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    11 May 2017 - 21:18, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
    Nigel Arthur is meeting Giovanni Zazzerini the Secretary General of INSME in Rome for a discussion on collaboration while on way to U.K. And then Berlin for the B20 Summit.
    11 May 2017 - 21:18, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
    It was a great pleasure to meet Richard Baldwin and have some follow up communications with him about the GTR and Richards new book ‘ The Great Disruption’ In discussions with Sergio Arzeni the President of the INSME a Rome based association for the promotion of SMEs it was evident that the theme of Richards...
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    Jack Ma was visiting Melbourne and Andy was invited to the function to announce the opening of an Alibaba office Andy had the opportunity to talk briefly with Jack Ma and meet various people attending the function. One of the comments made by Ma resonated with me when he spoke of the domination of global...
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    Andy Song and I met up with Mahmoud Bakkar for some photos at RMIT before I went off to the awards ceremony at the Etihad Stadium where he received his doctorate PHD.
    11 May 2017 - 21:16, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
    I was traveling in the US during the October November period and of course had the opportunity to observe the election campaign up close. One trip into New York actually took me to Trump Tower for a lunch with a prominent marketing identity and professor of business. I also had a chance to have a...
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    The G 20 and B 20 Summits are taking place in Hangzhou China this month and Andy Song and Nigel Arthur will be attending task force meetings to wrap up details for the leaders and the B20 Summit that takes place on September 3 and 4. The reception is being held in Hangzhou and Jiang...
    19 September 2016 - 12:48, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
    The Deteriorating situation in South Sudan saddens those of us who have spent time in the hope that this new nation would prosper from its independence and after having been involved in conferences and eve
    19 September 2016 - 12:48, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
    Keidanren and Africa Recent announcements by Keidanren and TICAD in Japan about initiatives in Africa caught my attention and reminded me of the good work of the Japanese government agencies and private sector in this regard in past years and my many friendships in Japan including with Ichiro Tambo an important guy at TICAD.
    19 September 2016 - 12:47, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
    We have taken steps to formalize relationships and establish collaboration with the INSME International Network of SMEs following meeting Sergio Arzeni the President of INSME in Paris. Follow up discussions will take place with Christin Pfeiffer the Secretary General of INSME.later in the year. This development took place after a meeting with the management team...
    19 September 2016 - 12:47, by , in Uncategorised, No comments
    I met with Rintaro  Tamaki, Deputy Secretary General at the OECD in his office following his address to the BIAC-B20 Roundtable on Financing SMEs in Global Value Chains. Mr Tamaki had raised points during his Roundtable address that were of particular interest and we discussed these points further and the current state of progress with...