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IDEA EXCHANGE

Time: April 11, 2017 all day
Location: E-Coffee club, restaurant, bar and pool
Street: E-Coffee Club is above Zhong Qiao restaurant, just a few minutes’ walk from exit C of Tianhe’s Tiyu Zhongxin metro station on line 1 E杯咖啡,广州市天河区天河路299号体育中心东小门。(地铁体育中心站C出口,近天河体育中心游泳馆)
City/Town: Guangzhou, Tianhe Sports Stadium area
Phone: 85219198
Event Type: friends, community, networking, ideas
Organized By: The Idea Exchange team
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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Event Description

IDEA EXCHANGE

The original Idea Exchange began in Guangzhou in 2013. Each event features one or several guest speakers presenting a topic of their choice, followed by a lively Q&A and Comments section where the audience joins in the discussion and debate. We have so far covered a wide array of topics ranging from happiness, habits and hobbies, health, business, communication and negotiation skills, self-development, to magic even.

The events always bring people together as after a talk there is the chance to chat and network with all other attendees. If you are interested in business or psychology and enjoy meeting like-minded people, the Idea Exchange friends and speakers community is for you.

Please feel free to take a look at photos and reviews from our past events at your leisure, and stay up to date on coming topics by joining one of our Facebook & WeChat groups.

20:00 to 20:40 hrs. Gathering & Networking

20:40 to 21:30 hrs. Speaker of the day

21:30 to 22:00 hrs. Open discussion, Q & A

22:00 to 22:10 hrs. Judges comment, prizes and gifts

22:10 to 23:00 hrs.  Informal discussions, networking, photos

Idea Exchange is a place where audience and speakers pose insightful ideas, ask thought-provoking questions, and tell inspiring stories.

Meeting Goals:

- Connect: Get to know one another better – personally & professionally

- Learn: Share new and original ideas, debate within a supportive environment

- Challenge yourself: Overcoming the fear of public speaking, express yourself confidently

- Get culturally aware: Meet and understand people from different cultures and language groups

- Improve business: Listen to entrepreneurs and business leaders share their experience and advice (3rd Tuesday each month

Entrance fee is 30 rmb (only 10rmb for students with ID)

Every Tuesday From 8 pm To 10:30 pm

Organisers:David (UK), Vanessa (China), Neco (Turkey), Kent (China), Seerat (India), FJ (Pakistan), Aimar (China), Alvaro (Venezuela), Mette (Denmark), Pavle (Serbia), Shawn (China), Looey (China)

Special consultant and trailblazer : Kaptan Mike Singh

For more info please add Wechat:  FBCFamily  or Seerat_sareena

Come join us, let's talk!

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Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on May 23, 2017 at 5:54pm

Australia is often called ‘the Lucky Country’. It’s the 17th largest economy in the world but with fewer people than live in greater Guangzhou! Despite cultural dislocation and environmental degredation, it’s a place of clean modern cities, vast open spaces and a remarkable culture stretching back thousands of years.

Viola Liang Xu went to Australia with rmb5000 in savings and came back with rmb100,000 along with a wealth of new experiences. She will tell us about some of the varied jobs she did, the friends she met and her 3 month stay with an aboriginal community in the central Australian outback.

If you think you already know about Australia, come listen to an alternative account from a Chinese girl who is not afraid to embrace the unknown. She has returned with a lot of practical advice about how to have your great Australian adventure.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on May 23, 2017 at 5:51pm

Business models in China are transforming rapidly from selling products to services. And just as products are designed to attract customers, good customer service also needs design.

For IE Biztalk this week, Peipei will talk about service design, and how it drives innovation in business strategy and customer experience. We’re all familiar with bad service from airline companies, so she will use this as a case study, then move into a short workshop on how Idea Exchange can provide a better service.

Since completing her Masters in Oslo, Norway, Peipei has worked for giants such as Telenor, Audi, 3M and Adidas. She currently works on mobile app concepts for Tencent.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on April 10, 2017 at 6:05pm

Amateur Dramatics

Those of us who took part in drama and theatre classes at school know the value of play acting for improving confidence and expression in adult life. But sadly there are few chances to pursue amateur dramatics in Guangzhou. Victoria Xu, an HR Manager at HSBC, is a member of one of Guangzhou's few theatre groups. She will tell us of the benefits and opportunities and also show us some drama games to try for ourselves.

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, which means Idea Exchange is exploring innovative art and science projects. Perhaps this is an area which Guangzhou is not well-known for.   As well as Victoria’s drama workshop we will have a short talk about watersports and environment conservation on the beautiful Pearl River and Guangzhou’s other waterways.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on April 10, 2017 at 6:03pm

Contemporary Storytelling with Music

If you’ve visited our new Idea Exchange venue you might have wondered when we’re going to use the beautiful grand piano next to the stage. This Tuesday we’ve invited a well-known local pianist and composer to come play it and tell us about composing.

Andre Ley will show us how easy it is to form melodies and then change the pattern to become completely different styles of music, by playing examples from pop and cinema. His music is like storytelling. It will get you hooked and listening intently for the next line.

Andre is a pianist and composer who graduated from the Xinghai Conservatory of Music. He performs in concerts and recitals regularly and is sometimes known as the Andy Warhol of Contemporary Piano, for the way he reproduces and transforms well-known musical scores.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on March 28, 2017 at 10:48am

Come to Portugal, where the land meets the ocean! It's a place where in a meter of land you can have kilometers of art, history, good food and above all fantastic weather.

As well as being on the geographical edge of Europe this little country is on the cutting edge of social progress and sustainable energy.

Dr Sandro Rasgado grew up in Portugal, and he's also lived in Angola and in the UK.His love of travelling and meeting new people has led him to Guangzhou,where he now lives and works as a dentist.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on March 20, 2017 at 5:51pm

Stress is something which affects all of us in Guangzhou and is not harmful in small quantities. However, if we allow it to build up, it can cause anxiety and lack of focus, leading to low confidence, bad health and poor productivity.

For our two speakers this week, success in business or any other field, such as relationships, studies or leadership, requires focus, not just on your targets, but also inward focus. They will give practical tips and relaxation exercises to help us reduce stress and focus on our own inner happiness.

Alisha and Lavanya come from India, where they run a successful mail order business and have recently appeared in the Times of India as trendsetting entrepreneurs. They claim Mind Management and stress reduction to be the secret of their success and tour India regularly to speak on the subject for the Art of Living foundation.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on March 13, 2017 at 10:25am

Anyone familiar with video games like Minecraft, Pokémon Go and Zombies Run! will know the power of gamification – to make a task motivating, compulsive, even addictive. But do you know how elements from such games can be used to change behaviour and increase efficiency in any process?

This talk is of value to us all! Employers - make your staff more useful and the work more fun. Designers - increase user satisfaction and efficiency. Teachers - increase motivation and participation in your lessons. Company reps - increase engagement and loyalty for your brand.

Kartik is a student of game design from India and has developed his own gamification app called ‘Planters’.  He will share his insights and knowledge by referring to some of his favourite video games and show us useful applications in everything from education and health to business.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on March 6, 2017 at 11:03am

Everyone faces obstacles whether physical, mental or emotional. Fitness Guru, Kara Wutzke, has gone through all of these. As a transformational specialist and founder of the K2Fit Challenge, she has set out to share her knowledge on health and fitness with all of us.

In this interactive talk Kara will motivate you to remove the obstacles, make your body the highest priority and give you practical tips on healthy eating and fitness goals. No matter who you are or what you do you can still be the best possible you!

Among Kara’s many achievements are Division 1 football player, Muay Thai Boxing Fitness specialist and bodybuilding champion of Australasia. Most recently she’s been battling cancer, but she’s not done yet! Nothing will stop her from pursuing her goals and becoming one of the top trainers in China, helping as many people as possible

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on February 27, 2017 at 12:37am

Experience the sights and sounds of Colombia, crossroads of Latin America, famous for its salsa and coffee! It’s the birthplace of pop icon Shakira, actress Sofia Vergara, writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez as well as drug warlord Pablo Escobar.

Colombia is the name on everyone’s tongue at the moment. After 50 years of civil war, the country’s Nobel prize-winning President Santos has negotiated peace with FARC rebels. A bright new future of beckons.

Cristian Gomez is a Business Director and Finance Consultant who first visited China for the Beijing Olympics back in 2008 and has recently moved to Guangzhou with his family company. He will give us a personal tour of his homeland this Tuesday.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on February 20, 2017 at 11:06am

Find your passion!

Are you lacking confidence or purpose, finding It difficult to achieve your goals or even to find something you feel passionate about? In that case this week’s Idea Exchange may just be the tonic you need!  

Our two inspirational speakers this week believe that by finding your passion you can find your purpose. They started the ‘Friends with Passion’ project in Guangzhou to help others through sharing and self-reflection. They will tell us about this project and run a passion workshop.
 
Fabi and Rochelle are both from Canada, where they studied social work and youth counselling. Now they are both working here in Guangzhou as teachers. A few years ago they set up an organisation called Global Friendship to inspire its members to follow their passion.

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