Upcoming Events
Spring Fair and Export Theatre 2018

4-8 February

NEC, Birmingham


Spring Fair is the UK’s No.1 trade show for gift and home products.


One of our ASEAN Export Specialists, Paul North, will be presenting on the export opportunities in the ASEAN region at the DIT Trade Export Theatre on 6 Feb at 2.30pm.

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New Year, New Markets

9 February

ICC, Birmingham


Start your New Year on the path to global growth by joining this huge event to explore a diverse range of markets.

  • Take part in interactive market seminars and discover real-time opportunities
  • Pre-book 1:1 meetings with experts visiting from our overseas network
  • Browse the Expo Zone and learn more about each market
  • Meet like-minded businesses and visit the DIT Hub to get connected to a local adviser
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Investment Opportunities in Thailand

20 February

Radisson Blu, Cardiff


The Board of Investment of Thailand invites you to discover strategic business opportunities in Thailand.


Located in the centre of Southeast Asia and sharing borders with four ASEAN nations, Thailand has firmly established itself as a hub for several sectors in the region.


1:1 meetings are available after the lunch for companies considering setting up in Thailand/Asia.

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The Digital Economy: How Can Technology Provide Greater Opportunity for ASEAN's Growth?

1 March

King's College London


Join a discussion on the opportunities for inclusive growth and the challenges of disruptive threats that technology can bring to this dynamic region. This event is co-hosted by Kings Business School, the London Asia Pacific Centre and the UK-ASEAN Business Council. 

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Thai Tech Delegation Visit to the UK

5-6 March



DIT Thailand is bringing a delegation of tech firms to the UK made up of senior business leaders for a two-day programme. Topics to be covered include cloud technology, information security, Big Data and AI. The delegation is keen to meet UK tech firms who operate in any of the above areas for 1:1 meetings and possible site visits. Please email Georgina to register your interest in meeting the delegation or being able to host a site visit to your offices.

Indonesia Infrastructure Investment Forum

15-16 March

Andaz Hotel, London


The Forum will detail the incredible infrastructure investment opportunities in Indonesia and facilitate meetings between infrastructure project owners in Indonesia/potential local partners and UK potential investors/financial institutions.


The two days will focus on identifying existing and potential infrastructure projects in Indonesia and the funding of these projects.

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UKABC Sizzling Southeast Asia Roadshow - East Midlands

13-15 March


13 March - Northants - register your interest here.

14 March - Leicester

15 March - Lincoln - register your interest here.


This is your chance to see if Southeast Asia could be an export market or investment destination for your growing business.


Why attend?

  • Presentations from market experts, cultural specialists and industry authorities
  • Hear from UK companies who have had fun and made money through exporting to ASEAN
  • Great networking opportunities
  • Invaluable 1-2-1 appointments with our experts
Trade Missions to ASEAN
Iloilo Trade and Investment Forum - the Philippines

8-9 March

Iloilo City, Visayas Region


Following last year’s successful trade mission in Davao, the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines is visiting Iloilo City this year to encourage more businesses to expand operation in the Visayas region. The mission will include:

  1. Iloilo Trade and Investment Forum
    ● Innovation is GREAT: Showcasing Innovative Practices
    ● Investment Opportunities in Iloilo
    ● Developing Iloilo’s Economic Viability
  2. Site Visits around Iloilo
    ● Iloilo Business Park
    ● Iloilo Commercial Port Complex
    ● Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
    ● Other homegrown industries, TBA
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Aid-Funded Business - the Philippines

13-16 March



The DIT mission programme will include attendance at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Business Opportunities Fair sessions, a UK networking reception with ADB and regional stakeholders, a possible side-event with the World Bank. If advised in advance, DIT can also support the arrangement of 1:1 meetings.


This mission is best-suited for UK companies that: (a) have experience in donor-funded contracts and wish to expand this with the ADB; (b) have experience and operations in Asia Pacific who wish to expand this by exploring aid-funded business; and/or (c) have case studies of success in areas relevant to ADB operations which are replicable to the region.

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Rail Sector - Indonesia and Thailand

26-29 March

Jakarta and Bangkok


Indonesia’s government is currently focusing on infrastructure development, with £5.8bn allocated to nationwide railway development. Thailand is embarking on a major infrastructure upgrade over the next 5-10 years investing around £40bn. 


UK railway suppliers are invited to join a DIT Trade Mission to Indonesia and Thailand to meet key players and learn about considerable opportunities within the rail sector.


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Join BritCham Indonesia at CPhI Southeast Asia 2018

27-29 March

Jakarta, Indonesia


Join 5,000 key suppliers and buyers at CPhI Southeast Asia – the region’s leading pharma solutions event.


The British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia has two great offers for interested British companies, either to co-exhibit with the Chamber or provide materials to advertise on their stand. 

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Introducing British Education and Training Providers to Malaysia and Indonesia

2-6 July

Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta


The focus will be on meeting local universities interested in educational partnerships and organisations who are looking for corporate and technical training. 

It will incorporate group meetings with local companies interested in UK training providers, 1-2-1 business meetings, mini exhibitions and opportunities to deliver taster training sessions to local delegates.

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Join BritCham Indonesia at the Hotelex and Fine Food Expo

18 - 20 Jul

Jakarta, Indonesia


Indonesia's premier international food and hospitality event attracts key trade-only buyers from all sectors of the hospitality and specialty retail industry. The British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia is currently sourcing potential companies from the UK to exhibit at the Expo as part of the GREAT campaign, under the British Chamber's GREAT pavillion.

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Webinars - ASEAN at Your Desk!
Business Opportunities in the Visayas Region, the Philippines

2 February


Ahead of next month's Trade Mission to Iloilo, the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines and the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk are hosting a webinar to provide: 

  • A broad understanding of business opportunities in the Visayas region
  • The most relevant concepts of IP while expanding your business in the Philippines
  • Key tips on mistakes to avoid
  • Case studies that will aid you in developing your IP and business expansion strategy. 
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Understanding Malaysia's F&B Sector: Uncovering Opportunities

22 February



The Malaysian market is one of the largest in ASEAN, easy to enter and do business in, and a great starting point for British businesses looking at ASEAN. The focus of the webinar is on the food and drink sector, in particular, the opportunities for the producers of luxury, high-end products. Malaysians are increasingly willing to spend more on higher quality food, and more adventurous than ever before when it comes to trying new things.


This webinar will provide an overview of trends and opportunities in Malaysia's F&B sector which includes the Halal F&B sector.

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Markets You've Never Thought of Before!

28 February


Organised by the East Midlands International Trade Association, this webinar will present unique insight into three markets that you may never have thought of exporting to… until now! 


ASEAN Export Specialist Paul North will be talking briefly on ASEAN before taking a deeper dive into the untapped opportunities for exporters in Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Tapping into Business Opportunities in Vietnam

14 March


With a GDP growth rate of 6.8% in 2017, Vietnam belongs to the highest growth groups in both Asia and the world. In partnership with DIT Vietnam, this cross-sector webinar will give you an insight of the key sectors from their sector leads and how UK businesses can tap into these export and investment opportunities. Key sectors being covered include: energy, education, agritech and infrastructure. 

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