South-East Asia eCommerce & Business Expansion Webinar
GS1 UK in association with GTM Global & DIT
2nd Nov 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 GTM
Tuesday 2nd November 2021
10:00 - 11:30 GTM
Webinar via Zoom
5-minute-high level presentations with Q&A
Expand your eCommerce business and supply chain in the SEA region
With almost 80% of consumers in South East Asia going digital by the end of 2021, outstripping
China, Brazil and India, Singapore has world-class connectivity to the SEA region and beyond. This unprecedented boom in regional cross-border trade and consumption makes Singapore’s THE regional pivot as a secure, highly efficient logistics and supply chain management hub.
Today, Singapore is within a six-hour radius of any SEA country, part of a region with budding economic potential. Along with the 50 million emerging middle-class consumers, the SEA’s internet economy is poised to grow to over US$300 billion by 2025.
Join us for an interactive webinar to get insights and advice on marketing, sales, logistics, taxes and funding opportunities to support your growth in this lucrative and fast expanding region.
Aimed at founders and C-suite executives of eCommerce, Retail & Healthcare SMEs / Scaleups (including apparel, accessories, footwear, beauty, food services, grocery, music, online sellers, location management, suppliers and solution providers) actively looking to expand into South-East Asia, this event is not to be missed.
Event Speakers & Panellists
Mitch BittermannExecutive Vice President - Ecommerce Asia, TMX
Mitch leads the Ecommerce and Digital team at TMX Global. He has over 20 years’ experience leading the ecommerce operations for major global brands in Europe, US and Asia.
Wei Chuen ChuaVice President and Head, Supply Chain & Connectivity, Singapore Economic Development Board
In his role as the Acting Vice President and Head of Supply Chain and Connectivity, Wei Chuen Chua leads the development of strategies and value propositions to enhance Singapore as a hub for companies to manage and execute their supply chain activities in the region.
Sarah AtkinsChief Marketing Officer and Membership Director, GS1 UK
Sarah guides businesses on the implementation of digitally enabled, customer focused change. She has delivered business transformation from defining the vision to building the change management programme required for success, with a focus on driving a healthy P&L and a powerful, motivated team.
Chirag KotakCo-Founder and COO, Jumper.ai
Chirag is a founding member of Jumper.ai, the world's first end-to-end conversational commerce and shopper engagement platform today used by enterprises like Disney, Unilever and Samsung. He's responsible for running all things business for the company, including Enterprise Sales, Partnerships and Operations.
Laurie SpicerInternational Trade Advisor, Department for International Trade
Responsible for helping companies from start-up to £250m, Estelle will help define, implement and monitor your export strategy.
Dario AcconciManaging Director - Business Development, Asia, Hawskford
Dario is the Managing Director for South East Asia whilst managing a strategic portfolio of clients in China and Hong Kong. He started his career in Hong Kong in 2003 working for an international law firm and developed a deep experience in assisting foreign investments into China, Hong Kong and South East Asia.
GTM Global Partner Network
GTM Global has a number of specialist in-country experts who are available for 1-2-1 advice after the webinar. For any companies interested in gaining bespoke advice on US expansion in their key areas of expertise, please contact GTM directly here.
Michal WitkowskiBusiness Development Director – Growing Businesses in Asia, Intralink
As Business Development Director at Intralink, Michal engages Western technology companies looking to expand to Japan, Korea, China and/or Taiwan, and works with them to develop and implement the right market approaches.
James FrancisProgram Director, Intralink
James is leading collaborative projects connecting East Asian corporates with the best innovative European tech. He supports both large corporates and startups/scaleups in bringing the best innovations to commercial fruition.
Jayashree SadanandanSpecial Advisor, Glints
Jayashree Sadanandan is a Special Advisor to Glints, a tech talent startup headquartered in Singapore, which is helping UK/European startups and companies seeking to expand into Asia with the right teams. She has over 15 years of experience in government with a strong expertise in Southeast Asia affairs.
Sandy FindlayInnovation Funding, Partnerships Director, ABGi
Sandy is helping more companies access the right innovation incentives, providing information and advice on grant funding, tax incentives and commercial funding, R&D tax relief, Patent Box and Capital Allowances.
Oliver AndersonManaging Director & Co-Founder, ASK Consulting
Oliver is a C-level leader committed to social impact and ethical business practice with a record of re-energising underperforming organisations across multi-site operations and restoring profitability. With over 25 years’ experience in international management and leadership across industries, Oliver has extensive exposure in cross-border transactions and private investment.
Claire BullSales & Marketing Director, Asia Market Entry
Claire is an experienced marketer, communicator and strategist, who has worked in professional services, international trade, sustainability, packaging, retail and new product development within a range of businesses - from a one-woman-band to some of the worlds biggest multinationals.
James KwaHead of Strategic Partnerships, Asia Market Entry
James is a Singaporean who has lived and worked abroad in Australia since 2007. In 2017, James moved back to Singapore with Accenture where he worked with Fortune Global 500 Companies and Governments in the fields of System Technologies, Implementation, Strategic Planning, Project and Change Management.
Steve DawsonCEO & Founder, Asia Market Entry
In 2012 Steve was tasked with setting up the Asia Pacific operations of a technology company. After experiencing the challenges of doing this firsthand, he set up Asia Market Entry, with a vision of helping international technology companies build a footprint in the Asia Pacific region without having to set up locally themselves.
I wanted to say a huge thank you for organising the extremely informative webinar yesterday. With the wide-spectrum of specialists, from the UK and USA, providing extremely useful advice and guidance on VC and business setup in the States, I was inspired to setup our operation in the USA.
Charanjit RandhawaChief Executive Officer, Epcot Career Solutions Limited
Thank you for connecting so many good people, the exchange with everyone was worthwhile and put the US market into context.
Elizabeth JonesFounder, Real Good Ketchup
In a little under two hours I had discussions with eight mentors who really opened my eyes to the many business critical issues and challenges that need addressing. I also came away with a much deeper understanding of why businesses succeed or fail in their overseas pursuits.
Spencer BraceDirector, XenZone
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