Join us at techUK's office or virtually for our UK-APAC Tech Forum. This event will focus on opportunities for the UK tech sector following the UK's accession into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), featuring a discussion with CPTPP officials working in the Department for Business and Trade and followed by a short market pitch from 8 countries that are in the trading bloc, or are due to join soon. 



9.30-9.35am - Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK

9.35-9.40am - The Rt Hon Mark Garnier MP, Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Brunei

9.40-10.00am - Discussion with Matthew Cartwright, Head of Digital Trade for Asia-Pacific, and Hope Hadfield, Head of CPTPP Engagement, from the Department for Business and Trade. 

10-10.55am - Market Pitches from a Representative of the following countries:

  • Singapore (Yeo Zhihan, Director, Strategic Programmes, SGTech)
  • Vietnam (Nguyen Thi Thu Giang, Vice Chairwoman cum General Secretary, VINASA)
  • Malaysia (Raj Mendhir, Managing Director, Wippd)
  • Canada (Sanjay Purohit, Trade Commissioner, High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom)
  • South Korea* (Kyeoungseo Ryu, Manager, KOTRA)
  • Taiwan* (Roger Liao, Vice President, Taiwan Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association)
  • Chile (Nicolas Grimblatt, Investment Promotion Executive, InvestChile)
  • Thailand* (Cherdchan Arunat, Director, Thailand's Board of Investment, Paris Office)
  • Mexico and Peru (Cristina Irvine-Turner, Latin America Business Specialist, Department for Business and Trade)

10.55 - 11am - Following the market pitches, we will hand over to our partners at Intralink, who will detail their UK-APAC Tech Growth Programme. 

Daniel Clarke

Daniel Clarke

Policy Manager for International Policy and Trade, techUK

Dan joined techUK as a Policy Manager for International Policy and Trade in March 2023.

Before techUK, Dan worked for data and consulting company GlobalData as an analyst of tech and geopolitics. He has also worked in public affairs, political polling, and has written freelance for the New Statesman and Investment Monitor.

Dan has a degree in MSc International Public Policy from University College London, and a BA Geography degree from the University of Sussex.

Outside of work, Dan is a big fan of football, cooking, going to see live music, and reading about international affairs. 

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Sabina Ciofu

Sabina Ciofu

Associate Director – International, techUK

Sabina Ciofu is Associate Director – International, running the International Policy and Trade Programme at techUK.

Based in Brussels, she leads our EU policy and engagement. She is also our lead on international trade policy, with a focus on digital trade chapter in FTAs, regulatory cooperation as well as broader engagement with the G7, G20, WTO and OECD.

As a transatlanticist at heart, Sabina is a GMF Marshall Memorial fellow and issue-lead on the EU-US Trade and Technology Council, within DigitalEurope.

Previously, she worked as Policy Advisor to a Member of the European Parliament for almost a decade, where she specialised in tech regulation, international trade and EU-US relations.

Sabina loves building communities and bringing people together. She is the founder of the Gentlewomen’s Club and co-organiser of the Young Professionals in Digital Policy. Previously, as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, she led several youth civic engagement and gender equality projects.

She sits on the Advisory Board of the University College London European Institute, Café Transatlantique, a network of women in transatlantic technology policy and The Nine, Brussels’ first members-only club designed for women.

Sabina holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge.

[email protected]
+32 473 323 280

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