25th Sep

Pan Asia Expansion Workshop

GTM Global in association with DIT, Intralink, Rouse, Orissa International & RocketSpace

Pan Asia Expansion Workshop

Wed 25th Sep 2019, 09.00 - 17.00



The thriving PAN ASIA hubs of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam & the Philippines are vital locations for any firm with global growth ambitions.

Attend a dedicated 2-hour FREE face-to-face session with advice and guidance from Intralink, Orissa International, Asia House & Rouse, in-country experts on market entry and expansion in East Asia and South East Asia.

Hear from UK government agencies, trade bodies and commercial partners for 1-2-1 guidance on compliance and investment, payments and logistics, talent and travel.

  • Greg Sutch - lived and worked in East Asia for over 30 years
  • Alex Gover - worked for Sony in Japan and has spent 25 years working with East Asia
  • Michal Waszkiewicz - a bilingual Korean-speaker, who has secured partnerships with some of Korea's largest tech companies
  • Sarath Menon - Singapore based trade consultant who has helped over 3,000 companies break into new export markets in South East Asia over the past 22 years
  • Tim Smith - a strategic IP consultant helping clients untangle and develop solutions to problems that relate to or manifest themselves in emerging Asian markets, in particular China.
  • Dynion Bakker - a senior IP analyst who specializes in working with fast-growth companies when entering or operating in emerging markets. Dynion was previously based in the Shanghai and Beijing offices before moving to London.
  • Ed Ratcliffe, Head of Advisory, Asia House - ten+ years’ advising blue chip companies, trade associations and public bodies on government relations, public affairs and corporate communications in Asia and Europe. Previously, Ed was Country Director of the Yangon, Myanmar office for an ASEAN-focused government relations and political risk advisory firm and has worked on projects in Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, Korea and China.


What you can expect:

  • Market entry & expansion strategy
  • Routes to market, channels & distribution
  • Intellectual property strategy, management & protection
  • Compliance, legal & setup
  • Taxation & pricing
  • Operations & logistics
  • Access to governmental & trade bodies

The format:

A series of 1-2-1 consultations with the experts in the room who will give you personalised advice and guidance around your specific needs and circumstances.

To facilitate this, the organisers will contact you in advance of the workshop to capture your needs so that the appropriate 1-2-1 mentoring sessions can be organised.

Please note, attendance is subject to the approval of the organisers who will contact you after you have registered.

Who should attend:

CEOs, founders and senior managers of digital and tech scale-ups looking to expand internationally in the next 3 to 6 months and with turnover in the range £2m to £50m.


Workshops run in two-hour slots throughout the day and are organised so that you have a series of one-to-one consultations with select experts relevant to your business needs and international expansion plans. There is also opportunity for peer to peer networking.

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 on-going advice and guidance on go to market strategy and international expansion planning.

What to expect from the GTM Workshop Programme:

This workshop is part of the GTM programme which supports mid-market tech/digital companies on their international expansion journeys. By participating in the programme you can expect a mix of the following:

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

About Intralink:

Intralink enables Western companies to expand in East Asia. With 80 full-time employees, a 30-year track record and offices in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, America and the UK, Intralink makes expansion into Asia fast, easy and cost effective.

Through its proven Surrogate Sales Program, Intralink will not just develop your market expansion strategy, they will play a hands-on role in its execution, closing deals and generating revenues. And, when the business is ready, Intralink will help you set up your own in-country presence through a local subsidiary, partnership or acquisition.

Intralink is the proud winner of The Queen's Award for Enterprise and the President's Award for Export Services for helping companies with their international business growth.

About Orissa International:

Orissa International is a market-entry consultancy firm that provides contacts, insights and support to companies seeking to do business in South East Asia, the 7th largest economic region in the world. Our headquarters is located in Singapore, and we are supported by over 20 in-country trade and research experts located across our offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

About Rouse:

Rouse is an IP services business focused on emerging markets since 1990. We operate as a closely integrated network across China and South East Asia to provide strategic consultancy and legal IP services.

Significant business value in new markets comes from your brand, technology or data offering. Managing and protecting these assets from the unique risks in emerging markets is critical. We consult businesses on their entry strategy to maximise opportunity while ensuring they retain control of their brand and technology. We also offer the full range of legal IP services: from patent and trade-mark protection and enforcementto technology deal-making, brand distribution, licensing and franchising, JV set up, and R&D collaboration.

About Asia House:

Asia House is a centre of expertise on trade, investment and public policy. It is an independent, objective and trusted advisor to governments, public institutions and private sector organisations and drives political, economic and commercial engagement between Asia and Europe.

Organisations can join Asia House as Corporate Members, gaining access to a programme of events featuring leading figures from government, trade, business and technology, as well as our range of Corporate Services.

Asia House also runs an Advisory service which helps organisations understand new operating environments and overcome business-critical challenges.

About Department for International Trade:

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade

About RocketSpace:

RocketSpace Startup Services aims to help high growth businesses achieve their fundraising goals. The program includes everything from getting companies investment ready to building out the investor roadshow. They help raise Series A+ capital from VCs, CVCs, Family Offices and High Net Worths globally. RocketSpace has an investor network spanning across the US, Europe and Asia.


Wed 25th Sep 2019

09.00 - 17.00

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