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Intrepid Explorers, LLC. (IEI) specializes in serving business information content providers in the development of new international markets, the identification and selection of potential partners, the development of new strategies and information concepts.

IEI also serves clients outside the information content industry, who may have a keen interest in entering or investing in the content industry.

Intrepid Explorers is a co-founder of the Business Information Industry Association Asia Pacific – Middle East Limited (BIIA).

BIIA constitutes a neutral Forum of information content companies in Asia Pacific and Middle East to promote, protect and inform the Industry. BIIA serves as a platform for networking and informing users, regulators, governments and the general public about the value of information services.  BIIA was formed in 2005 in Hong Kong.  Its membership spans the globe and is over 70 members strong.  For further information click on this link

Intrepid Explorers, LLC. is registered in the State of Delaware (originally formed in the State of New Jersey in 2000).

The company is owned and managed by Joachim C Bartels, a business information veteran who held line and staff management positions at the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in the USA, and Europe.

As senior vice president, Bartels managed D&B’s business development program that spanned the globe with a particular emphasis on China, Eastern Europe, India and South East Asia. He was also responsible for D&B’s strategic relationship with the credit insurance industry.

Bartels is also the Managing Director of BIIA, a position which he has held since 2005.

Bartels can be reached at [email protected]