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EU Gateway | Business Avenues video


Successful in Asia.

What did it take to bolster up thousands of European companies eager to estab-lish long lasting business collaborations in Asia? It all started with EU Gateway | Business Avenues, an EU-funded initiative that provided entry tickets into notoriously difficult to enter markets, breaking down cultural barriers and regulatory constraints. 53 EU-funded business missions and 24,000 pre-arranged B2B meetings later, it becomes crystal clear why 98% of the participating companies would apply again:


Apply. Take off. Expand your business to Asia.

Follow five European companies on a business mission to Asia! Experience how an EU Gateway | Business Mission unfolds and witness what we can do to help your company find the right contacts in the Republic of Korea, South East Asia, Japan and China. Between 2016-2020, 53 missions in 9 different sectors have been available to European companies to focus on their business while the EU took care of all the rest. They have been in good hands. Check the results here.


How to kickstart your business in Japan with the support of the EU

Japan offers numerous opportunities for European companies. Building on over 30 years of experience in Japan, EU Gateway | Business Avenues facilitated the otherwise challenging entry on the market.

Between 2017 to 2019, coaching, logistical and financial support was given to the selected companies in the following fields: Environment & Water Technologies, Green Energy Technologies, Construction & Building Technologies, Healthcare & Medical Technologies, and Railway Technologies & Services.

Here is a summary of the Programme outcomes in Japan.


Are you CHINAble? Put the full weight of the EU behind your market strategy!

China is Europe’s second biggest trading partner, and EU exports have grown steadily over the past 5 years. Yet expanding into this promising market is not without its challenges: it requires a substantial investment in terms of time, financial commitment and human resources. Participating in an EU Gateway | Business Avenues mission has been a real game changer for many European companies. This EU-funded initiative has been active for over 20 years and offered coaching, logistical and financial support to European companies targeting China from 2017 to 2018.


Prepare your company for a business mission to Asia

EU Gateway | Business Avenues missions to Asia have always begun with customised coaching in Europe: sector experts, market insights and a dedicated team has supported thousands of European companies in planning the best strategy to enter the Republic of Korea, South East Asia, Japan and China.


Over 50 business missions to Asia: pick your sector and apply now

EU Gateway | Business Avenues organised 53 business mission to Asia between 2016 and 2020. Each business mission was open to up 40-50 European companies, comprised exhibition days and pre-arranged business meetings with local companies and coaching before, during and after the business mission.


EU Gateway | Business Avenues methodology

EU Gateway │Business Avenues was an initiative funded by the EU helping European companies to establish long-lasting business collaborations in Asia through matchmaking and business services. This is how it worked.


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