Welcome to the Q1 edition of APAC Insider Magazine, your quarterly source for all of the latest news and updates from across the Asia Pacific region.
We’ll say it here first: let this year be the year of change and innovation. While 2020 was a catalyst for change – the sort of change that is unexpected, swift and drastic – we now have the benefit of hindsight. To see the last twelve months for the chaos they were, and to better prepare for anything of the sort happening in the future. I’ve said it before, but change is necessary in business. Change is needed to grow, to adapt and to – eventually, thrive. We just prefer it to be on our own terms.
In the grand scheme of things, the APAC region has shown a remarkable perseverance and grit when it came to tackling the unique difficulties of the COVID pandemic. As other countries have struggled to establish a new equilibrium, the Asia-Pacific – in many cases- set the pace for returning to some semblance of normality. In this way, companies act as magnifiers of the very qualities that made this happen. Of excellent organisation, of adaptation and dynamism. It’s been impressive to witness.
It’s with all of this in mind that we published the Q1 issue of the magazine. Aware of the past difficulties, and optimistic of the future. With that, here’s to a better, more productive year ahead. See you in Q2!