Malaysia and Singapore are key markets for Welsh exports. The October 2019 trade mission builds on the success of last year’s visit, which featured businesses from a wide range of sectors including food and drink, information and communications technology, advanced engineering and fintech.
The 2019 mission is a showcase for nine dynamic companies from Wales, ranging from creative agencies specialising in virtual reality to manufacturers of heavy lifting equipment. All are hoping to develop their trading relationship with the UK’s two most important partners from the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region.
Around 4,000 companies from Wales and the rest of the UK have a presence in Singapore, employing more than 50,000 people.
Malaysia and Wales have developed strong academic links, including the International University of Malaya-Wales - a joint enterprise founded in 2013.