Speaker: Darrel Ching
Commercial Attaché, US Embassy in Singapore
Singapore is a major trading hub, importing and exporting all kinds of products from consumer goods to high technology and industrial goods for re-export to ASEAN and other countries. U.S. companies will find attractive market opportunities in the following best prospects sectors: electronics, oil and gas equipment, aircraft and parts, pollution control equipment, medical devices, laboratory and scientific instruments, computer hardware and software, telecommunication equipment, university education services and franchises.
The Singapore government and private industry are expected to invest in several major projects including:
− $600 million to carry out 20 drainage improvement projects over five years to achieve a higher level of flood protection;
− Construction of US$1 billion LNG terminal that will start operations in mid 2013;
− Construction of a US$530 million underground oil storage facility;
− Construction of several public hospitals and medical centers scheduled to be ready by 2014, 2015 and 2018;
− Private medical groups will spend more than $270 million to build, expand and upgrade their healthcare facilities;
− Construction of new Mass Rapid Transit rail lines costing over US$30 billion that will increase Singapore’s subway network to 278km in 2020.
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Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
The mission of the Trade Alliance is to promote the Greater Seattle region in international markets, connect the region—its businesses and organizations--to those markets, bring the region together to be more successful internationally and to educate our region on the importance of international business broadly defined. To this end, the Trade Alliance enhances the identity of Greater Seattle in world markets by convening regional stakeholders, executing outbound missions, hosting inbound delegations, producing marketing publications, organizing educational programming, and other activities.