WP Engine formally kicked off its APAC expansion plans last week, hosting a landmark customer event at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.

With some 50 attendees, including representatives from leading Singapore-based agencies and brands as well as members of the WordPress community and media, the event  was a smashing success, and a fitting way to highlight WP Engine’s growing footprint in the region.

Check out this video for a first-person view from the event:

Surrounding the event, WP Engine provided briefings to the media and hosted a VIP dinner with representatives from The Law Society of Singapore, Temasek Polytechnic, and key agencies in Singapore including Tribal Worldwide and Aleph Labs.

From left to right: WP Engine Senior Sales Engineer Ricky Blacker; Senior Manager, Marketing, Imran Pervez; SVP and Managing Director, International, Fabio Torlini; Sales Account Executive Siti Nurzainah; Partner Account Manager Nikita De Souza; Senior Director of Communications Lauren Cox; Senior Sales Account Manager Divya Cornish; VP of Sales APAC Mark Randall; Partner Accounts Manager Gerard Smith; and Business Development Representative Joel Foo

“Working directly with the incredible APAC brands and agencies innovating websites and digital experiences every day is a privilege for us,” said WP Engine VP of APAC Sales Mark Randall. 

“With such massive growth over the past five years, I’m proud to see WP Engine continue to build on its strong foundation for growth, attracting the best talent and maintaining a focus on our core values, outstanding company culture, and our amazing people.”

WP Engine VP of APAC Sales Mark Randall speaks to attendees at WP Engine’s Singapore Customer Launch 

The Velocity of Agency Growth

Ahead of the main event, the WP Engine team also hosted digital leaders from Aemorph, ChillyBin, Lenovo, Rush Hour Digital, WebPuppies, and whiteGREY for the next slate of its award-winning Velocitize Talks interviews, which feature agency innovators and digital disruptors from around the globe.  

While those next installments will go live later next month, each contains insightful, deep dives into today’s digital agency landscape.

WP Engine recorded a slate of Velocitize Talks interviews with key Agency Partners in Singapore 

A Trusted Partner, Now Closer Than Ever 

After extending its platform and products to customers across Asia with the launch of new servers in Singapore in June, WP Engine is matching the growth of its technical capabilities with a team based in Singapore, poised to assist regional customers and partners as they grow their businesses. 

WP Engine has extended its platform and products to customers across Asia with the launch of new servers in Singapore 

This expansion is in response to a spike in customer demand seen across Asia and specifically in Singapore, which is a global hub for business, finance, and tech innovation, and it comes on the heels of  WP Engine’s five-year anniversary in Brisbane, where it launched in 2017.

Since launch, WP Engine’s Brisbane-based team has overseen a staggering 400% increase in APAC customers, laying the groundwork for additional growth across the larger region. 

“With the expansion of our platform, our products, and our team in Singapore, WP Engine is set to build on the amazing success our team based in Australia has already demonstrated,”  said WP Engine Senior Vice President and Managing Director, International, Fabio Torlini.

”I have no doubt that our Australia team will only continue to expand WP Engine’s impact, and together with their counterparts in Singapore, we will create some of our most incredible partnerships yet.”

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About WP Engine 

WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, provides the most relied upon and trusted brands and developer-centric WordPress products for companies and agencies of all sizes, including managed WordPress hosting, enterprise WordPress, headless WordPress, Flywheel, Local, and Genesis. WP Engine’s tech innovation and award-winning WordPress experts help to power more than 1.5 million sites across 150 countries.