The equation that sold the QLD Tourism Industry on Mobile Payments

Forward-thinking from Katie Mills and the team at Tourism and Events Queensland sharing the equation of how they sold the tourism industry on preparing for Digital payments from Chinese travellers. A $407m opportunity, addressing the spending gap by making transactions easier for visitors. The pilot program between Tourism and Events Queensland and Alipay delivering 84% … Continue reading The equation that sold the QLD Tourism Industry on Mobile Payments

Visitors to Japan hit the record high in 2018 but forgo shopping sprees

Tourism competition is heating up across Asia and it's not just because of geopolitics. Japan had a record high of 31.19 million visitors in 2018 despite natural disasters and airport shutdowns. However, the level of annual growth is slowing, from 17.8% to 8.7% in 2018. Additionally, Chinese shoppers are becoming more frugal with their spending … Continue reading Visitors to Japan hit the record high in 2018 but forgo shopping sprees

Australia-China Relations Institute

Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney Emerging Leaders Forum Strong insights from Murray Hurps on the Entrepreneurship opportunities for Australia to catch up with the rest of the world. Australia's ASX is dominated by an oligopoly of banks and consortium of Mining & Resources companies but where are the Digital Technology companies? In 2018, … Continue reading Australia-China Relations Institute

The Avoidable War: Reflections on U.S.-China Relations and the End of Strategic Engagement

The Asia Society has released a series of 6 talks from former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.  The transition we are experiencing moving from Globalisation and Free Markets to that of Slowbalisation and Nationalism is a worrying macro trend, however, not necessarily something that has to continue to take the course it may appear to be leaning towards. … Continue reading The Avoidable War: Reflections on U.S.-China Relations and the End of Strategic Engagement

Trust in times of uncertainty

Future Focus 2019 from iProspect takes a look at Trust - something we don't think about enough these days, however, 88% of marketers are making it their top priority. How to build trust in a digital economy, where experiences can outweigh brands? Some very timely research. Trust = Credibility + Relevance + Reliability Credibility in … Continue reading Trust in times of uncertainty