Expandeers supplies midsize companies with highly reliable senior business developers located locally in over 50 regions around the globe.
Highly efficient, without long-term obligations and without the risks associated with expansion. We found and set-up your European subsidiary, e.g. your German company, install all necessary actions and processes, provide all marketing and all sales activities for you - Full-Service EAAS - Expansion as a service
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Transparency of markets leads to ever greater competition and enforces the need for business development. In many cases, companies do not have adequate level of know-how, skills and reliable resources for developing their businesses, as it is not their core business to expand but to offer great products and services.
Headquartered in Hamburg/Germany, we hold branches in Zurich/Switzerland, Lahore/Pakistan, Dubai/UAE and Kuala Lumpur. You'll find EXPANDEERS (Malaysia) at CEO Suite in KL Sentral.
The time has never been more perfect to get involved within the medical sector in the United Arab Emirates. In 2018, the UAE government contributed 66% of the country’s healthcare spending of USD 15 billion. According to the International healthcare research centre (IRHC) UAE or Dubai more specifically is considered to be ranked 6 out of the 46 destinations in Global Medical Tourism Index 2020-2021. In addition, from 2018 to 2022 the healthcare spend is set to grow at CAGR (Compound annual growth rate) of 9.5%. One of the reasons is the aging of population, which is set to see an increase of 29% by 2050 according to the DHA chief (Dubai Health Authority).
A very intense and fruitful business trip to Dubai in April 2021 also led to a meeting with Gulf Resources LLC. Now we are happily announcing our strategic partnership between Expandeers and Gulf Resources!
Gulf Resources conveys and provides financial resources from its wide base network of high-net-worth individuals, family offices and financial institutions. Gulf Resources is well known and established in GCC for providing competent knowledge and market intelligence, business and financial advisory, financing business ventures and managing mergers and acquisitions to its clients.
Expandeers is pleased to welcome Patricia, our new associate partner for France and French-speaking countries in general.
Living in Frankfurt/Germany as a French native she has over 30 years of experience in intercultural communication between France and Germany, as well as with other French-speaking countries, especially in North African markets such as Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
The French (speaking) markets bear a lot of potential, especially for qualitative and elaborated products and services. Midsize companies as well as startups often hesitate to enter or advance into the French markets. "Working with French or French-speaking partners can sometimes be challenging." Often it is not the language, but the mentality, attitude and the work environment may be different from other markets. Our own particular culture "catches"us and we need to consider what challenges we have to overcome in our intercultural interactions. This should be part of the export strategy.
Nevertheless, one should not be hesitant to enter such a great market. The overwhelming potential can be accessed rather efficiently and sustainable, when done correctly. For that, we are very happy to have Patricia on board, to assist and guide all interested customers into this vast market.
On 6 April 2021, the virtual foreign trade day on “Dubai and UAE - Gateway to the Middle East” took place together with the BVMW, the leading association of German SME. Gerrit Stroomann, managing partner of the internationalization specialist EXPANDEERS in Hamburg, gave an entertaining, practical speech on the potential, future perspectives and about Dubai as a "launching pad" to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Expandeers Global Network GmbH runs the international offices of the BVMW in Dubai (UAE) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Therefore, we feel perfectly equipped to give insights and lead the way to expand internationally.
So what is it with the UAE? Business is the driving force in Dubai.
Reinforced by the current crisis, there is currently a rethinking and reorientation taking place in the United Arab Emirates. Especially for the growth of German startups and medium-sized companies, Dubai is an attractive pillar: On the one hand, Dubai is safe in many ways. It has an excellent infrastructure, free trade zones, investment promotion programs, impresses with extensive tax exemption, is innovative, flexible and agile. On the other hand, Dubai is ranked 16th on the Ease of Doing Business Index (Germany ranks 22nd as a comparison).
The global business outlooks for Europe and China / SE Asia are predominantly positive for 2021. Whereas the international German companies look more pessimistically onto this period: 27 % expect negative developments in foreign business in 2021. Only 17 % expect positive business outcomes. The internationally active German companies are facing major challenges in their global business this year: the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, lockdowns, the economic crisis situation in many countries and increasing trade barriers. Most of all, traveling abroad is difficult if not impossible. Therefore, foreign operations are hard to maintain and steer.
Nowadays, women’s leadership is undeniably a key to a successful COVID-19 response and recovery since many of the countries that have successfully responded to the pandemic are actually run by women. However, also in business, women and their distinct leadership style, often are a success model. Technology and innovation have transformed our world, how we work, learn and communicate. For that and before the pandemic, the Digital Revolution represents one of the biggest opportunities for women and girls to achieve personal and financial success.
Miriam, Associate Partner of Expandeers SouthEast Asia PLT. interviewed by Asia Law Portal
In her interview Miriam Shastri, founder of consultancy TOP Beraten Malaysia and Partner of Expandeers SouthEast Asia PLT, explains what inspired her to found the company, the key services she offers and prospect opportunities for foreign investors to Malaysia.
Studying law was what led Miriam into advising European markets, mainly German clients, with bilateral trade, market entry and regulatory compliance in Malaysia. “It’s actually quite a funny story (in my opinion)! As I am Malaysian-German by ethnicity and grew up between continents, I always knew, I would want to do something with an ‘international edge’ to it”. Passion is what encouraged her as a founder. As people are passionate about a company or product, they will add much more value to it than otherwise. “I am also inspired by the humanitarian, charitable angle in business – using the profits made from one’s own labour to help others, can there be a more rewarding thing?”
Der GMRT / German Malaysian Round Table (digital) ist eine Plattform für Unternehmen, deren Geschäftsführer, Mitarbeiter, Dienstleister und Berater, Regierungs- und Verbandsvertreter.
Als Chapter Initiator des GMRT Hamburg, unterstützt Expandeers zusammen mit allen GMRT- Chaptern, MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority), OAV (Ostasiatischer Verein), IHK, AHK, MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation) und der Deutsche Botschaft Kuala Lumpur am 23. Februar einen digitalen German Malaysian Round Table, zu dem wir jeden Interessierten gerne einladen.
Expandeers invites you to the DFC. A virtual congress with over 60 exhibitors and speakers, BVMW foreign representatives from 30 nations, impulse generators and door openers on the subject of “GERMAN Mittelstand meets International Business Development and Digitalization”.
The 5 main topics:
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Partnerships in the pharmaceutical industry help gaining access to innovative drugs and allow companies to enter foreign markets more easily than by any other activity. One of the main reasons pharmaceutical companies are looking for potential partners is to gain faster, easier and cost-effective access to new manufacturing technologies.
Thus, local regulations and high market entry costs make it more challenging for small and mid-sized companies to expand into international markets by their own means. For this reason, pharmaceutical companies seek out local partners as an economical and practical strategy of setting up base in foreign countries. Further, there are high costs for drugs approval. Companies have to consider the high-pitched failure rates into their investment risk.