These are some of the testimonials about Dr Caroline Hong
Dr Caroline Hong has a remarkable skill set, backed up by an incredibly diverse high level work experience, and a unique perspective as a successful Asian Australian woman.
During my time as NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, she provided me with insightful advice about doing business with Asia, which assisted me in my endeavours to strengthen NSW’s international engagement within the region.
Dr Hong is articulate (in several languages); perceptive; highly motivated; culturally aware; experienced across the health, business and government sectors; and collaborative. She is also a role model and mentor to many young Asian Australians.
Hon Andrew Stoner
Former NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Trade & Investment and Minister for Regional Services and Infrastructure. Andrew Stoner & Associaties www.andrewstoner.net.au
Dr Caroline Hong is an engaging moderator, MC and experienced business speaker. She has the ability to engage with her audience at business forums and facilitate active Q & A discussions. She is highly respected for her opinions and thought leadership on diverse business topics, and understanding of Australia in the Asian Century. Dr Hong’s unique background as an Asian Australian professional and businesswoman, together with her special experience across diverse industry, business, associations, government and cultural communities, makes her uniquely positioned to speak about Australia in the Asian Century.
President of Australia Malaysian Singaporean Association, Director of Asia Invest
I am writing to extend my sincere gratitude to Dr Caroline Hong to be a guest speaker at two of our business forums for overseas visiting high ranking business and government delegations from China this year.
At the two business forums held by our association mentioned above, Dr Hong spoke about Australia-China business challenges and opportunities, and applying her understanding of cross cultural issues for successful engagement with China. She provided valuable insights as an Asian Australian businesswoman and as an accomplished speaker, with over 30 years of work experience spanning healthcare, associations, government and business. We are very fortunate to have her as our guest speaker
I would highly recommend her as I consider her a great speaker, who is more than capable of delivering high quality presentations.
Amen Lee, OAM. JP
Executive Chairman of Australia China Economics, Trade & Culture Association
Dr Caroline Hong spoke at the Executive Fellows Program for the Australian New Zealand School of Government in 2014.
“The feedback from ‘Engaging with Asia” immersive learning module has been very positive, with participants appreciating the opportunity to hear from expertsin each line of enquiry to get different perspectives on a big and complex issue. Participants felt that the modules had raised their awareness and provided a deeper understanding of the issues. Many commented on their curiosity to find out more.
The team in your lie of enquiry commented on your session as specifically “exceptional”.
Prof Gary Banks AO,
Dean of Australian New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
Dr Caroline Hong delivered the Occasional Speaker address to the Graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, NSW in 2014
“It was a marvelous occasional address containing some excellent advice”
“I think Australia has received a great gift when Dr Hong decided to come to Australia and become an Australia citizen”
Hon. Michael Egan AO
Chancellor, Macquarie University
Having observed at close range Dr. Caroline Hong’s involvements in a number of high-level and strategic Australia-Asia Business Forums and Asia Pacific cross-cultural seminars, I am delighted to share with you some of Caroline’s professional expertise and personal attributes:-
. As a public speaker and panelist, Caroline is supremely articulate in her subject matters, and was able to capture the full attention of the audience with ease, enthusiasm and confidence.
. As a Master of Ceremony and Moderator in high-level Forums (e.g .The Malaysia International Trade and Investment Forum, held in Sydney on22 August, 2014 ) , Caroline displayed a rare combination of professional expertise, courtesy and patience and stamina throughout the whole day of back-to-back activities; often in Forums of hundreds of participants from cross-cultural backgrounds, Caroline’s in-depth understanding of “the nuances” during Q & A Sessions has helped “smooth the waters” of some sensitive issues, contributing to greater understanding of these complex issues.
. Being born in Malaysia, tertiary educated in Australia, and being a very diligent business professional in the Australia-Asian region for some 30years, I believe Caroline’s most valuable asset to Australia’s business society and academic institutions is the highest level of respect and total “ Trust “ which both the Asian and Australian government and industry leaders have bestowed on her.
During last year alone, phrases of praise and appreciation were heard often (e.g. “ Caroline is a rare Pearl of Asia and a Diamond of Australia “ ) for Caroline’s personality of passion and generosity in empowering Australian business development and cross cultural friendships in the Australia-Asian Region.
In this 21st Century of greater global competition for boundless business opportunities in Asia for Australia, I believe our country can benefit much more when more business and academic leaders can get to know Caroline and persuade her to join their selected efforts to expand business opportunities in Australia and Asia.
If more detailed information on Caroline is needed, please contact me anytime.
Wishing you a happy , healthy, safe and prosperous 2015 ,
Executive Director, China Agri-Business Limited
Dr Caroline Hong is an experienced and accomplished public speaker, and delivers valuable insights and thought leadership on doing business with Asia and China. She has deep experience and understanding of Australia in the Asian Century. Her unique Asian Australian background across diverse sectors, makes her an interesting & thought provoking speaker, one who understands business opportunities and challenges faced by Australians, and the impact of cross cultural challenges on successfully engaging with Asia.
Simon Lane, MD AperCu ED and MD of China HR (Australia)
Dr Caroline Hong has been a passionate advocate and tireless worker for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout since she joined the advisory committee. Her connection with the cause and articulate enthusiasm made her a natural choice for a position on the advisory committee. She operates with the utmost professionalism at all times.
– Bernard Fehon, CEO Tactical Solutions, Founder of Vinnies CEO Sleepout
I have known Caroline through the AICD for around 6 years and have always been impressed with her capabilities, experience and enthusiasm for everything she has involved herself in. When I had a vacancy on my board I immediately asked her to fill that vacancy as I knew she would be a great asset.
Since joining the board of the Crows Nest Centre Caroline has been more than just a great asset. She has taken on the role with tremendous enthusiasm, and her skills and experience have assisted the board on numerous occasions. Caroline is well respected by all the members of the board as well as the management and staff of the Crows Nest Centre. Her professionalism, ethics and board knowledge are only surpassed by her smile and positive nature, which lights up any room she enters.
I consider myself fortunate to know Caroline, working with her on my board and I look forward to working with her long into the future. I have no hesitation in recommending Caroline for any activity or venture as I know she will attack it with 200% effort.
– Dr Jonathan Farrell, MD Farrell & Associates
As a key member of our NSW State Council for the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), Caroline has been an active and vital contributor to our organisation’s success at the state and national level. Caroline is exceptionally talented in all areas of governance, business operations, finance and innovative solutions to improve organisational performance. She has been a highly valued adviser to me personally in respect of business planning, membership service enhancement, devising entrepreneurial initiatives, and attracting sponsorship for our professional development activities. Caroline is passionate about achieving best practice in all her endeavours. She is a true professional who inspires the ACHSM constantly with her innovation, vision, and enthusiasm. Caroline has a vibrant, charming and charismatic personality and displays the highest integrity. I am delighted to endorse Dr Caroline Hong
– Associate Prof Godfrey Isouard, Vice President ACHSM
Dr.Hong is an outstanding CEO who not only commands respect but also genuinely respects relationships at all organisational levels.
Her adeptness at generating significant value for both her own and her partnering organisations cannot be overstated.
– Nick Swann, GM Toshiba
Dr Hong was the first CEO of the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) Under her stewardship the Society grew to become internationally, as well as nationally, recognised as the leader in our region in ultrasound with responsibility for setting and maintaining standards,providing ongoing education for sonographers and physicians and promoting cooperation between industry,government and the profession here and overseas.Her professionalism,networking ability and complete commitment to ASUM for a decade resulted in a much stronger Society dedicated to the advancing of the clinical practice of ultrasound for the highest standards of patient care.
As a past president of ASUM who worked with Caroline I am pleased to provide this recommendation.
– Prof Ron Benzie, Professor SWAHS, Past President of ASUM
I’ve always admired Caroline’s enthusiasm and persistence. While CEO of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, Caroline hosted in Sydney the 12th World Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. This huge event attracted over 2400 delegates and made a major contribution both to the advancement of knowledge and to the local economy. But it was not easy! Although the event was won for Sydney in 2001, it was held hot on the heels of the global financial crisis causing many sponsors and delegates to reconsider their levels of support. Nonetheless Caroline persevered, contacted all the major stakeholders and reassured them that their investment and their presence would pay dividend. Following the event this effort was handsomely rewarded when attendees and supporters gave it the thumbs up as the best world congress ever.
For three years Caroline has been an Ambassador for Business Events Sydney, providing insight into her profession, identifying potential bid opportunities and advising us on association politics. She has always been most generous with her time and support for our work and I am sure this dedication, focus and can-do attitude will enable the SME Association to grow, flourish and make its mark as the voice for its members. I am very happy to endorse Caroline Hong.
– Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO Business Events Sydney
Caroline is a tireless contributor to our cause. Our role is to promote Sydney as a hub for knowledge and a destination in which to host international business events (conventions, conferences, meetings, exhibitions, recognition events). In 2009 as an Ambassador for us and as CEO of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, Caroline hosted the world conference of her professional assocation, the 12th World Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. This highly prestigious event attracted record numbers and strong commercial support which is remarkable coming as it did at the tail end of the global financial crisis. International recognition of Australia and the profession of sonography was enhanced hugely as a result of Caroline’s passion , marketing skills and and enthusiasm to ensure this event set new benchmarks for ultrasound.
– Ian Stuart, Consultant, Business Events Sydney
Dr Caroline is totally outstanding in the Australia-China business network!
G Kong, Investor & Entrepreneur
Excellent knowledge and presentation on “Doing Business with Asia”
– Participants, including Chairman, CEOs, CFOs, BDMs in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne 2 day MasterClass April /May 2015. Companies include University, Registered Training Education Organisations, Healthcare, Government, Logistics, Construction, Manufacturing, and Agriculture services
A great Mentor and inspiring role model for Asians in Australia!
– Sydney Chinese WOI & Elite China group