Asia Gateway Vouchers for Victorian businesses

As Australia’s market leader in providing practical services to businesses seeking to deepen their commercial links with Asia, Asialink Business has been selected as a Registered Service Provider in Victoria’s new Asia Gateway Voucher Program.

Part of the state's ‘Boost Your Business’ initiative, the innovative program enables small and medium organisations to receive funding of up to $50,000, on a one-to-one co-contribution basis.

The vouchers will help Victorian businesses and organisations to enter new export markets, develop and implement market development plans, and optimise and secure new growth opportunities.

As a Registered Service Provider, Asialink Business can assist Voucher Recipients across all industries, by providing impactful market engagement support, including market development planning services, and in-market support.

Market Development Plans

  • Analysing and assessing the market opportunity, including commercial market assessments, competitor landscape assessments, consumer trends analysis, etc
  • Analysing and assessing entry mode considerations, such business structures and regulatory considerations
  • Undertaking detailed market planning, including analysis of consumer behaviour, product localisation, the sales and marketing environment, etc.

In-Market Support

  • Providing customer centred in-market support to navigate the business environment
  • Including partner profiling, business intelligence, analysis of distribution channels and e-commerce platforms, meetings and negotiations support, etc.

Voucher Recipients can partner with Asialink Business to deepen their market engagement in any of Victoria’s top Asian trading partners, namely China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Applications formally open on 29 January and close on 2 March. To successfully receive a Voucher, organisations must first engage a Registered Service Provider prior to applying.

We invite all interested organisations to contact us today for a confidential discussion. Our team of highly-skilled Asian market and sector specialists, business practitioners and market intelligence professionals is on call to discuss how we can service your Voucher needs.

For more information on the Asia Gateway Voucher Program and application process, contact Gaya Byrne on  T +61 3 8344 9102 or email g.byrne@asialinkbusiness.com.au

For media inquiries: Heather Chai, Head of Communications and Public Relations -  heather.chai@asialinkbusiness.com.au

View the Asia Gateway Voucher Program guidelines here or see Business Victoria.

Asialink Business is a trusted partner of choice. See what our clients say: 

"The establishment of the China Bureau program in partnership with Asialink Business in Warrnambool has advanced the international capability in our region through practical support to small and medium enterprises, reducing risk and resource commitment, navigating market complexity barriers and actively ensuring our city received resources, service and assistance needed to be successful in the Chinese market."

Bruce Anson, Chief Executive, Warrnambool City Council, 2017

"As Victoria's trade and investment relationship with Asia continues to evolve, we greatly value the expertise and engagement opportunities that Asialink Business provides to Victorian government and industry. By working together with Asialink Business, Victoria can achieve its goal to be Australia's centre of excellence for Asia capabilities."

Jay Meek, Deputy Secretary, Trade Victoria, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Victorian Government, 2016

"Asialink Business provides excellent support for companies looking to visit or expand into Asia."

Sue McLeman, CEO, MTPConnect, medtech, biotech and pharma sector, 2017

"As a nation we are linking with Asia in more ways than ever before and the Country Starter Packs produced by Asialink Business are an invaluable resource for small and medium enterprises who want to build their engagement with Asia."

The Hon. Kelly O'Dwyer MP, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Small Business, 2015

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Jaime Berrill

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