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UK Finance and Professional Business and Service companies to join DIT trade mission to Singapore

10 - 14 October 2022

Be part of an exciting opportunity to capitalise on Singapore ecommerce and digital services

The Department for International Trade (DIT) invites UK finance and professional business companies providing services for e-commerce to join our trade mission to Singapore, from 10 - 14 October 2022.
 
We are seeking UK companies offering professional services / advisory / accounting / software solutions / electronic payment innovations / legal innovations / other services to ecommerce.

These could be services you deliver to clients traditionally, or you may be a company offering ‘productised’ digital services, for instance those providing APIs, e-signature solutions, translations, etc. If you want to expand to Singapore and the ASEAN region, we invite you to join our showcase at the ASEAN regions biggest e-commerce event.
 
To realise the opportunities of the new Digital Economy Agreement (DEA), we are hosting this eCommerce mission to Singapore to coincide with eCommerce Expo Asia 2022, Asia's leading eCommerce & retail event.

Digital trade is rapidly becoming the dominant form of trade. In 2019, the UK exported £207 billion worth of digitally-delivered services, almost two-thirds of our total services exports. Cross-border e-commerce sales of goods and services in the same year were worth £118.2 billion.

The DEA capitalises on the UK’s strengths as the world’s second largest services exporter and fifth largest digital services exporter. Modern, digitally-delivered services represented around 70% of UK-Singapore services trade in 2019, and the DEA links 2 of the world’s most dynamic hi-tech and services hubs. The DEA also creates new tech partnerships between the UK and Singapore, including co-operation on fintech and lawtech.
 
Singapore is Southeast Asia’s powerhouse. Singapore’s shoppers enjoy world-class digital and physical infrastructure and a high gross domestic product per capita (J.P Morgan 2021).

Singapore offers many opportunities for UK companies due to its affluent domestic market and ease of doing business. It is also well-positioned making it a gateway to the broader Southeast Asian market, a population of over 600 million.
 
The mission will bring together UK services and goods businesses to take advantage of opportunities in the region.

For service providers we have a fantastic opportunity for 3-4 UK services companies to showcase on our DIT stand at eCommerce Expo Asia 2022 ; reaching an audience of retailers and business leaders looking for solutions and services to drive their online businesses. The show will be attended by online retailers & ecommerce companies (predominantly SMEs) within ASEAN region who are high growth.
 
This mission is free of charge although the cost of hotels and flights will be paid by businesses. Successful applicants will embark on our programme of tailored events including exhibition passes, networking and site visits, to create commercial opportunities for your business in Singapore and the wider region:
 

  • VIP access to eCommerce Expo Asia 2022, Asia's leading ecommerce & retail event
     
  • Free exhibition space on DIT’s stand to showcase your services
     
  • Access to networking events to explore and take forward commercial opportunities
     
  • Tailored education sessions with experts on the ‘how to’ of doing business in the market and ASEAN region
     
  • 1-2-1 session with our dedicated Ecommerce specialist to develop and refine your digital strategy for Asia

 

The closing date to register has now been extended to the 24th August, please use the contact us button to register