[Workshop] Making the Right Move: Smart Relocation Choices in China and Seizing ASEAN Opportunities

Hybrid Seminar | Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | 2:00 PM China / 1:00 PM Vietnam / 7:00 AM CEST

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In the ever-evolving global business landscape, companies worldwide are seeking innovative strategies for resilience and sustainability. While China boasts well-established supply chains, cutting-edge infrastructure, and abundant talent, the ASEAN region has become an increasingly attractive alternative or additional market, featuring favorable incentives, deepening supply chains, and significant cost advantages.

International businesses that already have a presence in China are strategically expanding their operations. They are optimizing by sourcing cost-effective inputs from alternative regions, both within and beyond China, with the goal of streamlining current operations, exploring new business opportunities, or scaling up existing ventures.

For a comprehensive understanding of legal, HR, and finance aspects in business relocation within and beyond China, alongside firsthand insights into ASEAN's market potential and effective site selection tools, we invite you to join our hybrid seminar. Our expert team, well-versed in the nuances of China and ASEAN, will provide in-depth insights and guidance.


Vivian Mao – Partner at Dezan Shira & Associates, based in Shanghai, China

Marco Förster – Head of ASEAN Advisory at Dezan Shira & Associates, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Agenda (China time):

  • 1:30-2:00 PM Registration
  • 2:00-2:10 PM Common Reasons for Relocation within and beyond China
  • 2:10-2:30 PM ASEAN Markets Backgrounder and Deep Dive into Key Markets and Opportunities
  • 2:30-2:45 PM ASEAN Site Selection Criteria, Methods, and Strategies
  • 2:45-3:00 PM Main Relocation Methods and Procedures within China – Legal Considerations
  • 3:00-3:15 PM Staffing Issues During Company Relocation
  • 3:15-3:30 PM Tax and Finance Considerations and Implications During Relocation
  • 3:30 PM and Onward: Q&A Session


  • Offline: Suite 1109-1112, World Trade Tower, No.500 Guangdong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Online

Why Attend?

  • In-Depth Insights: Gain vital legal, HR, and finance knowledge for relocation in China.
  • ASEAN Market Understanding: Acquire firsthand knowledge of ASEAN's market potential and effective site selection tools.
  • Personalized Advice: Consult with industry experts one-on-one for tailored insights (details below).
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, clients, and partners of Dezan Shira & Associates.


  • This offline seminar is free of charge, but registration is required due to limited availability. To secure your spot and schedule a one-on-one session, RSVP HERE.

*Please note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Your registration is valid only if a confirmation email is received from us.

  • Online participation is free of charge. Please REGISTER HERE.

Exclusive Offer: One-on-One Consultation Sessions
Following the presentation, Vivian Mao and Marco Förster will offer one-on-one consultation sessions, available on the event day and on January 18-19 at our office. These free sessions will focus on strategic ASEAN planning, including China +1 or China +2 strategies and market selection. For bookings, please confirm your slot with Freda Chen (freda.chen@dezshira.com). Note: Sessions are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

We look forward to welcoming you to an informative and enlightening session.

Contact Us: For more information, please contact freda.chen@dezshira.com.



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