review ,recommendation and great piece of quality information john.

  10. I liked your free book message at bottom, is this a wordpress plugin or straight coding? Thanks.

  11. never mind, it says Ultimate Footer Ad on the right, just saw it. Thanks but no thanks.

  12. I like the way you have compared top websites of china with the global one. This one clearly give us an idea what is that site all about …

    You certainly know how to make understand people 🙂 and that is a rare art.

  13. Pahn says:

    at first I thought it was more advance technology for 3G gadgets,, hahaha

  14. Did they all ask questions in English? Or do they only speak mandarin?


    1. Jake Stone says:

      In right circles the scene is very international. China and especially Shanghai are not an exception from this tendency. I bet many people in that room had part of their education in the States.

  15. I wish I could be there and take a part in a meeting with John speaking. But China is so far away from me 🙁

  16. I too wish that I could have been a part of this amazing group of professionals.

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