Opportunities to Speak at SES Hong Kong in September.

Up to 43 percent of the world's online population will reside in Asia by 2013, according to projections from Forrester Research. And China will account for 17 percent of the global online population.

In mobile, eMarketer forecasts China will have 1.3 billion subscribers and 957 million mobile Web users by 2014. The consultancy projects there will be more people accessing the Web on their cell phones in the country than the entire population of the U.S. in 2010.

These are the facts as presented by editor Adaline Lau from ClickZ's new Asia desk in Hong Kong. It's a hugely exciting and rapidly growing marketplace. But entry to this marketplace is complex and requires a very carefully defined strategy. SES Hong Kong will provide an ideal opportunity for marketers to gain greater insights into the adoption and growth of search and social in the region.

If you're on the client side, agency side or vendor and feel that you can offer practical advice and education on search and social in Asia, then here's your opportunity to speak at the industry's leading international event. SES Hong Kong takes place September 13-14 2010.

You'll find the form to submit here.

About the author

Mike Grehan is currently chief marketing officer and managing director at Acronym, where he is responsible for directing thought leadership programs and cross-platform marketing initiatives, as well as developing new, innovative content marketing campaigns.

Prior to joining Acronym, Grehan was group publishing director at Incisive Media, publisher of Search Engine Watch and ClickZ, and producer of the SES international conference series. Previously, he worked as a search marketing consultant with a number of international agencies handling global clients such as SAP and Motorola. Recognized as a leading search marketing expert, Grehan came online in 1995 and is the author of numerous books and white papers on the subject and is currently in the process of writing his new book From Search to Social: Marketing to the Connected Consumer to be published by Wiley later in 2014.

In March 2010 he was elected to SEMPO's board of directors and after a year as vice president he then served two years as president and is now the current chairman.