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2014 Singapore Budget Seminar

Start date and time

March 3, 2014 8:30 AM

End date and time

March 3, 2014 3:30 PM

Time zone:

(GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Venue

Ballrooms 2 & 3, Marriott Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Singapore

Registration Information

Contact information

Audrey Quek

Tel: +65 6224 8288 (ext. 3020)
Fax: +65 6538 6166
Email: aquek@deloitte.com

Registration options

External registration

Event registration is closed.

Click on the above link to register. You will receive an email confirmation once we receive the registration form. Space is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged.

Registration closes on 26 February 2014.
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Join us for our 2014 Singapore Budget Seminar to hear our analysis of the Singapore Budget 2014 and insights to the implications of these proposed changes.

Low Hwee Chua, Partner and Head of Tax Services at Deloitte Singapore and Southeast Asia is the host for the event. In addition to discussions around the Budget 2014, this year’s seminar will also include an insightful panel discussion on international tax developments (including tax base erosion and profit shifting measures) led by Steve Towers, international tax leader of Deloitte Asia Pacific, followed by a presentation by Anthony Loh, Director of Taxes (Corporate), on inbound investment into Myanmar.

We are also delighted to have renowned economist, Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist of CIMB GK Research, as our guest speaker, who will share his views on what the Budget 2014 announcements mean for the Singapore economy.

Who should attend?

C-level executives, accountants, consultants, finance and tax professionals who are keen to find out the implications of Budget 2014 should not miss this informative seminar.

Event details

Date: 3 March 2014, Monday
Location: Ballrooms 2 & 3, Marriott Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Fees: Clients/alumni of Deloitte/SIATP members - S$190
Non-clients - S$230
(CPE hours will be awarded)

Agenda:

8:30 a.m – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Morning session (includes coffee break)

  • Recent Singapore tax updates and developments
  • Budget 2014 GST updates
  • Budget 2014 tax changes for businesses and individuals
  • Singapore economic analysis – Guest speaker Song Seng Wun
  • Panel discussion: Budget 2014
12:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Buffet lunch
1:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon session

  • Panel discussion:
    • International tax developments
    • Base erosion & profit shifting (BEPS)
  • Special topic: Inbound investment into Myanmar

Our speakers

Guest speaker

Song Seng Wun
Regional Economist – CIMB GK Research
Session: Singapore 2014 economic analysis



Seng Wun, Regional Economist with CIMB Research Pte Ltd, holds a Master of Arts in Econometrics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He started his career in 1984 as an economist in Malayan Banking Bhd in Kuala Lumpur. In 1990, he moved to Singapore and worked with various major multinational financial institutions. Seng Wun’s areas of focus are in the economies of ASEAN-5. He is a familiar icon in Southeast Asia’s news media as he has greatly contributed his professional views on the regional financial markets.

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Deloitte speakers

Low Hwee Chua
Partner & Head of Tax Services – Deloitte Singapore and Southeast Asia
Session: Host; Budget 2014 panelist


Hwee Chua, Deloitte Singapore and Southeast Asia’s Tax practice leader, has more than 20 years of experience in taxation services including 2 years with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (“IRAS”). Hwee Chua specialises in corporate income tax and international tax and has extensive experience in the areas of tax compliance, tax planning and consultancy work for local and multinational corporations ("MNCs"). He has also been extensively involved in providing tax advice on a wide variety of corporate tax planning projects including restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, tax due diligence, and structuring of inbound and outbound investments. Hwee Chua has also assisted various MNCs in the negotiation of tax incentives and grants with the Economic Development Board.

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Wong Chee Ming
Session: Recent Singapore tax updates and developments



Chee Ming has more than 19 years of tax experience. He specialises in corporate tax compliance, consultancy and planning, including advising on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures on a regional basis. He has worked with clients across many industries including financial services, real estate, technology, media, telecommunications and consumer business.

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Robert Tsang
Sessions: Budget 2014 GST changes and recent updates; Budget 2014 panelist



Robert is Deloitte's Asia Pacific Indirect Tax practice leader with over 20 years of experience dealing with indirect tax issues around the globe, including North America, Europe, and currently in Asia Pacific. He uses his specialised knowledge to help clients manage indirect tax in their supply chains, from structuring to drive down indirect tax burdens to effectively managing compliance obligations cost and risk. Robert currently serves a wide range of multinational groups in relation to their global, regional, and local indirect tax issues including taking advantage of trade facilitations and simplifications in the sector, managing taxes on service flows, performing risk reviews, and helping minimise cash flows and compliance burdens in relation to indirect tax.

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Lee Tiong Heng
Session: Budget 2014 tax changes for businesses and individuals



Tiong Heng has more than 18 years of tax experience serving financial institutions, local multinational and listed companies in Singapore including 4 years with the IRAS and Asia Pacific tax department of a large MNC. He is also regularly involved in tax consultancy and planning services including tax M&A, corporate restructuring, cross-border transactions, tax ruling requests, taxation negotiation with the IRAS and Singapore tax incentive application from the Singapore government authorities.

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Steve Towers
Sessions: Budget 2014, international tax developments & Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) lead panelist



Steve is a senior international tax partner with Deloitte with 30 years of experience in international tax planning for MNCs. Steve has worked in the Deloitte offices in Sydney, Melbourne, London, New York and Singapore. He has substantial experience in advising MNCs on corporate structuring and restructuring, real estate investment structuring, mergers and acquisitions, hybrid instruments, transfer pricing, use of double tax treaties, permanent establishment issues, tax aspects of supply chain planning and funds management. He has been listed (since 1997) in the current edition of "The World’s Leading Tax Advisers” (Euromoney). Currently, he is also listed therein as one of Singapore’s leading tax advisers.

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Ben Pickford
Sessions: Budget 2014, international tax developments & Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) lead panelist



Ben has over 12 years of international tax experience, having worked in Deloitte’s London, New York and Singapore offices. Ben’s role focuses on advising foreign investors investing into and through the UK, as well as UK-parented multinationals investing into or through Southeast Asia. Through his time spent working on different continents, Ben has a wide range of experience in advising multinational groups in a broad range of industries on their international tax issues, including cross-border financing and supply chain/IP structures, corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, interpretation of double tax treaties, cash repatriation planning and CFC rules.

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Michael Velten
Session: International tax developments & Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) panelist



Michael Velten is a Tax Partner and Deloitte’s Southeast Asia Financial Services Industry Tax leader. Michael has been advising on Singapore and Asia regional tax since the early 1990s, having held senior tax roles in Asia with leading financial institutions and professional firms. Michael covers all area of Singapore tax (including GST and stamp duty) and specialises in Asia banking and capital markets. His specialisation includes financial services transfer pricing and FATCA. Michael is a recognised industry tax expert.

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See Jee Chang
Session: International tax developments & Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) panelist



Jee Chang has more than 18 years of experience in taxation, and had previously worked for the IRAS for more than 10 years. At the IRAS, he was Tax Director of the Tax Policy & International Tax Division, where he was responsible for issuance of tax rulings and IRAS’ circulars, as well as supporting tax policy formulation and drafting of new tax legislation. In that role, he also served as Singapore’s Competent Authority, responsible for the negotiation of Advance Pricing Arrangements, settlement of transfer pricing disputes, and conducting tax treaty negotiations. Jee Chang currently leads Deloitte Singapore’s transfer pricing practice and now serves major MNC clients, many of whom are Singapore-based regional HQs. Jee Chang is nominated as leading Singapore tax advisors by International Tax Review as well as the Euromoney/Legal Media’s Guide to World’s Leading Tax Advisors.

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Anthony Loh
Session: Inbound Investment into Myanmar




Anthony Loh has over 13 years of experience in tax services and transfer pricing in Thailand. During this period, he spent 3 years in New York as a tax partner assisting US based MNCs in their supply chain planning and multi-jurisdictions restructuring in Asia Pacific, and has dealt with tax systems of many countries including the US, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Since returning to Thailand in 2010, Anthony has served with another Big 4 firm as the International Tax Services, Transfer Pricing and Myanmar practice leader.

 

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