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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: Jul 26

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Event Description


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 July 25, 2017 at 4:54pm

Idea Exchange is stopping for the summer and we'll be back every Tuesday from 12th September 2017. Have a great summer!

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on July 16, 2017 at 11:55pm

Healthcare in China

China’s health care system is one of the best in the region, but the quality of hospitals and patient care varies greatly. If you suddenly find you need treatment tomorrow, do you know what to do or which hospital you will go to? And if you’re an expat, do you have the right medical insurance with the right features to cover it?

Dr Sandro Rasgado is returning to give you an insight into the health sector in China and also to provide valuable information on how to choose medical health insurance. This time there will be a longer than usual Q& A session to ask questions about healthcare.

Sandro is well-known to many at Idea Exchange for the talk he gave on his home-country, Portugal. He lives here in Guangzhou and works as a dentist.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on July 16, 2017 at 11:52pm

The female form in Art

The female figure has been the subject of art and fashion throughout history. Both in China and the West, the look of your body is subject to fashion and a reflection of culture, religion and economics.

Nicola will show how female beauty has changed and give advice on how to enjoy art by combining history and culture with appreciation of the image. She’ll lead the audience in exploring reasons for changes and then forecast future trends. Whether or not you work in the fashion industry you can gain insights from this talk.

Nicola is a painter and art-lover who runs a non-profit Wechat magazine with the aim of bringing art knowledge and beauty to its readers. She has also worked as an art guide and interpreter for galleries such as Art 23 Gallery in Guangzhou.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on July 4, 2017 at 8:59am

In Pursuit of Happiness

Being happy is not always easy. It can be one of the greatest challenges that we face. Many of us search for happiness in the wrong places, the wrong people and in new possessions. When things don’t live up to our expectations we often ask the question why me?

The secret of our happiness lies within us! To gain access to this secret and understand it, we must first examine what is happiness and what causes it. Why are some days good and some days not? Why is happiness so short-lived? The ever-calm and happy Mr Mulchandani will answer these questions and show some examples of the incredible power of our own minds, when used in the right way. This talk could possibly change your life!

Mohan is from the small town of Devlali, near Mumbai. He left India at a young age and created a very successful retail business in Dubai. Then 14 years ago he was visiting Guangzhou for a trade fair and liked it so much he stayed! He’s now settled here.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on June 25, 2017 at 6:03pm

Idea Exchange goes to Cuba

This small island located in the Caribbean Sea, awakens imagination and curiosity due to its beautiful nature, fascinating culture and controversial political system. This talk will introduce the country, its culture, religion, people and customs with a very fast journey through history to understand its present.

Our speaker, Loany Calvo, is a regular attender at Idea Exchange. He’s a Cuban biochemist who moved here 6 years ago to work in the Chinese biotechnology industry and still makes regular trips home to keep in close contact with family and friends in Cuba.

Come join the party, listen to the music and the story of Cuba, and meet some of Guangzhou’s Cuban community. There’ll be a chance to win a bottle of original Havana Club Rum. And if you want to stay late and dance to Afro-Cuban music, don’t let anything stop you!

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on June 20, 2017 at 2:30pm

Odors act as powerful triggers which affect our emotions and our memory. They are used commercially by airlines, hotels, shops and offices. Studies reveal how some odors can make new born babies stop crying, and how the smell of grapefruit makes ladies feel younger.

Our biztalk speaker this month is a scent expert from Taiwan who will tell us trade secrets from the perfume industry, and how we can benefit from them. We’ll also get a chance to sample different scents and make our own perfume.

Wendy Huang, from Taiwan, came to Guangzhou after graduation and started a fragrance business, providing raw materials for shampoo, perfume and detergent factories. After a few years, she started her own perfume brand, Parfums Senze, and opened her first shop. Today her company designs odors for commercial brands such as OPPO and Grandview.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on June 11, 2017 at 5:50pm

The Art of Mountain Biking

In less than 50 years, mountain biking (MTB) has grown from a niche hobby of ex-hippies in Northern California to a global phenomenon, spawning World Cup events since 1989, and a cross-country event in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In addition, more and more people are finding the mountain bike a great way to tour foreign countries on holiday in a way no other means can afford.

Here in Guangdong, where many of the world's bicycle frames and components are manufactured, John will talk about his own passion for the sport and explain and share thrilling video of some of the many disciplines in modern MTB that will be sure to get your heart racing and your mind planning the next opportunity to get on your bike.

John Knauss is from USA and works in Guangzhou as a designer and teacher of art and drama. He’s also a popular speaker and this will be the third time he’s given an IE talk. At the weekends there is nothing he likes better than to throw his leg over a mountain bike frame.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on June 5, 2017 at 2:57pm

The world has witnessed the phenomenal fast rise of China as an industrial and technological superpower, significantly increasing living standards for its citizens. However, this rapid development has come at a high cost in its impact on the environment, particularly the air we breathe.

Focus and determined actions are needed, and considerable progress has been made over the past few years. Indeed, China is poised to take a global leading role in sustainable development, and it may be sooner than you think. So what is Government doing? What are companies doing? Lastly, what can YOU do?

Amy and Steffen are both experts in energy. Mi Zhou is a certified IECL coach and currently Investment Director for Asia Clean Capital (ACC). Steffen has 20 years CEO experience in China and is recipient of the highest honor given to foreigners by the Chinese Government, the “White Magnolia Award” for outstanding contributions to China’s social and economic development.

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on May 31, 2017 at 4:20pm

Idea Exchange in June

Here's a brief outline of Idea Exchange Event Talks in June, every Tuesday from 8pm:

6.06   Steffan Schiottz-Christensen ~ Air Pollution in China

6.13  John Knauss ~ Drama therapy

6.20  Gordon Lam ~ Global Supply Biztalk

6.27  Loany Calvo ~ Cuba Libre

All these talks will be at E Coffee next to the Tianhe Stadium pool, Guangzhou. For further details, please join a WeChat group. You can do this by connecting with FBCFamily on WeChat.

Bright original ideas to lighten Guangzhou up!

Lets meet,

David Butler

Comment by MIKE-ROCKING on May 31, 2017 at 4:19pm

Come on holiday to the Land of Smiles. We’ll get off the beaten track, relax by the pool and listen to a girl from Thailand giving us an insider's guide to beaches, ancient temples and cultural attractions only dreamed of. Bink is a well-known member of the expat community in Guangzhou, but it's time now for her to go home. As part of her extended leaving party, she will be delivering us a talk about her beloved country. You're invited to come share experiences and get practical tips on how to get to beautiful places away from the crowds. Come celebrate Thailand with us!

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