Partner Events

Helping Australian businesses in China – insights from AustCham Shanghai

Stacey Martin welcomes guest to ASR SME event at CBA.
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The Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) is the peak body for Australian business in China.  CEO Udo Doring from AustCham Shanghai spoke in Sydney recently providing his personal views on how business is going from insights working with their 400 members.

There has been some talk that China is slowing down, however the view from on the ground is that AustCham member companies are mostly trading well and optimistic about the future. Continue reading Helping Australian businesses in China – insights from AustCham Shanghai

INVITATION: Hong Kong Trust Company in Australia – breakfast Tuesday 18th October

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When visiting Hong Kong recently preparing for our delegation to the Asian Financial Forum in January 2017 I spent some time with Carolyn Bulter from The Hong Kong Trust Company. We are delighted to extend an invitation to their “Hong Kong Link: Australia and China” events – Business Opportunities for Australian Firms
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Ken Deayton, Founder & Director, Callan Anderson – Executive Director and Carolyn Butler – Director and CEO will be in Sydney 17th to 19th October and Melbourne 21st, 24th and 25th October.

This is a great opportunity to hear directly from in-market participants on how a special administrative region such as Hong Kong can help convert opportunities with the growth in mainland China into commercially viable results and get the most out of any business ventures.

The team will cover issues dealing with the regulatory constraints and compliance requirements including:

  • Capital raising structures
  • Protecting your assets through trusts and other structures
  • Ensuring the optimal on-shore and offshore structures for tax and trade efficiency

And how to build relationships with local governments, clients and industry experts.

Event Details


Date:      
Tuesday 18th October 2016

Time:      7.30am for  8.00am to 9.30am followed by networking

Venue:    Langham Hotel, 89-113 Kent St Sydney NSW 2000

RSVP:      Email: events@hongkongtrustco.com or contact Stacey Martin in Sydney on 0413 127 677

For more information, you can download the Sydney invitation and flyer “Hong Kong Link – Australia & China 2016” here.

About The Hong Kong Trust Company Group

 As a registered Trust Company in Hong Kong they provide professional trusteeship and fiduciary services, fund and private equity structures and administration and a full range of corporate, accounting and tax compliance services for individuals, family offices, intermediaries and corporations. 

These structures and services provide for the protection and administration of international wealth planning, estate management and tax efficiency and can assist with the establishment of PRC entities.

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ASR SME Mentoring Program – Smarketing: how to align sales and marketing – Wednesday 12th October

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Drawing on the Australian Services Roundtable’s 15 years of experience in enabling Australian service firms to grow nationally and internationally, the brightest stars in Australia’s SME sector are joining together to uniquely self-mentor one another in innovation, internationalisation, digitisation and growth. 

Inaugural Roundtable held in September 2016

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Guest speaker Matt Hingerty, CEO of Barton Deakin Government Relations,
shared with the group the process of government including engagement, education nd the importance of industry bodies.

Also making it easy to explain the intangible benefits of the services sector through the services sector through case studies and stories.ding relationships with government.

Read more here.

Invitation for October 2016 Roundtable

peter-strokorbThis month’s session will focus on practical steps for marketing a new service.

ASR SME Peer Mentor Peter Strohkorb will lead the discussion for consultants and business owners on the issues to consider when launching a new service to the market.

He will take the group through his step by step process before inviting a couple of attendees to share their new offerings and provide valuable tips and advice.

Peter has over 15 years business experience in both Sales and Marketing Executive roles with a range of well-known international brands.

Details

Date:         Wednesday 12th October 2016

Time:         7.30am for light breakfast with 8.00am start to 9.30am

Venue:      Sydney Stock Exchange, Level 41, 259 George St, Sydney

Cost:          Complimentary for ASR members, $150 plus GST to join the SME Mentoring Program (includes ASR membership).

To join the Mentoring Program and register for this event click below: 

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Remember to bring plenty of business cards and come prepared to introduce yourself, your services business, and if you have a new offering you would like discussed as part of the group mentoring with Peter. 

Thanks to our venue partner, the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX).

About Australian Services Roundtable

As the voice of professional services, Australian Services Roundtable aims to secure Australia’s place in the global economy. In addition to advocating free trade and bilateral agreements, ASR seeks to facilitate international services trade and investment channels.

Members include professional service industries, SMEs, and micro-multinationals across the financial sector, education, health and the environment, tourism, culture, technology and business services.

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ASRs peer mentoring program for services sector SME’s

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The brightest stars in Australia’s SME sector are joining together to uniquely self-mentor one another in innovation, internationalisation, digitisation and growth.

Services SMEs will come together under the Australian Services Roundtable’s SME Mentoring Program, to offer one another the benefit of their experience, skills and contacts. They will draw on ASR’s 15 years of experience in enabling Australian service firms to grow nationally and internationally.

About the program

The group will gather once a month on a range of topics including:

  • Election, election, election: The global state of play, Aust, US and Brexit – held 14th September 
  • Looking over the horizon: Where to start with your Internationalisation
  • Speed dating through Free Trade Agreements
  • A multinational SME born global
  • How to turn cross-border contracts into cash
  • Smarketing: how to align sales and marketing
  • Utilising disruption and innovation
  • A software update on E-commerce
  • Masterclass on social media
  • The building bricks of cross-cultural business
How to Apply

There are still places available in the program – attendance is included in a special introductory ASR membership offer of $150 pa plus GST.

Email Stacey Martin, Business Development Manager, SME Strategy or call  Stacey on 0413 127 677 for more information or download the application form here.

About Australian Services Roundtable

As the voice of professional services, Australian Services Roundtable aims to secure Australia’s place in the global economy. In addition to advocating free trade and bilateral agreements, ASR seeks to facilitate international services trade and investment channels.

Members include professional service industries, SMEs, and micro-multinationals across the financial sector, education, health and the environment, tourism, culture, technology and business services.

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