Orissa International partnered with one of Australia’s states’ trade and investment offices to organize a virtual trade mission to Singapore in conjunction with the event, Big Data World, which took place on 14th – 15th October 2020. The project was conducted in two phases: a webinar series followed by business matching services. The Australian trade mission comprised of 15 companies offering various solutions for big data analysis and management, such as real-time remote monitoring and control, software mapping platform, document comparison software, all-in-one retail platforms, asset tracking and security, end-to-end blockchain solutions, and 3D & WebAR platform.

The 2-day webinar series was aimed at educating the participants about the big data sector landscape and ecosystem in Singapore. It included relevant speakers from various sectors, including government agencies, industry practitioners, investors, and specialist consultants, who provided market insights for companies to plan their market entry strategy effectively.

The post-event business matching component was conducted using video conference platforms such as Google Meet and Zoom. Our team arranged a minimum of 3 business matching meetings for each of the 15 Australian companies, engaging over 75 local companies across South East Asia, particularly from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Throughout the project, companies were able to pitch their company’s products and services to relevant government agencies and major local and foreign ICT end-users. The users included Arcadis, Gain City, Manila Water, Surbana Jurong, Expressway Authority of Thailand, Castlery, A*Star, Jurong Town Council, SMITS-San Miguel, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and ST Engineering.