Join us on 13 June 2024 for our first UK-APAC Tech Forum of the year. The event will take place during London Tech Week as a partner event. Focused on Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, and the ASEAN countries, the forum provides engagement opportunities with key stakeholders in government and business to drive new digital economy partnerships, address barriers to digital market access and expand commercial networks in the region. 

The event will feature a government-focused panel and a business-focused panel, followed by networking. 


9:30 - 9:40 - Opening speech 

  • Debby Davidson, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Acclime

9:40 - 10:30 - Panel: Opportunities in the Asia Pacific: Where are we seeing the biggest opportunities in the Asia Pacific?

  • Chair: Daniel Clarke, Policy Manager, International Policy and Trade, techUK
  • Professor Konrad Young, Former Director for R&D at TSMC, Columnist at DIGITIMES
  • Mahadhir Aziz, CEO, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
  • Oranuch Lerdsuwankij, Co-founder and CEO, Techsauce (Thailand)
  • Emma Stevens, Associate Director – Trade & Investment, Investment New South Wales (Australia)
  • Dr. Agusman, Chief Executive of Financing, VC companies, Microfinance and Other Financial Service Institutions Supervision firms at the Indonesia FSA (OJK)

10:30 - 11:30 - Panel: From Scale-Ups to Incumbents: Advice on Cracking the Asia Pacific Market

  • Chair: Nikki Foster Le-Grys, Regional Director, Acclime & Chair of the UK-APAC Tech Forum 
  • Mike Lovegrove, APAC Expansion Expert. Former Founder & CEO, Former General Manager of Fresha, EMEA.
  • Matthew Borthwick, Co-founder & CEO, Scalerr
  • Benjamin Speyer, Director, Business Development & Partnerships, PingPong Payments
  • Leslie Sarma, Global Tech Advocates, Tech Singapore Advocates

11:30 - 12:30 - Networking

The forum will be held under Chatham House Rule.

We look forward to seeing you there.