The Catalonia Trade & Investment office in Singapore is directed by Jordi Maluquer de Motes. Trained in economics and finance, he has been working in southern Asia for more than twenty years. There are a further four consultants at ACCIÓ’s Singapore office, which covers an extensive and populated area that includes Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.
The ACCIÓ office in Singapore, one of its oldest, opened in 1990. The huge geographical and cultural distance and diversity of the different countries mean that the office is crucial for Catalan companies wishing to enter these markets, by keeping risks to a minimum and guaranteeing success. Since 2015, it has worked on over 150 projects in all kinds of industrial sectors, focusing particularly on companies in the field of industrial systems and in the design industries.
The Singapore office deals mainly with projects that involve marketing (especially the search for marketing channels, scheduling business meetings and conducting market research), soft landing and business missions. It also specializes in innovation projects.