25 July 2018 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event details

On many of your electronic devices, you may see the words, ‘Designed in California. Assembled in China’. This is the case for Apple’s products, which are designed in its headquarters in San Francisco and assembled in factories in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.


Formed less than 40 years ago, the modern metropolis of Shenzhen is home to over 12.5 million people and in 2017 had a GDP of US $338 billion. Referred to as the Silicon Valley of Hardware, Shenzhen has become manufacturing capital for many global brands including Apple, Huawei, Hewlett-Packard (HP), and IBM.


So how and why did Shenzhen become the tech gadget central of the world? 


At our film screening, Shenzhen — The Silicon Valley of Hardware, you’ll uncover:

  • How Shenzhen became the manufacturing centre of the tech world
  • How innovation and collaboration has driven a thriving maker movement in the city
  • The hacker mindset of Shenzhen and how this contributes to cyclical innovation
  • Challenges Shenzhen faces with rapid development, and competition against other Chinese cities to maintain its position as the Silicon Valley of Hardware


Introduction by Hans Chang, Co-Founder and CEO of Australia’s newest Maker Space FAB9.  Drinks and food available on the night, with complimentary pizza for early birds.


Please note we share registration details with our presenting partners.


Hans Chang

CEO and Co-Founder of FAB9

Hans Chang is the CEO and Co-founder of FAB9, a membership-based makerspace in Melbourne, and is responsible for the management, business strategy and growth of the company. Hans is a former product manager at SanDisk, and has helped launch mobile Flash memory chips used by millions of people. Hans is interested in the cyber-physical revolution, and solving challenging problems using digital fabrication technologies, automation, and artificial intelligence. Hans holds an EE Engineering degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.

Dates and fees
25 July
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

$5 AUD

Loop Bar,
23 Meyers Pl,
Melbourne VIC 3000