CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EMPOWERING BUSINESS LEADERS IN ASIA
David Thomas, keynote speaker, thought leader and entrepreneur, equips business leaders with the knowledge and tools to navigate the cross-cultural challenges involved in doing business in Asia Pacific and helps them develop their own strategy for success in the region.
What Clients Say About David
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerI couldn't recommend a better chairperson and expert speaker, after having worked with David on New Retail 19 where he both chaired and spoke as one of our keynotes on our China and Beyond themed day. I enjoyed his personable attitude, as well as his knowledge - helping audiences to…Senior Producer and Event Manager
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerDavid was the highlight of our recent real estate event for business owners. He provided loads of practical tips on how to embrace the opportunities in China. His talk was highly relevant, entertaining and everyone walked away width ideas they can use immediately in their business to make the most…Head of Customer Experience
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerI just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for your excellent presentation to our senior bankers and customer on China and India. The feedback from the session has been overwhelmingly positive. The energy and clear insight that you brought to the Masterclass was a real strength. I look forward…Former Head of International Products
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerDavid's ability to provide us with a very entertaining mix of history, economics, social development and future trends was exceptional. He also provide a great mix of content very relevant to our industry as well as general content that was both fascinating and educational for any business personCEO
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerThank you for a really unique and inspiring day. Being in the service industry it is so important to engage with people from different cultures and your presentation was enlightening and received well by all. I would be glad to recommend you to any company considering engaging you.Director
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerDavid Thomas is such a dynamic, engaging speaker. His keynote was very well received by our audience as “very good to excellent.” The material truly resonated with our audience of Real Estate agents, many of whom have had little or no experience with dealing with Asian clients. In his lively,…Chief Executive Officer
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerDavid's presentation was engaging, Humorous & delivered in a relaxed manner and was well received by our clients, His insights into the China economy & future plans were enlightening even to our China delegates
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerDavid Thomas was the opening keynote speaker at our Danish CFO Agenda conference in Copenhagen, Where we gathered 200 CFOs and finance leaders from large Danish companies for a day of inspiration and discussion. David gave the opening speech on BRIC and why this is interesting and why we all…Partner
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerWhen building a bespoke forum and study tour experience out of Hongkong for our Practice Principals, it was clear we needed to engage a China expert. Someone with a deep understanding of the challenges & opportunities of the region & who would be able to translate these into learnings relevant…Head of Licensee Development
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerYou can always tell when a presentation really syncs with an audience and yours did, which is great because the content is so valuable.Chief Executive Officer
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerOn Behalf of the Property Council's Capital Markets Commitee, I'd like to thank you very much for participating in the Is Australia overbought ? Capital Markets Seminar held on tuesday 10 November 2015. The Feedback from the attendees has been excellent and we were very pleased with the level of…NSW Executive Director
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerWe had David presenting at our National Conference this year and he really knows his stuff. Feedback from his session was excellent and there's little doubt that he's the master of this topic. We look forward to hearing more from David.Founder & Director
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerDavid Thomas recently spoke at one of our conferences and we had some great feedback from our participants. His presentation was described as cutting edge, insightful, highly researched and thought-provoking. So if you are looking for a speaker with ideas about the best way to take a business or any…Best selling Author of 16 Books
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerHaving recently travelled the breadth of the country to listen to leading edge speakers in regards to real estate, I found David's presentation extremely refreshing and addressed in very straight forward and easy to understand and implement, format. David's presentation was very pertinent and inspiring with regards to many areas…Owner
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerI would recommend David Thomas as an excellent speaker on China. He recently presented his China Insights to 20 Melbourne executives (mainly CEOs and board members) who are also members of IMD Swiss School's Alumni. As I'm an Lausanne Ambassador it was pleasing to have people express their appreciation of…Director ICC:
David ThomasChina Expert & SpeakerDavid delivered a great speech at the Business of Real Estate conference this year on developing positive business relationships with Chinese, by understanding culture - insightful & interestingThe Real Estate Institute of New Zealand
Beyond the Headlines
Perhaps you're feeling negative about China right now? It's understandable for you to be concerned with all the negative media coverage, the global geo-politics, the Covid crisis and the deteriorating US-China trade relationship. I am very aware of all of these issues, and I talk about them regularly in my daily China Bites.
But I am also looking to the future and the economic fallout from Covid, and I'm helping business leaders and entrepreneurs reach out to chinese consumers, investors and partners to tap into China's enormous potential (see China has the MONEY and the MARKET) which will enable them to prosper in China in the future.
There's never been a better time for entrepreneurial business leaders to consider their options in China - I'm here to support them with the ideas, knowledge, experience and connections.
On A Mission To Lead Businesses to Asia
David Thomas has spent over 20 years empowering businesses to tap into the Asian opportunity. David has inspired, motivated and educated global business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to pay attention to the massive growth potential offered by modern China and other emerging countries and taken them on a journey to identify and build long-term business and investment relationships.
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“China Shaping the New World Order”
“I love reading your articles and eBooks on China, it’s always sharp, straightforward, fair and truthful. As a Chinese, educated in Japan, and now living in Australia helping western companies doing business with China, this eBook is very helpful and on point…”
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