China UX Tour – *IMPORTANT* Changes


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Due to the Mid-Autumn Festival in China, we are moving the China UX tour to 12-18 September.

It is still a 7 days and 6 nights trip, just we have to avoid the holiday in China where no one would work! It would be good though for anyone would like to stay a few days more for the sightseeing purpose, so you catch one of the biggest festival in China, – have some moon cakes, enjoy the lanterns, etc.

In the mean time, our participants have required to have more design agencies and financial service companies to be added to the itinerary, so here you go, an updated itinerary with the following addition:

  • Avanade  – IT consultancy set up by Microsoft and Accenture)
  • China Bridge – Leading service design agency in China)
  • CITIC Group – one of the largest state-owned multinational conglomerate with in both financial and non-financial businesses, including real estate, engineering contracting, energy and resources, infrastructure construction, machinery manufacturing and IT industry, etc.
  • Ping’an Insurance Group – One of the largest insurance provider in China
  • Tencent – China’s largest and most used internet portal

We only have limited time in China therefore we’ll have to miss some of the old hosting companies. The latest itinerary of the China UX tour looks like this:

Day 0  Wednesday 11 September
PM      Depart from London Heathrow

Day 1  Thursday 12 September (Beijing)
AM      Arrive Beijing, rest and lunch
PM      Visit Avanade, – IT consultancy set up by Microsoft and Accenture, 20+ UX in-house UX designers
EVE    Dinner and networking with UX designers in Beijing

Day 2   Friday 13 September (Beijing)
AM      Visit Eico, – A creatie design agency
PM      Visit Nokia China UX team
EVE     Fly to Shanghai

Day 3  Saturday 14 September (Shanghai)
AM      Visit ARK – A small but innovative design studio
PM      Visit China Bridge, – Service design pioneers in China
EVE    Dinner and networking with UX designers in Shanghai

Day 4  Sunday 15 September (Shanghai)
AM      Visit ISAR – A full service digital and product design agency
PM      Workshop – Usability testing your own product with Chinese users
EVE    Free

Day 5  Monday 16 September (Shanghai)
AM      Visit Ctrip – Leading travel website in China
PM      Visit CITIC Group – Large state-owned multinational conglomerate or China Ping An Insurance Group – One of the largest insurance provider in China
EVE     Visit frog

Day 6  Tuesday 17 September (Shanghai/Hangzhou/Shenzhen)
AM     Visit China Telecom
PM      Visit Alibaba – Leading B2B company in China
EVE    Fly to Shenzhen; Dinner and networking with UX designers in Shenzhen

Day 7  Wednesday 18 September (Shenzhen)
AM      Visit Huawei – leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider
PM      Visit Tencent – China’s largest and most used internet service portal. Leave late afternoon to Hong Kong
EVE    Fly back to London

Arrive back to London in the early morning of  Thursday 19 September

Please note: We reserve the right to change the itinerary  without prior notice due to the uncertainty on the day of the visit. However, we’ll try our best to meet the requirements from the majority of the participants.

It is a bit too late to book group travel tickets together, but you can still join the China UX tour from China if you can sort out the travel outside of China yourselves.

So, what do you think ?