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The dynamic and high growth markets of South East Asia

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Explore the possibilities for your business in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam

Derbyshire County Cricket Club, The County Ground, Grandstand Road, Derby, DE21 6AF
Wed 13th Jul 2011, 17:00 to 19:30

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Whilst the Chinese and Indian markets continue to grow, the prospects of their close neighbours should not be overlooked. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is made up of 10 countries which include some of the fastest growing economies in the world. By 2015, economists expect the ASEAN region to have 300 million middle class citizens with rising purchasing power, which will accelerate growth and increase consumer demand.


Join emita for our next evening seminar to explore four of the ASEAN markets - Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and to consider whether South East Asia may be the ideal location to expand your business.


Singapore, despite being the smallest of the ASEAN nations, is the UK's largest trading partner in South East Asia and one of the largest export markets outside of Europe.


Malaysia has strong ties with the UK which have been cemented through close historical and educational connections, a familiar commercial and legal framework and the widespread use of English.


Thailand takes a welcoming approach to UK companies. British goods enjoy an excellent reputation in the Thai market and UK exports of goods only to the country were £1.07 billion in 2010.


Vietnam’s GDP has doubled every 10 years since 1986 and its economic growth has been second only to China. Since accession to the World Trade Organisation in 2007, the country has opened up it markets to foreign businesses and investors.


Find out more about each of these markets at the event from our panel of experts who will provide you with:


·         The latest updates on the business climate and developments in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam;


·         An overview of the opportunities available in a wealth of business sectors, including education and training, financial services, power, ICT, advanced engineering, construction and life sciences;


·         Practical advice and support on how East Midlands companies can access the markets and capitalise on these opportunities;


·         First hand experience from a company already trading successfully in the ASEAN region;


·         Details of UKTI’s market visit to Singapore and Malaysia in October which could assist your business to experience the markets, meet the people, build contacts and potentially win new business.


In addition, all delegates in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of the business intelligence publication ‘The Report: Thailand 2011’ courtesy of our media partner Oxford Business Group.


Ensure your company is aware of the vast potential South East Asia has to offer by booking a place today.




17h00          Registration, light refreshments and networking


17h30          Welcome and introduction


17h35          Focus on Singapore and Malaysia

                     Martyn Skinner, South East Asia Specialist,

                 Martyn Skinner Consultancy Services


18h00          Focus on Thailand

                     Steve Buckley, Chairman,

                 British Chamber of Commerce Thailand UK Group


18h25          Focus on Vietnam

                     Paul Smith, Chairman, Harvey Nash plc


18h50          Case study of success in the ASEAN region

Bryan Jones, President, Fairline Boats Asia


19h10          Details of the UKTI market visit to Singapore and Malaysia

                     Steve Barton, Operations Manager, UKTI East Midlands


19h15          Q&A and discussion


19h30          Close and networking buffet



Oxford Business Group

Event Media Partner – Oxford Business Group


Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Africa, Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe.


OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.


OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.



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