At the Great Wall on a Sunny October Day

My good intentions to post about the ad:tech conference here in Beijing this week have been dented by:

  • the abundance of things to see and experience for someone who has never been to this part of the world before
  • some challenges with internet access.

And with only a day and a half to go and some serious sightseeing still planned, I doubt I’ll be doing much blogging, at least before I hit Shanghai tomorrow night. And then there will be more sightseeing.

In the meantime, for some observations on ad:tech Beijing, see Eddie Choi’s post What Else, What’s New. Unfortunately I missed his B2B session, which I was hoping to catch: I had to do some last-minute re-working of the slides I had prepared beforehand for the session I was moderating, on blogging (the title indicated it was about creating a social networking platform, but it was really focused on corporate blogging).

Des at Great Wall

On the Great Wall, Mutianyu section, northeast of Beijing

Des Walsh

Business coach and digital entrepreneur. With coach training from and its Graduate School of Coaching, and a founding member of the International Association of Coaching, Des has been coaching business owners and entrepreneurs for the past 20 years. Over the same period he has also been actively engaged in promoting the business opportunities of the digital economy. He is a certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) coach, and a certified specialist in social media strategy and affiliate marketing.

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  1. Hi Des, enjoy exploring Beijing and Shanghai. I am expecting your Ad Tech posts and your views about China market. I also recommend Thomas Crampton’s blog. He has a lot more details about the event.

    Thanks for being connected.


  2. Thanks Eddie

    Have had a cultural and culinary feast in Beijing for the past few days and now looking forward to Shanghai. I will check out Thomas’ blog.

  3. Des,

    You did a great job moderating at ad-tech Beijing. Click my name to see my visit to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Wasn’t it stunning?

    all best,


  4. At the least Eddies B2B session would of been very interesting – especisally observing “The commercial value of social media doesn’t look particularly exciting” from his post

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