Keynote Speaker on Future Trends, Innovation, Leadership and Globalisation, David Thomas is well known throughout the Asia Pacific for his experience, credibility and deep understanding of China and Asia.
Keynote speaker, thought leader, author and entrepreneur, David Thomas equips business leaders with the knowledge and tools to navigate the cross-cultural challenges involved in doing business in Asia Pacific and helps them develop their own strategy for success in the region.
David is regularly asked to speak in conferences, seminars, workshops and board meetings around the world on a wide range of topics, including ‘Diversity’, ‘Future Trends’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Leadership’, ‘Disruption’ and ‘Globalisation’ with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region and its changing role and impact on the global economy.
As a China expert speaker and thought leader, David is a charismatic, passionate and warm presenter with a unique ability to demystify a country that has long been hidden to the western world. He is bold in questioning the myths that many people in the west have about embracing a view to China, and at the same time empowers audiences with clear take-aways enabling them to successfully see the opportunity for what it is.
He is also the publisher of 'China Bites' (www.china-bites.com), his regular take on what's happening in China and why it matters, together with his book “My China Insights: How Business Gets Done” and a number of popular e-books on related topics.
Having worked on the ground for over 30 years, in a wide range of industry sectors, including retail, professional services, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, food, tourism, real estate, design and technology, he has practical examples, case studies and anecdotes to bring his presentations to life, making David an easy choice for small and large companies, investors and entrepreneurs looking to learn about engaging, investing and doing business in the Asian century.