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After an Action-Packed Going Global


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Tue, 30 May 2017

On 17-18 May, the UK-ASEAN Business Council was thrilled to exhibit at Going Global Live in the London ExCel Centre. Over the two days more than 3,300 visitors came through the doors looking for advice and information on how to take their businesses overseas, or increase their foothold in the international marketplace, and they found it!

The energy in the hall was palpable as 1-2-1 networking and connections clicked into place throughout the hall. Going Global Live and FDI have reaffirmed themselves as a place where businesses and individuals can attend to find all the advice, products, information, and assistance that they need to take their businesses into the international market whether they are SMEs up to established businesses.

Both of UKABC’s new ASEAN Export Specialists got to speak with a great number and variety of businesses eager to learn more about the opportunities in Southeast Asia. We hope that the attendees enjoyed the show as much as we did, and gained the valuable insights and connections necessary to start or progress their export journey.

Geoff Charlesworth also presented to a packed seminar room on why ASEAN should be the number one priority for exporters. Impressed with the amount of people following up afterwards, Geoff commented that the “quality and volume of customers was excellent”.

Ross Hunter, Executive Director for UKABC, said it was a “great show, lots of positive attitudes towards exporting and a thirst to learn more, especially about Southeast Asia. A real mix of companies were able to speak with our ASEAN Export Specialists to help them on their journey, from household British names like Twinings through to companies that had never considered ASEAN as an export destination before speaking with us.”

Flights Giveaway

We would also like to thank Royal Brunei Airlines and Vietnam Airlines for exhibiting with us and for providing flights for the business card drop giveaway we ran. Our congratulations to the winners, David Farrell (Twinings) and Ernest Barrett (Telephony Limited)!

We’ll be back in November

Were you unable to make it down to the ExCeL for the May exhibition? Don’t worry, we are thrilled to be back as a partner with Going Global Live for its return to Olympia in London on the 16-17 November; we hope to see you there!

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities at Going Global Live or FDI, please contact Event Director Simon Chicken at simon.chicken@prysmgroup.co.uk.

If you have any questions about the ASEAN markets or are interested in starting your export journey, please do get in touch with us at info@ukabc.org.uk.

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