We have delivered tailored market research and business matching solutions to thousands of companies over the past 20+ years to help them understand and enter the Southeast Asian market 

Examples of Market Entry Projects We Have Undertaken

Emerging Technology Startups in Indonesia and Singapore

Orissa International listed and profiled 100 small emerging tech companies located in Indonesia and Singapore, 50 from each country for an European regional government trade promotion agency. These companies were selected from 5 sectors: Cybersecurity, Fintech, Medtech, Big data and mobile/cloud, based on revenue and fundraising criteria and other indicators of the market potential of their products/ services in European markets.

Business Mission to the Malaysia International Halal Showcase

Orissa International supported the business mission of the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry to the Malaysia International Halal Showcase. Orissa International was featured as a guest speaker to discuss business opportunities in Malaysia during the market briefing session of the event. The Singapore delegation were comprised of different companies from the consumer, media, health and supplements, logistics, and packaging industries, among others.

Survey of Universities in Malaysia

Orissa International undertook an in-depth survey of the linkages between Malaysian and Canadian universities. As part of the project, we reached out to more than 50 public and private universities in Malaysia and obtained detailed survey responses on accreditation agreements, student and lecturer exchange or mobility programs and research collaborations between institutes of higher education in both countries.

Report on the Packaging Machinery Market in Thailand

Orissa International delivered a market study on the Thai packaging machinery market for a North American packaging and processing industry association. The report's objective was to help the client identify the potential for its members' products in the country. To complement secondary research, more than 50 interviews were conducted with companies in 5 sectors: food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care, among others, to understand trends, assess the sectoral demand for packaging machinery and evaluate the market positions of machinery suppliers from different regions.

Report on the Baby Furniture Market in Malaysia

Orissa International delivered a report to a Singaporean distributor of baby products which is looking for a reseller in Malaysia with the objective of placing its products in department stores, baby products retail chains and online platforms specializing in baby products. To support the company, Orissa International conducted a market research to understand purchase behavior, distribution channels, effective marketing strategies and competitive landscape in the Malaysian market.

Singapore SME Center Conference 2019

Orissa International Managing Director, Sarath Menon, participated in a panel discussion on: Offensive vs Defensive: How to Survive and Grow Overseas. This was part of the Internalization track at the SME Centre Conference, an annual event for micro and small enterprises jointly organized by the SME Centers and supported by Enterprise Singapore.

Report on the Poultry Sector of Vietnam

Orissa International delivered a market study on the poultry sector of Vietnam for a leading food company in the U.K., which is also among Europe's leading poultry producers. The report covered key trends, distribution channels, key players in the poultry sector, regulatory environment and trade statistics. It also provided market entry insights for Vietnam.

Market Report on Gluten-Free Foods in Vietnam

Orissa International undertook a research project for a Polish company that offers gluten free food and beverage products, which was interested to explore the Vietnamese market. We delivered a report to the client that will enable them to better understand the Vietnam market and devise a suitable business strategy for market entry. We are now following up to help the company with business matching in Vietnam.

Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative Trade Mission to Thailand and Vietnam

Orissa International arranged a trade mission to Thailand and Vietnam for the Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative. The trade mission was packed with business meetings and client visits for the business delegates from Ohio and Pennsylvania that are involved in a variety of industries including agriculture, transportation, logistics and supply chain, aviation and aerospace, lab testing and consulting, metalworking and education. Following 3 days in Thailand, the delegation spent 3 days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, learning about market opportunities.

Iowa Trade Mission to Vietnam and the Philippines

Orissa International supported a business delegation of Iowa companies and associations in their trade mission to Vietnam and the Philippines. During the trade mission, we arranged business matching meetings for the Iowa companies involved in pharmaceuticals and agriculture equipment. In addition, we provided logistics support for the representatives of various Iowa agricultural associations in their site visits. Participating Iowa businesses gave the feedback that they were successful in developing new trade relations during their visit to both countries.

Illinois Trade Mission to the Philippines

Orissa International arranged over 40 business matching meetings for 6 Illinois companies during their visit to the Water Philippines 2019 tradeshow. We provided on-site support and meeting facilitation to participating Illinois companies involved in the business of water and wastewater treatment, flow meters, water and air purification and pumps manufacturing. We received positive feedback from the delegates for its meeting arrangements with potential partners as well as its coordination on the site visit to the Putatan Water Treatment Plant.

Market Strategy for Mineral Insulated Cables in Thailand

Orissa International assisted a UK-based manufacturer of fire survival mineral insulated cables in revising their market strategy for Thailand. The client had been trying to break into the Thai market, but was facing challenges. We interviewed various distributors of fire-resistant cables, contractors and an end-user government agency to better understand the procurement process for the product, and to identify the key sectors that present viable opportunities for the client's product. This was complemented with desktop research listing upcoming projects that the client could target and recommendations on important trade shows.