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Seminar on 2017 Business Outlook – Challenges and Implications

The year kicked off with this seminar on 17 Jan to help SBF’s member companies better understand global developments and their impact. Some 180 participants attended, which also featured a panel discussion featuring speakers from SBF and the private sector on the challenges and opportunities for Singapore businesses.

Seminar on Committee on the Future Economy’s Recommendations

SBF held a seminar on the Committee on the Future Economy’s (CFE) recommendations on 13 February 2017. The event included a panel discussion led by Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) and Co-chairman of the CFE and four representatives of the business community, including Mr S S Teo, Chairman, SBF and member of the CFE Main Committee and Co-chair of the Sub-committee on Future Corporate Capabilities and Innovation. Some 330 members of the business community attended to learn more about the key points and share their views and feedback.

Dialogue with Minister Lim Swee Say on Ministry of Manpower’s 2017 Initiatives

SBF and the Singapore National Employers Federation co-organised a dialogue with Minister for Manpower Mr Lim Swee Say on 15 March 2017 to discuss the Ministry of Manpower’s 2017 initiatives. The event drew 1,000 participants to understand how the Ministry can assist both businesses and workers.

15th Annual General Meeting

SBF’s 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held for the first time at its new office in SBF Center on 28 June 2017. Attended by close to 200 member company representatives, notable highlights from 2016 included the release of the SBF Position Paper for a Vibrant Singapore, which provided useful inputs to the Committee on the Future Economy; the Singapore Regional Business Forum, themed “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”; and the launch of the “Belt and Road” portal as a joint initiative with Lianhe Zaobao, which garnered six million views within the first nine months.

Official Opening of SBF and SBF Foundation Offices

SBF and SBF Foundation held the official opening of its new offices at SBF Center on 5th September, a milestone event marking a double celebration – its relocation to new premises as well as its 15th anniversary. At the momentous occasion, graced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, SBF unveiled its repositioned role and focus as a growth platform to be a better enabler of the business community. 

View the official opening video on SBF’s YouTube channel.

15 Events in 2017 for SBF's 15th Anniversary

  1. Seminar on 2017 Business Outlook – Challenges and Implications
    17 Jan
  2. President Trump in Office:What Can S'pore Business Expect?
    20 Jan
  3. Seminar on Committee on the Future Economy’s Recommendations
    13 Feb
  4. Seminar on Budget 2017
    08 Mar
  5. Dialogue with Minister Lim Swee Say on Ministry of Manpower’s 2017 Initiatives
    15 Mar
  6. ASEAN Conference
    04 May
  7. Annual General Meeting
    28 Jun
  8. Singapore Regional Business Forum
    16 Aug
  9. Official Opening of the New SBF & SBF Foundation Offices
    05 Sep
  10. SME Convention & Government Procurement Fair 2017
  11. 14th China-ASEAN Expo & China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit
    12 – 15 Sep
  12. National Security Conference 2017
    26 Sep
  13. 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner
    06 Oct
  14. Future Enterprise Conference 2017
    01 Nov
  15. South Asia Business Forum

Global Compact Network Singapore

The Singapore Business Federation’s Sustainable Development Business Group was formally integrated with the Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) on 1 April 2016. The combined entity now conducts its operations as GCNS.

As the premier national corporate social responsibility (CSR) agency, GCNS actively promotes CSR among businesses in Singapore and catalyses cross-sector partnerships. GCNS is a member of the global United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) network and promotes UNGC's 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption at the country level.

To find out more about GCNS, visit here.

Pro-Enterprise Panel

The Pro-Enterprise Panel (PEP) is a private-public panel chaired by the Head of the Civil Service with mainly business leaders as members. The panel is supported by a network of senior public officers.

PEP serves as an internal advocate for businesses within the government to enable a more pro-enterprise environment that facilitates the growth of competitive businesses. PEP works closely with public agencies to provide timely, effective and practical solutions to address the regulatory concerns that businesses face. Since its inception in 2000, more than 1,800 suggestions have been received and more than half of these have led to changes in rules or regulations.

SBF is represented on the PEP and actively provides feedback on regulatory/compliance cost concerns. To find out more about PEP, please visit the PEP website here.

If you have any feedback on rules and regulations that hinder your business or stifles entrepreneurship, productivity and innovation, you can send your comments to SBF here or you may also reach out to the PEP Secretariat.

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