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: 25 Apr - 28 Apr 2017

Venue: Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5

Fees: SGD 6,390.00 (excl. GST) | 6,837.30 (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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Dates and Fees

Dates Venue Fees Excl. GST (SGD) With GST (SGD) Registration
Dates 1
25 Apr - 28 Apr 2017 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 6,390.00 6,837.30
Dates Optional Accommodation Package Fees Excl. GST (SGD) With GST (SGD) Registration
25 Apr - 28 Apr 2017

Includes a 5-night accommodation at an NUS preferred hotel.


7,390.00 7,907.30

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
Full/Partial Programme Scholarships & Travel Grants

Women leaders and participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste, the Philippines, and Vietnam are encouraged to apply for the discretionary scholarships and grants.

Please indicate your interest in scholarships in the “remarks” section when applying.

* Supported by

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Core Focus

  • Understanding the 6 key transformational forces impacting value chains
  • Optimizing Free Trade Agreements in the AEC
  • China’s One-Belt-One Road Initiative: AEC opportunities and risks
  • Asia’s E-Commerce environment and the Platform Economy in Emerging markets
  • Good governance and ethical practices in the AEC
  • Achieving “sustainable” value chains in the AEC
  • The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) - How should AEC businesses plan for the future?

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


Programme Director

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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.

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