Chris Devonshire-Ellis at APEC – Exclusively on Asia Briefing

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Devonshire-Ellis will also be available for business discussions concerning investment into Asia while touring China, the United States and United Kingdom.

CDE-Image-Print-qualityOct. 5 – Dezan Shira & Associates Founding Partner Chris Devonshire-Ellis is attending the APEC CEO Summit the next few days and will be reporting on discussions and speeches made at the event exclusively on our Asia Briefing portal.

APEC is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim countries aimed at discussing, exploring and developing multilateral ties, and the upcoming CEO Summit is attended by the most senior levels of government – including prime ministers, foreign ministers and financial ministers – as well as selectively chosen business leaders. It is an invitation-only forum. APEC member nations/territories include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, United States and Vietnam.

U.S. President Barack Obama, scheduled to attend but dealing with the government shut down back in Washington, will instead be represented by Secretary of State John Kerry. However, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with the heads of state from all other member countries are expected to give speeches and presentations concerning the development of the APEC bloc and lay out its future plans and challenges.

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To read his first report from APEC 2013, titled “America Loses Its Asian Mojo,” please click here.

Post-APEC Events
Chris is also speaking at several key events concerning developments within APEC and ASEAN, including the developing relationships between the two, together with the future trade and development with Asia and the United States and the European Union. These include:

Shanghai, China – October 10th
Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Founding Partner
German Chamber of Commerce – “Are You Ready For ASEAN 2015?

Hong Kong, China – October 17th to October 18th
Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Founding Partner
Austrian Trade Commission Annual China Conference: “ASEAN – Unmatched Opportunities

United States Fall Speaking Tour – October 19th to November 12th
Devonshire-Ellis’ U.S. schedule takes in Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Boston, Cincinnati and Chicago and can be viewed in full here.

London, UK – November 13th to November 17th
Readers wishing to meet Chris and discuss matters regarding U.S. and UK trade and investment into China, India, Vietnam and Asia may arrange a complimentary one-on-one meeting with him by emailing Jessica Tou at

Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia. Since its establishment in 1992, the firm has grown into one of Asia’s most versatile full-service consultancies with operational offices across China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Vietnam as well as liaison offices in Italy and the United States.

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