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GLOBIZ Webinar: Expansion in Southeast Asia

Written by Emily Fang Published on   5 mins read

36Kr Chuhai and KrASIA is co-organizing its first Globiz Salon on Expansion in Southeast Asia, aimed to bring prominent thought leaders together and to ignite a lively cross-border exchange.

GLOBIZ Webinar: Expansion in Southeast Asia

Date and time: 23rd June, 14:00 – 17:00 SGT

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36Kr Chuhai and KrASIA is co-organizing its first GLOBIZ Webinar on Expansion in Southeast Asia, aimed to bring prominent thought leaders together and to ignite a lively cross-border exchange.

We’ll get to hear from local, seasoned players on their take on the current SEA market climate, as well as Chinese VCs and enterprises who have already entered the market. We’ll even narrow down to a focus on Chinese enterprise and capital expansion into SEA.

Chinese venture capital firms have quickly become influential stakeholders in the overseas investment market. Well-known SEA unicorns, including Grab, Gojek, Lazada, Tokopedia, and Bukalapak, are backed by Chinese investors, whom have driven the rapid development of breakthrough technology and new economy across Asia. However, when considering expansion in Southeast Asia, emerging Chinese enterprises find themselves facing certain challenges. Due to a lack of capital and talent, unfamiliar environment and culture, these emerging enterprises are still trying to break through barriers and uncertainties of globalization.

Speaking of Chinese enterprises expanding overseas, Huawei has quickly become a leading information and communications solution supplier. OPPO, VIVO, Transmission, and Xiaomi have also staked claim in large market share in various regions. Bytedance announced their globalization strategy this year, and Alibaba now has more than 100,000 employees across the world. All of this largely indicates rapid development of Chinese enterprise globalization.

Amid this, we pose thought-provoking questions for our speakers: what makes Southeast Asia (the most discussed and favored market in recent years) the right market to tap into? What are the current VC strategies when evaluating an untapped market? Does the rapid development of e-commerce and finance industry provide enough business opportunity for Chinese companies looking to expand? Does the capital market really support enterprises entering Southeast Asia?

We’ll get to learn from various perspectives of speakers from SEA and China. Grab your virtual seat here.

Keynote: Microsoft Cloud Strategy to Empower Enterprises Globalize
Joe Bao, Microsoft VP of Greater China Region

Investment Strategy of Chinese VC in Southeast Asia
Helen Wong, Partner at Qiming Venture Partners

Localization Experience in Southeast Asia
Alan Hellawell, Partner at Alpha JWC Ventures
Thomas Tsao, Chairman of Gobi Partners

Current Landscape of E-commerce in SEA
Fajrin Rasyid, President at Bukalapak

Analysis of SE Asia’s Logistics Landscape
Han Pei Yi, Director, North Asia & China at Ninjavan

How to Break the Barrier and Seize the Overseas Talent
Sherry Dong, Marketing Director at realme

Panel: Opportunities and Challenges for Chinese Enterprises Expanding Overseas
Ada Tang, CSO at Akulaku
Jackson Phang, Regional VP of Singapore Economic Development Board
Junfeng Li, CEO at Shoplazza
Michael Chen, CEO at BIPO


Participating Companies

As a global cloud manufacturer with 54 data regions and 140 + data centers in the world, Microsoft, through Microsoft azure, Microsoft 365 and dynamics 365, based on years of experience in serving global ecological customers, provides an overseas it deployment architecture with high performance price ratio and suitable industry characteristics for the hot overseas industries in China and overseas regions.

Qiming Venture
Founded in 2006, Qiming Venture Partners is a top-tier VC firm with outstanding reputation. Qiming has been widely recognized by investors from around the world and has become an ideal VC firm for entrepreneurs.

Alpha JWC
Indonesia-focused value-adding venture capital firm with deep expertise in FinTech and sustainable consumer sector.we back innovative technology entrepreneurs from seed to series b investment rounds, in addition to providing follow-on funding as the business grows.

Gobi Partners
One of the first venture capital firms with a Pan-Asian presence across North  Asia, South  Asia,  and  ASEAN with over US$1.1  billion in AUM. The firm, headquartered in Kuala  Lumpur  and  Shanghai, supports entrepreneurs  from  the early to growth stages and focuses on emerging and underserved markets.Founded in 2002, Gobi has raised 13 funds to date, invested in over 250 startups.

Bukalapak which was founded in 2010 is an Indonesian technology business company, operating C2C e-commerce and became a unicorn in 2017. the Indonesian Government gave award the Satyalancana Wira Karya Medal of Honors for their dedicates itself to growing Indonesian MSMEs. Bukalapak ranks 14th in Financial Times’ Asia-Pacific 500 High Growth Companies 2020, recognized as HR Asia’s Best Companies To Work For in 2019.

A tech-enabled  express logistics company providing hassle-free  delivery solutions for businesses of all sizes across Southeast Asia. Launched in 2014, Ninja Van started operations in Singapore and has become the region’s fastest growing last-mile logistics company, powering businesses with innovative logistics solutions.

realme is a technology brand officially established on May 4, 2018, focusing on superior quality and trendsetting smartphones and IoT products. By now, realme has entered 27 countries, realme is willing to be the first choice for young people to live an intelligent and trendsetting life.

BIPO is a leading one-stop human resources provider in Asia Pacific, focused on providing organizations with innovative ways to manage complex end-to-end HR processes, help companies transform their HR operations to and beyond their expectations.

Focused on providing enterprise-level solutions for taking Chinese brands abroad. We specialize in SaaS and data-driven, quantifiable approaches to brand-building for achieving revenue growth.

The economic development board (EDB) is a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, which is responsible for planning strategies to strengthen Singapore’s position as a global center for business and innovation. We are committed to promoting sustainable economic growth in Singapore and creating vigorous business opportunities and good employment opportunities.

Akulaku is a SEA-based digital financial service company with the largest transaction volume, the largest active user base and fastest-growing team. It offers digital lending, investment and banking business, focusing on the unbanked and underbanked population in SEA. It currently presents in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia and is committed to providing more localized products and services.

Thank you to our Community Partner BLOCK71 Singapore and Indonesia!

About 36Kr Chuhai – Chinese Media Focusing on Outbound Ecosystems
Based on the forward-looking deployment of 36Kr Global, 36Kr Chuhai has formed business synergy with branches in Southeast Asia, Japan, India, and has been at the forefront of venture capital ecosystem overseas markets. Through a large number of high-quality content output, 36Kr Chuhai has become the most comprehensive information hub for China’s outbound ecosystem.

About KrASIA – English Media Focusing on Asia’s New Economy
36Kr ventured out of China in 2017 and founded KrASIA, with headquarters in Singapore. KrASIA produces over 5,000 English articles with an average monthly reach over 10,000,000. Given the strong influence of 36Kr in China’s new economy and Pan-Asia branches, KrASIA has rapidly developed into the most credible and influential English media focusing on China’s new economy. KrASIA is the first choice channel for English readers to obtain China’s business content.


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