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Asi­a­con­nect ( Myan­mar) Co., Ltd.

Asi­a­con­nect was es­tab­lished in 2012 as a com­pany lim­ited in Thai­land and is ac­tively ex­pand­ing into South East Asia mar­kets since re­branded in the 4th quar­ter of 2012 to or­ga­nize jew­elry shows in Myan­mar. In May 2013 Asi­a­con­nect took a pi­o­neer­ing step in Myan­mar with or­ga­niz­ing the 1st Myan­mar In­ter­na­tional Gems and jew­elry Expo in Yan­gon. This was the first ever in­ter­na­tional jew­elry trade show in Myana­mar.

The startup phase co­in­cided with the strong eco­nomic growth of the re­gion, such as Myan­mar, Cam­bo­dia, and Viet­nam ASCO fo­cused on build­ing a di­verse and de­voted team this be­came a strong foundation to cre­ate a busi­ness net­work­ing plat­form in the re­gion and con­tinue to grow in the new emerg­ing mar­kets. ASCO moved its head­quar­ter to Hong Kong in 2015 and formed its sub­sidiaries: Asi­a­con­nect’s ex­per­tise is in mar­ket knowl­edge in ASEAN coun­tries that

makes ASCO full so­lu­tion providers when it comes to or­ga­niz­ing an event in ASEAN. We are Ex­hi­bi­tion or­ga­niz­ers, Sports events like – Foot­ball and Asian Tour Golf, Beauty pageant like Ms Myan­mar Mo­tor Show and re­gional con­cert or­ga­niz­ers.

Des­ig­nate: Khaniss Jand, Di­rec­tor

Amer­i­can Coun­cils for In­ter­na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Inc.

A leader in in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion, aca­demic ex­change, and over­seas language im­mer­sion, Amer­i­can Coun­cils cre­ates op­por­tu­ni­ties that pre­pare in­di­vid­u­als and in­sti­tu­tions for suc­cess in an in­creas­ingly in­ter­con­nected world. Amer­i­can Coun­cils- ad­min­is­tered pro­grams fo­cus on im­prov­ing un­der­stand­ing be­tween coun­tries, ex­chang­ing ideas among in­di­vid­u­als, and en­hanc­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion through ed­u­ca­tion.

Since its es­tab­lish­ment in 1974, Amer­i­can Coun­cils has de­signed and ad­min­is­tered hun­dreds of short- term pro­grams for over 20,000pro­fes­sional par­tic­i­pants with themes such as Small Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment, Youth En­trepreneur­ship, and Eco- Tourism.

In its ad­min­is­tra­tion of the Pro­fes­sional Fel­lows Pro­grams ( PFP) emerg­ing busi­ness lead­ers in their 20s and 30s take part in cu­rated in­tern­ships, cut­ting- edge en­trepreneur­ship train­ing, and net­work­ing events to that sup­port the de­vel­op­ment of part­ner­ships and cre­ation of joint pro­jects that con­trib­ute to the so­cial and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of their com­mu­ni­ties.

In Myan­mar, Amer­i­can Coun­cils is a proud ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Young South­east Asian Lead­ers Ini­tia­tive for Pro­fes­sional Fel­lows that works with young pro­fes­sion­als to ex­pand eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties and ex­per­tise through­out Myan­mar.

Des­ig­nate: Michael Cur­tis, Vice Pres­i­dent, Pro­gram and Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Al­ter­nate: Leslie Ryan, Pro­gram Man­ager, Pro­fes­sional Fel­lows Pro­gram

BDO Myan­mar

BDO is a mem­ber firm of BDO In­ter­na­tional, the world’s fifth largest net­work of pro­fes­sional firms pro­vid­ing au­dit, ad­vi­sory and tax ser­vices to businesses rang­ing from es­tab­lished multi­na­tional con­glom­er­ates to growth- ori­ented or­gan­i­sa­tions, whether pub­lic or pri­vate. With 1,408 of­fices in 154 coun­tries, BDO In­ter­na­tional em­ploys 64,303 part­ners and staff gen­er­at­ing a world­wide fee in­come of US$ 7.30 bil­lion in 2015. With Myan­mar open­ing its doors to in­ter­na­tional trade in late 2012, op­por­tu­ni­ties abound for businesses.

Whether you are a na­tional busi­ness ex­plor­ing to ex­pand your reach on Myan­mar soil or look­ing to grow be­yond bor­ders; or whether you are en­ter­ing the Myan­mar mar­ket for the first time or ex­pand­ing your pres­ence in In­dochina; ex­plor­ing this new mar­ket of more than 55 mil­lion peo­ple in un­fa­mil­iar ter­ri­tory, can be daunt­ing.

This is where BDO Myan­mar comes in. BDO can be your trusted ad­vi­sor to as­sist you in nav­i­gat­ing the land­scape us­ing our lo­cal knowl­edge com­ple­mented by our global pres­ence.

With the full sup­port of BDO Malaysia, we are able to im­me­di­ately of­fer a full range of pro­fes­sional ser­vices for a broad range of As­sur­ance, Ad­vi­sory and Tax ser­vices, backed by years of cu­mu­la­tive knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence.

We are able to give you un­par­al­leled ac­cess to Greater Asia and be­yond.

Des­ig­nate: Zaw Ersk­ine, Man­ager Al­ter­nate: Lee Wee Hong, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor

In­dochina Re­search ( Myan­mar) Ltd.

Spe­cial­iz­ing in So­cial and Mar­ket Re­search in Cam­bo­dia, Laos, Myan­mar and Viet­nam, at In­dochina Re­search we know our area and our mar­ket in depth. We are also the only provider of in­te­grated re­search so­lu­tions and client ser­vices in In­dochina re­gion with over 20 years of ex­per­tise in man­ag­ing re­search pro­jects across de­vel­op­ing mar­kets and the num­ber # 1 Re­search Com­pany in Laos.

We de­liver high qual­ity Mar­ket and So­cial Re­search of in­ter­na­tional stan­dards, with knowl­edge about what con­sumers and businesses are do­ing lo­cally. From brands, to fash­ion, to the spend­ing and sav­ing habits of the ur­ban poor and so­cial im­pact eval­u­a­tion, our re­search scope is un­lim­ited. We of­fer both data col­lec­tion & de­liv­ery, and full- ser­vice pro­jects.

Our meth­ods and time­lines are tai­lored to meet the ob­jec­tives of the re­search for each project. We are also the right size. Big enough to lever­age our re­gional ex­per­tise across cat­e­gories, sec­tors and method­olo­gies. Small enough to cus­tom­ize each of our stud­ies to meet spe­cific client ob­jec­tives.

Des­ig­nate: Lo­cia Lo­posova, Coun­try Rep­re­sen­ta­tive BD & Mar­ket­ing Al­ter­nate: Rochelle Lyn Paderon, Re­search Man­ager

In­ter­na­tional Con­struc­tion Ma­te­rial Co., Ltd.

In­ter­na­tional Con­struc­tion Ma­te­rial Co. Ltd., Myan­mar ( ICM), was in­cor­po­rated un­der Myan­mar laws in the year 2009 with the aim of mar­ket­ing and dis­tri­bu­tion of qual­ity con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als to the Myan­mar con­struc­tion fra­ter­nity. ICM dis­trib­utes & in­stalls wa­ter­proof­ing sys­tems, paints, industrial floor­ings and glass & alu­minum. We also have a de­sign and con­struc­tion arm with a team of lo­cal ex­perts and for­eign part­ner­ships.

ICM has been as­so­ci­ated with small to large scale con­struc­tion pro­jects across the ter­ri­tory of Myan­mar, along with hav­ing a strong re­tail pres­ence. We have also set up a paint fac­tory in Myan­mar to serve our clients bet­ter. ICM cur­rently em­ploys

a large team across Myan­mar through its net­work of branch of­fices.

ICM has a vi­sion to be­come one of the largest con­struc­tion ma­te­rial com­pany in Myan­mar by pro­vid­ing good qual­ity prod­ucts and ut­most customer sat­is­fac­tion.

Des­ig­nate: Ashok Ku­mar, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Al­ter­nate: Yash Mody, Gen­eral Man­ager

Mi­crosoft Op­er­a­tion Pte Ltd

Driv­ing Dig­i­tal Trans­for­ma­tion in Myan­mar Mi­crosoft is the lead­ing plat­form and pro­duc­tiv­ity com­pany for the mo­bile­first, cloud- first world, and the mis­sion is to em­power ev­ery per­son and ev­ery or­ga­ni­za­tion on the planet to achieve more. Emerg­ing mar­ket such as Myan­mar are poised to leapfrog in growth, with a wealth of op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­no­va­tion. Mi­crosoft is well po­si­tioned to trans­form the way Myan­mar or­ga­ni­za­tions, busi­ness and in­di­vid­u­als trans­act and in­ter­act, help­ing them to em­bark on dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion jour­neys to en­hance com­pet­i­tive­ness and mod­ern­ize their busi­ness op­er­a­tions.

Des­ig­nate: Sy Wann, Coun­try Man­ager Al­ter­nate: Rena Chai, Mar­ket­ing and Op­er­a­tion Lead, SEA New Mar­kets

Mit­subishi Elec­tric Asia Pte Ltd ( Yan­gon Branch Of­fice)

Mit­subishi Elec­tric Asia Pte Ltd ( Yan­gon Branch Of­fice) was es­tab­lished in 2014 by Mit­subishi Elec­tric Asia Pte. Ltd to sup­port the Group’s ef­forts in ex­pand­ing its busi­ness in Myan­mar. Main Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude Mar­ket Re­search, sup­port for lo­cal dis­trib­u­tors and in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects.

Our head of­fice is in Sin­ga­pore named Mit­subishi Elec­tric Asia Pte Ltd which is es­tab­lish in 1977. Mit­subishi Elec­tric Asia Pte Ltd is a sub­sidiary of Mit­subishi Elec­tric Cor­po­ra­tion in Japan, a world lead­ing man­u­fac­ture of prod­ucts rang­ing from home elec­tron­ics, ver­ti­cal trans­porta­tion to satellite sys­tems.

Des­ig­nate: Ko­hji Maruyama, Gen­eral Man­ager

Ongo- Ronoc Myan­mar

Ongo is the mo­bile money brand of Ronoc Asia. Ronoc Asia was in­cor­po­rated in July 2015 when Ronoc, an in­ter­na­tional in­vest­ment and ad­vi­sory firm ( founded in 2007) joined with Open Revo­lu­tion, a lead­ing mo­bile pay­ment tech so­lu­tion provider ( founded in 2008).

Ronoc has a port­fo­lio of in­vest­ment and op­er­at­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in fron­tier mar­ket fi­nan­cial ser­vices and fin­tech. Open Revo­lu­tion has dig­i­tal pay­ments ex­pe­ri­ence in over 40 pro­jects in 25 coun­tries.

Ronoc Myan­mar Lim­ited was es­tab­lished in 2013 to de­velop net­works, forge re­la­tion­ships and eval­u­ate in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. The lead­er­ship team in­cludes some of the world’s best fi­nan­cial ser­vices, tech­nol­ogy and pay­ments ex­per­tise from Europe, USA and Asia. We are an in­ter­na­tional and en­er­getic team who is proud to be work­ing in Myan­mar and ex­cited by the op­por­tu­nity on Emerg­ing Asia’s tech­nol­ogy hori­zon.

Ongo dig­i­tal pay­ments ser­vices are com­ing soon to Myan­mar.

Des­ig­nate: Allen Gil­strap, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Al­ter­nate: Khin Nwe Than, Di­rec­tor of Fi­nance

Pas­tel Com­mu­ni­ca­tions

Pas­tel Com­mu­ni­ca­tions bring with it the knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing of de­vel­op­ing mar­kets with ex­per­tise that has been ap­plied suc­cess­fully at in­ter­na­tional lev­els.

With of­fices in Yan­gon, KL, and Karachi and strate­gic part­ner­ships in Bangkok & Mum­bai we are today geared to take on any chal­lenge that our clients bring our way in the spheres of both macro & mi­cro com­mu­ni­ca­tion re­quire­ments through ad­ver­tis­ing, brand de­vel­op­ment, pro­mo­tional ac­tiv­i­ties, events, ac­ti­va­tions and film mak­ing along with an ar­ray of value added ser­vices.

Today, we are Brand & Ac­ti­va­tion Agency for Myan­mar’s lead­ing brands in Re­tail, Fi­nance, Tech­nol­ogy, FMCGS & Pharma. To name a few prom­i­nent names we are as­so­ci­ated with in Myan­mar: Myan­mar Beer, Te­lenor, Wave Money, IBTC [ Grand Royal], World Bank, MDG ( Sunkist), UAB Bank, AYA Bank, CMHL, Pah­tama Group, MARICO, MEGA Life­sciences, Shop. com. mm etc.

While re­gion­ally we have an equally im­pres­sive client base with Google, BP, GSK, Umo­bile, LG Elec­tron­ics, Stan­dard Char­tered bank, Dupont, Sch­nei­der Elec­tric etc to name a few.

Our Web­site is be­ing re­built just now but our Facebook page is up­dated. https:// www. facebook. com/ pages/ Pastel­com­mu­ni­ca­tions/ 217273248347191

Des­ig­nate: Shah­baz Qureshi, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Al­ter­nate: Mona Mah­mood, Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer

Rice Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Pte Ltd

Rice was es­tab­lished in 2009. We’re a bou­tique com­mu­ni­ca­tions agency of­fer­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions a strate­gic and in­te­grated ap­proach that is flex­i­ble in meeting busi­ness ob­jec­tives, and re­gional in na­ture. Our team mem­bers come from all around the world but the one thing we have in com­mon is that we’re all pas­sion­ate about com­mu­ni­ca­tions. We work hard for our clients but have fun while do­ing it.

Des­ig­nate: Donna Gar­cia, Gen­eral Man­ager Al­ter­nate: Ko Ko Gyi, Ac­count Man­ager

The Strand Yan­gon

Highly ac­claimed as one of South East Asia’s lead­ing lux­ury ho­tels, the iconic Strand Yan­gon has been a city land­mark since Aviet and Ti­gran Sarkies, the hote­liers re­spon­si­ble for many of the finest colo­nial ho­tels in the re­gion, such as Raf­fles in Sin­ga­pore and the East­ern & Ori­en­tal in Pe­nang, founded it in 1901. Since that time, the Strand has be­come the so­cial epi­cen­ter of Yan­gon for lo­cals and in­ter­na­tional trav­el­ers, and de­clared ‘ the finest hostelry East of Suez’ by John Mur­ray in his Hand­book for Trav­el­ers writ­ten in the early 20th cen­tury. The 31- suite Strand Yan­gon re­mains one of South East Asia’s few grand colo­nial ho­tels and one of its most ar­chi­tec­turally beau­ti­ful.

Lo­cated on Strand Road in the heart of the down­town district near the Yan­gon River and the main com­mer­cial and diplo­matic dis­tricts, the ho­tel is sur­rounded by a trea­sure trove of 19th Cen­tury colo­nial ar­chi­tec­ture and renowned Bud­dhist sites such as the Sh­wedagon and Sule Pago­das. Yan­gon In­ter­na­tional Air­port is 20 kilo­me­ters or a 30- minute drive from the ho­tel. In April 2016, the man­age­ment of The Strand Yan­gon an­nounced that the ho­tel would close on 1 May un­til Novem­ber 2016 to un­dergo an ex­ten­sive re­fur­bish­ment project that will re­turn the award- win­ning her­itage ho­tel to its for­mer glory.

Des­ig­nate: Olivier Tran­quand, Vice Pres­i­dent/ Gen­eral Man­ager Al­ter­nate: Mark Mur­ray­brown, Op­er­a­tion Man­ager

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