Dezan Shira & Associates is proud to announce that we have been named the official Vietnam market entry partner for IE Singapore’s Plug and Play Network, which provides Singapore SMEs with business advisory, business matching and market set-up services across China, India and Southeast Asia.
Mr. Satvinder Sing, Assistant Chief Executive Officer at IE Singapore, said, “IE Singapore designed our Plug and Play Network to enable SMEs to gain access to co-working spaces, specialised assistance for market research and business connections, in a relatively lower-risk and resource-light approach. This first-of-its-kind network will allow them to establish physical presence and connectivity into growing markets in China, India and Southeast Asia more quickly and easily.”
The network spans 45 cities across six markets, including China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Its eight partner firms include business services centers, consulting firms and co-working spaces. The consulting firms and service centers provide pre-entry advisory, business matching and partner search, while the co-working spaces enable SMEs to set up and start operations quickly.
As part of this network, our Vietnam offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi will offer Singapore-based SMEs expanding to Vietnam three vital services to ease their market entry: market research, business matching and in-market briefings.
Our customized market research reports will include our firm’s expertise and evaluations on market entry strategy, trade regulations and procedures, competitor analysis and more. For businesses seeking in-market connections through business matching, we will screen potential partners and arrange a meeting itinerary for their visit. We also offer one complimentary in-market briefing for businesses with basic advisory needs at our Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi offices.
Dezan Shira & Associates’ Senior Associate of ASEAN Business Intelligence, Dustin Daugherty, said, “We’re very honored to be able to partner with IE Singapore, which is the essential first stop for Singapore businesses expanding abroad. We look forward to offering Singapore companies a seamless market entry experience when coming to Vietnam, as it’s a market loaded with potential but not without its complexities for first time investors.”
To learn more about our services through IE Singapore, please visit their webpage.