The Southeast Asia and South Asia annual regional meeting of Reanda International was held through video conference on 6 August 2020. A total of 25 partners and personnel from all the nine network firms in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore and Vietnam from the region as well as Reanda International Beijing headquarters and Hong Kong administrative office attended the meeting.
The meeting, chaired by the regional president Mr. L.L. Koong of the Southeast Asia and South Asia region, aims to facilitate mutual collaboration and strengthen the exchanges amongst network firms in the region. The meeting was kicked off by the opening remarks made by the Chairman Mr. Huang Jinhui and the CEO Mr. Franklin Lau. Chairman Mr. Huang indicated the strong momentum of referral cases in Southeast Asia and South Asia as well as the key factors of successful business referrals including highly active participation by partners of network firms involved, putting client services first before profits as well as mutual trust and understanding between network firms. The Chairman also elaborated the strategies of the Beijing headquarters in supporting the development of the region in the post pandemic period including approaching the Chinese headquarters of Reanda China clients who have subsidiaries in Southeast Asia and South Asia for business pitching, promoting the network’s international solutions which is backed by its global reach to the Chinese enterprises as well as fostering collaboration with the international business associations in Mainland China to learn the services needs of their members in China who have operations in overseas. Mr. Franklin Lau, CEO of Reanda International spoke about the network’s progress of seeking Forum of Firms full membership, global monitoring review, launch of the transnational clients database, recruitment plan of new members in the 2nd half of 2020 as well as the arrangement of the annual conference later this year. Regional president Mr. Koong continued the meeting with an intriguing presentation about the latest development of the Southeast Asia and South Asia region, brief updates about Reanda Malaysia as well as an overview of the stimulus packages launched by the Malaysia government amidst COVID-19 outbreak.
During the meeting, Mr. Pinaki Dada, senior partner of Bangladesh firm, Ms. Michelle Bernardi, managing partner of Indonesia firm and Mr. Apoorva Yatindra, director of India firm presented their firm’s latest development and their strategies in assisting clients through COVID-19. Members also expressed their suggestions on the network’s digital presence and platform for the M&A enquiries. The meeting concluded with useful and passionate discussions on how members in the region can work more closely together for successful collaboration.