Having worked as a diplomat and management consultant in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Cynthia Dearin, author of Camels, Sheiks and Billionaires, shares some amazing experiences from living and working in Cairo, Iran and Qatar.
More than 350 industry and government leaders congregated at Sydney Town Hall for the summit which had an emphasis on strengthening Sydney’s economic relations in Asia. Alibaba, the world’s largest e-commerce platform recently launched in Australia, and the focus was on how Sydney businesses can engage with consumers, navigate regulatory challenges associated with operating in foreign markets and the influence of Sydney’s global city status.
There is a huge amount of wealth in China looking for diversification opportunities. Meanwhile, many businesses in Australia are seeking expansion capital to meet the demand for Australian products, particularly in the food and agricultural sector.
Do you go to lots of events? Hear great ideas but then can’t remember or don’t put into action?
These days it is not uncommon to see audience members on their devices during a speech. We used to think that was rude, but I love the anecdote of the speaker that called out an audience member who was actually tweeting how amazing the speaker was!
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.