21 April 2016

Labuan IBFC launches roadshows in ASEAN

The Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC), Asia Pacific’s midshore international business and financial centre, has launched a series of roadshows across ASEAN.

The Labuan IBFC ASEAN Roadshow 2016 will visit key countries in ASEAN and, for the first time will include events as well as closed door briefings in the emerging economies of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. The roadshows have kicked off in Jakarta, Indonesia, will continue through till end-July.

“Our approach to the roadshow this year is distinct as we are targeting business owners in the region looking to internationalise or even regionalise their businesses. We believe that with as businesses embrace higher tax transparency requirements, it would be natural for them to consider to establishing substance in a well-regulated jurisdiction facilitate cross border transactions and investments.” said Danial Mah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer, Labuan IBFC.

He went on to state that the roadshow will also focus on meeting the wealth management needs in the region.

Mah, who is also the Deputy Director General of Labuan FSA, said, “What makes Labuan IBFC different is that it was established with the main aim of intermediating crossborder trade and investments in the region. The expectations are that intra-Asia and ASEAN trade and investments will grow, and there is a need for a well-regulated jurisdiction in the region able to facilitate these trades and investments. ”


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