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A Successful Sizzling Southeast Asia Roadshow


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Tue, 12 Dec. 2017

UKABC spent five days doing seminars and introductions to ASEAN to nearly a hundred businesses across the Southeast and Southwest of the UK.

On 28-29 November, Geoff Charlesworth,  ASEAN Export Specialist, spoke in Ashford and Redhill at events co-organised by the Department for International Trade. Guests

The following week from 5-7 December, Paul North presented in Bristol, Exeter, and Plymouth to educate and inform companies in the Southwest of the huge potential for 2018 exports to the ASEAN markets. In Bristol and Exeter, HSBC kindly hosted us and we were lucky enough to hear from Wahida Abdul Rahman, Director of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Huy Pham, Commercial Attache from the Embassy of Vietnam. We were also joined by Simon Cheetham, Team Leader of the China and Southeast Asia IPR SME Helpdesks and Hugh Francis, Export Finance Manager at UK Export Finance (UKEF).

Our final day took place at the Plymouth Science Park which is a fantastic facility for Southwest companies looking to grow in an industry-focused environment. Steve Crosher, MD of Moortec who are based on site, gave a really insightful and honest perspective on his experiences as an exporter and advice for what businesses need to know when approaching their exporting journey.

Attendees were impressed by the wide range of topics covered by the assembled experts, and we are proud to share some of the presentation materials, available below. Reporting back to the rest of the team at UKABC, Paul said “It’s been a really worthwhile trip and we met some great companies. We have a lot of follow-ups to do now as we look forward to hopefully getting some of these companies exporting to ASEAN in the new year.”

To view some of the materials and presentations used, please click the links below.

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