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.