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Skills workshop library

Check out our library of workshops that can teach you how to navigate the Asia Pacific's complex business environment.

1) Your first steps into APAC: an interactive case study session

This beginner workshop will take you through the key decision-making junctures when picking the right time and place to approach customers and partners APAC, including expansion readiness indicators, dilemmas, startup 'X' factor and founder decision making.

We'll also put what we learn into practice by analysing real-life case studies of what others did – and why – in similar situations.

2) Navigating Asian business cultures - 2023

Even in today’s hyper-connected world, cultural faux pas are common – and can be detrimental to lasting business relationships. 

This workshop took an insider’s look at the lesser-known cultural touchstones you should be conscious of and sensitive to when expanding in APAC. 

3) How to supercharge your business in APAC – from legal, tax and talent perspectives

This workshop details the practicalities of establishing and running a business in different APAC markets.

It features expert speakers from law firm Lewis Silkin and corporate & advisory service provider Acclime who specialise in supporting UK companies to expand into APAC with over 13,000 clients across the region. 

4) Hiring in Asia

Understanding how to manage your local talent is a crucial part of setting up shop in a new country and securing mid-to-long-term growth. In Asia, even experienced team builders often run into unexpected issues.

We’ve invited experts in talent attraction and executive search from across Asia to advise you – talking Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

5) Making progress in Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asian market is booming right now - it’s currently the third largest in Asia and its digital economy is set to hit $100 billion this year. We've invited our partner Sarath Menon from Orissa International – a Singapore-based business builder with decades of experience supporting market entry across Southeast Asia – to tell us more about the opportunities and the practicalities of expanding in the region.

6) Securing the deal in APAC

In this workshop, we sit down with deal-making experts from our on-the-ground teams in Japan, Korea and Taiwan to talk about how to prepare yourself to face a roomful of corporate big-wigs, maximise your chances of negotiating a win-win deal, and develop a business relationship that will keep on giving.

6) Navigating Asian business cultures - 2021

This workshop provides insights into how to navigate East Asia’s lesser-known cultural quirks, from the influence of Confucianism and the value of personal connections to different communication tools, with additional commentary on making business work in a post-Pandemic world.


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