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David Thomas Travels from Sydney, NSW

David Thomas


  • Business Success
  • Consultant / Coaching
  • Finance
  • Futurist
  • Globalisation / World Affairs
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Society / Social Trends
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Workshops
  • World Affairs

Winner of the prestigious 2009 Thought Leader Expert of the Year Award, David Thomas is well known in the Asia Pacific region as a facilitator of business and investment between developed and emerging countries, and has led delegations to all of the four BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China).

The four BRIC countries present diverse opportunities and challenges for investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders.  As a highly sought after speaker and business futurist, David engages his audience with his authority, experience and passion for the economic power-houses of the 21st Century, new global hotspots, emerging markets, offshore business opportunities and economic trends.

He challenges his audiences and clients to view the world differently and to see new economic trends as an opportunity for leading businesses, investors and entrepreneurs to profit from the new emerging markets of the 21st Century.

He educates his audience on the importance of the “BRIC countries” and other emerging markets and highlights opportunities for export, investment and overseas business development. David is a highly experienced keynote speaker and workshop facilitator and is often asked to chair industry events, particularly those with a focus on China, the BRIC countries and other emerging markets.

He is a regular speaker at CPA, TEC, FPA, CIPSA, ACBC, FINSIA, ASFA and Australian Institute of Export events. David recently returned from presenting the opening keynote at the Deloitte CFO Agenda 2011 in Copenhagen and will run a Masterclass for SMEs at the Import Export Show 2011.

David presented the opening keynote at the China Australia Business Congress 2009 and again in 2010, and was the Chairman and Opening Keynote speaker at the Australia China Business Week Forum 2011.

David’s speaking topic draws on his experience as a global networker who is constantly travelling the world to uncover new business opportunities for entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies of all sizes.

David’s speaking style is businesslike and informative yet never boring. His topic encourages the audience to think of their business in a new way, re-packaging their expertise, products and/or services for new markets and discovering offshore opportunities that they didn’t know were available to them.

David is able to tailor his presentation to a wide range of audiences and industries.

David provides his audiences with an insight into how and where to do business offshore - a motivation to generate revenue streams and higher profits from emerging markets including the ideas and inspiration to attract new customers from new offshore markets.

Keynote Titles

  • Global and Economic Trends
  • Business Growth Opportunities in Asia
  • The importance of the
  • The Emerging Markets story for Business and Investment
  • The New BRIC Consumer
  • The New Economies of the 21st Century
  • Follow the Money and Discover New Opportunities, Markets and Customers for your Product or Service
  • Doing Business with China and/or India


Thank you again for your well researched and informative presentation at the ATEC Meeting Place conference last week. Your presentation on the BRIC economies and with a twist on the tourism opportunities was well received by our members, and I had much positive comment at the event and over email in the last few days on the quality of your presentation.

Australian Tourism Export Council

I just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for your excellent presentation to our senior bankers and customers 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 to continuing to work together on future events.


David is a well-connected professional, with an excellent knowledge of Asian and international business practices. I have worked with him on a number of occasions, particularly regarding inward and outward investment opportunities between Australia and Asia and have found him thorough, engaging and professional.

Perpetual Limited



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