Upcoming Event: Wharton Club of HK Invitation

Dinner, Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Speaker Series:
Former Bloomberg Anchor (20 yr veteran)

And Successfully Dealing with the Financial Media

18:30  Start
21:30  End

Harcourt Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central

Dress Code:
Business (no jeans, shorts, sandals, etc)

Cost & Registration:
HKD 650, including 4-course dinner.  Payment should be made directly to the Wharton Club of Hong Kong’s account at HSBC (#502-411531-001), with receipt then emailed to Pamela Fang (whartonclubhk@gmail.com).


Speaker's BioSee below

Event Details:
The Wharton Club of Hong Kong is highly pleased to feature John Dawson, former 20-year Bloomberg anchor, in its Speaker Series at a dinner at the Hong Kong Club on 13 October at 730 PM.  John will impart some skills on how to tackle media interviews and special tips on dealing with the financial media.

John recently joined Artemis Associates, a leading Asian public relations firm based in Hong Kong, as a partner specializing in financial PR.   John will talk about his career in TV Broadcast, live on-air as the prime-time anchor, in the newsroom, in the field and recount stories of the CEOs and top political and sporting names he has interviewed in his Bloomberg career, including nearly losing his job as an intern so he could meet Princess Diana.

John will share his insights from interviews and field jobs with CEOs, Prime Ministers and sportsmen who have been the most inspiring – and the most nerve-wracking to interview, including GE’s Jack Welch, BP’s John Browne, WPP’s Martin Sorrell, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair. He will show a dvid of his skirmish with CNN’s Richard Quest at a Cannes conference and sports pieces he did with Manny Pacquiao and David Beckham.

Speaker's Bio: John Dawson
John Dawson recently joined strategic communications consultancy Artemis Associates following a 20 year career at Bloomberg Television, where he was a prime-time anchor in Europe and Asia, interviewing world leaders in industry and politics. John is an indemand conference moderator/speaker, chairing numerous panels and has reported from various European and Asian conferences.

John’s career has propelled him to the heart of the business community, where he’s established a strong rapport with Fortune 500 CEOs. During his career, Dawson has conducted exclusive interviews with former General Electric Chairman and CEO Jack Welch and former BP CEO Lord John Browne, among others, won him Bloomberg’s sole nominations for the U.K. Business Journalist of the Year award. He also covered 3GSM, now the World Mobile Congress, for five years.

Dawson's 15 years in Europe (based in London) gave his work a timely European perspective. He first joined Bloomberg in 1995 as the lead European markets reporter for Bloomberg’s news service, covering stocks, bonds and currencies, before joining Bloomberg Television in 1997. His time in television saw him anchor several of Bloomberg Television’s European-based programs, including a prime-time show focused on hedge fund managers.

Dawson has been nominated twice for Britain's Business Journalist of the Year award. He is a graduate of the University of London with a bachelor's degree in English and Classics.