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John Innes Director, Futureproof Financial Group
"Futurerproof has been greatly assisted by David in its push into new Asia markets. As a fintech stepping out of stealth mode and garnering VC support, David's Asia contacts, insights, business introductions, networking opportunities and trade missions are first class."
James Huey Chairman, FUTUREPROOF
"David has just pulled off another great success with his Australian mission to the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong. His timing was spot on, as Hong Kong opens for business after the 3-year uncertainties of Covid. He assembled a very complementary group of finance professionals, as delegates on the mission, and connected them with his extensive range of contacts in the government and business sectors in HK. I am sure that everyone benefitted from his efforts. Highly recommended!"
Aashish Wagley Director, Boomerang International Educational Services
"I participated with the Australian delegation to the Asian Financial forum in Hong Kong in January 2023. David was the organiser and he and his team put up a brilliant program for all of us which involved introductions to various. Local businessmen and governments from both Australia and Hong Kong. I believe David is one of a few experts and a bridge between Australia and Hong Kong when it comes to doing business in Hong Kong. Please reach out to him if you would like to engage with Hong Kong for business, especially financial services related businesses."
James Hogan Atlas Growth Acquisition
I had the pleasure to first meet David when I was responsible for HSBC's Commercial Banking business in Australia (2011 - 2016). At the time, David was a very effective champion for SMEs and very ably supported a number of mutual clients. Since this time, we have stayed in contact.
I was delighted and honoured to join a delegation he led from Australia to Hong Kong very recently (Jan 2023). A key objective was to attend the 16th Asian Financial Forum but there was much more to the delegation than that. He organised for the 20 or so delegates to meet senior representatives of the Australian and Hong Kong governments plus arranged visits to such locations as Cyberport (where many very innovative Hong Kong start-up companies are located). In summary, a very inspiring and informative week for all the delegates, and helped them to appreciate the opportunities for Australian companies wishing to expand into Asia.
"As a former long-term resident of Hong Kong, David is very well networked across Asia and is generous with his time and resources when it comes to making introductions or providing relevant advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to assist business leaders who may be seeking to expand their companies' activities into and across Asia."
Adler Ho Managing Director, SYDNEYCENTRIC Property
"Thank you for organising a fantastic Australian delegation to the AFF in 2023. Much of the networking and contacts are made outside of the official events and David was instrumental in both organising and facilitating these events and making introductions to relevant contacts."
Mathew Clarke National President, Hong Kong Australia Business Association
"Thank you to David for leading a delegation to Hong Kong for the Asian Financial Forum 2023. David was very organised and professional throughout the entire process, events and meetings all went to plan.
A great experience!"
Garry Willinge Strategic Business Adviser, Cbridge Ltd (Hong Kong)
"Between 9 and 13 January 2023, David led the first Australian business mission (25 people) to Hong Kong for 3 years. This included attendance at the Asian Financial Forum as well as pivotal meetings with the Australian Consulate, InvestHK, Cyberport, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, HKMA, asset managers, business partners and friends. Every attendee expressed their highest praise for the value they received. I appreciate being David’s colleague & advisor and am thankful for the manner by which he created the beginnings of restoration of a productive business and finance relationship between Australia and Hong Kong after the impositions of Covid restrictions in the past years. We look forward to an even better mission in 2024."
Flora Mok Director, BlueMount Capital
"It was my great pleasure and honour to have joined the Australian Delegation to the Hong Kong Asian Financial Forum 2023 ("AFF") from 9 to 12 January 2023. With his strong leadership and arrangement, the delegation is a great success and well received by all the team members and the participants of the AFF. Apart from the AFF events, we also had the opportunity to visit the Australian Consulate, InvestHK, Cyberport and CW CPA offices and they were all well organized.
Look forward to joining other events and working with David soon."
Jonathan Watkin CEO, Sustainable Energy Investments
The mission led by David to the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong last week was exceptionally good, the largest from "Australia for the last 3 years. It was the leadership and professionalism from David and his considerable understanding of the Hong Kong business and investment environment and experience from leading previous missions, that contributed to making it a resounding success. Thanks and recognition also to HKTDC and others involved."
Mr. Jonathan Lo CEO & Founding Partner, LW Asset Management Advisors Limited
Thanks for the invitation and the chance to be a member of the Australian delegation. The event was very inspiring and had a very good level of interactions with quality questions. The advisors are willing to share fruitful opinions from different niches, which is very helpful. We enjoyed a variety of topics, organisations/ companies, timing, and duration of each visit. It was an excellent event and very well organised.
I think there was a lot of work done behind the scenes to achieve these results, and we are willing to develop long term relationships with all the participants from the delegation and APACFS.