Cynthia Dearin is an international business strategist, advisor, keynote speaker and author of Amazon best-seller Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East and North Africa. With 18 years of international experience, she is the Founder and Managing Director of Dearin Associates and the International Business Accelerator. Before founding Dearin & Associates, Cynthia worked extensively internationally, as an Australian diplomat and a management consultant. She has helped numerous companies, large and small to navigate and accelerate their entry into international markets.
The International Business Accelerator is a program that helps micro-to-medium sized companies to speed up and de-risk the international expansion process, so that they can get their products and services to the world. The program helps you to identify and address the key challenges that you’ll face as you launch your company overseas. Their experts team work with you to create solutions for those challenges, so that you have a sound strategy and avoid the kind of catastrophic mistakes that can sink a new international business venture.
General Manager Australia
Global general manager, growth driver, problem solver, coach & proud father. Over last 5 years, led businesses averaging 55% customer growth per year. Luis was the Director of Marketing, QuickBooks Australia at Intuit until August 2018. Passionate leader with Harvard MBA and 20+ years of experience in fintech, technology, financial services, fast-moving consumer goods and loyalty programs. As a global general manager, Luis brings experience in marketing, sales, strategy, product management and finance. He loves working in teams to solve customer problems and drive growth. He believes in the power of people, and has had the privilege of developing hundreds of marketers, salespeople, product managers, engineers, education experts and financial analysts. Luis gets energised by public speaking in front of large crowds and deeply engaging with his audience. He and his wife Kelly have two young daughters, Espi and Nava, who make their lives unpredictable and fun.
Founded in 2010 out of frustration from the amount of time and money lost in forgotten expenses, lost receipts and weekends spent sorting through paperwork. Their founders decided there must be a better way to track business expenses and share them with your accountant. 150 million receipts, bills and bank statements later, Receipt Bank now connects accountants, bookkeepers and businesses to unlock the value of accounting data.
Founder & Managing director
Richard has spent over 20 years working across Europe and Asia-Pacific with technology and design companies, from large global enterprises to small businesses. Having founded and run several companies internationally, Richard started Award Force 6+ years ago from Sydney, with a lean approach to growing globally, from day one. Award Force is currently a team of 33 staff in 15 countries with clients and operations evenly spread across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America.
Award Force is the industry-leading SaaS solution for organisers of awards, grants, scholarships and pitch competitions to manage submission, evaluation and award of results, online.
Australiance is a consulting & recruitment company. Founded in 2010, the company helps international professionals and businesses to settle in Australia and Australian companies to expand their business in Europe. They have also developed their international talent acquisition recruitment activity. Thus, they help their B2B clients to find the right people for their organisation.
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies grow together. At this convenient address, discover floors of coworking and private offices that cater to needs you didn’t even know you had. Their spaces are designed to promote productivity whether you’re a team of one or 100, and month-to-month flexibility means your space is just as agile as you are.
OVH is a global provider of hyperscale cloud, which offers businesses a benchmark for value and performance in the sector. Founded in 1999, the group manages and maintains 28 datacenters in 12 sites across 4 continents, deploys its own global fibre optic network, and manages the entire supply chain for web hosting. Running on its own infrastructures, OVH provides simple, powerful tools for businesses, revolutionising the way that more than 1 million customers work across the globe.