iAdvisory Seminar: Mid-Year Update for Regional Outlook 2019

Thu, 30 May, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (GMT+8)
Little Red Dot, Level 10, Enterprise Singapore Office (Bugis) 230 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction Office Tower, Singapore 188024

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Based on The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s projections, GDP in Southeast Asia, China and India is estimated to grow by an annual average of 6.1% between 2019 and 2023.

With the vibrant job market and strong household spending across these markets, the rising domestic demand is expected to fuel the economic growth. To capture growth opportunities in the region, it is important for businesses to understand the market conditions and how geopolitical situations can influence your market entry strategies.

Join us to learn more about the ever-changing business climate in Asia such as the trade flows in Vietnam, Eastern Economic Corridor in Thailand and how global trends like the Sino - US trade tensions are affecting trade.

Seminar Highlights: 

  1. Gain insights to the regional opportunities, foreign exchange risk and the challenges to overcome in the Asia region
  2. Understand the business impact of the general elections in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines
  3. Find out more about Trade & Customs and International Taxes environment in this region from our Plug & Play Network (PPN) partners

9.00am Registration
9.30amMarket Opportunities in ASEAN
Ashu Agarwal, SEA Analyst, DuckerFrontier
  • Signpost on elections in SEA - Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand
  • Trade Flows in Vietnam and why is it a Rising Star in SEA
  • The Eastern Economic Corridor in Thailand
  • Digital Trends in SEA, how companies have been exploring digital engagement in the region
10.00amBest Practices for Trade and Customs when Internationalising
Melissa Quek, Senior Manager, PwC Worldtrade Management Services
10.25amNetworking Tea break
11.00amUnderstanding International Taxes in the Region
Hsin Yee Wong, Partner, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
Jasmine Chu, Senior Manager, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
11.25amASEAN Currency Outlook - Risk and Growth Prospects
Heng Koon How, Executive Director, Head of Markets Strategy, UOB
  • Analyse the important currency themes for the rest of the year
  • What will happen to RMB in reference to Sino - US concluding their trade talks by June
  • What to expect for US Dollar and interest rates with the US Federal Reserve on hold for the rest of the year
  • With weaker inflation and MAS on hold, what does this mean for SGD
12.30pm - 1.30pmOptional: One-to-one discussion with

1. PwC WMS - Trade and Customs
2. EY - International Taxes

3. UOB - Foreign Exchange and Rates Hedging 

(Slots are on a first-come-first-served basis. Please email norsiah_yunos@enterprisesg.gov.sg to reserve your slot.)
*Subject to change without prior notice

Who Should Attend: 
SMEs and key decision makers with interest to understand the regional market and how it can help in their internationalisation plans. 

Click here to find out more about the other iAdvisory seminars by Enterprise Singapore.  

More about Enterprise Singapore's Plug & Play Network (PPN):
Enterprise Singapore’s PPN is designed to provide in-market assistance to Singapore SMEs looking to expand abroad. With networks in China, India, Southeast Asia and Dubai, PPN aims to address top challenges SMEs face when venturing overseas such as the lack of market knowledge, the difficulty in identifying suitable business partners and the setting up of offices overseas. Click here to find out more.

iAdvisory Seminar: Mid-Year Update for Regional Outlook 2019

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