I'll be in Guilin all next week for Connect 2007 Asia. I've been to quite a few places in China, but never Guilin, despite the fact that Chinese friends insist it's the most beautiful place in China.
The occasion is the Asian version of our Connect 2007 conferences. While it's being held in China (which complicates visas for some potential attendees), registered attendees are from all over Asia. The conference format includes a mix of presentation and panels with some great speakers.
For me, this is tremendous event as Asia leads both the EU and the US in mobile service innovations. Interestingly, that's not just in the 3G areas like Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, but in Malaysia, India, Pakistan and so on, and most importantly in China. Few in the west are paying attention, but entrepreneurs in China have been innovating in both Web 2.0 and mobile value-added services. I look forward to talking with some of these innovators live during Connect 2007.
I may not be able to blog every session live (as I'm participating in three of them), but I learned a few things from my attempt to blog the Boston conference live (here, here, here, here, here & here) so I'll record what I can.