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Melbourne Cup Business Party – Tuesday 1st November


The venue for our infamous Melbourne Cup Business Party for 2016 is the luxurious Doltone House, Hyde Park on Tuesday afternoon 1st November.

A public holiday in Melbourne, it is an Australian tradition that the rest of the nation stops to watch the race with many business and social events held around the country.

Watching the race that stops the nation at the 2015 Melbourne Cup event at The Rook.
The Rook – Melbourne Cup 2015.

Join us for champagne on arrival and the Doltone Chef’s Canape selection. You and your guests will then sit down for a 2-course luncheon with all- inclusive beverage package.

Guest Speaker

Shawn Yang is the founder of TAN.MA Culture Media, the first bi-lingual magazine that brings the splendour and majesty of Australian racing culture to the local Chinese community. Shawn will share with us his passion for thoroughbred racing and how thorough this initiative he is bringing together the Australian and Chinese cultures. You can read more about Shawn here.

Event Details

Date:     Tuesday 1st November, 2016
Time:      12.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Venue:   Doltone House Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Cost:       $185 per person or $1,750 for a table of 10

To Book:  You can book individual tickets and reserve your corporate table at the link below:

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Hosted by Migration Alliance, Expat Advisors Community,  Australia Asia Executive Center and Silk Road Consulting.


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ASRs peer mentoring program for services sector SME’s



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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Time to get serious about building your influence – Mark Hodgson, Thought Leaders Global


Actively contributing to leading the thinking in your field is now an essential part of what it takes to stand out, according to Mark Hodgson, Mentor with Thought Leaders Global. Having undergone the training program myself almost 10 years ago, his experience in the article below really resonates.

There are a lot of professionals looking to equip themselves for a successful professional life after corporate, or to reinvent themselves within it. If that’s you, or you’re an expert looking to get paid what you’re really worth, the following blueprint may help. Continue reading Time to get serious about building your influence – Mark Hodgson, Thought Leaders Global