AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

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Unlocking Opportunities: Business Seminar on Cambodia

By Aquarii BD Cambodia

Location

Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

MARKET

Singapore

Date & time

(GMT+8)

22 March 2024

1:15pm

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22 March 2024

7:30pm

About this event

Cambodia has often been overlooked by many overseas investors and businesses because of its small population or market size relative to other neighboring ASEAN members. The predominantly selective portrayal of the Kingdom has, over time, reinforced a generally negative image of the Kingdom that overshadowed its socio-economic development accomplishments. This, among various other factors, has resulted in a deficit of trust and an entrenched negative perception of Cambodia. In fact, many acknowledged and confided that Cambodia ranked low on their priority list of emerging markets and frontier economies, and became aware or interested about the Cambodian market through online publications on Cambodian Investment Review and Aquarii BD platform, as well as from hearsay of mutual business contacts. Most were surprised at the state and pace of Cambodia’s development, its market potential and investment opportunities only when they finally made their first visit to the capital city of Phnom Penh, which were often not by choice but by happenstance or out of curiosity. It is evident that bringing the message of Cambodia to overseas economies, especially ASEAN member countries, whether to attract investment, gain access to their markets or to elicit greater interest from their businesses and investors, is an essential step to attracting FDI to the Kingdom. The precursor is incontrovertibly to raise awareness, dispel misperception and to address outdated perspectives of Cambodia and its market.

Building on the success of the Delegation Visit to Jakarta, Indonesia in October 2022 resulted in 22 new projects with a total investment value of around USD 69 million in 2023 from Indonesia to Cambodia, the next frontier for Cambodia’s business outreach is Singapore. Scheduled to be on Friday, 22nd March 2024 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre under the theme  Cambodia – An Overlooked Destination for Business and Investment” to raise awareness of the Cambodian market and its potential and opportunities. This Business Seminar is a private sector-led event organized by Aquarii BD Cambodia with strong support from our key partners Khmer Enterprise, Swisscontact, and Phillip Bank. Additionally, it is also supported and endorsed by the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation (MISTI) and the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). 

The main seminar aims to illuminate Cambodia’s investment-friendly policies, provide insights on the country’s comparative advantages that international businesses and investors have overlooked, and address through a Q&A session the concerns and issues that they may have when considering doing business or investing in the Kingdom. This will be followed by two simultaneous breakout sessions covering a cluster of priority sectors, where delegation members will have the opportunity to pitch their investment-ready business / project to prospective investors or potential collaboration partners. The half-day seminar will conclude with a networking reception.

Notes: All seminar attendees must pre-register, and admission is at the discretion of the organizer. Please register via link before Thursday, 29th February 2024.

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