Invitation – SIV Venture Capital discussion forum – Thursday 4th February, 2016

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Guest speaker Nigel Blair, Founder & Executive Director – Envest Group

We are excited to have special guest speaker Nigel Blair at our next discussion forum. A serial entrepreneur, Nigel Blair spreads his time across Beijing, Melbourne and the rest of world. I have known Nigel for several years from various Australia China Business Week (ACBW) events, and have been following the progress of a number of his joint ventures.

This includes Nihao Global, a human resources service company. With  head office in Beijing, Nihao delivers services including translation, interpretation and executive support on the ground in China across 19 cities. In February 2015 Janey Lee, Executive Director of NiHao Global spoke at the Sydney Expat Advisors forum discussing Chinese philosophy, communication differences between east and west, and insights into doing business effectively in China.

Nigel’s other recent ventures include:

  • Greenco – now with product in 80+ Bunning stores, secured Home Hardware and finalising applications with HOME Depot USA, has delivered products from its Bangkok hub to four continents including being used by Unicef, OXFAM and others
  • E Agri – Agri growing systems company that produces more vegetables per square meter at a lower cost than any other global system with low water usage, low energy and free of pollutants. With three major sites in China and ongoing R&D in Australia E-Agri has plans to expand into Japan, South Korea and Singapore.

With an understanding of the SIV program, Nigel will provide unique insights into Chinese market, including the importance of culture, and share his experience in building business from the ground up.

3.30 pm for 3.45 pm, followed by drinks
NAB House – Level 15, 255 George Street, Sydney

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