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David Thomas

David Thomas President

Australia China SME Association

Keynote speaker, thought leader and business futurist, David Thomas inspires, motivates and educates global business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors about the massive potential offered by modern China.

He takes them on a journey to identify, build and facilitate long-term business and investment relationships and he arms them with the knowledge and tools to navigate the cross-cultural challenges.

David’s unique value is his ability to identify business trends, opportunities and challenges in China and to bring them to life with actual case studies, examples and stories. He regularly travels around China, working with local partners and investors, as well as hosting Chinese delegations and missions of investors, SMEs and entrepreneurs around the world.

Having worked with SMEs from many industry sectors, David’s experience and expertise is broad and deep. These industries include food, healthcare, education, tourism, real estate, retail and technology.

He regularly speaks at conferences, workshops, seminars and board meetings around the world to a wide range of audiences and is well known in the Asia Pacific region as a ‘China Expert’.