Delegate Testimonials – AFF Missions

“ The 2017 Australian delegation to AFF was treated to a most thought provoking and challenging conference. There were two days of brilliant speakers and content, focused on where half the world’s population is heading economically and financially, highlighting risks and opportunities. Stacey then packed in another three days of meetings with business leaders, family offices and tech firms to complete the picture of how Australian business can and must tackle doing business in Asia. This was all topped off with many enjoyable networking events. Stacey, many thanks for an incredibly valuable business mission.” – Steve Newnham, Oakham Grove Consulting – 2017

“I very much enjoyed attending Stacey’s last financial forum match making delegation to Hong Kong and found the whole event highly engaging, proactive and a lot of fun.  I recommend joining the delegation to anyone who wants to promote their services in this forum, which as far as I am aware is one of the largest events in the financial services calendar in the Asian Region.” – Tony Dormer, Managing Director, Kreston Dormers – 2017

‘”As our mission draws to a close I want to firstly thank David and Katya for putting the mission together and for the detailed arrangements, everything ran like clockwork. Also, thank you to Stacey for persuading me to join the mission. Finally to all the delegates and new friends, it was fantastic meeting all of you and I look forward to keeping in touch. Thanks for a fantastic week.” – Ivan Chait, Santa Fe – 2016

“Just a note to say Stacey a BIG THANKS for convincing me to go on such a well-organised trip. I thoroughly enjoyed it, got my name out there, got the opportunity to begin one of my dreams, which is to talk in front of interested parties on property! Was also good to catch up with some old colleagues and friends, as well as make new ones. I look forward to the next trip, and please let me know if there is anything you may need as a follow-up. I’d be happy to help!” – Ben Weeding, Buyside – 2016

“Team Australia – thanks to all especially the organisers for a very worthwhile expedition and for ensuring a great group in attendance – all efforts are much appreciated and will certainly see me back again!” – Suren Pather, Chairman, SUMO Group -2016

“Another great trip which has brought me one step closer to demystifying the complexities of doing business in China, and with the Chinese. The quality of the delegates in our mission was outstanding and I am looking forward to establishing several enduring relationships”. Ian Hyman, CEO, Hymans Valuers & Auctioneers – 2015

“Thank you to each and every one on you for what was a mind blowing experience, I think I’ve discovered a whole new approach to business development, now to get the rest of Australia on board. I would especially like to thank Stacey for thinking to invite JD and I to join the delegation, the amount of work you put in and the passion you constantly displayed throughout the trip is something you can truly be proud of. And to David, Caroline, Vanessa and Jennifer, thank you all for making it such an extraordinary experience”. – Sam Benjamin, Head of SIV Investments, Allan Gray – 2015

“I would also like to thank all involved with the Think Global trip. It is only now after I have had a few days to reflect on our time away that I realise what a wonderful week it was. Being able to mix both the business and social side of an expedition is important in doing business in the region and I believe that we all did it with great aplomb. Most importantly, I feel like I have a new network of friends / colleagues and look forward to sharing ideas / opportunities going forward. A big thank you to the key contributors of the trip and I hope that everyone has left with the positive feeling that I have taken away from the delegation”. Simon Talbot, Senior Manager, Financial Planning, NAB Private Wealth – 2015

“I’ll echo all of the above – it’s been really terrific to meet all of you, get to know you, and enjoy the buzz of being around so many entrepreneurial souls. David and Stacey, thanks for appealing to me to come – you were right, it was better than May! Thanks to the whole Think Global team for organizing a week full of insights, learning, fun and opportunities. There were several moments that were quite profound for me.” Richard Grainger, Director, Sunrise Property Group – 2015

“It was great to meet and travel with you all last week and what a fun learning, networking and social week it was on so many levels.  I certainly gained more than what I could have envisaged particularly getting to know you, your business objectives and your stories. Thanks very much David, Caroline, Jenny and Vanessa for guiding us safely through the various events, travel options, group photo opportunities and in facilitating introductions and translations.  The opportunities we had to meet at the Hong Kong Club, Fashion Show, Happy Valley races and Austcham in both Hong Kong and Guangzhou were particularly appreciated. – Peter Black, Business & Executive Coach – 2015