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Australian Sourcing Fair 2012 to be bigger than ever
Oct '12
This year’s Australian International Sourcing Fair (AISF), co-located with the China Chamber of Clothing & Textiles, is all about making business easier. Bigger than ever before with more products in each category and many previous exhibitors returning for the third year in a row the fair will showcase fashion, textiles, home wares and sporting gear products.

AISF to be held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre 20 – 22 November 2012, will offer a complete program of seminars for attendees. The presentation line up is:

Tuesday 20 November

10.15am - 11.00am

Strategic Sourcing – Executing and delivering on time, every time

Paula Rogers, Industry Liaison Council of Textiles & Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA)

Learn how to start putting structure around your sourcing operations and find the key to ensuring you execute & deliver your orders on-time, every time.

2.00pm - 2.45pm

Negotiation and Influencing Skills

Hiti Kakani, Consultant PHR Broking Learn the critical components underlying every negotiation - the process, understanding what drives the other party, recognizing and developing intentional style, flexibility, systematic preparation for negotiation, managing the ‘atmospherics’ - control of time, space and mood and development of negotiation strategy options.

Wednesday 21 November

10.15am - 11.00am

Cultural Impact on Sourcing Hiti Kakani, Consultant PHR Broking

Understand differing cultures and their effect on negotiation with a practical case study that shows how to cope with cultural barriers.

12.00pm - 12.45pm

Adventures in International Business

Dr David Poole, CEO & Director, Dragon College of Business & Sports Online

International business is a field fraught with cultural blocks, business errors and diplomatic debacles. David will reflect on his own international stuff-ups, and those he has observed that made him feel a whole lot better about his competence as an internal manager.

2.00pm - 2.45pm

How to Source from Asia

David Fisher, Business Development Manager - Director Asia Quality Focus

Whether you're a new or seasoned buyer who wants a fresh perspective on the subject, this seminar will give you valuable advice on sourcing more productively and profitably. Gain Asia sourcing information that will continue to pay off for years to come.

22 November

11.30am – 12.15pm

Making Contracts Work – The Future of Global Contract Management across Asia Pacific

Beverly Honig, Honeylight Enterprises

Making Contracts Work is your key to future success of your global sourcing. Beverly Honig, will reveal the top 10 success factors to make your business work across Asia pacific borders.

2.00pm – 2.45pm

How to Source from Asia (Repeat)

David Fisher, Business Development Manager - Director Asia Quality Focus

The fair connects manufacturers to wholesalers; buyers to sellers and importantly promotes a diverse array of stimulating product options from countries such as India, Pakistan, Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Taiwan. Exhibitors are manufacturers or major exporters with exceptional supply capacity and reputation.

Australian International Sourcing Fair (AISF)

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