Tour of APAC Tech: Doing business & understanding opportunities in the region

With economic growth shifting eastwards at an accelerating rate, the Asia-Pacific region is now home to some of the most vibrant and fertile ecosystems for innovation. Around 65% of the world’s middle classes and around 12% of the global working age population are set to be in the APAC by 2030, compared to 13% of those who will live in Europe and North America. Hosting some of the most dynamic markets for future tech growth, the region holds significant opportunities for UK’s tech. With both the UK and Asia-Pacific countries sharing the passion for innovation and working closely to unlock new collaboration opportunities for tech, there has never been a better time to build business bridges with the region for your international growth.

Jointly organised by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) & the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) Asia-Pacific Digital Trade Network and Tech Nation, the Tour of APAC is bringing together regional insights and first-hand business experience to help you navigate AsiaPacific growth opportunities and available support.

Join us for this virtual tour of Australian and New Zealand, North East Asian and South East Asian tech ecosystems from the comfort of your home during the upcoming London Tech Week. The event will take place on 24 September, 8:30-11:00 BST.

Date: 24 September 2021

Time: 8:30 – 11:00 UK time

Registration link:

Registered participants can choose to join the full event or dial in for specific sessions (Australia & New Zealand, North East Asia, South East Asia). 


8:30 – 8:40 Welcome Remarks

8:40 – 9:25 Tour of APAC (Session 1): Australia & New Zealand

8:40 – 9:00 Get to Know ANZ: Market Briefing on Opportunities and Landscape for Tech

We will be joined by: Julianne Davis, Investment Director – United Kingdom and Ireland, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Chris Tozer, Customer Manager, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE)

9:00 – 9:25 Panel Discussion: Succeeding in ANZ – Lessons from UK Business Community

We will be joined by two UK businesses operating in ANZ, along with Austrade’s Julianne Davis and NZTE’s Chris Tozer

9:25-10:10 Tour of APAC (Session 2): North East Asia

9:25-9:40 Regional Briefing: What’s Hot in NEA Tech & How to Unlock the Opportunities?

9:40-10:10 Panel Discussion: Navigating NE Asian Tech – Key Ingredients for Successful Launch

10:10-10:55 Tour of APAC (Session 3): South East Asia

10:10-10:25 SEA Tech Expansion – Where to Start & Where to Look for Growth?

10:25-10:55 Panel Discussion: Demystifying Challenges of Scaling Up into SEA 

10:55-11:00 Closing Remarks

To attend this virtual tour, please register your interest via the link here

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