Policies such as the Belt and Road Initiative have led China and Southeast Asia to become increasingly intertwined, with relationships spanning across a breadth and depth of political, economic and cultural fields. On the private market side, Chinese internet juggernauts such as Alibaba and Tencent have actively invested in the Southeast Asian region, while on a public policy level, both regions have also established high-level cooperation frameworks across innovation and technology sectors.
Southeast Asia has become the next stepping stone for many Chinese companies with worldwide ambitions. For Chinese companies, however, many blind spots remain in specific areas of business development. Some questions that trouble Chinese entrepreneurs include: understanding the challenges and opportunities available in different countries, dissecting the general business ecosystem in the Southeast Asia, and how to approach the search for reliable partners.
Likewise, these challenges are a reality for Southeast Asian companies that view cross-border partnerships as an effective way of scaling their businesses.
To this end, the Economic Development Board Singapore (EDB) in conjunction with KrASIA have organised the Singapore x Asia Innovation Partnership Forum 2020. The purpose of this forum will be to address our audience’s knowledge gaps in investment and commercial activities, and facilitate smoother communication and partnerships between Chinese and SEA businesses.
EDB and KrASIA have tapped on their extensive networks to bring an impactful speaker line-up of top investment agencies and companies across both regions. Our guest speakers will drive value for participants by sharing their deep knowledge of investing and doing business in Southeast Asia and China.
This virtual event will focus on 3 key industries: Smart City, Fintech and Deep Tech.