Boost Australia-Asia business

Boost Australia-Asia  Business Expanding relations between Australian organisations and those in fast growing Asian nations to help build Australia's cross-cultural capability, Asian language skills, a passion for doing business together and a step up in the growth of the economic activity and rewards.

Corban & Blair broaden Australia-China business by selling back to China

Monday, December 02, 2013

Corban & Blair is the combined creativity and ingenuity of Gillian Corban & Amanda Blair. They began as a niche Australian designer stationery business in 1988. Over the past 25 years, they have evolved their products to include design solutions for corporate gifting and presentations. Items include folders, photo frames, leather journals, presentation boxes and covers, satchels and travel accessories. Read More...

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White faces dominate business cafes in Sydney and Melbourne

Sunday, September 01, 2013

What has changed in cafes in our major cities? The hats might be gone and the smoking is no longer public but in cafes and restaurants popular with executives for conducting business meetings, the tables are still largely occupied by a white, male clientele. Last week I was meeting with David Olsson (recently returned from six years in Beijing) in a Collins Street cafe in Melbourne. As we looked about, we noted how white and male the patrons were. I was the only female and there was no one of Asian-heritage in sight. Read More...

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Mallesons merger proves ability and patience

Thursday, April 11, 2013

David Olsson of King & Wood Mallesons' Beijing office says “Commitment to a longer-term strategy pays off.” We know that Chinese take a much longer-term view of things than people in Western nations like Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and the United Kingdom. So to successfully merge with or sell your practice to a Chinese organisation is a major feat and ought to be celebrated.

Below are two stories that illustrate how tenacity pays. Two of Australia's most enduring professional service firms, formerly known as Mallesons Stephen Jaques and PTW Architects, have provided us with recent examples of how strong relationships with Chinese partners, built up over time, have resulted in significant advancements for both firms.
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Getting real about China

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Finally people are starting to face their fears of China as the next super-power of the world. Asia, especially China and India, offer slow-growth first-world nations like Australia, the USA and the UK, the most amazing opportunity for growth that we have seen for many years; yet we have been somewhat reluctant to respond.  Some say for good reason, others say we need to overcome the fear that uncertainty and the unknown bring and get real about the growth in Asia and the wide range of economic opportunities available.  Read More...

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Purpose of this blog

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Since 2004, when I returned Down-under after living in Asia and Europe, I have witnessed how our distance from leading nations of the world and our mono-lingual Anglo-Saxon heritage limit us from growing across Asia and tapping into the benefits that more diverse cultures enjoy. Read More...

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