2019 EU-ABC Seminar Series: Updates on the Indonesian Presidential Elections, Transfer Pricing in AS

The EU-ASEAN Business Council rounded off the month of February with an exciting discussion surrounding the upcoming 2019 Indonesian Presidential Elections between:

Muhammad Lutfi, Former Head of the Investment Coordinating Board, former Minister of Trade, and former Indonesian Ambassador to Japan and the Federation of Micronesia, member on the Board of Experts to the Jokowi campaign; and,

Dr. Ir. Dradjad H. Wibowo M.Ec, Senior Economist at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF), PAN party member and on the Board of Experts to the Prabowo campaign.

Hans Vriens, Managing Director of Vriens & Partners, moderated the lively session between both speakers and the audience consisting of 50 attendees from both public and private sectors, graciously hosted by venue partner ING Bank.

The insightful debate covered topics ranging from Indonesia’s current economic, investment and industrial policies, and case studies from other countries outside the APAC region.

Earlier in the month, the EU-ABC held another update session on Transfer Pricing in the ASEAN region, conducted by Cassandra Soon, Director of Transfer Pricing at Duff & Phelps.

The cosy affair was hosted at the European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, with 20 attendees from government ministries, legal firms and European firms joining us for the lunch session.

The speaker gave us an overview of the transfer pricing situation in individual ASEAN countries, and supplemented them with practical and interesting case studies in pertinent cities and industries.

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