Written by   |   Wednesday, 22 August 2018 09:40

David Thomas doesn't just talk the talk. He's spent 30 years working with Chinese investors in Australia, and Aussie companies looking to increase their business interests in China.

He travels to China regularly, working to open up the market for Aussie businesses, to build capability and to assist Aussie importers work with Chinese producers. He also facilitates relationship building and has particular expertise in the specific cultural and social environment that will cause difficulty for unwary Westerners trying to break into the market.

Of particular interest to the US events industry should be the growing Meeetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events (MICE) marketing in China. It generates over US$152 billion in revenue and is growing at 20% per annum. For US events companies looking for new opportunity, David's expertise is a must-have. And of course, he's a valued keynote speaker in Australia, and is ready to bring his wide-ranging expertise to the US.

As a starting point, check out his profile on Aussie Speakers USA and download his eBook "Three Cups of Tea", which explains succinctly the importance of relationship building in China - and how to successfully do so.

Written by   |   Monday, 20 August 2018 13:14

Everyone knows relationships are crucial to almost every business.

People trying to do business in China are often surprised that communicating with their counterparts initially feels similar, but they struggle to develop those critical relationships. That's because there are subtle, yet critical, differences to how business relationships and trust are formed in China.

Written by   |   Friday, 17 August 2018 08:13

Booking a keynote speaker is easy. Booking the right keynote speaker can be make-or-break for your event.

The events industry has evolved, with audiences becoming increasingly more sophisticated and with more complex objectives. The professional speaker industry has evolved too. While motivational speakers are still incredibly popular, the availability of niche expertise speakers that can effectively connect with your clients and deliver on a more specific brief has grown enormously.

That’s why we’ve devised this simple 6-Step process to help you book a keynote speaker for your next event!

Written by   |   Tuesday, 14 August 2018 14:14

People buy into brands they relate to. Looking at sales as a purely functional activity belies how important consumer sentiment is in the sales journey.

In this succinct video, Peter Thurin clearly shows why "WHY" is critically important. Great for event planners looking for an energising, motivating keynote with a strong business focus.

Written by   |   Monday, 13 August 2018 12:48

If you can't tell the difference between a trend and a fad, then your organisation is at risk of rapid irrelevance. Fads come and go, but despite the way Twitter uses the term, trends indicate long term thinking.

By aligning your organisation with trends instead of fads, you pave the way for sustained growth.

Written by   |   Wednesday, 08 August 2018 15:17

Getting audiences fired up is one of the biggest challenges for event planners. With Peter Thurin, you've got a presenter that will make your attendees kick a##... literally!

Written by   |   Wednesday, 08 August 2018 09:40

One of the hottest topics in the events industry right now is jobs of the future. Leaders, teams and organisations are all heavily invested in future job trends, but for radically different reasons.

Leaders want to ensure that they can successfully navigate the changes that are coming. Organisations as a whole are fighting to stay relevant. Employees want to know if their jobs will even exist in the next 5, 10, 20 years.

Here's the thing; no matter what we think is coming, if we focus on one viewpoint, we're likely to be wrong.

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