The flexible workspace industry is built on a foundation of collaboration. Every day, workspace owners, operators, community managers, clients and members come together to work, network, share knowledge and collaborate for mutual business benefit.
So when it comes to identifying fresh opportunities, those of us operating within workspace circles naturally turn to our industry peers for support and guidance.
With that in mind, the opportunity to join a trade mission and learn how to access 600 million consumers is an opportunity that could be too good to miss.
This particular trade mission to Singapore takes place in September 2017 under the direction of Enterprise Nation, founded by entrepreneur Emma Jones, who flagged this trade group to the BCA as a potential opportunity for BCA Members and their clients.
According to Emma, “Singapore is the de-facto launch-pad into ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations), a collection of nation states that’s home to over 600 million consumers with increasing spending power.”
“It's for this reason that Enterprise Nation's third trade mission of 2017 is to the small state of Singapore that offers huge potential.”
Singapore is one of the richest nations on earth with per capita income of $56,000, the highest level in Asia Pacific. It is the UK’s largest trading partner in south east Asia and over 1,000 British companies have set up operations in the territory.
How does this concern flexible workspace operators?
Enterprise Nation’s trade mission to Singapore this September will focus on the creative and digital/tech sectors, enabling British firms to research the market and make valuable connections.
Whether you’re an operator interested in expanding into new regions, you’re seeking overseas investment, or perhaps you’re keen to connect with other entrepreneurs travelling with the group, this trade mission could open the door to new and interesting opportunities.
For businesses seeking to export or explore trade deals outside of British waters -- which is pertinent as our nation navigates Brexit -- it could also be of vital importance to your workspace clients and members.
Emma added, “Over the course of three days, mission attendees will meet local accelerators including Level3 and Singtel’s Innov8, hear about the tax and trade aspects of doing business in ASEAN, meet British entrepreneurs who have successfully cracked the market, and meet agencies on the look-out for the best of British creative and digital talent and services.”
The creative, tech and digital trade mission to Singapore runs from 20 to 24 September 2017. Click here for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.