With extraordinary economic growth over the last decade, the rise of China is underway. Chinese Influence in business will continue to rise, and the next decade will be pivotal to Australian organisations seeking new opportunities for growth. China represents a unique opportunity to the rest of the world driving wealth and prosperity across the globe. Of all of the disruptive trends defining the future of business, the Chinese economy is one that simply cannot be Ignored. How will you and your organisation embrace a view to China?
David Thomas has carved out a reputation as a global thought leader, Influencer, innovator and game changer who inspires business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors all over the world to consider the business opportunity that is China.
David recalls his first trip to Hong Kong at only 18 years of age when he visited the border and took in his first view of a country that would define his life's work. Little did he know at that time that China would become one the world's economic superpowers.
David’s extensive career has led him to work and live in London, Asia and Sydney. He managed his own financial services company in Hong Kong, and as result gained Insights into the rapidly changing markets within the Asia Pacific Region. Along with Asia David also has a keen Interest In the economy of Latin America and Eastern Europe driven by a passion to decode the Influence of the four "BRIC countries" (Brazil, Russia, India and China).
During this period David was also the Chairman of the Australasian Financial Forum that provided him with a unique opportunity to stay ahead of the trends that were redefining business between China and Australia. This experience further solidified David's credibility and mastery as an expert on China for business leaders, entrepreneurs and Investors looking pioneer in a new and abundant marketplace.
Today, David is the CEO and Founder of Think Global Consulting. Think Global facilitates business and Investment partnerships between Asia and Australia. In essence, David is a bridge builder providing a solid foundation for the west to do business with China in Australia, China and all over the world.
As a speaker on Innovation, Future Trends, Leadership and Globalisation, David’s unique value is his ability to identify business trends, opportunities and challenges in China. Having worked on the ground for 30 years, he has practical examples, case studies and anecdotes that invigorate his presentations and consulting. He regularly speaks at Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Board Meetings to a wide range of audiences/industries and tailors each presentation accordingly. His insights as a China expert can definitely add value to your next event!
Many industries are already disrupted by Chinese consumerism, innovation and aspiration. If business leaders and managers don't develop a new cultural mindset and a China engagement strategy soon, they'll be left behind, just like Apple who have lost market share in China to four local smartphone manufacturers.
- David Thomas