Wednesday, April 30th 2014
Trade Alliance Coffee Break: Trends and Trade Opportunities with Singapore and ASEAN
US Embassy in Singapore
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce
1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500
Free for members
$15 For Non-Members
-Easiest place to do business, World Bank (2011)
-Best protection of IPR WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012
-Major distribution center for selling into ASEAN
Join the Trade Alliance and Seattle USEAC for coffee and Singpoare. Singapore is a major trading hub, importing and exporting all kinds of products from consumer goods to high technology and industrial goods for re-export to ASEAN and other countries. U.S. companies will find attractive market opportunities in the following best prospects sectors: electronics, oil and gas equipment, aircraft and parts, pollution control equipment, medical devices, laboratory and scientific instruments, computer hardware and software, telecommunication equipment, university education services and franchises.
The Singapore government and private industry are expected to invest in several major projects including:
− $600 million to carry out 20 drainage improvement projects over five years to achieve a higher level of flood protection;
− Construction of US$1 billion LNG terminal that will start operations in mid 2013;
− Construction of a US$530 million underground oil storage facility;
− Construction of several public hospitals and medical centers scheduled to be ready by 2014, 2015 and 2018;
− Private medical groups will spend more than $270 million to build, expand and upgrade their healthcare facilities;
− Construction of new Mass Rapid Transit rail lines costing over US$30 billion that will increase Singapore’s subway network to 278km in 2020.
About the Speaker
Darrel Ching serves as Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, where he is responsible for supporting the export efforts of American companies. Prior to arriving in Singapore, Mr. Ching served as Deputy Senior Commercial Officer at the American Institute in Taiwan. He also served as Commercial Attaché at the American Embassy in Beijing and his key portfolio included the information technology and tourism sectors. Mr. Ching was also the lead for the Department of Commerce’s Invest in America initiative and worked closely with investment officials throughout the U.S. Mr. Ching holds an MBA in International Business from Hawaii Pacific University, and a BA in Business Administration from Pacific University.
The cost for this program is free for Trade Alliance Members and $15 for non-members. For questions please contact Samantha Paxton at (206) 389.7319 / email@example.com.