Virtual meetings with experts in Indonesia and Thailand

Virtual meetings with experts in Indonesia and Thailand
DIT West Midlands proudly presents the first virtual Britain in South East Asia (BiSEA) roadshow with two of the most exciting markets in the region. With more than 20 years of in-country experience each, Chris Wren and Greg Watkins – Executive Directors of BritCham Indonesia and BritCham Thailand will share the latest market updates and suggest how to approach business opportunities post-Covid-19.
Greg Watkins has spent seven years with the Department of Trade and Industry, including a brief attachment with the Commercial Section of the British Embassy in Bangkok in 1989, followed by five years as Marketing Director for Tara Siam, a Thailand-based business research organisation, before joining the Chamber in December 1996. BCCT is the largest and oldest British Chamber in Asia with a membership of some 650 companies.
Chris Wren background in consulting relating to HR Development and post-graduate education. He was International Development Consultant at London School of Public Relations, acted as Commercial Director for President University and set up the President Business Institute. He was Managing Director of the South East Asia Business Institute (SEABI), which acts as a ‘relationship and marketing manager’ for British education institutions and training organisations seeking to enter, or further establish themselves in the Indonesian market.


Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and represents more than 40% ofASEAN’s collective GDP. With 267 million people, Indonesia is now the world’s fourth most populous nation after China, India and the US. Indonesia is also the only permanent South East Asia member in G-20 and the world’s 10th largest economy in regards to purchasing power parity. The country offers huge opportunities in various business sectors such as infrastructure, education, financial technology and many more.


Thailand is South East Asia’s second largest economy and is ranked 27th out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index. Thailand has weathered the Covid-19 storm with only 58 deaths and is into the process of gradual recovery. With a population of 68 million, a highly developed manufacturing sector, well-developed infrastructure and pro-investment policies, Thailand continues to offer a wide range of exciting business opportunities for UK companies prepared to take a serious interest in this dynamic market. These include: education and skills development, ICT, energy, healthcare, agribusiness and food & drink, wholesale and retail, engineering, transport and infrastructure and next generation ‘tech’ development in the Eastern Economic Corridor.

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