U.S. Commercial Service - Trade Winds Asia

Singapore, | May 16-18, 2012

As an official U.S. Department of Commerce conference and multi-sector trade mission, the Trade Winds Forum is an excellent arena to improve companies’ business opportunities in Asia. Singapore, an ideal launching point for expansion throughout the region, will be the host city for Trade Winds Asia. "The Global Enabling Trade Report 2010" by the World Economic Forum ranked Singapore first for having the most open economy for international trade and investment. Singapore’s market appeal is its free port status, straightforward, English-speaking, U.S. style of doing business, strong intellectual property protection with virtually no corruption. The country is a major trading hub, importing and exporting products from consumer goods to high technology and industrial goods for re-export to third countries.

Chris Devonshire-Ellis, founding partner of Dezan Shira & Associates, will give an examination of the direction and developments of Singapore and its critical role in Southeast Asia. Chris will cover the following major points:

  • ASEAN’s changing demographics and its implications
  • Differences in legal establishment procedures and taxes
  • Major ASEAN Cities of focus
  • Growth and projects
  • Business Cultural Differences

For registration, please follow the link to the event’s website.

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