Event round-up: Leveraging Singapore as a launchpad for expansion into ASEAN
On 24 May 2022, techUK's International Trade Programme hosted a market briefing on how to leverage Singapore as a launchpad to ASEAN and beyond.
We were delighted to be joined by:
- Salvatore di Chiara, Head of Account Management, Hawksford
- Christopher Yap, Regional Director (Europe), the Singapore Economic Development Board
- Lucinda Riordan, Business Development Advisor, Asia Market Entry
We held a panel discussion covering the factors that make Singapore a great hub for regional expansion, the best ways to go about setting up office, tax incentives, partnership models and common pitfalls to avoid when scaling up tech business into neighbouring countries.
Watch the event recording here:
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Jana is techUK’s Policy Manager for International Trade.
She supports techUK members in navigating international markets, including market access and regulatory challenges, and assists the tech sector in taking full advantage of UK’s trade deals. Her responsibilities also include driving the UK digital trade policy agenda. Jana is committed to promoting UK digital trade by engaging businesses, UK government and international partners.
Jana has several years of experience in trade promotion, public policy, and providing strategic advice on international expansion strategy to companies across a variety of sectors. Prior to techUK, she worked for the Department for International Trade, helping UK SMEs expand abroad.
She holds a MA in International Political Economy from King’s College London.