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Joie De Vivre 生活之乐

Clive Scott 

General Manager of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

墨尔本柯林斯索菲特酒店总经理

Once likened to Alfred Hitchcock, especially his side profile, Clive Scott made a cameo appearance as the master of horror in a play in Sofitel, not so long ago.

Scott is fun and spontaneous, a worldly gentleman in the hospitality industry.  Those who know him will agree that he is also one of the most forward-thinking, effective and beloved general managers around town. With decades of experience, leadership and operational skills, any hotel should be so lucky to have him helm their property. Sofitel hit the jackpot for the last 15 years with Scott as their general manager.

His passion for hotel management stemmed from young when he was travelling the world with his parents who worked for United Nations Australia’s Colombo Plan. Although he lives in Melbourne predominantly, he spent a lot of time in Asia. He was schooled in three different countries before doing economics and hotel management in Victoria University. “At that time working in hotels was not so popular. People saw hotels as pubs for drinking, but I liked the environment. I was passionate about it and it has been a good career for me.”

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is where French luxury meets epicurean indulgence in the world’s most exciting city.  Situated at the Paris end of Collins Street, in the heart of the premier shopping, dining and theatre district, just minutes from the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sofitel is built by the late American Chinese architect I.M.Pei, who also designed the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris.  

Art is one of the major factors that maintain the society’s creativity and innovation. Youth should be exposed to art to turn on their minds. Art explains that not all lines are straight and black-and-white isn’t just black-and-white  

“Not only a beautiful venue, Sofitel has a special art programme where we organise 18 to 20 art shows every year.  Bringing art into the hotel promotes creativity and innovation amongst the staff. It makes the hotel look exciting, alive and different all the time. Art also expands the mind and enables us to learn about other cultures. The Sofitel French heritage is synonymous to art, gourmet food and excellent wine, demonstrating that the finer things in life are not just elitist but accessible as well.”

Being general manager to such an outstanding brand of hospitality is not a walk in park but Scott takes it well in his stride. “You need to be passionate, otherwise the long hours and busy environment can be daunting. A high level of communication and understanding of many nationalities are preferable. A lot of computer analysis goes on but when you get down to it, it’s really about engagement with the guests and how well they are looked after.” 

Stress is not healthy and medically bad for you.  I don’t think life should be easy, but you should look after yourself and make sure you enjoy life as you go along

Clive Scott一直被认为神似惊悚悬念大师希区柯克 (Alfred Hitchcock),尤其是侧脸。不久前,他在索菲特酒店的一出戏剧中客串演出希区
柯克。

Scott在酒店领域中以有趣,欢快和世故的绅士格调而为人所知。了解他的人都会认同,他也是这个城市中具前瞻性、效率高、最受欢迎的总经理之一。凭借数十年的老道经验、领导才能和运营技巧,任何一家酒店都应该庆幸有他坐镇掌舵。因为有了总经理Scott,索菲特酒店过去15年犹如中了大奖。

而他对酒店管理的热情源于年轻时和父母一起环游世界的经历。他的父母效力于联合国澳大利亚科伦坡计划。虽然他主要定居墨尔本,但他在亚洲各国度过了许多时光。他在维多利亚大学攻读经济和酒店管理之前,曾在三个不同的国家接受教育。“那时,酒店工作不太受欢迎。人们普遍认为酒店是喝酒的场所,但我喜欢这里的环境。我对此充满激情,这对我来说是最好的职业。”

位于柯林斯河畔的墨尔本索菲特酒店让法国的奢华与美食家的放纵相遇在这个优美的城市。酒店位于繁华柯林斯街巴黎区的尽头,周边是著名的购物商场、餐饮和剧院区中心,距离热门的墨尔本板球场只有几分钟路程。索菲特酒店由已故的美国华裔建筑师贝聿铭(I.M.Pei)建造,贝聿铭还有令人赞叹的作品是巴黎卢浮宫的玻璃金字塔。

艺术是维系社会创意和创新力量的重要因素之一。年轻一代应频密接触艺术启发心灵,艺术完美诠释了并非所有线条都是直的,当然黑白也不纯粹是黑白。

“索菲特酒店不仅是一个美丽的地方,还充满特别的艺术项目,我们每年在这里举办18到20场艺术展览。将艺术元素融入酒店,促进员工的创意和创新思维。而这也使酒店更具有魅力,充满活力并且与众不同。艺术还能开阔思维,令人深入了解其他文化。索菲特酒店的法国传统是艺术、美食和美酒的代名词,这也显示生活中更美好的东西不仅是高级消遣,其实触手可及。”

作为一家如此优秀的酒店品牌的总经理,Scott并不轻松,但他能从容应对。“你需要有激情,否则长时间的工作和繁忙的环境会让人望而生畏。另外,必须拥有高超的沟通能力和多元民族的理解力,即使有许多电脑数据分析,但当你深入研究时就会发现,真正关键的是与客人的互动,以及他们得到了怎样的款待。”

by  Billie Ooi-Ng Lean Gaik     

Seal of Approval 牢固封印

Michael Steven Taylor 

Partner & Head of Mega Fortris Australia 

Mega Fortris Australia合伙人兼负责人

‘Prevention, Protection and Peace of mind’ – if one can bottle and sell these three elements, it would be trending hotter than the latest episode of Game of Thrones or iPhone or K-pop.

Michael Steven Taylor, better known as Mick Taylor, would know more about this as partner and head of Mega Fortris Australia; a global supplier in high quality, tamper evident and innovative security seals.

“Mega Fortris is one of the largest manufacturers of security seals on the planet with thousands of security experts at work and a distribution network in more than 24 countries across five continents. That’s how we continue to deliver ‘Peace of Mind’ to our clients.”

A founding member of Mega Fortris Australia, Mick has garnered more than 33 years of experience in this industry.  He has designed and been involved in the production of some of the world’s most widely used tamper evident products, covering a wide range of industries including the gaming, racing, transport and utility sectors.

“I’m always striving to find the right product for every client and prefer to look at business relationships, as genuine partnerships rather than a sales-oriented process.”

“Our company provides an extensive range of products and solutions, from security seals, bags, tamper evident labels, tapes and more recently, key management.  By identifying risks and weaknesses, clients can select and implement a resilient and layered tamper evident solution, making their assets less accessible and safe from theft, alteration or damage.  Our proven focus on security, backed by unparalleled customer service, makes us highly competitive and a specialist within our industry.  

With a background in business accounting, Mick also holds a Security Master Licence with affiliations to the Australian Security Industry Association Ltd (ASIAL) and the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), NSW Chapter, which he served as Executive Secretary from 2015 to 2018.

Born in Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Mick spent his younger years surfing, playing cricket, rugby league, martial arts and BMX racing.  In high school Mick switched from sports to playing in musicals and rock bands, as the lead guitarist, a passion that still resonates with him today. 

Although no longer playing live music, our man of many talents, is more inclined to enjoy a concert or two nowadays and is an avid collector of more than 20 rare guitars and amplifiers from the 80s, 90s and naughties!

Committed to a gruelling work schedule, Mick finds balance and comfort at home, spending weekends with his family, at the beach, playing sports, camping or on Sydney’s Pittwater. 

“预防、保护与安心”——如果你能集中这三种元素瓶装出售,这会比最新一集的“权力的游戏”、苹果手机或韩国流行音乐更受欢迎。

Michael Steven Taylor-更广为人知的名字是Mick Taylor,除了身为Mega Fortris Australia的合伙人兼经营者,他更是非常了解:作为一家高质量防篡改和创新安全密封的全球供应商所肩负的责任。

“Mega Fortris 是全球最大的安全密封制造商之一,拥有数千名安全专家在工作,分销网络分布在五大洲超过24个国家,这就是我们继续向客户传递“安心”的方式。”

Mick是 Mega Fortris Australia 的创始成员,在这个行业积累了超过33年的经验。他设计并参与了一些世界上最广泛使用的防篡改产品的生产,涉猎的行业范围广阔,包括游戏、赛车,交通运输和公用事业部门。”

“Mega Fortris是全球最大的安全密封制造商之一,拥有数千名安全专家在工作,分销网络分布在五大洲超过24个国家,这就是我们继续向客户传递“安心”的方式。”

“我们公司提供包罗万象的产品和解决方案,从安全封条、袋子、防篡改标签、磁带到最近的密钥管理。通过识别风险和弱点,客户可以选择并实施一个具有弹性、分层的防篡改解决方案,使重要资产与资料不易被攻击泄露,不受盗窃、更改或损坏的影响。我们对安全的重视得到了客户服务完美配合与支持,使我们在业内保持高度竞争力和专
业性。”

除了拥有商业会计背景,Mick还持有澳大利亚安全工业协会有限公司(ASIAL)和美国工业安全协会(ASIS)新南威尔士州附属机构的安全精通许可证,并于2015年至2018年担任执行秘书。

出生在悉尼北部的海滩曼利(Manly),年轻的Mick经常冲浪、打板球、参加橄榄球联赛、武术和小轮车比赛。高中时,他从体育运动转向音乐剧和摇滚乐队,担任首席吉他手,这种激情至今仍与他共鸣。

即使不再站在现场演奏音乐,但这位才华横溢的男人如今更喜欢听一两场音乐会,并且从80年代、90年代至21世纪初,共收集了20多把珍藏版吉他和扬声器。

另外,虽然忙碌于繁重的工作日程,Mick却在家庭中找到平衡和舒适,尤其在海滩、运动,露营或在悉尼的Pittwater与家人共度周末。

by Sloane Patterson

CONNECT CHT & DLX 亲密连接

‘Connect CHT & DLX Celebrate Great Friendship’ was another successful event by CHTNetwork Australia in collaboration with DLX Creative. 

The event was a welcoming night for the new Malaysia Consul General to Victoria, an occasion to celebrate birthdays and a great night to enjoy great food and fine wine with great company. As a surprise, the organisers took the opportunity to celebrate the birthdays of Penny Sun and Li Lin Tai. Among the VIPs were Jason Yeap OAM, Consul General Mazita Marsuki, MD DLX Creative David Liao, CEO CHTNetwork Australia Ping Chng, MD Miura Group Penny Sun, celebrity chef Jeffrey Tan OAM and others. 

During the night, the founding president of CHTNetwork Chng Huck Theng also officially announced that PIE (Pinnacle International Excellence) Awards will be coming to Australia in 2020. 

“Connect CHT & DLX 的美好友情庆祝会”是 CHTNetwork 澳大利亚与 DLX Creative 联手举办的一项成功活动。同时这也是新任马来西亚驻维多利亚总领事的欢迎会、朋友们的生日派对,大家一起共享美食美酒的美丽夜晚。活动主办当局也借此机会为 Penny Sun 和 Li Lin Tai 庆生。出席的贵宾们包括叶绍礼 OAM、总领事 Mazita Marsuki、DLX Creative 董事经理 David Liao、CHTNetwork 澳大利亚首席执行官 Ping Chng、Miura Group 董事经理 Penny Sun、名厨Jeffrey Tan OAM 等。当晚,CHTNetwork 的创始人庄学腾也正式宣布Pinnacle 国际卓越大奖将于2020年在澳大利亚举行。