Business Services Update (July-September 2015)

OBNi Business Services at BritCham Singapore delivers Market Briefing to 60 companies from the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Singapore led by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Business Secretary. 

The OBNi Business Services team delivered a Market Briefing presentation with practical advice and tips on working with agents and distributors in Singapore and managing their business in the wider ASEAN region. The presentation was part of a morning briefing hosted by the UK Trade and Investment in Singapore on 28 Jul 2015.


The 60 incoming delegates of the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission were also given an update of the Economic Outlook of Singapore, ASEAN Economic Community 2015, and Intellectual Property Considerations for Southeast Asia by the UKTI team. The session was closed off with a UK Company Case Study. This session provided the delegates with insights from the city-state and the wider region, gearing them up for doing effective business in the region.


Following this, the Business Services team together with Chamber representatives attended the Business is GREAT Reception at Eden Hall on 28 Jul 2015, which was hosted by British High Commissioner Scott Wightman, and got a chance to shake hands with PM David Cameron.


During his speech, PM Cameron urged UK businesses to look to emerging markets such as Southeast Asia for growth opportunities, and invited foreign investors to invest in the UK. After Singapore, the Prime Minister, his team of ministers and the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission headed off to their next stop: Malaysia. These efforts to engage with Southeast Asia bring renewed recognition of the untapped potential in the region.


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