Welcome to UK-Asia Pacific Digital Trade Week!

4-8 October 2021 - Throughout the week we will explore emerging tech opportunities across the APAC markets, how to successfully grow tech business in the region and how both regions can work together in areas of digital trade policy. #techUKAPAC

This week aims to explore how to scale up tech business and build commercial networks in the APAC region; the opportunities of developing world-leading standards for digital trade with countries across Asia Pacific; collaboration opportunities in tech and innovation between the UK and Asia Pacific; and  Foreign Direct Investment opportunities.

The APAC region plays an important role in establishing the UK’s global leadership in digital trade. The region is home to Singapore, Australia and New Zealand - countries breaking ground in digital trade with the Digital Economy Agreement and Digital Economy Partnership Agreement - and to some of the fastest growing digital markets and tech ecosystems in the world.

The importance of Asia Pacific economies has been made central to UK’s international trade strategy. With 65% of the world's middle class set to be in the Asia Pacific by 2030 and ASEAN’s potential to enter the top five digital economies in the world by 2025, it is important for UK tech business to start building commercial networks in these fast-growing markets.

To support UK tech business in taking full advantage of these opportunities, techUK in partnership with the Digital Trade Network officially launched techUK’s new UK – APAC Tech Forum.

Should you wish to join the UK-APAC Tech Forum, please login to the techUK website and sign up here by clicking the 'Join Group' button on the page 

Take a look at all of the guest blogs and insights from members and stakeholders below. 

 

The themes for the week are as follows:

UK-Asia Pacific: Opportunities in digital trade policy

 

Scaling up tech business in Asia Pacific: How to overcome potential challenges of doing business in the region?

One Export Model Doesn’t Fit All

 

Collaboration opportunities in tech and innovation between the UK and Asia Pacific

 

Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities

 

 

You can also follow the campaign on techUK's Twitter and LinkedIn - #techUKAPAC

 

Jana Psarska

Jana Psarska

Policy Manager | International Trade, techUK

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.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
+44 (0) 7454556302
Twitter:
@jana_psarska
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jana-p-2488448a/

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