David Thomas

David Thomas believes that every company, big or small, MUST have a China strategy. He travels from Asia to inspire, motivate and educate business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors around the world on the massive potential created by the rise of China, and he supports them on their journey to identify, build and facilitate long-term business and investment relationships.

David’s unique value lies in his ability to not only identify business trends, opportunities and challenges in China, but also his “hands on” experience from having worked on the ground for the past 12 years. He is therefore able to illustrate and enhance his presentations by including practical examples, case studies and anecdotes from his own personal experiences and stories.

Over the last 30 years, he has worked with entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from companies of all sizes, and from many different sectors, seeking to expand their global footprint by leveraging business and investment networks throughout the world. He is President of the Australia China SME Association (www.acsme.com.au) and the Chair of Australia China Business Week (www.acbwchina.com.au).

Gavin Stewart - Marketing Director, Ashton Media About Gavin Stewart - Marketing Director, Ashton Media
Gavin Stewart is the Marketing Director and co-founder of Ashton Media, leaders in the creation, production and marketing of highly targeted, invitation-only, executive conferences. Gavin is an expert B2B marketer with over 13 years experience delivering event audiences. Specialties include: audience development, marketing strategy, email marketing, DM, SEO, SEM, analytics, social media, creative and sales.