University of Technology Sydney Alumnus
Events Business Development Director at BI WORLDWIDE
Shane studied a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, combined with a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies at UTS. He went on to complete his Honours in Applied Physics, finishing first in his class. When he came to China, Shane put aside his knowledge of Physics and put his linguistic skills to use in learning Chinese.
Currently the Events Business Director at BI Worldwide China, his main role is conceiving and designing Incentive Travel programs for Fortune 500 companies. Companies in China are fiercely competitive in retaining staff, and Incentive Travel is one of the best ways to do this.
His International Studies degree gave Shane confidence and understanding of how to thrive in a foreign country, and as he enjoys a challenge, after graduation he decided to head for China. Six months after moving to Shanghai he became the General Manager of Shanghai Insiders, a tour company operating in China, Morocco and Mexico. With his passion for Chinese history and a rapid understanding of the language, he was able to share his passion with the thousands of clients that are beginning to discover the beauty of Shanghai.
Shane has been in China for four and a half years. The Incentive Travel business is extremely competitive in China, with government-backed competitors, but the business opportunities are even more apparent.
Shane tries to stay fit, and has joined the Suzhou Half Marathon and joined the Shanghai Marathon in October. Good for you Shane!