Meet Steve Buckley from the British Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Geoff Charlesworth from the UK-ASEAN Business council. Why SE ASIA? Read on.

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising the premier South Yorkshire CONNECT SHEFFIELD business expo and conference. on the 18th October 2017

To register for Connect Sheffield, a truly international event please register at:

The most recent economic data for the ASEAN markets states that it is the one of the fastest growing economic zones, so why NOT do business there? Come and meet Steve and Geoff and all our partners from the other 15 Countries who will be at this prestigious business event.

16 of our overseas partners from the Global Business network will be travelling from all over the world to come to this event in Sheffield.

The Countries present will be Chile, Colombia, Slovakia, UAE, China, India, Nigeria and all of the ASEAN block from Cambodia in the North to the Philippines in the South.

The Global Business Network is in effect ‘our people on the ground’ to help you with every aspect of developing business overseas. Come and talk to our overseas visitors at connect Sheffield. SYITC works hand in hand with our Global Business network, so we can hold your hand throughout the whole of your export business development.

Why The ASEAN Economic Zone?

Strategically located in the central hub of Asia Pacific, where two-thirds of the world population reside, ASEAN is a dynamic economic hub of over 630 million people, generating Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$2.5t and international trade of US$2.3t.

Despite ASEAN’s stable track record of above-average GDP growth of 5.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the last decade, her young and dynamic profile presents wide opportunities for investors to participate in her continued growth ascent.

ASEAN’s economic dynamism is driven by her regional centrality, sheer demographic volume, breadth of diversified industries, conducive and resource-rich ecosystems, strong global and regional trade links, and buoyant tourism activities supported by well-connected transportation logistics.

Looking ahead, ASEAN’s growth momentum and resilience will be determined by geopolitical trade trends, member country economic policies as well as the business investment and influence of regional titans on ASEAN’s resource deployment and infrastructure investments, including physical and digital aspects.

The ASEAN Ethic is one country = 10 countries. The markets in the ASEAN zone are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. All of the global business network are in-touch with each other and an active transfer of opportunity information and introduction is second nature.

All of this is pulled together providing vital business information and opportunities by the UK-ASEAN business council.

Steve Buckley, In addition to his role as the UK Chair of the British Thailand Chamber of Commerce, is a South Korea specialist.