10th January 2014
Although it is only 10 weeks since the AGM in Sydney in October, it seems like a lifetime ago, writes Paul Winder.
It was fabulous to enjoy some sunshine and to get a taste of the culture Down Under.
The conference provided a mix of MGI internal debate along with presenters such as Joel Barolsky highlighting how to make the most of business opportunities, while Lucio Dana presented on the Australian Family Business Survey.
The undoubted highlight was Jonathan Pain, who spoke on world economic trends. Not only was he an accomplished speaker, he also gave us a very illuminating view of the predictability of events past and opportunities going forward.
In the evenings, we dined in some interesting locations, culminating in the Museum of Contemporary Art over looking Sydney harbour, which gave us some beautiful views.
Following the AGM, I had a meeting with Clive and other co-ordinators from around the world. Whilst we discussed activity in the regions, the co-ordinators gave Clive some feedback on the network debate which has led to changes in the white paper which you may now have read.
Paul Winder on Sydney Harbour Bridge