Workshop Programme

9:00 – Registration Opens, Coffee Served

9:30 – Welcome

9:40 – Why Southeast Asia?
UK-ASEAN Business Council’s ASEAN Trade Adviser

10:00 – Finding your Customers in ASEAN
Department for International Trade (DIT)
Explore the potential of exporting with guidance, services and support from DIT.

10:20 – Our Journey – a British Success in ASEAN!
Success stories from UK companies that export to the ASEAN region

10:40 – Investing in Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
Representatives from SEZ are attracting international companies to establish manufacturing in the SEZ that will benefit from tax incentives and Myanmar’s strategic location adjacent to approximately 40% of the world’s population.

11:00 – Morning Coffee and Advice Zones

11:30 – Export Funding Support

Explore Santander’s Trade Portal here – a free online resource to help exporters both identify the best export opportunities and find the information and key contacts needed to achieve success.

UK Export Finance
Helping UK exporters win contracts by providing attractive financing terms, fulfil orders by supporting working capital loans and get paid by insuring against buyer default.

12:00 – Cultural Dynamics Across Southeast Asia’s Diverse Markets
UK-ASEAN Business Council’s Regional Director for ASEAN

12:30 – How to Protect your Intellectual Property
Southeast Asia IPR SME helpdesk 
A free service which provides practical, objective and factual information aimed to help European SMEs to understand business tools for developing IPR value and managing risk.

13:00 – Networking Lunch and Advice Zones