Politics and Business

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Politics and Business

Hosted by the Marketing and Media Network

The boundaries between business and politics have never been more blurred than they are today. And if you work in either a large part of your purpose is package your message and present it to your chosen audience to hopefully get them to think, feel or do something. 

Join us for a night of enlightened discussion from two political and corporate communication experts that will be sharing their war stories from political campaigns in Australia and the UK and how they now apply these skills to their business careers. 

Cost: Includes two drinks and canapes.

Members HK$380;

Non Members HK$450 


Committee Sponsor
The New York Times
The New York Times
The St Regis Macao
The St Regis Macao

Supported By


Tue, April 30, 2019


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM



Abbey Room; Frites Central; The Wellington, 1/F, No. 198 Wellington Street, Central


Member: $380.00

Non-Member: $450.00


Matt Stafford

Matt Stafford is President, Asia-Pacific for BCW. Former Cabinet Secretary for the Australian government and current force behind BCW’s explosive growth in AsiaPacific, Matt has set the bar high in the region. He oversees BCW’s APAC offices, setting growth records bolstered by the firm’s full-service integrated marketing communications offering.

Based in Hong Kong, Matt has been a senior communications agency leader in Asia for most of the past decade and has built a formidable reputation for attracting and retaining quality talent, the key to successful and consistent agency service to clients, especially in the higher staff turnover markets of Asia. He has also served as Director of Policy in the office of the Australian Prime Minister and as CEO of Greater China for Burson-Marsteller.

Rob Shorthouse
The English Schools Foundation

Rob has worked in Marketing and Communications for over 20 years. During that time he has held some of the most high profile roles in the UK. He began his career working in Government Communications, where he was a Senior Communications Advisor to the First Minister of Scotland. Rob later went on to hold senior communications roles in the sports industry and the police force.

He was then recruited to be the Director of Communications for the No Campaign in the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014. Rob was responsible for all communications, marketing, polling and messaging – as well as managing relations across the multi-party coalition that supported Scotland remaining in the UK. Since then Rob has worked in transport and is currently the Communications Director for the English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong.