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Budget Highlights 2019 Seminar

Date:    13 March 2019, Wednesday
Time:    2:00pm to 5:30pm (Registration starts at 1:30pm)
 Room 903 @ NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard, #09-01, Singapore 018989
(Between Collyer Quay and
Shenton Way / beside the former Neptune Theatre)

The Singapore Budget Statement will be delivered by the Finance Minister on 18 February, addressing the current and future needs of individuals, businesses and society as a whole, while remaining fiscally sustainable. Against the economic backdrop for sustainable growth, businesses are urged to move towards technology adoption and innovation to gain long-term competitive edge. Save-the-date now, and join us at the Budget Highlights seminar as our tax experts share more insights on the national budget and key developments in Singapore and beyond.

Complimentary admission with registration for Clients / Business Associates (limited to 2 seats per registered Client / Business Associate)

CPE Hours
3 Hours

Contact Information
Nicholas Liao
(65) 6534 5700 ext 795

Opening Address
Henry Tan, Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, Nexia TS
Key Budget Highlights
Edwin Leow, Head of Tax
Fund/Trust Incentives: Their Extensions and Significance
Shaun Zheng, Tax Associate Director
Tea Break
Economic Outlook: Navigating through Uncertain Times
James Foo, Intermediary Business Development Manager, Nikko AM Asia Limited
GST: Are You Prepared for 2020
Koy Su Hiang, Tax Associate Director
Jennifer Lee, GST Manager
End of Event

Speaker Profiles

Mr Edwin Leow
Tax Director
Nexia TS

Passionate about tax, Edwin has accumulated more than two decades of professional experience in both international and Singapore taxation arenas. Throughout his career, Edwin has gained a wealth of experience and is equipped with extensive knowledge in providing advisory and compliance services covering all key areas of taxation: Corporate Tax, Individual Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Transfer Pricing and Stamp Duty, making him a proficient tax advisor for issues which cut across a spectrum of taxation matters.

Edwin has, in his current capacity and past employment with top tier international accounting firms, served multinational companies, publicly listed and private companies spanning various industries such as trading, manufacturing, construction, property development, shipping, oil and gas, information technology, media and advertising, pharmaceutical, hospitality, logistics, investment, fund management and private wealth services.

Mr Koy Su Hiang
Tax Associate Director
Nexia TS

Su Hiang has more than 16 years of professional and commercial tax experience in Singapore and regional taxes, in the areas of Singapore corporate income tax, personal income tax and Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) compliance and advisory work.

He has spent more than nine years in international accounting firms where he has served clients across industries such as construction, fund management, manufacturing, media, property development and shipping.  He has also worked for over six years in a Singapore listed corporation where he was in charge of its tax accounting, compliance and advisory functions. In Su Hiang’s tax roles, he has provided tax advice with respect to withholding taxes, mergers and acquisitions, disposal of investments, permanent establishments, employee taxation and transfer pricing. He has also performed tax due diligence, GST Assisted Self-Help Kit (“ASK”) reviews, and negotiated tax settlements with  the Singapore tax authorities.

Mr Shaun Zheng
Tax Associate Director
Nexia TS

Shaun has varied expertise in the areas of Singapore and international taxation, with a specific focus in private clients and fiduciary structuring matters.

He has also accumulated noteworthy industry experience with a Taiwanese start-up which allowed him to gain greater appreciation of back-office operations / setup and issues pertinent to SMEs.

Shaun’s current portfolio comprises of public-listed companies, multinationals and companies from the fund and private wealth industry.

Ms Jennifer Lee
Tax Manager
Nexia TS

Jennifer has more than 15 years of professional experience in providing GST tax advisory and compliance services. Prior to joining commercial firms, she had worked 13 years in Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

During her tenure, she was involved in various GST projects i.e. Import GST Deferment Scheme (IGDS) which include the implementation of such scheme and incorporate Assisted Self-help Kit (ASK) to effective help taxpayers to manage their GST compliance. Apart from projects, she has to identify the inherent and control risks faced by taxpayer in various industries and adopt the appropriate audit approach.

She has spent four years in international accounting firm where she has served clients across industries such as fund management, shipping, retail, logistics and pharmaceutical. Her involvement of projects which include performing GST health checks for clients to identify any errors in principle in the application and reporting of GST and advising clients on GST issues arising from their business transactions.

Mr James Foo
Manager, Intermediary Business Development
Nikko AM Asia Limited

James Foo joined Nikko Asset Management in Singapore as an intermediary business development manager. He reports directly to the Head of Intermediary Business Development and will collaborate with the team to develop and implement the sales strategy to promote the firm’s investment solutions. In this role, he manages sales and distribution with various intermediary channels such as banks, independent financial advisories, insurers and fund platforms.

Prior to joining Nikko AM, James was with RHB Asset Management Singapore. He was with the intermediary business development department and was responsible for developing multi regional and channel distribution strategies. In the course of work, he managed relationships with global and local fund platforms, and product development. He also had to handle all distributor and client communications.

At the start of his career, James worked in the banking industry, primarily in a sales capacity. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Bradford.

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