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Opportunities and challenges in Southeast Asia Event as iCalendar

(New Zealand Asia Institute)

06 December 2018

4 - 5:30pm

Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Level 0, Case Room 1, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland, 1010

Seminar: 4-5pm
Refreshments: 5-5.30pm, Level 6 Air Bridge

Opportunities and Challenges in Southeast Asia: Two views from the region

The Southeast Asia Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence (SEA CAPE), and the New Zealand Asia Institute are pleased to invite you to a discussion with two visiting ASEAN@50 Fellows, Senthil Danapalan and Dr Pavida Pananond. The Fellows are in New Zealand as part of the ASEAN@50 Fellowship Programme - a partnership between SEA CAPE and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to host leaders from ASEAN universities and businesses.

Senthil Danapalan is an experienced business executive with significant networks across Asia-Pacific within the technology, telecommunications and airline industries. He is currently the Head of Business Development at Maxis Berhad, a leading telecommunications provider in Malaysia.

Senthil will discuss how it is possible to overcome and achieve business results through a challenging regulatory environment in ASEAN. He will use the Uber case study of going from ‘almost banned’ to being approved with USD 30 million investment by government in 12 months.

Dr Pavida Pananond is Associate Professor of International Business at Thammasat Business School in Bangkok, Thailand. She received her PhD in 2001 from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. She has an interest in the internationalisation of firms and economic upgrading with reference to the emerging markets of the Southeast Asia region.

Pavida will discuss how Southeast Asian firms are using internationalisation as an upgrading strategy. The independent relationship of Southeast Asian supplier firms with lead firms in global value chains shapes their internationalisation processes. Implications can be drawn on how New Zealand can be part of outward foreign direct investment by Southeast Asian firms.

For more information about this event please email Dinah Towle or phone 09 923 1636.

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