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BiSEA is the grouping of British chambers and Business Groups in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


BiSEA, in co-operation with the UK ASEAN Business Council, Department for International Trade, Business West and North East of England Chamber of Commerce, would like to invite you to meet BiSEA representatives of Britchams to discuss export opportunities in each country for a 1-2-1 meeting at the following locations:

Date Location Point of Contact
Monday 30 April Manchester Lynn Shaw – Lynn.Shaw@tradenw.org
Tuesday 1 May Durham Karen Berry – Karen.Berry@mobile.trade.gov.uk
Wednesday 2 May Sheffield Nick Patrick – npatrick@syitc.com
Thursday 3 May Birmingham Andy Smith – Andy.Smith@mobile.trade.gov.uk
Friday 4 May Gloucester Lucy Setter – lucy.setter@businesswest.co.uk
Monday 7 May Bank Holiday
Tuesday 8 May London Guy Dru Drury – Guy.DruDrury@cbi.org.uk
Wednesday 9 May Southampton Sian Breimann – Sian.Breimann@tradesoutheast.com
Thursday 10 May Slough Anne White – AnneWhite@tvchamber.co.uk
Friday 11 May Ashford Tudor Price – tudor@kentinvictachamber.co.uk
Download BiSEA Presentations for 2018
Indonesia BiSEA_Indonesia_Presentation_2018.zip – 3,041,739 bytes
Malaysia BiSEA_Malaysia_Presentation_2018.zip – 1,469,794 bytes
Philippines BiSEA_Philippines_Presentation_2018.zip – 263,469 bytes
Singapore BiSEA_Singapore_Presentation_2018.zip – 1,925,906 bytes
Thailand BiSEA_Thailand_Presentation_2018.zip – 110,506 bytes
Vietnam BiSEA_Vietnam_Presentation_2018.zip – 2,934,293 bytes
ALL Presentation ALL_BiSEA_Presentations_2018.zip – 9,745,597 bytes

South East Asia is a region where economic growth and development is expected to exceed the global average for the foreseeable future. With a wealth of natural resources, low-cost skilled labour, and a regional Free Trade Agreement, the great diversity of markets and opportunities are attractive across a wide range of sectors (some are listed below).

Steady growth combined with investor-friendly government policies have attracted businesses keen to explore the vibrant new domestic markets that are emerging. Entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity. South East Asia’s economic dynamism is substantially enhancing the buying power of a growing middle class that is driving new consumer demands for many products.

By 2030, South East Asia’s economy is predicted to eclipse Japan’s and be world’s 4th largest ‘single market’ after the EU, US and China. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) predicts that the size of the middle class in emerging Asia will increase from 24% of the population in 2010 to 65% in 2030. All of this leads to a ‘Community of Opportunities’.

South East Asia is comprised of markets with diverse socio-cultural differences as well as different legal and regulatory environments but all offer opportunities for UK exporters and investors in practically every sector, including but not limited to:

  • Education and skills – English language training, vocational training, STEM and equipment
  • Financial & professional services
  • Manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
  • Healthcare and Healthcare Equipment
  • Defence & Security
  • Energy / Environment – Renewable energy, especially waste to energy
  • Digital economy – FinTech, 4G, data centres, security equipment
  • Creative and media Industries broadcast and related technology and content for Digital channels
  • Agri-technologies
  • Food & drink products and food processing
  • Consumer and retail products especially British brands
  • Advanced engineering, including automotive and aerospace
  • Renewable energy, waste to energy
  • Services, including financial, business and professional
  • Hospitality / Tourism
  • UK Asean Business Council

UK Asean Business Council

The UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) is the leading UK-based organisation promoting trade and investment between the UK and ASEAN’s dynamic markets.

ASEAN to deepen and broaden cooperation in disaster management and emergency response

Leaders from ASEAN National Disaster Management Organisations gathered in Vientiane, Lao PDR from 4-6 April 2017 for the 30th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM)

Higher education in ASEAN to enhance student mobility in the region

JAKARTA, 12 April 2017 – A Special Senior Officials Meeting on Education (SOM-ED) focusing on Higher Education in ASEAN was organised on 10 April in Jakarta.

Made in UK label is one of the most respected in the world finds survey

Written by: Kate Hills - A recent survey has shown what we suspected all along, that the ‘made in UK’ label is one of the most highly prized amongst shoppers.

The Philippines’ Booming Startup Community

This fantastic video from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Philippines highlights the massive increases in internet and mobile coverage and just a handful of the many successful startups springing up across the country.



BISEA 2016 November Roadshow

BISEA 2016 November Roadshow
BISEA 2016 November Roadshow
BISEA 2016 November Roadshow
BISEA 2016 November Roadshow

Key Facts and Figures

  • Home to nearly 10% of the world’s population
  • Will rank as 5th largest economy by 2018
  • An average growth of 5.6% for the next 5 years
  • World’s 3rd largest exporter by 2018
  • ASEAN consumerism is set to grow exponentially
  • Productivity is creating a giant middle class
  • Middle class households will more than double by 2018 to 80m
  • Significant opportunities for retailers, luxury market,
    manufacturers, auto industry, IT industry, healthcare, financial services and more


Established in October 2008 in Bangkok, BiSEA is the informal grouping of the British chambers and business groups in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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