If you want to hear an interesting speaker who has his company here in HK and has represented major entities like Meguiars in this region, Tom Muldowney is the guy. This is more a learning and interaction opportunity - less than networking and drinking as the bulk of the meeting is the talk and long Q&A's until their audience stops asking stuff.
It is an open event and $100HK to attend and they have had some very interesting speakers (including me) and the Canadian guy who started his shoe company Cipher here in HK. They aren't there to make money as you can see - the entry fee is nothing compared to their efforts to get speakers with real entrepreneurial stories to tell.
I gave this site and ShopinHongKong.com a good plug with my branding and loyalty slide when I was there. It got a good reaction as some of these guys were Geoexpats and shoppers here.
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Main Topic: Create Your Own Sales Machine! How to Create a Sales System
Speaker: Mr. Tom Muldowney, Managing Director of International Market Access Ltd. and Vice president of T.E.N.
Getting new customers is the most expensive activity in any enterprise, yet most businesses have no ‘sales system’. Tom will give real world examples of how various sales organizations in Asia have built sales ‘systems’ to replicate a successful sales call that generates a profitable sale on virtually every time. You will gain insights on the on how to sell through international distribution to grow your business extremely rapidly even in global markets outside Hong Kong.
After the presentation, the session will continue as an interactive Q & A format where members and guests are encouraged to share their sales experiences both challenges and successes.
I'd like to see some Geoexpats come out as these guys aren't great at bringing out the crowd. I think you can just turn up but you could email that intent if you like to [email protected]