15-09-16: Spotlight on Laos triggers investor interest

By Anya Palm

It has not been without scrutiny that Laos has held the ASEAN chairmanship this year. But with several top level meetings successfully carried out, including last week´s historic visit from President Obama, investors are looking positively at the country.

A group called the Mekong Angel Investors Network (MAIN) also attended last week´s hustle and bustle in the capital of Vientiane, and their assessment is that there is a need for know how – which they gladly will provide in order to strengthen the budding market:

“For us, it’s not just about the investments, but about transferring knowledge and expanding networks,” says Dominic Mellor, a businessmen and member of the MAIN.