ASEAN markets - trends and opportunities

Asialink Business, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and NSW Trade and Investment are delighted to invite you to attend

ASEAN markets - trends and opportunities

Date: Friday 23 June 2017
Time: 12.00pm for a 12.30pm start to 2.00pm
Venue: Haymarket HQ, Level 2, 63 Dixon Street Haymarket, Sydney

This seminar is designed for businesses starting out on the export journey and those looking to consolidate their export knowledge, the seminar will provide expert tips on boosting your export capabilities in ASEAN markets. The seminar will cover:

  • A welcome by the NSW Government
  • Overview on ASEAN markets
  • Tips on doing businesses in ASEAN markets
  • An export panel discussion featuring case studies in the ASEAN markets

With a population of more than 600 million and a collective GDP of $US2.5 trillion, the Association of South East Asian Nations now attracts more global foreign direct investment than China in markets beyond the traditional focus on Singapore and Malaysia. The expert speakers will discuss what regional integration under the new ASEAN Economic Community means for Australia and Australian businesses.

Expert speakers:

  • Gerard Ho, Director-General ASEAN Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

    Mr Ho was appointed First Secretary (Political) in Singapore’s High Commission to Kuala Lumpur from January 2004 to July 2007. Upon his return to Ministry Headquarters, Mr Ho served as Deputy Director in the International Organisations Directorate from August 2007 to August 2008, and then in the Southeast Asia Directorate from June 2009 to September 2009. Prior to taking up his current appointment, Mr Ho was Deputy Chief of Mission in Singapore’s Embassy in Jakarta from February 2010 to December 2014.

  • Mercy Simorangkir, Director, NSW Trade & Investment – Indonesia

    Mercy Simorangkir is the Director, NSW Trade & Investment for Indonesia based in Jakarta. Mercy works towards growing NSW trade and investment with Indonesia with a focus on the sectors of infrastructure and sustainable urban development, innovation and technology and education and training.

  • Cherriyln Neo,  Director, NSW Trade & Investment – Singapore

    Cherriyln Neo is the Director, NSW Trade & Investment in Singapore, dedicated to growing NSW business with Singapore.  Sectors of focus for NSW in Singapore are infrastructure investment, ICT/healthcare/fintech investment, and healthcare and financial services export.

  • Chelsea Dunne, Co-Founder, Fincast
    After 15 years’ working in business development roles in large corporates across Australia and Europe, in 2015 Chelsea decided it was time to focus on her long held desire to be an entrepreneur. Along with her husband, Andrew, she set out to create Fincast, a fintech company that creates applications for Financial Advisers to use with their clients, to help them work more efficiently and effectively. In early 2016, Fincast was accepted a one of eight companies globally (from over 250 applicants) to participate in the inaugural OCBC Bank Fintech Accelerator Program in Singapore. Following the program, Fincast was successful in signing a deal with OCBC. Today Fincast’s clients including financial institutions, advisory groups and boutique investment houses in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

This event will be moderated by Alan Morrell, Head of Partnerships and Development, NSW, Asialink Business.

We hope you are able to join us for this event.

Asialink Corporate Member/ Chairman’s Circle/ Leaders Program Alumni: $33.00
Non Member: $55.00

For further information please contact Maeve Wood on or 03 9035 8527.

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