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Melbourne: China : Innovation and Consumption SME Roundtable with David Thomas

26 August 2019

International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC


It's well understood that China has entered a new era in which outbound investment is being replaced by domestic consumption, and future growth will be enhanced by their ability to grow their private sector and stimulate a culture of entrepreneurialism, innovation and technological development. This is creating opportunities for foreign companies to raise capital and export products, services and capabilities into China. Australian SMEs, start ups and entrepreneurs have an opportunity to commercialise their ideas in China and grow their China business. But it also creates some unique challenges.

In this interactive Roundtable for SMEs, well know China Expert, David Thomas, will facilitate a discussion about these opportunities, present his views gained from his 25 years’ experience working across many industry sectors, and invite participants to share their ideas and knowledge with others. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, share and network with other ACBC SME members.

David Thomas, keynote speaker, thought leader and business futurist.

As a China expert, David inspires, motivates and educates global business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors about the massive potential offered by the new China. He takes them on a journey to identify, build and facilitate long-term business and investment relationships.

David’s unique value is his ability to identify business trends, opportunities and challenges in China. He regularly travels around China, working with local partners and investors, as well as hosting Chinese delegations and missions of investors, SMEs and entrepreneurs around the world.

Having worked on the ground for 30 years, he has practical examples, case studies and anecdotes that invigorate his presentations and consulting, truly David is an expert on China.

Moreover, having worked with SMEs from many industry sectors, David’s experience and expertise is broad and deep. These industries include retail, professional services, financial services, manufacturing, food, tourism, education, publishing, real estate, design and technology.

He regularly speaks at Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Board Meetings to a wide range of audiences and tailors each presentation accordingly. You can watch David in action on his Showreel Page and see if his insights as a China expert could add value to your next event.

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Date: Monday 26 August 2019  

Time: 12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.00pm

Venue: International Chamber House, Level 5, 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC

Cost: $45 Members and $75 Non-Members (+GST +Booking)