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Volunteer call out House of Asia

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support the House of Asia at the North Rotunda in Glasgow over the Commonwealth Games period. The main work will involve ushering guests and supporting the staff at the Rotunda and in return you can enjoy the entertainment, food and soft drinks. The House of Asia will be…

Vikram Singh Mehta

Vikram Singh Mehta, Executive Chairman of Brookings India, offers a fascinating insight into India’s dramatic general election and gives us his thoughts on what it means for business and investors Vikram Singh Mehta It’s a big question. A complicated question. And a question of vital importance for anyone in the business community who is considering investing…

Malcolm Roughhead

Malcolm Roughead OBEAsia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome on board Malcolm Roughead OBE, the latest notable member of our International Advisory Council. Malcolm is Chief Executive of VisitScotland, the national tourism board.  An expert in marketing, Malcolm previously held senior positions at Guinness and Guinness World Records, part of the global drinks company Diageo. He…

Vietnam new opportunities for Scotland

  “So far all the other major countries have sent their leaders to Vietnam, including the United States, twice already. But the UK prime minister? Not yet!” – Bui Thanh Son, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam ASI Chairman Roddy Gow and Mr Bui Thanh Son exchange giftsMr Bui Thanh Son won himself a…

Afghan relief

Rory Stewart MP backs a new Asia Scotland Institute relief effort to help victims of the deadly landslide in Afghanistan It is one of the worst natural disasters in Afghanistan’s history.  Hundreds of homes were buried when a landslide engulfed a remote village in the northeast of the country earlier this month.  The death toll remains…

Brigadier David Allfrey

Asia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome on board Brigadier David Allfrey MBE, the latest distinguished member of our International Advisory Council. Brig Allfrey is chief executive and producer of the renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an iconic symbol of Scotland recognised around the world.  Performers from more than 46 countries have taken part in the…

Business in the Asian Century Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton, global managing director of McKinsey & Co, shares insights and advice on how to get ahead in the Asian Century Business people don’t come much more successful or distinguished than Dominic Barton. A former Rhodes scholar, for two decades he has been a major player with McKinsey & Co, the world’s best known…

Unlocking the potential of China

Courage, empathy and resilience are the key to doing business in China, says consultant and Asia Scotland Institute Fellow David Clive Price Shanghai skyline (photo: Pete Stewart) We all know the success story that is China. It’s the world’s second largest economy. It has cash reserves of US $3.75 trillion. It is the world’s biggest…

Middleland, our lost realm

A great kingdom spanning England and Scotland died when the border went up, says Rory Stewart MP, a member of the Asia Scotland Institute’s International Advisory Council  Hadrian’s Wall The ideas of “England” and “Scotland” are immensely powerful in the year of the referendum. Perhaps this is why it took me so long to understand that…

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