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Research on the Frozen Ready Meals Market in Indonesia

September 2018

Orissa International delivered a research report to a Singaporean halal food manufacturer who is interested in exploring the market for frozen ready meals in Indonesia. The report discussed the current trends and the competitive landscape for frozen ready meals, as well as the regulatory requirements for halal food products in Indonesia. Furthermore, Orissa International’s in-country consultant provided recommendations regarding market entry in Indonesia to the client.

Ontario Trade Mission to Thailand and Singapore

August 2018

Orissa International organized a multi-country trade mission for a delegation of companies from the province of Ontario involved in the medical sector. The first phase of the trade mission was in Thailand where the in-country trade consultants organized meeting itineraries for the Ontario companies with local distributors and potential partners. The Thailand leg also served as a pre-trade mission to the Medical Fair Asia in Singapore, an international exhibition of hospital, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, medical & rehabilitation equipment & supplies. During this event, Orissa International arranged business matching meetings for 6 companies from the medical sector in Ontario.

U.S. Military Shipbuilding Company Explores Singapore

August 2018

Orissa International arranged business matching meetings for one of the largest military shipbuilding companies in the US that is keen to explore opportunities in the Singapore market. Orissa International’s in-country trade consultant in Singapore helped to organize an itinerary that included meetings with shipyard operators, shipbuilding companies and engineering services providers that cater to governments and to the oil & gas industry.

U.S. Full-Service Staffing Firm Plans to Enter the Philippines

August 2018

Orissa International delivered a customized research report that will help a US-based full-service staffing firm determine which is the best form of company they should incorporate to be able to do business in the Philippines. Through the report, Orissa International’s in-country researchers provided answers to questions on incorporation of business, regulatory requirements, HR practices and labor laws, among others.

Orissa International Presents Business Opportunities in Indonesia to Singapore Companies

July 2018

Orissa International Managing Director Mr. Sarath Menon presented promising opportunities and business practices in the Indonesian market to business owners and Chief Experience Officers in Singapore. As part of Enterprise’s Plug and Play Network, Orissa International provides customized market research and business matching services to Singapore SMEs expanding into Indonesia as well as into Malaysia and Philippine markets.

Italian Inkjet Manufacturer Eyes Thailand

July 2018

Orissa International helped an Italian company operating in the packaging sector to penetrate the Thai market. The project was implemented on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, and consisted of an initial phase of market research, followed by business matching. For the first phase, Orissa International evaluated the potential of the client’s products in Thailand by analyzing the performance of leading players in the market, by considering trade flows, and by conducting interviews with end-users and distributors in order to understand the perception of the brand in the market and the most important selling-points. Finally, the second phase saw the client discussing potential partnerships with eight local distributors. 

Ontario Trade Mission to the Philippines and Singapore

July 2018

Orissa International organized a multi-country trade mission for a delegation of companies from the province of Ontario, Canada involved in the water and wastewater sector. During the Philippine leg, which served as a pre-trade mission for the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2018, Orissa International worked together with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Services in Manila to organize B2B meetings with local distributors and service providers in the water and wastewater sector. While at SIWW, Orissa International arranged B2B meetings for Ontario companies with water utilities provider, wastewater treatment companies, water industry consultants, and environmental engineering companies.

Singapore Fashion Brand Meets Top Philippine Retailers

June 2018

A Singapore brand of ladies’ shoes, handbags and accessories sought the help of Orissa International for franchise opportunities in the Philippines. Orissa International’s in-market trade representative then arranged 7 business matching meetings for the Singapore company with the leading retailers of luxury brands in the Philippines.

Orissa International Presents Opportunities in South East Asia to Ontario Companies

June 2018

Orissa International’s trade representative travelled to Ontario, Canada to present market opportunities and challenges in South East Asia to Ontario companies.  Our representative also had individual meetings with companies to discuss how Orissa International can assist them in their search for agents or distributors in the region. The companies that were met by our representative are in the sectors of Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace, Automaton/Robotics), ICT, Cleantech, Life Science/Healthcare, Professional Services (Engineering, Architectural Design, etc.)

Market Research on DNA Testing in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines

June 2018

Orissa International undertook a market research project for one of the largest private DNA testing laboratory in the U.S., whose products and services have been deployed in crimes in the areas of property, sexual assault, homicide and missing persons. The company is looking to export their products and services to Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, and needed to better understand these markets, and the viability for their products. Orissa International provided a market research highlighting the different characteristics of these markets as well as which kind of opportunities they can offer for DNA testing, storage and management products and services, and who are the leading players and main potential partners.

Singapore and Malaysia Market Research for a US Pet Food Manufacturer

May 2018

Orissa International delivered a market research for a leading US pet food manufacturer. The research covered trends, market drivers, statistics, challenges, outlook, and rules and regulations in importing pet foods into Malaysia and Singapore. The client was encouraged with the report and has decided to visit these markets to meet potential distributors and retailers.

Iowa Trade Mission to Malaysia and Indonesia

May 2018

Orissa International organized Iowa’s trade mission to Malaysia and Indonesia wherein business matching meetings were arranged for an Iowa-based company looking to export their grain temperature monitoring and conditioning products and solutions to both markets. The company’s target customers are distributors and end users of these products and services such as grain facility owners and companies that provide technical expertise to the agricultural storage and warehousing sectors.

UK Waterproofing Solutions Company Takes Interest in Thailand

May 2018

Orissa International arranged business matching meetings in Thailand for a UK-based provider of waterproofing and surfacing solutions. Orissa International identified potential business partners, prequalified them and organized a schedule of meeting with those companies. The UK company met with 9 potential partners during their in-market visit to Thailand.

USCS Investment Seminar in Vietnam

May 2018

Orissa International represented the U.S. states of Iowa and Pennsylvania in the first “Invest in the USA” event in Vietnam that was organized by the U.S. Commercial Service and the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City. The event aims to promote the federal-initiated investment summit, SelectUSA 2018 in Washington D.C. Orissa International presented investment opportunities in Iowa and Pennsylvania to important business groups in Vietnam including the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), associations, and leading companies from various sectors such as real estate, investment, and manufacturing.

Market Research on Forklift Castors in Indonesia and The Philippines

April 2018

Orissa International delivered a market research on forklift castors in Indonesia and the Philippines to a Singapore-based supplier of gear motors, engine cooling pumps, wheel & castors and viscous vibration dampers who is looking to enter both markets. The market research provided key trends in the market for forklift castors, key sectors to target, opportunities and market entry recommendations as well as import processes and applicable tariffs.

Delaware Trade Mission to Malaysia and Singapore

April 2018

Orissa International organized business meetings for a group of Delaware companies involved in various industries such as chromatography columns, spectrometer for the security/pharmaceutical industry, water filter pallets and smart city lighting solutions. During the trade mission, Orissa International secured an average of 5 meetings with potential distributors for each company.

Pennsylvania Companies Explore Vietnam and the Philippine Markets

April 2018

Orissa International organized a multisectoral trade mission in Vietnam and the Philippines for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Aside from B2B meetings for each participating company, delegates also had a one-on-one market briefing from Orissa International's local trade representatives, briefing with the U.S. Commercial Service in both cities, and a farewell networking dinner with some local relevant players. With this trade mission, participating companies involved in various sectors such as ICT, agriculture, F&B, and industrial equipment were able to meet distributors and/or end-users in Vietnam and the Philippines to potentially represent or use their products in these markets. Negotiations are currently underway that will seal deals for these Pennsylvania companies.

Helping Brunei Companies Internationalize

April 2018

Orissa International’s Managing Director, Sarath Menon, was invited by  Brunei’s Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) to hold an export strategy workshop for 17 local companies looking to export their products overseas. Key topics that were covered included how to develop an export strategy, find distributors and pitch to prospective buyers. Sarath also shared case studies to illustrate how businesses have achieved export success by adopting the right strategies.

PA Education Agency Meets Local Schools and Agents in Indonesia and the Philippines

April 2018

An education agency from Pennsylvania, USA brought representatives from several of their colleges and universities to Vietnam and the Philippines for an education fair. Our in-country trade consultants from both countries helped bring people from local overseas education assistance businesses and top high schools to meet with the PA university representatives at the fair to discuss recruitment opportunities.

Virginia Companies at ILDEX Vietnam 2018

March 2018

Orissa International assisted three companies from the state of Virginia with their meeting itineraries at ILDEX Vietnam 2018. ILDEX is a premier event for local and international firms involved in the livestock and animal feed industry to showcase their products. We arranged a schedule of meetings for them at their booths as well as some offsite meetings with large retailers of meat products in Vietnam.

Business Mission on the Civil Security Sector in Malaysia

March 2018

In partnership with our partner from Germany, Orissa International organized a business mission focusing on civil security sector in Malaysia. The delegation, which consisted of 7 German companies, spent five days in Kuala Lumpur and a day in Johor Bahru. While in Malaysia, the delegation attended a total of 27 meetings that were organized by Orissa International, with local authorities, industry players and German organizations based in Malaysia. The business mission helped to open doors for the German exporters, by providing them with new B2B contacts, as well as on-the-ground support, information and tools.

American Pet Food Manufacturer Meets Local Businesses in Vietnam and Thailand

March 2018

One of the largest custom manufacturer of premium pet food products in the world, came to Vietnam and Thailand with the help of Orissa International. The company did store visits and met retailers, distributors and associations identified by Orissa International's local teams. Despite challenges in navigating South East Asian markets, the client's feedback was that the trip was extremely educational and highly successful in generating concrete interest from multiple companies in both countries.

Italian Companies looking to enter South East Asia

February 2018

Orissa International participated in an event in Italy in order to showcase market opportunities in South East Asia. During the event, Orissa International’s Trade Manager for Thailand delivered a presentation illustrating the potential of ASEAN markets for Italian companies. The presentation was followed by B2B meetings with around companies participating in the event, to help them define their strategies for market entry into South East Asia.

Ontario and Oregon Based Companies at the Singapore Airshow 2018

February 2018

Orissa International is helping exhibitors from Ontario, Canada, and the State of Oregon, USA, at the Singapore Airshow 2018, by organizing business matching meetings with potential business partners, distributors and qualified buyers from across South East Asia. Our Ontario-based client, Wilderness North, signed an agreement with Indonesia’s PT Pelita Air at the event for an Air Tractor AT-802 turboprop.

HR Cloud Solutions Company Meets Prospect Business Partners in Malaysia

February 2018

Orissa International assisted a Singaporean HR cloud solution provider looking for partners in Malaysia. Our team arranged for 5 meetings with potential local partners for a total of two days the representative was here, comprising technology providers and system integrators (SI) for F&B, FMCG, financial institutions and retail companies in the country.

Architectural Company from Ontario Looking for Potential Projects in the Philippines

February 2018

Orissa International Philippines office arranged 9 business matching meetings for an Ontario-based Architectural firm that is looking for potential opportunities either to work directly or in collaboration with local-based company on a potential project in the country. Our in-market Consultant also helped the company arranged meetings during the ADB BOF fair.

Gene Mapping Company Seeks Indonesian Partners

January 2018

A gene testing company from Singapore sought the help of Orissa International office in Indonesia to finding potential partners such as DNA labs, kindergartens, international schools, and children psychologists. The company’s services mainly entail Inborn Talent Genetic tests and Disease Susceptibility tests for children.

Steel Manufacturer from United Kingdom Takes Interest in Malaysia

January 2018

Orissa International has been approached by a UK steel company producing specialized metal product to be used in food processing machineries. The company is keen to enter Malaysia and has engaged Orissa to help it to find potential partners to work with. Orissa has helped the company to identify 14 suitable partners comprising distributors and machine manufacturers and are arranging for meetings when the client is in the market in the first quarter of 2018.

Swiss Baby Food Company Pays Thailand Companies a Visit

January 2018

Orissa International’s Thailand office helped a Swiss production and marketing company of baby food in finding possible partners in the country. Our trade consultants prepared a list of matching companies with whom they also pre-arranged business meetings for the client’s in-market visit.  The client’s scope covers dairy ingredients, baby care, and cereals & ingredients distributed in over 90 countries worldwide and has a staff of around 620 employees.

UK Waterproofing Products Company Targets South East Asia

January 2018

Orissa International is assisting a UK-based company in their market entry into South East Asia. We finalized a market study to help the client better understand how best to approach the market. The report analyzed the South East Asian construction market, existing opportunities and competitiveness of their products, possible market challenges & entry barriers, and key strategies for successful entry.

Cybersecurity and Deep-Tech Brand Looking to Expand in Indonesia and Malaysia

January 2018

Orissa International assisted a cybersecurity company from another South East Asian country in finding possible business partners in Indonesia and Malaysia. They have been provided with top IT integrators and web domain services agencies in the country for their consideration. Both Orissa offices prepare for the company’s in-market visit to happen in early 2018. The same IT enterprise has previously visited Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities to meet with a total of 9 businesses that Orissa International-Vietnam has arranged for them. 

Cybersecurity Testing Service Company Meets with Malaysian Businesses

December 2017

Orissa International headquarters assisted one of Singapore’s first homegrown cyber security testing services to find matching businesses in Malaysia.  With the help of our Malaysia office, the company has met with 7 different companies. The client’s main focus is providing digital risk management and cyber security testing services including security assurance testing, vulnerability assessment, network infrastructure review, penetration testing, policy and process assessment, training and awareness and physical security. 

Ceiling Fan Manufacturer Explores Indonesia and East-Malaysian Markets

December 2017

Orissa International’s trade consultants in Indonesia conducted a pre-screening (unqualified list) of potential partners' profiles for a Singaporean company specializing in ceiling fans. The list consists of distributors of luxury home furniture, household electrical appliances and ceiling fans. Business-matching meetings will follow once client approves of the said selection. 

Orissa International Accompanies Premier of Ontario, Canada in Visit to Vietnam Market

December 2017

Orissa International’s Vietnam office collaborated closely with Ontario, Canada's Ministry of International Trade (MIT), Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MIRS), Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), and the Canadian Trade Commissioners in Vietnam in organizing the business mission for the first-ever Ontario Premier-led mission to the country. Accompanied by a delegation of Ontario businesses and academic leaders, Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on December 3, 2017. The delegation spent two days in Ho Chi Minh City and one day in Hanoi. Orissa International specifically helped identify, made arrangements and coordinated programs for speakers of briefings and site visits for each city in three sectors - academic, medical, and agrifood. Speakers that attended included government officials, associations and leading companies. Sites visited include HCM University of Technology, Dreamplex Co-working Space, Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park, top hospitals and different malls in Vietnam.

Orissa International Supports Ontario Companies for Bioenergy Mission 2017

December 2017

Orissa International in the Philippines office joined the Bioenergy Mission to the Philippines 2017 organized by The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Manila. During the mission, our trade consultants in the Philippines provided support and assistance to Ontario companies in B2B/G2B meetings and site visits.

Two American Schools Aim to Build Relationships with Malaysia-Based Schools and Agencies

December 2017

Orissa International assisted two universities from the US looking to connect with international schools and student recruitment agents in Malaysia. Our KL-based office provided the universities with 30 qualified names of international schools and agents relevant to their needs. The lists provided enabled the universities to directly contact the schools and agents to establish relationship in the market. 

Incubation Services for a US-based Wind Energy Company

November 2017

We are assisting a US-based wind energy company enter the Malaysian market through our incubation program. With the Envoy Program, our client is in full control of its local sales effort in Malaysia, while we offer full support for its operational needs by taking care of payroll administration; social security compliances; drafting of employee contract, implementation of HR policies; among others. Our client gets an organized set-up with established policies and processes without the costs of an owned entity.

Organizing a Multi-Sector, Multi-Country Trade Mission for the State of Virginia

November 2017

Orissa International helped organize a trade mission consisting of four companies from the US State of Virginia. The four companies were from various sectors: Security (Drones & Software for Drones); Tire Testing Services; Hardwoods. Our in-country trade teams across the region were roped in to help identify potential business partners as well as confirm their capabilities and interest in collaborating with our clients. We helped to connect our clients to distributors and buyers from across the region, ranging from government defense departments to hardwood importers.

Singapore LED Lighting Manufacturer Explores Opportunities in Thailand

November 2017

A Singapore-based company specializing in the manufacture of industrial LED lighting enlisted our assistance in expanding its business to Thailand. We helped identify local distributors, prequalified them and organized a schedule of meetings with those companies. The company met with 5 prospective distributors of industrial lighting products when they came to market.

Business Matching Project for Swiss Company in Indonesia and Thailand

November 2017

Orissa International assisted a Swiss-based manufacturer of elevator ropes, architectural ropes, wire ropes and lashing and lifting gear in both Thailand and Indonesia. We organized a week-long itinerary for the company to meet with prospective distributors and end-buyers from the building and construction sector in Bangkok and Jakarta.

German Delegates from the Security Sector visit the Philippines

October 2017

Orissa International helped a German market-entry consultancy company and delegation of 7 German companies from the Safety and Security sector connect with Philippine organizations and government agencies. The Trade Mission, which ran from October 23 to 27, included a conference event where the delegates presented their products and services to a number of invited representatives of relevant local business and government departments. The Philippine office of Orissa International also outlined B2B meetings with local private security companies for the German delegation.

Market Entry Webinar for IE Singapore

October 2017

Our Managing Director, Sarath Menon, participated in a webinar organized by International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, targeting companies that need assistance in expanding into South East Asia. Called “Expand your business into Southeast Asia with International Enterprise Singapore’s Plug & Play Network (PPN)” webinar, it provided invaluable coaching tips and advice from a panel of market entry experts.

Multiple Projects in the Education Sector

October 2017

We assisted a US-based education consulting firm by inviting Malaysian education agents to its event in Kuala Lumpur. The firm brought 20 universities from the US state of Pennsylvania to meet international schools and students in Malaysia, that are interested to further their studies in the US. We reached out to over 60 education agents, recruitment agencies and guidance counselors from our database for the event.

This month we also helped a US-based community college in Thailand. It was looking to expand the diversity of their pool of students and to collaborate with Thai education agents to help with the  recruitment of students from Thailand.  Orissa International helped to organize private meetings with reputable Bangkok-based overseas study consulting agencies, with experience representing academic institutions in the US.

Swiss Food & Ingredients Company Meets Distributors in the Philippines

October 2017

Our Indonesian team of trade specialists helped a Swiss company that is a market leader in dairy ingredients, baby care, and cereals & ingredients, whose products are sold worldwide in over 90 countries. Our team helped identify and screen potential distributors in Indonesia. We arranged business matching appointments for the company to meet its prospective partners, which included distributors of baby food and pharmaceutical products, as well as milk producers and processors.

Bringing the World to PA

September 2017

This year marks our 20th anniversary as Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representative (ATR) in South East Asia, a key milestone for us! Between September 11 and 22, we participated in the annual ‘Bringing the World to PA’ event in 9 different locations across the state of Pennsylvania. At each location, we met one-on-one with Pennsylvania companies seeking foreign market intelligence, agents and distributor candidates, and industry and government contacts. We celebrate this anniversary by helping this new batch of PA companies to tap on business opportunities in South East Asia.

E-commerce Opportunities in Indonesia

September 2017

Orissa International was invited to speak at a forum organized by International Enterprise Singapore, to share insights on the e-commerce market opportunity in Indonesia. We presented the immense opportunity of the market (which is projected to be valued at US$130 billion by 2020), the key growth drivers, market entry channels, payment options as well as government regulations. We also covered consumer trends, highlighting the shift in consumer behavior and consumer preferences.

American Pet Food Company seeks entry into the Philippines

September 2017

A US company consolidating pet food products from different manufacturers sought help from Orissa International to be introduced to local distributors and retail chains in the Philippines. The US company did a 3-day market visit and met with a total of ten local companies in the pet food distribution business in different areas of Metro Manila and Cebu. The company was extremely pleased with the outcome of the business matching project.

Networking Session in Jakarta for Singapore Companies in the Renewable Energy Sector

September 2017

Singapore government agency SPRING Singapore hosted a renewable energy business mission to Jakarta, in tandem with the Electric, Power and Renewable Energy Indonesia 2017 trade event, which was held in Jakarta between 5-9 September 2017. Its purpose was to educate the Singapore companies participating in the mission on the business opportunities in this sector in Indonesia, what they should be aware of about doing business in the country, and also help create opportunities for business between the Singapore companies and local agents, distributors and end users in the renewable energy sector in Indonesia. Orissa International assisted by organizing a networking seminar between the mission participants and Indonesian renewable energy companies.

Connecting a Swiss Manufacturer of Custom-Engineered Compressor Products to Philippine Distributors

August 2017

Orissa International assisted a Swiss manufacturer of custom-engineered compressor products with their search for a partner in the Philippines. They were introduced by our in-country trade specialists to 6 local companies prospected to do sales of their new machines and provide maintenance services. The company aims to supply to the Oil & Gas sector and other complimentary industries.

Accompaniment to Meetings in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand

August 2017

Our in-country trade consultants accompanied our client, a representative from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, on an itinerary of meetings to wholesale centers, retail stores and supermarkets in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, while on a Study Mission organized by the US Apple Export Council (USAEC). Our client also met with the Foreign Agricultural Service in Malaysia and Thailand, and had meetings with importers and distributors in the three markets. The study mission was aimed at helping US agricultural agencies and companies to understand the opportunities in the South East Asian market, and to meet with potential buyers.

Orissa International launches an Online B2B Distributor Search Platform called ‘GrowYourBusiness’

July 2017

Orissa International has launched a digital platform targeted at companies that want to do business in South East Asia and are looking for contacts, business insights and support services to enable them with their market entry or expansion into the region.

The key features of the digital platform that will be of greatest interest to companies include:

  • The ability to find agents and distributors, by reaching out through the platform to SE Asia’s largest database of agents and distributors covering over 10,000 companies in 25 sectors and 6 markets (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines)
  • The opportunity to find trade leads or better understand key sectors and markets in the region, by reading the business insights curated from leading business publications in the region, updated on a weekly basis. The platform also includes syndicated reports for those companies seeking more detailed market or industry information
  • Accessing the range of customized services that companies might need to help them with their market entry or expansion in the region, from subscribing to our business matching services to meet with customers or resellers, to our sales development program, targeted at companies that want to have a dedicated sales person in-market without having to commit to the upfront costs of having their own dedicated operation in the market.

Trade Mission to Indonesia and Singapore

July 2017

Orissa International assisted six Ontario companies that participated in a business matching program organized in conjunction with the Indowater trade show held in Jakarta, and then travelled on to Singapore for a trade program organized by the Singapore Public Utilities Board. In both events, the Canadian companies had the opportunity to meet with representatives from water utilities and distributors of water and waste water equipment, and attended networking receptions, including the Canada 150 celebration in Jakarta.

Green Energy Technologies in the Philippines

July 2017

Orissa International finalized a report called Green Energy Technologies in the Philippines for the EU Gateway Business Avenues Program in South East Asia. The purpose of the report is to give European companies selected for participation in the program an introductory understanding of the target markets countries and support them in defining their strategy towards those markets. The report provides an in depth overview of the renewable energy sector in the Philippines, and delves into various green energy sectors such as wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, tidal, ocean thermal, etc. It also covers key players, government regulations as well as identifies opportunities in the market for the companies.

Orissa International is Selected to Provide Export Promotion Services to the Ohio Development Services Agency

June 2017

Orissa International is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the US State of Ohio’s economic development agency, the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), to provide export promotion services to Ohio companies who want to export their products and services to Southeast Asia. Ohio, a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States, ranks as the 7th largest economy in the US among all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Invest NI Trade Event

June 2017

Orissa International was invited to participate in the “Explore Export” conference held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. During the event, representatives from the company met with NI companies that were looking to expand their exports to South East Asia, and counseled them on the opportunities in the region, the route to market, and how Orissa International could help them with next steps.

Orissa International is Appointed a Vendor to the US State of Delaware

June 2017

Orissa International is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the US State of Delaware to provide market entry services to Delaware companies that want to export their products or services to Southeast Asia.

Water & Wastewater Market Studies

June 2017

Orissa International has finalized a series of market studies on the water and wastewater sector, for the 6 key markets of South East Asia – Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. The reports are designed to provide comprehensive and well-structured information to help a company understand the opportunities in the market, and offer a wide range of data and information collected from various sources that were built together in order to give a deeper insight into the industry.

Canadian Trade Mission to Vietnam and Singapore

May 2017

This month Orissa International organized business meetings for a group of Canadian companies operating in the telco sector, which were in Singapore to participate in CommunicAsia 2017. Our trade consultants in the South East Asia identified system integrators as well as software and hardware companies across the region, prequalified their interest, and invited them to meet our clients at CommunicAsia. We organized more than 40 meetings for the delegation at the event.

Partner Search in the Education Sector

May 2017

Orissa International assisted a US-based company that assists international students with finding American educational placement. We helped the company expand its global network by connecting them with local education agents in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

American Pipe Tools & Vises Comes To Market

May 2017

A US-based manufacturer of professional pipe tools and vises visited Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Jakarta this month. Orissa International's in-country teams organized logistics and business matching meetings with the product's end-users, which are mostly medium to large enterprises from the oil, natural gas, and water sectors. The company, which had a sale on site, was very satisfied with the outcome and has expressed interest in undertaking a second business trip to the region this year.

Report on Doing Business in Indonesia

May 2017

Orissa International undertook in depth research for a US company in the ICT sector to help them understand how to do business in Indonesia. We provided the company with detailed information on the regulations relating to incorporating a business, the relevant labor laws for the hiring of local staff, and other key information relating to setting up an office and operating a business in the country.

Export Forum in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa

April 2017

As the International Trade Development Representative (ITDR) in the ASEAN region for the International Trade Branch of the Government of Ontario, Orissa International participated in Ontario's Export Forum in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Ottawa. The Export Forum provided an opportunity for companies from these cities to consult with Orissa International’s trade consultants and to better understand the opportunities in the markets. Some of the companies we consulted are now looking to join trade missions to South East Asia to meet with prospective business partners.

MoU with International Enterprise Singapore

April 2017

Orissa International was selected by International Enterprise Singapore to be one of its network partners providing market entry services for Singapore companies looking to expand into key markets in South East Asia. The services we will offer Singapore companies include market research as well as partner searches in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

German Rubber & Plastics Trade Mission to Vietnam

April 2017

We organized a 5-day program for a German trade delegation comprising companies in the rubber and plastics sector. The delegation met with key players in the these sectors in Hanoi and HCMC through business matching meetings. The German companies presented current developments and German technologies applicable to the sectors to their prospective partners. We also organized a seminar in HCMC attended by associations and local companies in the industry where the German companies presented their solutions and networked with local players after the presentation. There were more than 50 attendees.

The Market for Medical Diagnostics Products in Malaysia

April 2017

We undertook a research project for a UK company looking to understand the market for leptospirosis test kits in Malaysia. We interviewed key distributors in the market, as well as  gathered secondary research to produce a report covering the the latest trends, type of products available in Malaysia, key end-users as well as key suppliers and distributors of the product in the country.

VIV Asia 2017 - Thailand

March 2017

We assisted three companies from the state of Virginia with their meeting itineraries at VIV Asia 2017, a premier event focusing on animal protein production and processing. In addition to organizing an in-market briefing for the three companies with the US Embassy’s Office of Agricultural Affairs, we arranged a schedule of meetings for them at their booths, to ensure that they maximized their time at the event. After the event, our client headed to Singapore, where we helped set up meetings with various F&B importers to help promote Virginia’s agricultural products

Northern Ireland Trade Mission to Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

March 2017

This month Orissa International provided assistance to a group of Northern Ireland companies operating in various sectors, from healthcare and ICT to construction and recycling machinery. Our trade consultants in the 3 markets identified potential partners in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand for the companies, prequalified their interest, and organized meeting schedules for our clients. We also accompanied them to the meetings when they were in- market.

Orissa International Presents at Governor’s Trade Conference on Agricultural Trade in Virginia

March 2017

The Governor’s Conference for Agricultural Trade, organized by the US state of Virginia in March 2017, offered Orissa International’s trade managers a choice venue to present key opportunities in the agriculture, F&B and livestock sectors in South East Asia. The event allowed our trade managers to learn more about our client’s trade interests as well as meet and consult with companies interested to export their products and services to South East Asia.

ADB’s Business Opportunities Fair

March 2017

Orissa International assisted a group of foreign companies for the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) at the ADB's headquarters in Manila, Philippines. The BOF is an annual one-stop forum for consultants, contractors, and suppliers from all over the world who are interested to provide goods and services for ADB's multi-sector projects across all its member countries. In addition, in order to maximize opportunities for the delegation, our in-country team helped to organize business matching meetings with potential local partners. One of the results of this initiative is an ongoing negotiation with a local partner for an important water treatment project in the Philippines.

Walkabout Program at Malaysian Trade Shows for our US Clients

March 2017

Our trade consultants in Malaysia visited two trade shows held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on behalf of two government agencies based in the US. In the first trade show, Export Furniture Exhibition Malaysia (EFE) 2017, we identified potential buyers and distributors of timber products from the US, while in the second trade show, the Electric, Power & Renewable Energy Malaysia 2017 (EPRE), we identified potential end users and distributors of renewable energy equipment from the region among the participants.

CGLSLGP Trade Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam

February 2017

Orissa International organized a week-long multi-sector trade mission to Indonesia & Vietnam for the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers. We organized a packed itinerary of business-matching meetings for 10 companies in the automotive, chemicals, food products and education sectors. We set up a total of 57 and 53 business matching meetings for the delegates in Indonesia and Vietnam, respectively.

The Construction & Building Technologies Sector in the Philippines

February 2017

Orissa International finalized a report called Construction & Building Technologies in the Philippines for the EU Gateway Business Avenues Program in South East Asia. The report covers a market overview of key sectors such as Construction Machinery; Building Materials and Building Installation; Smart and Green Building; and Smart Grids. It also covers key players, government regulations as well as advises companies on their market entry strategies for the Philippines.

Sourcing Ceramic Ware From Vietnam

February 2017

We undertook a sourcing project on behalf of a US company in the ceramic ware sector. We provided the client with a pre-qualified list of 9 local manufacturers of ceramic products in Vietnam, describing in great detail their capabilities of manufacturing the products according to the client’s specifications, in terms of size, color, smoothness, availability of accessories, pricing, packaging, etc.

The Cattle Feed Market in Indonesia

February 2017

Orissa International produced a report called Cattle Feed in Indonesia for a US company looking to export alfalfa as animal feed to Indonesia. The report covers information on the cattle population in Indonesia, key regions for cattle farming, traditional cattle feed, and an overview of alfalfa farming in Indonesia.

The Poultry Bedding Market in South East Asia

January 2017

Orissa International assisted a Northern Ireland company in the poultry bedding market by identifying key poultry processors in each of the key markets in South East Asia. We also undertook interviews with selected farms and processors to better understand the type of poultry bedding used in the market.

Orissa International Presents Opportunities to Northern Ireland Companies

December 2016

In December 2016, Invest Northern Ireland invited our Managing Director to travel to Belfast to meet with Northern Ireland companies to share with them opportunities in South East Asia and how Orissa International could help them in the market. We met with the top management and representatives of over 20 companies and will be undertaking various projects for them to help them penetrate the South East Asian market.

Market Study on the Healthcare & Medical Technologies Sector in Singapore

December 2016

Orissa International finalized a report on the Healthcare & Medical Technologies sector in Singapore for the EU Gateway Business Avenues Program in South East Asia. The report included overviews, entry opportunities, key trends and developments, key industry players, case studies as well as advised European SMEs on market entry strategies and local regulations in Singapore.

Organizing a High-level Trade Delegation to Singapore

November 2016

Orissa International organized a high-level trade delegation led by Governor Terry McAuliffe from the US State of Virginia, who was on a visit to Singapore to promote tourism and investments into the state. We organized meetings with key heads of government and ministries in Singapore for the delegation, which also included Mr Todd Haymore, Secretary of Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Mr Basil I. Gooden, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry for the state of Virginia and representatives of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Port of Virginia and other government representatives.

VDACS Holds 2016 Southeast Asia Reverse Soybean Mission

November 2016

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), Virginia’s agency for promoting agricultural economic growth and development, held a reverse Soybean trade mission this month. Our consultants recruited representatives from 8 major companies in different Southeast Asian nations to visit the soybean farms and manufacturing fields in Virginia. The companies recruited are involved in grain importing and trading, as well as animal feeds manufacturing.

Renowned Swiss Firm Explores the Philippine Market

November 2016

Orissa International helped a renowned Swiss manufacturer of consumer and hospital-grade breast pumps, to expand their distributorship in the Philippines by identifying local importers and distributors with the relevant expertise selling to the hospital and retail sectors. We have organized a meeting itinerary for the company to meet with potential new partners.

Turkish Electric and Electronics Companies Visit Singapore

November 2016

Orissa International assisted 16 Turkish companies from Turkish Electrical Electronics and Services Exporters Association on a trade mission to Singapore in early November 2016. Orissa International provided each company with a list of prospective local distributors and organized meetings for each delegate with shortlisted companies. The mission was well organized and highly successful, and we are now working with some delegates to explore their entry to other ASEAN markets.

The DNA Testing Services Market in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines

October 2016

A DNA-testing company looking to better understand the growth drivers of the Malaysian, Philippine and Thai markets commissioned Orissa International to undertake an analysis of these markets. We provided the company with market overviews of the DNA-testing sector for the three countries, with in-depth information on pricing, key players and the market dynamics.

Singapore and Indonesia Marine Sector Briefings and Technical Presentations

October 2016

We organized a 5-day program for a German trade delegation comprising 7 companies in the marine sector. The delegation met with key players in the marine sector in Singapore and Batam (Indonesia) through site visits and one-to-one business matching meetings. The German companies also met key organizations in both locations and presented current developments and German technologies applicable to the shipyard, ship repair and the offshore marine sector in Singapore and Indonesia.

Business Matching Services in Indonesia and the Philippines for a US Firm offering Security Consulting Services

October 2016

A Virginia-based firm in the security services sector sought the services of Orissa International to deepen their reach into the Indonesian and Philippine markets. Our trade consultants in each market performed a customized partner search for the client, organized meeting itineraries as well as accompanied them to the meetings with prospective partners and end-clients. 

Orissa International Delivers a Webinar to the Conference of Great Lakes and St Lawrence Governors and Premiers

October 2016

Orissa International delivered a webinar on Doing Business in Southeast Asia to the CGLSLGP. We presented the opportunities in the Southeast Asian region, which is the 3rd largest market in the world. The presentation included the scope and diversity of opportunities that Vietnam and Indonesia offers US businesses.

Market Studies on Contemporary European Design

September 2016

Orissa International finalized two reports on the Contemporary European Design sector in Singapore and Indonesia for the EU Gateway Business Avenues Program in Southeast Asia. The reports included overviews, entry opportunities, significant local activities and key industry players, case studies as well as advised on market entry strategies and local regulations.

Water Treatment Solution Provider Company Visits Indonesia and Vietnam

September 2016

A water treatment solution provider from Canada was assisted by Orissa International in identifying suitable local distributors and buyers in Indonesia and Vietnam. The company also conducted a market visit and was escorted to meetings with local players in the water treatment sector. 

Orissa International Participates in Pennsylvania International Week

September 2016

Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development, one of Orissa International’s key clients, organized the Pennsylvania International Week 2016. Our trade consultants travelled to the US to meet with the top management and representatives of around 100 Pennsylvanian companies from various sectors to discuss the Southeast Asian market, the companies’ business plans and how Orissa International can assist them.

Export Strategy Workshop

August 2016

Orissa International conducted a four-days hands-on structured workshop on behalf of our client, International Enterprise Singapore, to help equip participants with the toolkit to successfully venture overseas. We helped participants gain a better understanding in the following areas: Developing an effective export strategy; Scoping market needs; Identifying target customers; In-market marketing and promotion, among others.

Market Study on the Smart Cities Sector in Southeast Asia

August 2016

Orissa International’s research team across Southeast Asia produced a syndicated study on Smart City Trends in Southeast Asia. The report identifies current issues, key trends and the latest initiatives in the following sectors: Smart Buildings; Smart Water; Smart Transport and Smart Energy in 6 key markets: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

Exploring Opportunities in South Africa

August 2016

Orissa International was engaged by a Japanese multinational that sells products to the building and construction sector to undertake a distributor search in South Africa for one of their product lines. Over the course of past few months, Orissa International, through its partner office in Johannesburg, identified and prequalified potential distributors. After a market visit, our client has shortlisted a few companies, and will be engaging them to finalize contract terms with one or more of these companies.

Helping Companies Tap the Potential of the Medical Sector in Thailand and Singapore

August 2016

Orissa International assisted 2 Ontario companies in the medical sector to meet with prospective customers and distributors in Thailand. After Thailand, the companies exhibited at Medical Fair Asia 2016 in Singapore, where we are also arranging business-matching meetings.

Singapore International Water Week 2016

July 2016

Orissa International’s Singapore office assisted seven Canadian companies that were participating in the Singapore International Water Week 2016.  Our trade managers finalized a busy schedule of business meetings for the delegates with prospective partners such as water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, engineering companies as well as distributors.

Market Study on Green Energy Technologies in Singapore

July 2016

Orissa International finalized a report called Green Energy Technologies in Singapore for the EU Gateway Business Avenues Program in Southeast Asia. The report covers a market overview of key sectors such as solar energy, smart grids and identifies key players in the sector, as well as advises companies on their market entry strategies.

ICT Trade Mission to Indonesia and Singapore

June 2016

Orissa International organized a multi-country trade mission for a delegation of Canadian ICT businesses from the Province of Ontario, prior to their participation at CommunicAsia 2016 in Singapore. Our Trade Manager in Indonesia helped to connect them with key telcos and Internet service providers in Indonesia, then handed them over to our Singapore office, which in turn arranged their itinerary of meetings at the trade show.

The Dental Implant Market in Singapore

June 2016

Orissa International undertook a research project on the dental implant market in Singapore. Key areas of research included latest trends and key drivers, market entry strategies as well as import/supply regulations on products and equipment into Singapore.

Building a Distributor Network in Thailand

May 2016

Orissa International assisted an established US water heater company to enter the Thai market.  We assisted in identifying prospective partners and prequalifying them to assess their level of interest in working with our client. We also organized an itinerary of meetings between the client and potential local distributors to carry their products in Thailand.

Key Trends in the ICT Market in Southeast Asia

May 2016

Orissa International’s research team across Southeast Asia produced a syndicated study on ICT in Southeast Asia. The report identifies current issues, key trends and the latest initiatives in the following sectors: E-Health; ICT Security; Cloud Computing; Enterprise Software and Interactive Digital Media in 6 key markets: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

Helping a US NDT Company to enter the Malaysian market

April 2016

A US company sought the services of Orissa International for a list of distributors of Non-Destructive Testing equipment in Malaysia. Our Malaysia-based Trade manager provided the client with a well-researched database of 22 distributors, of which 19 were deemed to be directly relevant and shortlisted by the client.

Partner Search in Singapore for Distributors to the Grocery Retail and Pharmaceutical Channels

April 2016

Orissa International conducted a partner search for an Australian health and wellness packaged food company manufacturing health bars for expectant mothers. The company is looking to expand its presence in Asian markets. We arranged meetings for them in Singapore with distributors as well as key players in the local grocery retail and pharmaceutical channels.

Market Study on Environmental & Water Technologies in Singapore

April 2016

Orissa International finalized a report called Environmental and Water Technologies in Singapore for the EU Gateway Business Avenues Program in Southeast Asia. The report covers a market overview of key sectors such as solid waste and wastewater treatment and management, identifies key players in the sector, as well as advises companies on their market entry strategies.

Helping an Irish Technology Company Enter the Vietnam Dairy Market

March 2016

Orissa International helped an Irish dairy equipment manufacturer to meet with local dairy farms in Vietnam. Through the help of the our Vietnam-based staff, they were able to promote their products to some of the biggest dairy products manufacturers in the country.

Northern Ireland Trade Mission to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

March 2016

Orissa International organized a multi-sector trade mission for a group of companies from Northern Ireland. The trade mission was organized around a key event, the Singapore Airshow 2016. Trade managers from our Malaysia and Indonesia offices secured a string of business meetings for the delegates with local businesses and institutions in education, lifts distributorship, health sanitizers and mobile stockpiling.

Walkabout at INAPA Indonesia 2016

March 2016

Trade managers from Orissa International in Indonesia conducted a walkabout to meet various exhibitors at the Indonesia International Auto Parts, Accessories & Equipment (INAPA) Exhibition, to sound out their interest in representing our client, a Canadian company specializing in testing and analytical equipment.

Distributor Searches in South Africa

February 2016

Orissa International is undertaking a partner search in the building and construction sector in South Africa, on behalf of a large Japanese multinational that is interested to distribute its aluminum composite and cladding finishes into the market. We are also helping a well-established Singapore company in the water and wastewater infrastructure sector to explore opportunities and connect with distributors in South Africa.

Singapore Airshow 2016

February 2016

Orissa International organized a trade mission for a group of 8 Canadian companies in the aerospace sector. The trade mission was organized around a key event, the Singapore Airshow 2016. Orissa International assisted the Canadian companies by organizing business matching meetings and facilitating productive introductions to key stakeholders in the aerospace sector.

Bringing NoSQL Technology to the Philippines

February 2016

Orissa International is assisting a US-based company, which offers new generation database solutions, to connect with distributors in the Philippines. With growing volumes of unstructured and multi-structured data flooding data centers, there is growing interest in enterprise-level NoSQL Database technology in the region, particularly in the government and financial sectors.

Surveys of Lawyers and Inhouse Legal Counsel in Singapore and Malaysia on behalf of a Legal Bar

February 2016

Orissa International undertook a project to survey and interview lawyers and inhouse legal counsel in Singapore and Malaysia to better understand the latest trends in the legal market in the two countries. Responses from the interviewees were analyzed and summarized into a written report for our client, a Legal Bar.

Inward Investment Presentation

February 2016

Orissa International presented to a group of Singapore companies in the aerospace sector on investment opportunities in the US State of Pennsylvania to generate investment leads for our client.

Helping a German Manufacturer of Machinery and Molds to enter Malaysia

January 2016

Orissa International assisted a German company that manufactures machinery and molds with a customer and partner search in Malaysia. Our Malaysia-based Trade Manager with local language capability helped the client connect with various customers in the first phase of the project. In Phase II, to be held in late Feb, we will assist the client in their second in-market visit to follow up with companies they met in Phase I, as well as help connect them to additional prospective customers.

Building Business Contacts for a Canadian company in the Environmental sector in Vietnam

January 2016

Orissa International assisted a Canadian company in the water treatment and remediation sector in their visit to Ho Chi Minh City, where we helped connect the client to utilities and partners in the environmental sector.

Export Strategy Consultations

January 2016

Orissa International conducted one-on-one consultations with 8 Singapore-based companies (from multiple sectors) on behalf of our client, a Singapore government trade promotion agency. We advised the companies on their specific business issues relating to their internationalization plans, from market selection to how to deal with export challenges and hone in on the best market opportunities.

Connecting a Web Content Filtering Company to a Singapore Government Board

December 2015

We assisted a company that is a leading provider of Internet content filtering and web threat management solutions and services for educational institutions, government organizations, telcos and businesses around the world, by introducing it to key contacts in the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

Market Studies on the Water & Wastewater sectors in Thailand and Singapore

December 2015

Orissa International undertook a customized research project for a US company in the water and wastewater management technologies sector, looking to better understand the opportunities in Thailand and Singapore. Our report provided an overview of the sector, a competitive analysis, government regulations as well as recommendations on market entry. We also provided the client with key contacts within relevant government ministries and associations.

Helping US Companies Targeting Singapore

November 2015

We assisted a US company that offers pipeline inspection and cleaning services by providing it with information on trade shows in Singapore that cover the oil and gas sector, oil offshore services and the pipeline industry. We also helped connect a US company that provides integrated technological, bioanalytical and high throughput research services with a prospective partner in Singapore.

Building Business Contacts & Business Networks for a Finnish Company in Vietnam

November 2015

Orissa International assisted a Finnish company in the payment solutions technology sector in their second visit to Vietnam, where we helped the client deepen their engagement with local telcos, airtime distributors and payment solutions companies, as well as helped them connect with a local law firm to set up their business operations in Vietnam.

Canadian ICT Trade Mission to Thailand

November 2015

We organized a trade mission for a Canadian Trade Promotion Agency, for a group of Canadian companies in the ICT sector to meet with prospective distributors and clients in Thailand.

Export Strategy Workshop

November 2015

We organized a multi-sector export strategy workshop for the Singapore government export promotion agency, International Enterprise Singapore, to support 28 Singapore companies in the export of their products and services overseas. Among the topics covered were strategy development, branding, marketing and business negotiations with potential partners. The program also included follow-up one-on-one coaching sessions between our export coach and each participant, to help them fine-tune their export strategy.

CommuniCast Myanmar 2015

November 2015

We organized a trade mission for a Canadian Trade Promotion Agency, for a group of Canadian companies in the ICT sector to attend CommuniCast Myanmar 2015, followed by meetings with prospective distributors and clients in Thailand. This is a new milestone for Orissa International, as we lead our very first trade mission to Myanmar.

Aviation & Defense Sectors in Malaysia & Singapore

October 2015

We assisted a Canadian company that develops live inventory management systems for the aviation industry by providing it with contact details for MROs in Singapore and Malaysia. We also helped a Canadian company that manufactures coatings for the aerospace and defense industries connect with end-users and distributors in Singapore and Malaysia.

Information on DNA Testing Services in Singapore

October 2015

Orissa International researched and prepared a summary report on DNA Testing Services in Singapore, for a US-based accredited full service laboratory provider of advanced DNA diagnostic testing for forensic and family relationship applications. We also prequalified two prospective partners for our client in Singapore.

Sourcing Packaging Material from Vietnam

October 2015

Orissa International undertook a sourcing project on behalf of a leading US company in the packaging and packaging equipment solutions sector. We provided the client with a pre-qualified list of manufacturers of Leno mesh products in Vietnam.

Survey of Small Grocery Retailers in Ho Chi Minh City for a Finnish Fintech Company

October 2015

Orissa International undertook a project to survey a group of small grocery retailers in Ho Chi Minh City that sell airtime, gaming credits, utility payments services, etc. Responses from the interviewees were analyzed and summarized into a written report for our client.

Investment Seminar in Singapore

October 2015

We organized an investment seminar in Singapore, on behalf of an economic delegation from a Swiss canton. The seminar targeted senior management primarily from commodities trading and financing sector, as well as the shipping sector in Singapore.

Helping a Manufacturer of Concrete Testing Equipment to enter Southeast Asia

September 2015

Orissa International assisted a Canadian company that designs and manufactures concrete testing equipment with distributor searches in Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia. The client leveraged on our network of in-market Trade Managers with local language capabilities to help progress their discussions with selected distributors in Vietnam and Indonesia.

Latest Developments in the Mining & Construction Sectors in Indonesia

September 2015

Orissa International undertook a customized research project for a Northern Ireland company in the materials handling sector, looking to understand the latest developments in the mining and construction landscape in Indonesia. Our report helped the client focus on a selection of potential distribution partners in Indonesia which they hope will speed up the time it takes for them to enter the market. We also provided the client with a prequalified list of distributors of construction and mining equipment in Indonesia.

Airport & Aviation Indonesia 2015

September 2015

We planned and organized an in-market visit for a Swiss company that develops, designs and manufactures precision motion simulators for the aeronautics, space, defense, automotive and consumer industries. The visit was to be held in conjunction with Airports & Aviation Indonesia 2015 show. The meetings we organized for our client gave them an opportunity to present their products to different opinion leaders, experts and potential users in Indonesia.

Analysis of Key Trends in the Aerospace Sector for a Canadian Trade Promotion Board

August 2015

Orissa International undertook a project to analyze key trends in the Airport, Commercial Aerospace & MRO sectors in Southeast Asia. Using a wide range of secondary sources, we combined, analyzed and summarized all available data on the sector into a single report for our client.

Brand Perception Survey of Companies in Indonesia

August 2015

Orissa International undertook a brand perception survey for a Swiss company that manufactures hand tools. We interviewed a range of prospective clients operating in Indonesia to determine awareness of the brand and perceptions related to it.  We also organized business-matching meetings for the client in Indonesia.

Orissa International Generates Leads for US-based Building Materials Company in the Philippines

August 2015

Orissa International arranged customized business-matching meetings for a US company interested in meeting prospective clients, namely private medical and educational institutes, in Manila. The company is seeking our assistance to expand into a new sector that was not being targeted by their existing distributors. Earlier this year, they used our services to secure new partners in Indonesia.

Orissa International selected as the Authorized Trade Representative of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

August 2015

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has selected Orissa International to be its Authorized Trade Representative in Singapore, Malaysia, lndonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Orissa International is very pleased to join WEDC's global network of trade reps, and we look forward to working with Wisconsin companies seeking to grow their exports into Southeast Asia.

Export Strategy Workshop

July 2015

We organized a multi-sector export strategy workshop for the Singapore government export promotion agency, International Enterprise Singapore, to support 20 Singapore companies in the export of their products and services overseas. Among the topics covered were strategy development, branding, marketing and business negotiations with potential partners. The program also included follow-up one-on-one coaching sessions between our export coach and each participant, to help them fine-tune their export strategy.

Partner Search & Customised study of the Payment Solutions market in Vietnam for a Finnish company

July 2015

Orissa International undertook a customized research project for a Finnish fintech company looking to understand the payment solutions landscape in Vietnam. We interviewed key payment solutions players and compiled a study on the latest trends within the industry describing how banks, telcos and payment solutions companies are targeting the unbanked in Vietnam. We also organized business-matching meetings with 5 prospective partners in Vietnam for our client.

Opportunity Assessment across 7 key sectors in the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia

July 2015

Orissa International has undertaken an extensive review of 7 key sectors, from ICT to Renewable Energy, for the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia, to unearth opportunities for European SMEs. We have published a series of snapshot reports on opportunities in these markets on behalf of our client.

Follow On Project for A Japanese Company In Indonesia

June 2015

Having successfully helped a Japanese company in the printing industry secure distributors in Malaysia, we went on to run a new project that was initiated by the company for Indonesia in June. Orissa International helped the company identify and qualify prospective partners, and set up business-matching meetings with distributors in Indonesia that sell equipment used in the printing industry.

Seafood Importer And Distributor Search in Singapore And Thailand

June 2015

Orissa International helped a US-based company identify prospective importers and distributors for seafood in Singapore and Thailand. We compiled a comprehensive list of prospective companies after conducting exhaustive research into the 2 markets, and pre-qualifying their interest in importing US seafood.

Assistance In Indentifying Site for New Facility For A US Chemical Company

June 2015

Orissa International has been commissioned by a US chemical company to provide them with information on various countries in Southeast Asia, to better understand which would be most suitable for them to set up a chemical blending facility. Information compiled includes comparisons of corporate tax rates, industrial land cost, labor cost, Free Trade Agreements in place, etc.

ICT Sector Business Matching Meetings At CommunicAsia

June 2015

We organized over 40 business-matching meetings for 9 Ontario companies that exhibited at the CommunicAsia 2015 exhibition in Singapore between 2nd and 5th June 2015. The Ontario delegation comprised companies that have developed software and hardware for the telecommunications, financial and industrial sectors, amongst others.

Orissa International Generates Leads for US Company in Indonesia

May 2015

Orissa International arranged customized business-matching meetings for a US company interested in meeting end users in the building materials sector in Indonesia. The company, which has a network of distributors across Southeast Asia and an established presence in Asia for over 20 years, sought our assistance to expand into a new sector that was not being targeted by their existing distributors.

Post Trade Mission Follow Up For A Northern Ireland Company

May 2015

Orissa International helped a Northern Ireland company in the education software sector to follow up with leads after their participation in a trade mission. We helped to follow up with a key government agency in Malaysia involved in teacher training, which was interested to learn more about the educational software developed by the client. We also secured additional meetings for the client, with companies that work closely with the Ministry of Education in Malaysia.

Product Launch Seminar

May 2015

In collaboration with CzechTrade, Orissa International organized a product launch seminar for a renowned Czech Republic company in the lighting sector targeted at prominent property developers, architects and interior designers in Vietnam.

Export Strategy Workshop

May 2015

Orissa International organized an export strategy workshop for 8 Singapore companies on a visit to their export target market of Vietnam. These companies are in the retail sector. Funded by Singapore’s export promotion agency, International Enterprise Singapore, the program also included site visits to supermarkets, restaurants, retailers, shopping centers and distributors in Indonesia.

Export Strategy Workshop

March 2015

We organized an export strategy workshop for 12 Singapore companies on a visit to their export target market of Indonesia. These companies are in the food retail and food service sectors. Funded by Singapore’s export promotion agency, International Enterprise Singapore, the program also included site visits to supermarkets, restaurants, shopping centers and distributors in Indonesia.

Malaysia ICT Business-Matching Meetings

March 2015

We organized a series of business-matching meetings over 2 days for ICT companies from Canada. The companies were on a business mission to Malaysia to present their hardware and software solutions to the companies in the Malaysian Oil & Gas sector. The Ontario companies attended meetings and held discussions with key players such as Petronas, Talisman, Murphy and some of the major system integrators in the Malaysian Oil & Gas sector.

Environmental & Software Section Trade Mission

March 2015

Orissa International organized a multi-sector trade mission for a Northern Ireland delegation visiting Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The trade delegation comprised 12 companies from multi-sectors: environmental, agricultural machinery and software, among others. The program included customized business-matching meetings for potential partners and end users to meet the companies from Northern Ireland.

Vietnam Marine Sector Briefings and Technical Presentations

March 2015

We organized a 4-city program for a German trade delegation comprising 9 companies in the marine sector. The delegation visited the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi, Haiphong, Vung Tao and Ho Chi Minh City. The program included briefings on the Vietnamese marine sector as well as site visits. The German companies also met key organizations in Vietnam to discuss development of shipyard, ship repair and the offshore marine sector in Vietnam.

Precision Engineering Business Matching Meetings

November 2014

Orissa International organized a series of customized business-matching meetings for a delegation of 10 Singapore companies participating at the COMPAMED trade show in Germany. The Singapore companies were able to hold discussions with German and European medical device manufacturers who were seeking Asian manufacturers as partners.

Environmental & Medical Sector Business-Matching Meetings

November 2014

As part of a week-long multi-sector trade mission to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, we organized customized business-matching meetings for a group of 8 companies in the following sectors: Hardwood; Information Technology, Environmental and Medical sectors. The program included market briefings in each country and customized business matching meetings with potential partners and end users in the 3 countries visited.

Healthcare Sector Business-Matching Meetings at Medical Fair Asia

September 2014

We organized a week-long healthcare trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia for a delegation of 8 companies within the pharmaceuticals, medical devices & consumables and medical software sectors. The program began in Kuala Lumpur with customized business matching meetings with potential agents/distributors and end users. We also assisted the delegation in Singapore, where they were exhibiting at Medical Fair Asia 2014 in Singapore.

Export Strategy Workshop

August 2014

We organized a multi-sector export strategy workshop for the Singapore government export promotion agency, International Enterprise Singapore, to support Singapore companies in the export of their products and services overseas. Among the topics covered were strategy development, branding, marketing and business negotiations with potential partners. The program also included follow-up one-on-one coaching sessions between our export coach and each participant, to help them fine-tune their export strategy.

ICT Sector Business-Matching Meetings at CommunicAsia

June 2014

As part of the program for a trade mission from a Canadian province to Singapore and Indonesia, we organized customized business-matching meetings in both target markets. The Ontario delegation comprised 7 companies involved in providing software and hardware solutions for the Telecommunications Industry. In Indonesia, the companies met senior management representatives of key telecommunications companies and presented their products while in Singapore, the companies participated in the CommunicAsia trade show, where they met potential buyers and partners.

Business-Matching Meetings at Singapore International Water Week

June 2014

As part of the program for a business mission to Singapore and Malaysia, we organized customized business-matching meetings for a delegation from Canada. The companies participating at the Singapore International Water Week showcased their equipment and software solutions in the wastewater and utilities sector. Potential partners which the companies connected with during this week-long program included potential partners, distributors, utility companies and wastewater treatment operators.

Indonesia Pharmaceutical Sector Trade Mission

May 2014

As part of a trade mission from a US state exhibiting at the 2014 Indonesia Pharmaceutical trade show, we organized a week-long program of Indonesian pharmaceutical sector briefings, site visits and business-matching meetings for the trade delegation.

Business-Matching Meetings at Food & Hotel Asia

April 2014

We organized a trade mission for a US state, which included customized business-matching meetings and sector briefings to connect them with key distributors and buyers from the region. The companies in the trade mission also participated at the Food & Hotel Asia 2014 trade show where they had discussions with additional interested parties.

Vietnam Chemical Sector Trade Mission

April 2014

Orissa International conducted briefings on the chemical sector for a delegation of German companies on a week-long business mission to Vietnam. The 6 German companies on the mission visited Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, where we organized site visits. In addition, we arranged business-matching meetings to support their search for partners in Vietnam.

Business-Matching Meetings at the Singapore Changi International Air Show

February 2014

A program of business-matching meetings was organized for 2 business missions during the Singapore Changi International Air Show 2014. The first was a business mission from a US state, and the second was a business mission from a Canadian province. The Canadian delegation moved on to Vietnam after the Singapore Air Show where another series of business-matching meetings were arranged for companies to meet Vietnamese aerospace organizations.

Vietnam Healthcare Trade Mission

November 2013

A series of healthcare sector briefings and site visits were organized for a business delegation from a Canadian province. Customized business-matching meetings were arranged for the companies seeking Vietnamese partners in medical equipment distribution.

Multi-sector Business-Matching Meetings

November 2013

We organized a week-long multi-sector trade mission to Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam for a delegation comprised of 7 companies in the Hardwood; Information Technology; and Medical sectors. The program included market briefings in each country and customized business matching meetings with potential partners and end users in the 3 target markets.

Vietnam Security Sector Trade Mission

November 2013

Briefings on the security sector were organized for a delegation of German companies on a week-long business mission to Vietnam. The 6 German companies on the mission visited Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, where we organized site visits. In addition, we arranged business-matching meetings to support their search for partners in Vietnam.

Seminar on Investing in the Swiss Canton of Vaud

October 2013

As part of a business mission to Singapore, this seminar promoted the Canton of Vaud as a business location for Singapore companies in the healthcare, ICT and financial sectors. Some 30 key Singapore companies in the targeted sectors attended the seminar, made contact with cantonal government representatives as well as company representatives in the business delegation. The week-long business mission included meetings with Singapore government agencies, site visits and business-matching meetings.

Business-Matching Meetings at Mining Indonesia 2013

September 2013

We organized a week-long program of sector briefings and customized business matching meetings for companies from a US State at the Indonesia mining show. The program included market briefings in each country, followed by customized business matching meetings with potential partners and end users in both countries.

Multi-Sector Trade Mission

September 2013

We organized a week-long multi-sector trade mission to Indonesia & Singapore for a large trade association based in Michigan, USA. The delegation comprised of 8 companies in the Aerospace; Automotive; Cosmetics and Machine Tools sectors. The program included market briefings in each country, followed by customized business matching meetings with potential partners and end users in both countries.

Technical Textiles Trade Mission

July 2013

We organized a 2-city program for a German trade delegation comprising companies in the technical textile sector. The delegation visited the Indonesian cities of Bandung and Jakarta, where they met with potential partners. The program also included market briefings on the technical textiles sector.

ICT Sector Business-Matching Meetings at CommunicAsia

June 2013

As part of the program for a trade mission from a Canadian province to Singapore, we organized customized business-matching meetings in both target markets. The delegation comprised 7 companies involved in providing software and hardware solutions for the Telecommunications Industry. The companies also participated in CommunicAsia trade show, where they met potential buyers and partners.

Study Mission on the Precision Engineering Sector

June 2013

This study mission was funded by the German Federal Ministry and the purpose was to showcase German capabilities and their latest technology in the precision engineering sector. We recruited 7 Singapore companies and government agencies and organized a 4- day program, which included sector briefings by technical specialists, and site visits to key German precision engineering R&D organizations and manufacturers to showcase the latest products and trends in this sector.

Multi-sector Trade Mission to Indonesia and Singapore

May 2013

We organized a week-long multi-sector trade mission to Indonesia & Singapore for this government export agency. The delegation comprised of 6 companies in the ICT, Medical and Industrial Supplies sectors. The program included market briefings in each country, followed by customized business matching meetings with potential partners and end users in both countries.

Orissa International Attends “Bringing the World to PA”

September 0021

As the authorized trade representative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Orissa International attended the “Bringing the World to PA” events held in ten different locations across the state of Pennsylvania. Through this event, Orissa International shared market intelligence with various PA companies who are seeking business opportunities in South East Asia.

Delaware Trade Mission to Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines

September -0025

Orissa International arranged a multi-country trade mission to Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines for a delegation of companies from the US state of Delaware. The delegation included several providers of ICT products and services with applications in healthcare, smart infrastructure, and retail, and also a chromatography column manufacturer. During the trade mission, Orissa International’s in-country trade consultants arranged business matching meetings for the Delaware companies with C-suite and high-level managers from local companies that are potential distributors and end-users of their products in the three markets. Orissa International serves as the Authorized Trade Consultant for State of Delaware in South East Asia.