Jay Smith

Director, EY APAC Operating Model Effectiveness

Jay has over a 10 years experience in advising multinationals as well as family and privately held enterprises in designing and implementing tax aligned operating models in Asia Pacific. In addition Jay has helped companies enter new markets by advising on an appropriate legal entity structure, contractual framework, transaction and business model, assist in applying for relevant cash grants and incentives and assist in the overall business and operating model design.

    2.45 pm AEDT

    Day 3 [APAC]

    Make It Happen: Effective and Efficient International Expansion in Asia

    Asia is the world’s largest and most diverse continent. It is home to world class tech hubs, advanced infrastructures and heavily populated emerging markets. Whether the

    rationale for moving into new markets is opportunity or risk-related, international growth and expansion can be a challenging and daunting task. Many of the tech, fast growth and private businesses that have seen successful, sustainable expansion and growth in Asia, have paid close attention to their operating models and how they are aligned with both commercial goals and tax efficiency strategies.

    Join Sam Barrett (moderator), Jay Smith, Andy Winthrop and Joe Christofanelli from EY’s APAC Operating Model Effectiveness and Global Incentives teams, to learn:

    • How to structure your international expansion in Asia
    • What are the best trading and Direct To Consumer operating models
    • Where are the best places to achieve tax incentives and government grants