European Union-East ASEAN Growth Area Business and Technology Partnership (EU-EAGA BizTech Partnership)
EU-EAGA BizTech Partnership Event aims to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in both the EU and EAGA regions within the four key priority sectors of Environment and Energy, Natural Resources (Forestry), Agriculture/ Aquaculture and Ecotourism.
We are pleased to inform that European Union-East ASEAN Growth Area Business and Technology Partnership (EU-EAGA BizTech Partnership), a project co-funded by the European Commission (EC) under the Asia Invest II Programme and jointly supported by the State Government of Sarawak, Miri City Council, ConnectAsiaEurope e.V., Germany; Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), Spain; Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (CCPFI) and The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV), will be held on 16-19 November 2009 at Imperial Hotel Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
This initiative comprises of Business Match-Making Event, International Conference, Capacity Building Programme, Business Partnering Seminar and Business Culture Training. The project aims to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in both the EU and EAGA regions within the four key priority sectors of Environment and Energy, Natural Resources (Forestry), Agriculture/ Aquaculture and Ecotourism. We are expecting 200 – 250 participants to attend this auspicious event.
Pre-identified target groups of EU-EAGA BizTech Partnership consists of Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) within the 4 priority sectors, Chamber of Commerce, Government Agencies involved in Trade, Investment and Technology Promotion, Universities as well as R&D Institutions.
The Business Match-Making Event will be held on 18-19 November 2009. This 2-Day event aims to facilitate business and technology partnership by arranging one-on-one business meetings between participating organizations from the European Union (EU) and Asia particularly in BIMP-EAGA region to formalise business partnership such as trade & investment, joint venture, management contract, technical assistance, technology licensing, consultancy, trading of traditional and non-traditional products (such as carbon trading), public procurement, venture capital investment and R&D in the 4 key priority area of the project.
The profile of potential business collaboration of all registered participating organisations will be featured in our project catalogues (15,000 copies), which will be circulated to various targeted groups in Europe and EAGA/Asia.
In conjunction with this project, the organisers will be hosting a ½ Day Business Culture Training on 16 November 2009; 1 Day International Conference and 4 Sectoral Capacity Building Programmes (Environment and Energy, Natural Resources (Forestry), Agriculture/Aquaculture, Ecotourism) on 17 November 2009.
i) The Business Culture Training provides invaluable insights into existing different business cultures to avoid the usual pitfalls of cross-cultural business venture;
ii) The Conference serves as a consultative platform for participants to exchange ideas and provide inputs to the local and regional institutional bodies within the EAGA in relation to trade, investment and technology partnership;
iii) The Capacity Building Programmes comprise of a series of sessions under the theme of each priority areas (run in parallel) aim to build up the technical capacities of the participants.
iv) Participants may present their profile of collaboration at the Business Partnering Seminar on 18 November 2009.
v)Customised request to meet up with potential partners in host country can be arranged.
The Asia Invest Programme will subsidise for 50% air-ticket cost or EUR 600 traveling incentive (whichever is lower) for selected 80 registered European Organisations and EUR 200 travelling incentive for selected 60 Asian companies (Philippines and Indonesia only). Additionally, the registration fee is only EUR 50 - EU 180 (European Participants), RM200-RM750 (Malaysian/Asian Participants) because it is substantially subsidised. Furthermore, special room rates offered by Imperial Hotel Miri ranges from EUR 40 onwards per room per night is definitely another cost saving measure to succeed this initiative.