Singapore as a Business Gateway
for Southeast Asia: A Conversation
with Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board
April 26, 2022 | Episode #33
NEW YORK – In Episode #33 of his podcast, Thomas Fraser talks with Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board, about business opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia. With a population of 700 million and a rapidly growing, increasingly digital middle class, Southeast Asia is on track to become the fourth largest market in the world by 2030. The business opportunities are significant.
In Part 1 of this episode, Poh describes the growth of Southeast Asia as a consumer market and manufacturing center and how the Singapore EDB works with companies to help them navigate business opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia. “Southeast Asia is one of the world’s last growth frontiers,” she says.
In Part 2, Poh describes how the Singapore EDB works with a variety of businesses, including technology firms, venture capital firms, professional services firms and family offices, to develop markets, find talent and innovate. She also discusses how the Singapore EDB is working with companies in the growing area of corporate venturing.
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This podcast is the ninth episode in an ongoing series exploring economic development, investment, tourism and culture in Singapore.