Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 July 2015

Hilton, Sydney


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David Thomas

Keynote & Workshop Speaker

David's Tuesday keynote will give you a snapshot of China's ever-growing impact on our business future. His Wednesday workshops will address China’s investment into Australia and New Zealand and how your business can prosper from Chinese consumers.

8.30am-10am - China "Going Out": How Every Business Can Benefit from Chinese Investment into Australian and New Zealand

2pm-3.30pm - Australia and New Zealand "Going In" - Why Every Business Needs a China Business Development Strategy

Go to the workshop registration page to register for David's workshops /unlocking2020/workshops/


David is a global networker, business developer and the principal, founder and CEO of Think Global Consulting, a business he established to fulfil his passion to facilitate business connections between Australia and the rest of the world.

David is an expert on global hotspots, business trends and cross-border opportunities. His unique experience and powerful networks have been accumulated over a 30 year career in London, Hong Kong and Sydney. He managed his own financial services business in Hong Kong for 8 years (1987 - 1995) which provided unique insights and first hand experience of the changing landscape within the Asia Pacific region, particularly the opening up of China, the rise of Japan and the Asian tigers, and the emergence of India.

More recently, his influence and activities have extended to Latin America and Eastern Europe, driven by his interest and passion for the economic potential and growing influence of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China).

David trains business leaders on cross-cultural exchange, developing business relationships within other countries and cultures, and market entry strategies. He also leads business delegations, missions, study tours and leadership programs to selected countries. He consults to individuals and organisations of all sizes and facilitates powerful introductions between business leaders by leveraging a unique and long established network of contacts, connections and friends from around the world.

Read more about David on his website.

This first-of-its-kind TEC event is exclusive to the TEC community.