SMEs will come together under the Australian Services Roundtable’s SME Mentoring Program to draw on our 15 years of experience in enabling Australian service firms to grow nationally and internationally by offering one another the benefit of their experience, skills and contacts. The brightest stars in Australia’s SME sector are joining together to uniquely mentor each other in innovation, internationalisation, digitisation and growth.
Finding a mentor is a difficult process but the rewards are well worth it. That’s why the ASR has assembled this group to gather on the second Wednesday of every month to workshop a range of topics including:
- Election, election, election: The global state of play in Australia, US and Brexit
- Looking over the horizon: Where to start with your Internationalisation
- Speed dating through Free Trade Agreements
- Story of a micro multinational SME born global
- Smarketing: how to align sales and marketing
- How to turn cross border contracts into cash
- Utilising disruption and innovation
- A software update on E-commerce
- #Masterclass on social media
- The building bricks of cross cultural business
Having owned an SME for over eight years before entering Parliament, I understand the challenges in operating a small business and how essential it is to learn from your peers in the business community. The ASR’s SME Mentoring Program is a perfect example of innovation – growing businesses joining together to tackle modern challenges using their combined skills and experience.”
The cost of the program is included in a special introductory ASR membership offer of $165 pa including GST.
You can register for the program by clicking above or via our events page below.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade negotiations with 12 countries, including Australia, have closed. The countries are in the process of scrubbing and translating the text, which should be made available to the public in the coming weeks.
While we have not seen the text of the agreement, we do know that it has a robust e-commerce chapter with first-ever rules that prohibit governments from limiting the movement of certain data across borders and from requiring the domestic storage of data. This provision has some exceptions.
To give us a better sense of this language in the TPP and the exceptions, Jennifer Mulveny with Intel has invited Hilary Mcgeachy with DFAT to provide a briefing to interested stakeholders.
RSVP: COB, Tuesday 3 November
Email: Sarah Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu12Nov20155:30 pmNorton Rose Fulbright Level 18 Grosvenor Place 225 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
An innovative services sector is vital for Australia's economic prosperity and access to regional and global markets enhances the opportunities for growth.
ASR President, Vivianne Arnold, and ASR Founder, Jane Drake Brockman will share the latest developments in regional and global markets and the trade opportunities for Australian services firms.
Drinks and canapes services from 5.30pm.
RSVP: COB, Monday, 9 November 2015
Tue17Nov20155:30 amNorton Rose Fulbright Level 15, RACV Tower 485 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Colin Minihan, Principal Legal Officer
Commercial and Administrative Law Branch
Attorney-General's Department and APEC CBPR JOP
Hilary M. Wandall, Associate Vice President
Compliance & Chief Privacy Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.
(operating as Merck Sharp & Dohme outside of the U.S. and Canada)
COB, Thursday, 12 November 2015
Thu10Dec20155pm - 7pmCox Richardson Architects, Level 6, 155 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Cross Cultural Communication, Demystifying the Cultural Differences, A focus on the UAE and Middle East
Cynthia Dearin is the Managing Director of Dearin & Associates specialising in business consulting services, business matching and government relations with a focus on the Middle East & North Africa. Cynthia began her career after law school as a political officer with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where she was posted to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar as a diplomat. Most recently, Cynthia was the first female CEO of the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Cynthia is the author of Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to the Business Culture of the Middle East and North Africa. She speaks English, French and Arabic.
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