The Expat China Dream Event

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Oct 24 2013

The Expat China Dream Event 

From designing dreams to living dreams in the Middle Kingdom


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Session 1: Dreams start with a story: What’s your dream?

Moderator: Larry Schuster, Senior communications consultant

China media have been heavily promoting a “China Dream” since last year. But what about expats achieving their own dreams in China? How to even think about a dream that can be achieved in a foreign country?

The Speakers

  • Designing Dreams (15-20 minutes plus 5-10 minutes Q&A)

Dream designer Fionn Wright did just that. Only one year ago he turned down an opportunity to become a partner in a multimillion dollar construction company. Instead, he moved to China and ultimately began doing what he had been doing around the world -- coaching people on designing dreams to create their ideal future. Find out what drives him and how to design your dream!

  • Dreams of an Expat Headhunter (15-20 minutes plus 5-10 minutes Q&A)

Nicolas Milonas will share his adventures and lessons to achieve his dream as founder of a top independent headhunter company and art gallery -- and helping others along the way. He will share his newest dreams with us.

Break (10 minutes)


Session 2: Marketing You and Your Dreams in China

 An academic and professional perspective

Sherry FU, MBS China Centre Director, will share stories of MBS students who have achieved their dreams ... or on the way ... in China.

Our Speakers

  • Sherry FU, Director, China Centre, Manchester Business School

Sherry FU has more than decade of experience as an executive education management professional in Mainland China, Macau/HongKong,and the UK. She established the MBS China international centre in Shanghai in 2008, developing and implementing the School’s strategies in the region, managing China centre's operation, and participating in development and management of strategic partnerships in the region. Prior to joining the University of Manchester, she worked for a leading business school in London, Cass Business School, City University London. Her previou career in media enabled her extensive links with business elites, media and government. Ms. FU is an associate professor and obtained a dual Master’s degree from China and the UK.

  • Larry Schuster, co-founder and senior consultant, Crescendo Communications Consulting

Larry Schuster passionately promotes storytelling in business to deliver messages with impact. Everything he has done for 25 years is about telling stories, as journalist in science and technology in the United States, and business development manager in Shanghai. Now he provides coaching and training for Chinese and foreign business professionals to deliver memorable messages with storytelling, and helps companies tell their own stories more effectively. He assists senior managers and executives in transition, who need to refresh their professional story, for resumes, interviews and related interview preparation.


Nicolas founded the leading independent headhunting firm, Acropolis Asia, in Shanghai, in 2005. He founded Europ'Art Gallery in Shanghai in 2011. Nicolas advises leaders of foreign companies based in Asia concerning their recruitment needs for directors and managers. In this role, he has face-to-face meetings with numerous leaders every week in various industries such as automotive, aviation, pharmaceutical, chemical, retail, art, banks, and private equity.

Nicolas lectures regularly in China, Europe, USA and Canada with topics such as: Being a Successful Entrepreneur in China, Doing Business in China, Human Resources in China, Invest in China, Art & Investment. Nicolas is Trilingual French, English and Modern Greek.


Fionn Wright got a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business from one of the top three universities in Canada, studied Mandarin at Shanghai JiaoTong University and focused deeply on life improvement subjects spanning neurolinguistic programming, super-learning methods, psychology, health, spirituality and coaching.

He worked as a business trainer and personal coach in Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Asia to help others enjoy a better life in personal and work relationships.

Based on his vast travels and learning, he has created his own unique methods to take you through a fascinating mind adventure, using your all your senses to attract more of what you want into your life, build a deep relationship with your inner self, design your dreams, create your ideal future, unleash your powerful individuality, and come away feeling motivated and excited about the possibilities in your future.