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Why Asean?

ASEAN - the business opportunity

No business strategy should overlook such lasting potential for development. Asia's importance in the global marketplace is growing steadily - both as a manufacturing location and as a market in itself. It's a good thing that we are already here in Asia for you.

Serving a progressive hinterland comprising TEN nations

Ten nations - more than 600 million people. At the centre - Singapore, our Asian head office. Immediate neighbours - Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, all with fantastic potential, both in resources and production capacity and hence providing attractive opportunities for manufacturers and trading enterprises.

As a region, the ASEAN nations are jointly in seventh place in the world GDP rankings - that is a truly strong position. And reason enough for any business to pay more attention to the opportunities it has to offer.

Messe Düsseldorf Asia can open the door to these markets for you. Now is the right time to commit to this region and benefit from one of the most dynamic markets in the world.

Working towards a common cause

The creation of a single domestic market in which economic growth is promoted sustainably, with the aim of integrating the national economies of ASEAN nations into a single market for goods, services, investments and professionals.

From 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will drive development throughout this economic region further still. Member nations will play a larger and more important role in the global value chain that will further enhance their competitiveness.

For companies active in ASEAN, new opportunities are springing up. Income per capita is on the rise and is bringing increasing purchasing power - a demand that can be met by innovative products and services. The region as a whole offers superb conditions for manufacture and trade and will continue to play an important role in supplying the world markets with high grade end products.