STEP Singapore: Trusts in Asia Pacific (Trusts in Asia Pacif)
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Oct 26, 2005||End Date/Time: Oct 27, 2005|
|Registration Date: Oct 26, 2005|
Recent developments have resulted in Singapore positioning itself as a wealth management center in the region. There has been a significant updating of the trust legislation and the establishment of a new framework for trust companies operating in and from Singapore. Singapore recently exempted from tax foreign sourced income remitted into Singapore by resident individuals, where such remittances were previously subjected to tax. Singapore continues to develop its appeal for wealth managers and private bankers. Looking across the Asia Pacific region, Hong Kong remains strong and Australia is also emerging as a hot spot for wealth management.
It is at this exciting time in the development of the region that STEP presents this first class opportunity to discuss, network and learn about the relevant topics affecting the Asia Pacific region today and tomorrow. Regional and international speakers include a keynote address from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS); Mr Justice Hayton, Professor of Law at King’s College London, and Gurbachan Singh, Head of Tax at Khattar Wong. Over twenty five highly respected speakers, during two days, will cover topics ranging from trust and case law developments across Singapore, China, India and Taiwan to private client planning, pre-migration, inbound tax and trust planning and Islamic banking.
“Trusts in Asia Pacific is a breakthrough for STEP as the largest STEP event in Asia to date. With over 11, 000 members worldwide, STEP is now recognized as the global professional body for those advising on trusts, estates and personal and family wealth management. Lawyers, accountants, trust managers, bankers and other practitioners involved in the management of private wealth, trust and estate planning should make this conference their priority.” said David Harvey, Chief Executive of STEP Worldwide.