Newfound has announced the first virtual fintech trade mission between the UK and the APAC region.
The trade mission has received widespread support from both public and private sector organisations, with launch partners including British Australia Society, FinTech Australia, FinTechNZ, Level 39, London & Partners, New South Wales Government and Tech Nation.
It aims to open export markets, create new jobs and scale-up opportunities for the fintech sector and the broader digital economy across both regions.
The programme launches a free event on July 15th opened by the Lord Mayor of London William Russell.
This will be followed by a two-week digital trade mission to Australia on September 7th and then a UK equivalent commencing on September 14th.
“This virtual fintech trade mission is a wonderful opportunity for thriving fintech companies in both the UK and APAC regions to connect and explore expansion opportunities,” said Janet Coyle, Managing Director for Business at London & Partners.
“London is a natural home for fintech due to its position as a global financial centre alongside its deep technology talent pool and supportive regulation. We want to help London companies to compete globally and virtual trade missions are a great way to help scaling companies reach their international growth ambitions.”
“The programme comes on the heels of positive negotiations that are now underway to create a Free Trade Agreement between the UK, Australia and New Zealand. We believe that trade missions are key to global economic recovery and must continue, even with closed physical borders,” added Peter Gillingwater, CEO of Newfound.