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Business Seminar: Opportunities in Asia for SMEs

How to do business in the Asian markets? Join the EU-Asia Business Link and the Brussels Chamber of Commerce (BECI) on June 14th to get an overview on the golden rules and ask your questions to the representatives of the EU Business Support Organisations and European Chambers in Asia.

Doing business in Asia can bring you many opportunities, but seems to be a big challenge. Each country has its own cultural nuances and business codes that affect how the market operates. European companies need to adapt how they manage the exchanges, and need information and support to understand how to do business in the target Asian countries and to seize the right opportunities.

During this seminar, the EU Business Cooperation Centres in Asia experts, located in several countries, will share their local market knowledge, cultural understanding and contacts to help you find the right partners. They will present the different ways of handling specific matters, along with other European Chambers, members of Enterprise Europe Network.

Target countries: Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam.

The seminar will be followed in the afternoon by 1-to-1 meetings with the representatives of the different organisations in a dedicated matchmaking area.

08:30 – 09:00    Welcome & registration
09:00 – 09:10    Opening remarks and introduction on Enterprise Europe Network and on EU Asia business links - TBD
09:10 – 09:30    Presentation from EuroCham Myanmar: Doing business in Myanmar - Mr Filip Lauwerysen, Director
09:30 – 09:50    Presentation from EU-Indonesia Business Network: Doing business in Indonesia - Ms Sri Kumala Chandra, EU Outreach Manager
09:50 – 10:10    Presentation from EU-Philippines Business Network: Doing business in the Philippines - Mr Antonio Alcazar, EU Outreach Manager
10:10 – 10:30   Presentation from European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and EU SME Centre: Doing business in China - Mr Xavier-Lluis Sans Powell, Deputy Head, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
10:30 – 10:40    Coffee break
10:40 – 11:00   Presentation from European Chamber of Commerce in Laos: Doing business in Laos - Mr Ramon Bruesseler, Director; Mr Oudet Souvannavong, President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce
11:00 – 11:20    Presentation from the South-East Asia IPR Helpdesk and China IPR Helpdesk: Manage your intellectual property in Asia - Mr Valentin De Le Court, IP Attorney
11:20 – 11:40    Presentation from EuroCham Cambodia: Doing business in Cambodia - Ms Ratana Phurik-Callebaut, Director
11:40 – 12:00    Presentation from EuroCham Vietnam and EVBN: Doing business in Vietnam
Mr Miguel Charneco Garrido, Board Member
12:00 – 12:20    Presentation from the European Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka: Doing business in Sri Lanka - TBD
12:00 – 12:05    Closing remarks - TBD
12:05 – 13:00    Lunch
13:00 – 16:00    1 to 1 meetings / Booths display in matchmaking area

Participation: Free
Contact : Jean-Philippe Mergen, 02 210 01 77 -  
Venue: 500 avenue Louise, B-1050 Brussels
Registration link: http://www.500.be/fr/node/225

Please find more information on the event here.