Past Business Missions

Information & Communication Technologies Business Mission
23 – 27 May 2017, Singapore &Thailand

49 European companies from 18 European Union (EU) Member States start a week-long Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) business mission to Singapore and Thailand from 23 – 27 May 2017. This fourth EU Business Avenues mission showcased information and communication technologies in big data and cloud, cyber security, future communications, Internet of Things (IoT) and software and mobile applications, in a bid to secure new business partnerships with local and regional stakeholders. The mission was first present in a dedicated EU Business Avenues Pavilion at CommunicAsia2017, the 28th International Communications and Information Technology Exhibition & Conference, from 23 to 25 May. The business mission then travelled to Thailand on 26 and 27 March for a pre-arranged business-to-business meetings with the local companies and visitors.

Contemporary European Design Business Mission
8 – 14 March 2017, Singapore & Indonesia

The Contemporary European Design Business Mission, under the EU Business Avenues in South East Asia programme, travelled to Singapore and Indonesia from 8 - 14 March 2017 to tap onto potential business opportunities in the fast-growing region.

The business mission saw 40 Europe-based Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) showcasing cutting-edge and creative European designs, coinciding with the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) and Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX).

The comprehensive showcase included furniture, interior lighting, finished home textiles, wallpaper, carpets and decorative items such as pottery, high-end design tableware and cutlery.

Green Energy Technologies Business Mission
24 – 28 October 2016, Singapore & Malaysia

35 European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from 13 different European Union (EU) Member States took part in the week-long Green Energy Technologies business mission to Singapore and Malaysia in October 2016.

The second business mission was held at a dedicated EU Business Avenues in the South East Asia Pavilion at the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2016. The Summit was part of the Singapore International Energy Week.

The selected European companies showcased innovative and high technology solutions spanning from energy solutions for industry and utilities, energy management software, waste-water solutions and green building applications, to specialised and remote monitoring equipment, as well as cooling, gas and PV-related modules.

Environment & Water Technologies Business Mission
11 – 15 July 2016, Singapore & Vietnam

The EU Business Avenues in South East Asia, which aims to promote European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region, kick-started the five-year long programme with its first business mission on environment and water technologies areas in early July 2016.

Timed with the Singapore International Water Week and Clean Enviro Summit Singapore from 11 to 13 July 2016, the Environment & Water Technologies business mission brought 30 European companies which showcased innovative and high-end technology offerings, following which, the companies moved on to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 14 and 15 July.

The participating European companies covered a broad range of sub-sectors ranging from air pollution control, biogas, fresh water supply, waste management, waste water management and water solutions. Over 1000 business-to-business meetings with the local players were arranged for the participating European companies during the one-week business mission, with some companies obtaining quality leads for future partnerships..

In bringing some of the European Union’s (EU) best SMEs to Singapore and the broader South East Asia region, the EU Business Avenues in South East Asia programme represents the EU’s commitment to supporting growth opportunities overseas and encouraging internationalisation.