Sydney event will bring Chinese investors to Australia
The first ever Sino-Australian Entrepreneurs Summit (SAES) will be held in Sydney on March 27th and 28th and is billed to attract big names from the respective countries.
Former Commonwealth Bank CEO David Murray, who will co-chair the event along with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, said: “The economic mix in the Chinese economy is moving away from investment to consumption.
“We need to service that consumption demand in China, in the same way that we serviced China’s demand for commodities as it built up its investment.”
The conference will primarily focus on four key verticals which could be a sources for new business deals between Australia and China, consisting of agribusiness, healthcare, infrastructure, and technology.
The summit will attract around 80 high-level representatives from China’s business community with interests in doing business with Australia and 80 counterparts from Australia.
Chinese leaders include the chairman of the Yinhua Fund Management Company, Wang Zhulin, the chairman of the Sunshine Insurance Group, Zhang Weigong, the chairwoman of the New Hope agricultural company, Liu Chang, president of the Fosun Tourism and Commercial Group, Qian Jiannong, and the managing director of the China Equity Group, John Liu. These directors together represent companies worth well over $100 billion.
Australian speakers include CBA chief executive Ian Narev, former trade minister Andrew Robb, new Business Council of Australia president Grant King, and PwC CEO Luke Sayers.
He said “The conference will be an opportunity for Australian companies to build direct contacts with Chinese counterparts and to discuss what sort of structures may be best to help meet the changing economic situation in China,” he said.
“The private sessions and the round tables at the conference will provide a good opportunity to explore these structures.”
SOURCE: [The Australian]
Digital Leader Mobiquity Expands Into Asia-Pacific
As an international digital consulting firm, Mobiquity helps a global client base upgrade its digital banking and financial services. The company employs 1,200 team members across 50+ nationalities and serves an estimated 200+ million users each day. Recently, the company built out a digital banking experience for the Bank of the Philippines Islands’ online and mobile platforms—exemplifying its mission to help leading brands engage with technology in meaningful ways.
To highlight Mobiquity’s services, here are a few of the company’s recent accomplishments:
- Designed and developed the first FDA-approved digital medicine system
- Launched a five-star mobile ordering app
- Pioneered a cloud-based IT infrastructure that prevented bank fraud
- Built the official AWS re:Invent 2017 and 2018 mobile apps
What Makes Mobiquity Stand Out?
According to Mobiquity, it's the people that make all the difference. ‘We’re born innovators who like meaty challenges’, the company wrote. ‘We go deeper, getting to the root of your customers’ friction and creating personalised engagements that deliver much more than a digital experience alone’. Now, the company has added former Microsoft and IBM director Gustavo Quiroga to its team.
Who Is Gustavo Quiroga?
At Mobiquity, he’ll be the first Vice President of Business Development Financial Services in APAC. With years of experience in the industry, Quiroga has developed numerous tech, business, and customer experience projects: at Microsoft, he led a top Aussie Azure Data and AI specialist team, and at IBM, he applied AI and deep analytics to transform the company’s business processes, CX, and UX.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Quiroga will start to work with Mobiquity clients in Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines and take responsibility for expanding the company’s regional operations. ‘Our best way to impact client outcomes’, he wrote, ‘is by listening to them with an inquisitive and open mind and empowering our people to do the same’.
When notified of the announcement, Quiroga expressed excitement over his new role. ‘I’m delighted to join Mobiquity and support the company’s rapid expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. I joined Mobiquity to develop, design and implement digital products and services that create meaningful experiences with customers...and I look forward to using my expertise to develop partnerships where we can achieve this every day’.
Where Does Mobiquity Go From Here?
In the past six months, Mobiquity has hired over 100 new employees, including the high-profile additions of Howard Moore, Senior Director of Banking, and Ruby Walia, Senior Advisor for Digital Banking. This falls in line with the company’s hyper-growth strategy to deliver digital products to the world.
As Matthew Williamson, Mobiquity’s Vice President of Global Financial Services, explained: ‘Our appointment of Gustavo demonstrates [our] commitment to hiring an A-list team of talent. The latest addition to the Mobiquity team supports our vision of global growth in Asia-Pacific, as a recognised partner within the banking and finance ecosystem’.