The Secrets of Successful Market Entry into Southeast Asia

In This Video:

If your business is considering market entry or expansion into Singapore and the Southeast Asia region, you’ll find the information, advice, tips and guidance in this video to be hugely invaluable and insightful:

  • GS1UK on the standards that drive international Ecommerce trade, critical for every online and offline seller globally
  • Mitch Bittermann from TMX Asia on the Ecommerce and Marketplace landscapes in Southeast Asia; amazing facts, figures, insights, tips and advice from a seasoned regional expert
  • Chirag Kotak, co-founder of on the latest trends, consumer behaviours, growth hacks and rapidly expanding social commerce space in the region
  • Singapore as the logistics hub and gateway to the region – how to make the most of your operations with hugely insightful data from Wei Chuen Chua of the Singapore Economic Development Board
  • Salvatore Di Chiara at Hawksford on the critical factors for successful selling into the region including the challenging issue of IP protection
  • Practical and accessible support from the UK government, a brief tour of the services available from DIT advisor Estelle Dingley

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Strategic Partnerships:

GTM Global’s international ecosystem comprises over 200 specialists, in-country partners offering advice and guidance to Digital, Tech and Ecommerce scale-ups looking to grow their businesses overseas. This particular webinar was supported by two of GTM’s strategic partners for whom we are very grateful for their contributions.

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The Singapore Economic Development Board has partnered with GTM Global, to deliver a programme of webinars, workshops and resources, to support UK companies in their international expansion into Singapore and the South East Asia region in general.

The global standards membership body, GS1 UK, has a strategic partnership with GTM Global, to deliver an international expansion programme for GS1UK members providing advice, guidance, connections, knowledge and resources to power export sales and open up new international markets.

About GTM Global:

GTM Global connects UK scale-up brands in digital and tech to a designated panel of experts from government, trade bodies and commercial partners to provide ongoing advice and guidance on go-to-market strategy and international expansion planning.

  • Advice and guidance from experts in international trade
  • Export readiness audits and market research reports
  • Access to a network of in-country specialists and trade partners
  • Go-to-market strategy development and market expansion planning
  • Compliance, regulatory and risk management planning
  • In-country distribution, sales and business development services
  • Access to overseas EDOs, accelerator programs and government support
  • Funding via an international network of investors and VCs
  • Curated promotions and offers for businesses transacting overseas


Ian Collins
Ian Collins
Ian Collins, with an extensive background spanning over 30 years in business development and general management, co-founded GTM Global in 2015. His experience encompasses hi-tech industries such as security, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, and enterprise software solutions. In his career, Ian has started several tech companies, overseen two corporate ventures, executed a management buy-in, and led two business turnarounds. He has also been involved in buying, selling, and merging various of his companies, and has achieved two successful business exits. Ian's expertise is particularly focused on business growth strategies and leading-edge proposition development.