SHANGHAI, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 4, Qiming Venture Partners held the 2016 Annual Limited Partners Meeting, the 8th CEO Summit and the 10th Anniversary Celebration simultaneously at the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, a landmark building anchoring the Lujiazui Financial and Trading Zone, an area that runs along the edge of the Huangpu River in the Pudong section of Shanghai. Over 500 guests, including CEOs of Qiming investment portfolios, venture investors and other professionals joined this memorable event. During the Gala Dinner, Qiming Venture Partners' five managing partners, Gary Rieschel, Duane Kuang (Kuang Ziping), JP Gan (Gan Jianping), Nisa Leung (Liang Yingyu) and William Hu (Hu Xubo) shared a toast on stage with all the guests in celebration of the 10 th anniversary.
At the elaborately prepared and festive Gala Dinner, a short movie incorporating the products from many Qiming portfolio companies to show how they have contributed to better our daily life attracted the attention of the audience. This self created and produced short movie is a tribute to the CEOs. The touching story and the visual effects have garnered uninterrupted applause from the audience, who called it "the first movie trailer for the VC world" and "the best piece of advertising for the VC industry in history". Another momentous event of the Gala Dinner took place when Chinese National Women's Volleyball Team Chief Coach Lang Ping, who led the team winning the Olympic gold medalist in 2016 Summer Olympic Games and the most successful Olympian of all time Michael Phelps were invited to the stage, where they bantered with Qiming managing partners and the guests. The excitement was palpable, as the event came to a climax with strobe lights that had been set up bathing the guests as they broke out in cheers of jubilation. At the CEO Summit in the afternoon, Lang Ping and Michael Phelps took turns in exchanging opinions with Qiming's managing partners on topics ranging from the Olympic spirit to team building and entrepreneurship. Asked what she had learned from the experience of leading the China's Olympic Women's Volleyball team after coaching the U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team, Lang Ping said: "To blend in with the team culture, I embraced American ideas, including a different way of thinking and I had to train myself on how to communicate better. "When I encounter different ideas, I try not to fight against them, but to understand them and balance them with my own. My goal is to solve the problem that is in front of us while also looking at how to deal with it better the next time. As the head coach, I must have an open mind. It doesn't matter whether somebody says or does something that is not in line with my opinion, as long as I try to deal with it without passing judgment. If I can do that, then everyone is willing to accept how I have handled it.