European-Chinese Collaborations are being tested
Global Business Meeting in Turkey by Horasis (Nov 2023)
In the dynamic landscape of international collaborations, the enduring EU/German-Chinese partnership, fostered over decades, holds immense significance. As Volker Friedrich, CEO of GBP INTERNATIONAL, emphasizes, “In todays geopolitical thunderstorm unwavering cooperation and mutual respect are the cornerstones for a thriving partnership. Let’s not merely witness the evolution; let’s actively engage in shaping it.” Amidst Xi […]
Why learning about Asia matters!
The eighth Horasis Global Meeting in Gaziantep, Türkiye, centered on “Creating Impact with Innovation, Sustainability, and Reconstruction.” Co-hosted by the City of Gaziantep, the event underscored the significance of collaboration in addressing global challenges. Volker Friedrich, CEO of GBP INTERNATIONAL, actively contributed, showcasing successful collaborations between GBP INTERNATIONAL and participants. Examples include joint ventures in […]
25 years as CEO of GBP INTERNATIONAL – my experience and philosophy in a nutshell
The world is a complex system and looking at it from a 360 degree helps. The Asian continent stands as a mesmerizing masterpiece, rich with colors, textures, and stories waiting to be explored. As global citizens, there are compelling reasons why we should wholeheartedly embrace the Asian continent and immerse ourselves in its wonders. Travelling […]
Silicon Valley 2.0 in Malaysia?
As the CEO of GBP INTERNATIONAL for 25 years, I know that we are well positioned to serve our customers in the future due to several key factors. Our experience, expertise, and client-centric approach set us apart and enable us to thrive in an evolving consulting landscape. Here’s why: In summary, GBP INTERNATIONAL’s strong industry […]
Why it pays off to work with professional consultants – a case study.
Malaysia is becoming a hub for data centre investments due to the growth of cloud computing and the increasing demand for data centres. Malaysia is also positioning itself as a regional digital economy hub, and the government has launched the MyDIGITAL initiative to transform Malaysia into a digitally-driven, high-income nation by 2030. This initiative is […]
Case Study: Machinery & Engineering for production lines of the building material industry
The collaboration between the customer and GBP INTERNATIONAL went beyond mere guidance, as the consultants of GBP brought real value to the table. Their expertise, strategic thinking, and unwavering support played a transformative role in driving the customer´s success in the Asian market. In conclusion, the consultants from GBP INTERNATIONAL brought real value to the […]
Finding and managing your sales and distribution partner
The client, a leading European company specializing in the production of machinery and engineering equipment for the building material industry, initially attempted to enter the Asian market with their own resources. However, they quickly realized that they lacked the expertise and experience required to successfully navigate the market. GBP INTERNATIONAL conducted comprehensive market research to […]
The German Car Industry in “Shock & Awe” – latest on China
As companies look to expand their businesses globally, finding the right sales and distribution partner in Asia is the key to success if you want to enter the market with export business first and without having local production. The Asian market is vast and diverse, and navigating its complexities can be a challenge for even […]
GBP INTERNATIONAL appointed as advisor to GERMAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP ASIA
BYD sold more than 440,000 cars in China in the first quarter of 2023, overtaking Volkswagen as China’s best-selling car brand. Volkswagen sold 143,602 vehicles in November 2022, while Toyota sold 115,272 cars, making BYD’s sales 83% higher than in the same time. BYD sold 1.86 million vehicles in 2022, more than it did in the previous four years combined, and accounted […]
In an exciting development for German startups looking to expand into the Asian market, GBP International has been appointed as a mentor and advisor for German startups in Asia. GBP International, a leading consultancy firm specializing in international business development, has extensive experience and expertise in helping companies expand into new markets. Their appointment as […]