Managing Cross-border Trade and Value Chains in Southeast Asia

Call Advisor: Audrey Teo +65 6516 7802

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Duration: 4 Days

Next Run: 08 Apr - 11 Apr 2019 - Apply Now

Venue: Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5

Fees: SGD 6,390 (excl. GST) | 6,837 (incl. GST)


Strategic Leverage on Value Chains Strategy

The business landscape across Southeast Asia presents multinational enterprises with both enormous rewards and challenges. Cross-border value chains require strategic planning and sound risk management practices. To do this, decision-makers must acquire a broad understanding of the economic, institutional and social forces shaping business ecosystems throughout the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

A viable “roadmap” for cross-border commercial operations in the AEC must take into account existing value chain trends as well as anticipate the next wave of disruptions.

Conducted by thought leaders, policy makers and influential practitioners, this specially-designed program will foster a deep and integrated appreciation for the dynamics impacting regional and intra-regional investment and trade flows between Southeast Asia, North Asia and the rest of the world. Participants will benefit from a useful tool-kit of ideas and thought-frameworks which will enable effective, efficient value chain analysis and planning.

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Core Focus

  • Understanding the 6 key transformational forces impacting value chains in Southeast Asia
  • Optimizing Free Trade Agreements in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
  • China’s One-Belt-One Road Initiative: AEC opportunities and risks
  • Asia’s E-Commerce environment and the platform economy in emerging markets
  • Update on the Comprehensive & Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - Planning for the future
  • Update on The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) - How should AEC businesses plan for the future?
  • Good governance and ethical practices in the AEC
  • Achieving “sustainable” value chains in the AEC

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
  • Examine key business-economic and socio-political trends at the global, regional and local levels that affect value chains in Asia
  • Appreciate the evolving and emerging practices of value chain dynamics around the AEC’s productivity clusters, value-add networks and ecosystems
  • Survey the latest developments in regulation and compliance requirements for impacting cross-border value chains in Asia/AEC
  • Scrutinize the current challenges of leveraging free trade agreements and other cross-border frameworks
  • Understand the crucial impact of good governance and sustainability practices in the emerging markets of the AEC

Who Should Attend

Leaders and senior executives who have responsibilities in value chain and cross-border trade including:

  • Board Directors
  • Business Leaders
  • Functional Heads
  • Fund Managers
  • Policy Makers
  • Institutional Investors
  • NGO Directors
  • Academics

Dates and Fees

Dates Venue Fees Excl. GST (SGD) With GST (SGD) Registration
Dates 1
08 Apr - 11 Apr 2019 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 6,390 6,837 Apply Now

NUS Accommodation Package

Participants can choose to complete their experience with the NUS Accommodation Package, which offers a conducive and convenient campus accommodation option at subsidised rates. To take advantage, select (with Accommodation Package) when applying for a programme.

  • Where: Stay at NUS Kent Vale Serviced Residences (1-bedroom apartments)
  • 5-night Stay: Check in on Sunday before the programme; check out on Saturday after the programme
  • Fees (Subject to GST): Course Fees + Accommodation = SGD 7,140

As accommodation places are limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis, participants are advised to apply and make payment early to reserve their places.

Alumni / Early Payment / Team Enrolment Benefits

All NUS alumni and past participants of NUS Executive Education are entitled to 10% alumni savings on this programme.

Alternatively, you can enjoy savings if you pay early with Visa or MasterCard:
> 45 days before start of programme: 10% savings
> 30 days before start of programme: 5% savings

Team enrolment benefits are also available, please contact the programme advisor for details.

Application Deadline

  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 2 months in advance
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability


Programme Director

faculty alex capri

Alex Capri

Visiting Senior Fellow, NUS Business School, Department of Decision Sciences

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From 2007-2012, Alex was the Partner and Regional Leader of KPMG’s International Trade & Customs Practice in Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

Alex has over 20 years of experience, both as an academic and a professional consultant. He has advised clients on cross-border projects in more than 40 countries and worked in some of the most challenging regulatory environments in Asia, and throughout the world. Alex has been involved in pioneering research around transformative technologies, global value chains and the emerging global “platform economy.” He has also worked on projects involving corporate good governance. Alex has assisted clients with sustainability planning regarding carbon footprints, water usage and circular economies. He also worked on good governance projects involving labour standards and ethical best practices.

Alex holds a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, in International Political Economy. He holds a B.Sc. in International Relations, from the University of Southern California.


  • It is a walk-through programme to understand ASEAN trade & value chains better for public + private sector.

    Aleem Siddiqui, The Philippines
    Executive Director
    Regional Economic Zone Authority

    The course is very useful for me, providing me with lots of knowledge in my business.

    Cuong, Do Tuan, Vietnam
    Tan Tao Forwarding & Warehousing Corp. (ITATRANS)

    I have learned a lot and this programme opened my eyes - that is greater possibility to grow our business in ASEAN so that we create more livelihood for more cordillera mothers.

    Lucia Capuyan Catanes, The Philippines
    Narda's Handwoven Arts and Crafts

  • Very useful and up-to-date course and information sharing with real practice discussion & sharing among participants.

    SiSopheak Siet, Cambodia
    Active Communications

    This is a truly valuable programme, not just because of the update of latest news, trends and data, but it has connected ASEAN countries together through representatives.

    Phan Phuong Trinh Nguyen, Vietnam
    Business Development Manager
    An Minh Thuc Joint Stock Company

    Informational on the various initiatives in projects to minimise cross trade complexities.

    Yeo Beng Lee, Singapore
    Principal Consultant
    SMRT International Pte Ltd

  • The diversity of the participants really enriches the discussion on the development of ASEAN.

    Brian Lee, Hong Kong
    Director, Corporate Development

    The programme is really relevant in today's context of value chains. I think I have future-proofed myself in many areas (e.g. e-commerce, potential integration).

    Amphaphone Sayasenh, Laos
    Acting Director
    National Institute of Economic Research

    It’s a wonderful and useful programme, not only for business people, but also government officers.

    Kamon Ruengdet, Thailand
    Land Reform Technical Officer (Professional Level)
    Agricultural Land Reform Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

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