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Giovanni Lovisetti and Andrea Volpe Host Webinar on Vietnam and ASEAN Countries for Confindustria Emilia

On Monday, May 21, Giovanni Lovisetti and Andrea Volpe from our Milan and Udine Liaison Offices were invited by Confindustria Emilia to host a webinar titled “Vietnam: porta d’accesso strategica nell’area ASEAN” (Vietnam: Strategic gateway to the ASEAN region).

Confindustria Emilia Area Centro is the association of companies formed from the integration of Unindustria Bologna, Unindustria Ferrara, and Confindustria Modena. This single association aims to provide greater representation to an area poised to become Italy’s leading manufacturing center.

For this event, Dezan Shira & Associates was appointed to present an overview of the ASEAN markets to an esteemed audience of businesses from various industries.

Andrea provided an introduction of the Vietnamese economic landscape and its opportunities for Italian businesses, alongside an overview of taxation, accounting, and HR practices in the ASEAN countries.

Giovanni gave a comprehensive presentation on Vietnam’s legal framework, key commercial contracts, and the guidelines for establishing and managing a company, highlighting the significance of Free Trade Zones and major Free Trade Agreements.

During the Q&A session, Andrea addressed questions about the lack of incentives for FDI in the ASEAN countries, stating, “A company looking to invest abroad is always required to contribute its own capital and resources. However, FDI is welcome and supported by tax incentives and various benefits offered by the host country.”

More about the organizer

Confindustria Emilia Area Centro is part of the regional business association Confindustria Emilia-Romagna, boasts a membership of approximately 6,300 companies, each of whom joins the association voluntarily, collectively employing around 330,000 individuals.

Spearheaded by Confindustria Emilia, FARETE serves as a premier networking occasion tailored to fostering and fortifying relationships among companies while cultivating domestic and global business prospects.

At the most recent FARETE event, Dezan Shira participated as an expert on Tax & Legal Global Services for Vietnam and India, contributing valuable insights and professional advice.

Further Resources

For more resources on ASEAN, you can visit our Portal on Doing Business in Vietnam on our Vietnam Briefing website and our Portal on Doing Business in Indonesia and Singapore on our ASEAN Briefing website.

You can also read our ASEAN Briefing articles in Italian or visit our publication store, Asia Briefing, which houses in-depth business guides and magazines for multiple regions in Asia.

Dezan Shira & Associates’ Presence in Europe

Europe maintains substantial trade and investment connections with Asia. As various regions in Asia experience rapid development, and with the EU actively pursuing trade agreements with Asian counterparts, there is a wealth of opportunities for European investors in the region.

Incorporated in Munich in January of 2021, Dezan Shira & Associates’ European presence serves as a first point of contact for European companies wishing to do business in Asia. In both the Munich and Milan offices, our European-based team works with a variety of partners to educate businesses on the economic performance and regulatory environment of developing Asian economies.



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