PRecious Communications is proud to have been a part of Asia Pacific Week Berlin 2019, held from the 13th to the 19th of May. Speaking in Berlin, Lars Voedisch, Founder and Managing Director of PRecious Communications, shared his insight into how European companies can take advantage of the ASEAN opportunity. Sharing the stage with Lars were representatives from Siemens AG, the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, SAP Labs Network & Fast Growth Market Strategy Group Clas Neumann, and many others.
The economic potential of Southeast Asia is undeniable. With a population of over 650 million and a combined GDP of US$2.557 trillion, the region represents a golden opportunity for business leaders who choose to expand there. Driven by six major economies; Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, the region has averaged 6% annual growth in GDP over the last decade.
In his keynote presentation at Asia Pacific Week Berlin 2019, Lars spoke about the ASEAN opportunity and how startups from all over the world can capitalise on the region’s growth momentum. He highlighted that Southeast Asian Internet users are the most engaged in the world. Thai Internet users spend close to five hours on their phones each day, while Indonesian, Filipino and Malaysian users spend four hours online each day. These markets are also among the top ten most engaged users in the world.
Watch the SlideShare below to find out how to enter Southeast Asian marketplaces in 2019.
Here are some of the key takeaways from Lars Voedisch’s keynote presentation on Entering Southeast Asia Marketplaces:
In addition to his keynote speech, Lars spoke during a panel discussion on “What it means to become and stay Future-Proof – Insights and experiences,” alongside three other industry leaders. During the discussion, the panel discussed the challenges that corporates, SMEs and associations face while attempting to rework and transform their businesses for the digital era.
The following industry experts shared the stage with Lars for a panel discussion on ‘What it means to become and stay Future-Proof – Insights and experiences’:
PRecious Communication’s dedicated startup practice – PRecious Sparks, is the regional leader in startup and investor public relations. The team has worked with over 150 young brands, disrupters and innovators, including 15 unicorns and has supported over S$10 billion in funding and M&A activities. To find out more about getting your international startup off to a flying start in Southeast Asia, get in touch with the PRecious Sparks team.