Building Bridges to Southeast Asia

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We are proud to present exploreASEAN, which is providing young people with the chance to access the ASEAN community.

Each member state of ASEAN has its unique economical, cultural and environmental characteristics. It is challenging to gain an impression of job prospects in each country in Southeast Asia. Our project pursues to give an in-depth understanding of each country to young talents and supports them to gain a foothold in ASEAN.

Emerging Southeast Asian Markets

This year, exploreASEAN will focus on the three countries Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. Whereas Singapore has grown to a global business centre, Vietnam and Indonesia are regarded as emerging markets with countless business opportunities.

Considering this positive outlook, we name the 2016/2017 exploreASEAN project “Emerging Southeast Asian Markets”. It is expected that the future development in the region will have great impact on its consumer landscape. New needs and wants ask for new products and for suppliers capable of understanding local conditions and people’s desires. Therefore, exploreASEAN builds a network and provides a platform for students and companies to get familiar with the ASEAN economies. We would like to have you on board to exploreASEAN together!

We are happy to take you with us on our journey.

Your exploreASEAN Team 2016/2017
Timo, Umberto, Luisa, Tobias

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NEXUS 2 Newsletter

The second edition of the joint newsletter of all the international student projects "Nexus" is online. It features news, highlights and information about the Onsite Seminars. Get an insight about our journey to South-East Asia and what the exploreASEAN delegation experienced.

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Switzerland goes Vietnam

Today our delegation had the possibility to visit two Swiss companies which made their way to Vietnam. Fontina, a family business manufacturing pottery products, closed its branches in Switzerland and moved entirely to Vietnam. And Jakob Rope Systems which brought a major part of its manufacturing process to Vietnam.

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