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Hong Kong – the Link to High Digital Growth Markets in Asia

In midst of rapid expansion in Asia, French IT solution expert LINKBYNET continues to use Hong Kong as regional headquarters to reach out to new markets.

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Paris, LINKBYNET specialises in digital transformation, providing clients with IT management and hosting services, cloud computing advisory, project management as well as ICT solutions. Having offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and Mainland China with over 600 employees, the company is serving over 800 clients globally ranging from small and medium sized enterprises to major multinational corporates.

Hong Kong –  the Link to High Digital Growth Markets in Asia

In 2014, the company set up its regional headquarters of Asia in Hong Kong, and since then LINKBYNET has been expanding rapidly in the region. Following the opening of a technical centre in Vietnam, a sales office in Singapore and Vietnam, as well as operation office in Shanghai this year, the company is looking to expand to Japan in 2018 and double the number of staff in Asia within two years. “We are also exploring other opportunities as the Asian market is on a high growth rate and we don’t want to miss the chance,” said Benjamin Detroye, CEO APAC.

According to Benjamin Detroye, Hong Kong is the best place for LINKBYNET to deploy their business strategy in Asia. “We were looking for a location that is centrally based, easy to commute from Europe and other Asian markets where we would like to develop our business and catch up with the market growth,” he said, “Hong Kong is the only place that allows us to reach both APAC and the Mainland markets in parallel.”

The high demand for cloud adoption and security in almost every industry is another major reason for LINBYNET’s vast development. “There are opportunities for new technologies to help deliver innovative services for many industries; with a well-established telecommunications infrastructure in Hong Kong, companies are more willing to invest into technologies which will be integrated into the services that they provide.” he said.

Benjamin Detroye also appreciates the openness of the business environment as well as the high quality of talent here. “Hong Kong is a great place for business networking,” he said, “we reach out to new business mainly through networking and referral. Everyone here is very open-minded about collaborations and opportunities.”

“Thanks to the quality of high schools and university, we can be sure to find high-skilled candidates who can fit the job in any position. This is very important for a company that is growing fast,” he added.

InvestHK has been assisting LINKBYNET to set up in Hong Kong since the beginning, and Benjamin Detroye thinks that the free service provided is valuable for any business. He recalled, “Everything seemed a bit daunting in the beginning, but the InvestHK team explained the whole process for starting a business and helped us establish key local contacts. It was really helpful and I feel more confident when you know someone is always there to back you up.”

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Fast Facts

  • Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Paris
  • Set up Hong Kong office in 2014 as its regional headquarters for APAC
  • Currently has over 120 staff in the region, and expects to double the staff number in two years
  • Linkbynet Group recently raised a fund of 50 million Euro for further expansion

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