Business incentives in ASEAN

ASEAN Incentives Seminar

Business Incentives in ASEAN:
Understanding Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines

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Investing and expanding your business in the region this year? You are on the right track.

Friday, 12 April 2013
1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(Registration opens at 1:00 p.m.)

Seminar fees
EY clients/alumni - S$80
Public - S$100
Fees include GST, refreshments and materials

Level 2, Anson III
M Hotel Singapore
81 Anson Road
Singapore 079908

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To register, please email your name, company name, designation and contact details to Maurise Seah

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Registration deadline
Wednesday, 3 April 2013

In spite of severe uncertainties elsewhere internationally, foreign direct investments (FDI) into ASEAN countries reached new records with total inflows amounting to US$116.5 billion1 in 2011. Investors’ keen interest in the region were met with investment promotion efforts by local governments, which extended attractive business incentive packages to secure investments from corporations and individuals.

Currently, all the ASEAN members provide multiple forms of business incentives to attract FDI into their respective countries. While healthy competition between countries in courting foreign investments is a welcome boon for investors, the vast number of available incentives poses significant challenges for companies looking to make the best investment decision, navigate the cultural/regulatory intricacies, and secure the optimal outcome in their incentive discussions with the authorities.

What should companies do to secure the most appropriate incentive(s) to complement and optimize their business or operational plans? What are the latest trends and focus areas of governments in different countries? What are the unique intricacies of incentive applications in the different countries?

Join our upcoming ASEAN Incentives Seminar for answers to these questions and to learn more about the key incentives available in the region with specific focus on Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.

How ASEAN FDI stacks up to selected regions globally in 2011

How ASEAN FDI stacks up to selected regions globally in 2011


How ASEAN FDI stacks up to selected regions globally in 2011

How ASEAN FDI stacks up to selected regions globally in 2011

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s World Investment Report 2012

Seminar highlights

Delivered in an engaging and interactive panel discussion format, we will be bringing together Ernst and Young’s regional incentives professionals from Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines, to provide valuable insights on the available incentives and incentive application processes in their respective countries. Topics that will be covered during the seminar include:

  • Overview of incentives in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines by activity type:
    • manufacturing
    • headquarters
    • research and development
  • Assessment criteria and benefits
  • Key trends and recent developments around business incentives in these countries
  • Incentive application process and important considerations when discussing with the governing authorities
  • Common compliance issues

Seminar participants will also gain a practical appreciation of a multi-country incentive application process and the incentive benefits for those countries through case study discussions.

Who should attend?

Those from companies that are currently planning to expand or re-structure their operations in the region. The seminar will also be beneficial to decision makers and finance/tax executives, who would like to gain a better appreciation of regional government incentives.

1 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s World Investment Report 2012

EY Solutions LLP reserves the right to cancel the seminar or amend the schedule, venue and speaker(s) due to circumstances beyond our control. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. We regret that we cannot give fee refunds, but changes in the personnel attending can be accommodated.