Australia’s richest entrepreneur under the age of 30, Ruslan Kogan, is a keynote speaker at the inaugural Transition China 2012, which will be held in Shanghai on May 11.
Ruslan Kogan, whose IT business, Kogan Technologies was worth US$150 million in sales last year, began his venture from his parents’ garage.
By the age of 23, Ruslan had worked at the IT departments of Bosch, GE and Telstra, and as a management consultant at Accenture before taking on his company full time. Believing that technology can make the world a better place, Ruslan’s goal has been to make the latest technology more affordable for everyone by cutting out the middle men and selling direct through online stores for smart, savvy shoppers.
Kogan Technologies has gone on to become one of Australia’s fastest growing companies, with Ruslan’s personal wealth valued at US$62million, according to the 2011 BRW Young Rich List.
Ruslan Kogan is one of several keynote speakers at Transition China 2012.
A list of over 20 international and China guest speakers with backgrounds in e-commerce, gaming, mobile, investment, media and business will share their ideas and keys to success at the Shanghai Centre on May 11.
Other high profile speakers include Alvin Foo, Google’s Head of Mobile for Greater China, Scott Spirit, WPP’s Global Strategy Director, Alvin Wang Graylin, the CEO of mInfo, the Hurun Report’s chairman and CEO Rupert Hoogewerf and Peng T. Ong , the founder of Match.com.
The conference will include a series of keynote speakers, break-out sessions for networking, interactive debates and the chance for one aspiring young entrepreneur to receive up to RMB 100,000 in financial backing for their start-up idea –
judged by the audience.
“China is such an amazing place to be right now with everything rapidly progressing and changing around us,” says the event producer Andrew Collins, CEO of Mailman.
“T12 will showcase some of China’s more aggressive and forward thinking business leaders. It’s not about just sharing what we read in books – it’s about delving deep into what has really made or almost broke them in China,” Mr Collins said.
The event is organized by the Shanghai chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization in conjunction with Mailman. The Entrepreneur’s Organization is a dynamic global network of more than 8,000 leading business owners in 42 countries whose combined revenues exceed US$138 billion and employ more than 1.5 million workers. The average member is 41 years old with annual revenues of US$17 million. Each member must have at least US$1 million in annual revenue and either own or have founded their business. ■
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