Speaking Topics

David is able to tailor his presentation to a wide range of audiences and industries with a focus on any or all of the following topics:

 
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The Future of your Business and Industry is Here and Now!

We live in the Asian Century. A massive wave of people, capital and resources is heading our way as cashed up Asian middle class consumers, tourists, students, migrants and entrepreneurs head to our shores and start participating in our economy. Whatever industry you are in, and whether you're an SME or working for a large institution, you can position yourself and your business to take advantage of the new opportunities arising from this fast growing wave. All you need are the knowledge, tools and skills to adapt to the changing environment. Are you ready?

Key Outcomes

  • Future Trends

  • Leadership

  • Business Innovation

  • Next Economy

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Business Growth - Capturing the Asian Market

With the massive transformation taking place in China and the rest of Asia, many industries and sectors throughout the world are being disturbed, shaken up or changed forever. Innovative entrepreneurs and business leaders in the services sector, particularly in food, healthcare, education, tourism, real estate and financial services, are adapting quickly to the changing environment and staying ahead of the curve. How are you and your organisation placed for this disruption? How are you repositioning yourself to take advantage of the opportunities, whilst managing the risks? Will you be at the front or the back of this big wave of change?

Key Outcomes

  • Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Communication

  • Cultural Awareness

 
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The Art of Relationships - Take 3 Cups of Tea

There is a saying that in order to do business in the Asian Century you need to take 3 cups of tea with your prospective clients, partners and investors. With the first you're a "stranger", the second you're a "friend" and, if you ever get to the third cup, you'll become part of their inner circle. It's only after the third cup that you can talk business! This is only one of the many skills and tools you need to master to succeed with your Asian clients, partners and investors, and there are many more. Are you ready to learn the others?

Key Outcomes

  • Cultural Intelligence

  • Cross-Cultural Communication tools

  • Leadership

 
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A View to 'BRIC' Nations

China is at the heart of the next global economy yet there are a group of nations who, along with China, are positioning themselves for global domination. The ‘BRIC’ Nations include Brazil, Russia, India and China. These vast and growing nations collectively have ownership of an abundance of land, people and capital. All key economic inputs to drive prosperity today and into the future. How will you as a business leader, entrepreneur or investor respond to this unique opportunity to engage with a global market that has already taken flight?

In this powerful and thought-provoking presentation David Thomas presents unique insights, data and perspectives showcasing the emergence of the BRIC Nations as the main drivers of urbanisation, consumption, innovation, aspiration and globalisation. He will also identify key opportunities for organisations looking to break through local markets to establish new global business networks and markets.

Audiences will walk away from this presentation with a view to the unique business opportunities found within the BRIC Nations. David will empower them with the tools and strategies to lead, influence and drive global business opportunities that are timely, relevant and ripe for entry into new markets.

Key Outcomes:

  • Future Trends

  • Leadership

  • Business Innovation

  • Next Economies

  • Globalisation