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Britain in South East Asia (BiSEA) Roadshow

Friday October 20, 2017 09:00 - 16:30

Durham County Cricket Club, County Durham, DH3 3QR


BiSEA – - is a grouping of British Chambers and Business Groups in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. BiSEA, in co-operation with the UK ASEAN business council, would like to invite North East businesses to Durham County Cricket Club for a 1-2-1 meeting with in country experts from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to discuss export opportunities in South East Asia.

South East Asia is a region where economic growth and development is expected to exceed the global average for the foreseeable future. With a wealth of natural resources, low-cost skilled labour, and a regional Free Trade Agreement, the great diversity of markets and opportunities are attractive across a wide range of sectors (some are listed below).

Steady growth combined with investor-friendly government policies have attracted businesses keen to explore the vibrant new domestic markets that are emerging. Entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity. South East Asia’s economic dynamism is substantially enhancing the buying power of a growing middle class that is driving new consumer demands for many products.

By 2030, South East Asia’s economy is predicted to eclipse Japan’s and be world’s 4th largest ‘single market’ after the EU, US and China. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) predicts that the size of the middle class in emerging Asia will increase from 24% of the population in 2010 to 65% in 2030. All of this leads to a ‘Community of Opportunities’.

South East Asia is comprised of markets with diverse socio-cultural differences as well as different legal and regulatory environments but all offer opportunities for UK exporters and investors in practically every sector, including but not limited to:

  • Education and skills - English language training, vocational training, STEM and equipment
  • Financial & professional services
  • Manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
  • Healthcare and Healthcare Equipment
  • Defence & Security
  • Energy / Environment - Renewable energy, especially waste to energy
  • Digital economy – FinTech, 4G, data centres, security equipment
  • Creative and media Industries broadcast and related technology and content for Digital channels
  • Agri-technologies
  • Food & drink products and food processing
  • Consumer and retail products especially British brands
  • Advanced engineering, including automotive and aerospace
  • Renewable energy, waste to energy
  • Services, including financial, business and professional
  • Hospitality / Tourism

1-2-1 meeting appointments available from 9am till 4.30pm.
Please email or call the International Trade Team on 0191 386 1133 to book a 1-2-1 appointment.


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Emirates Riverside
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