BRI Connect

Singapore has a key role to play in the BRI

There is a need for more concerted and targeted effort to empower Singapore-based businesses with timely and practicable intelligence on project and market opportunities along the belt and road, and broaden their reach and access to regional partners, capital and expertise needed to take on BRI projects.

BRI Connect serves as an online and offline platform to connect stakeholders involve in BRI network, also acts as a catalyst to business match potential partners in BRI projects. It is also an online intelligence and partnership network with regional partners to meet the information and capability development needs of Singapore companies in the areas of BRI market and project intelligence, project consultancy and BRI resources.

BRI Connect aims to facilitate effective communications and connection of BRI projects and promote Singapore as a Regional Infrastructure and Financial Hub. The platform serves to promote Singapore as an effective location to structure and implement infrastructure projects in Asia with its comprehensive eco-system of financial institutions, multilateral development institutions, engineering and project management companies, etc. It helps to raise awareness of BRI opportunities arising from the BRI in the Singapore Business Community and connect people within the BRI business network.

The platform will aggregate public information of BRI projects for stakeholders create a support network of advisory and resource partners which Singapore Companies can tap on for relevant expertise and capital to take on BRI projects; and by building a cross-border business community on BRI which Singapore companies can tap on as partners for multi-nation projects in the BRI, it will elevate Singapore’s important status in the regional infrastructure development.

Join as a Corporate Member of BRI Connect by filling in the form here and emailing it to our China & North Asia team at .

SBF Infrastructure Committee

The SBF Infrastructure Committee is the newest SBF Committee the Federation has established, after the SME Committee and Digitalisation Committee. A private sector-led initiative, the SBF Infrastructure Committee will bring together the Singapore business community and foster capabilities in key sectors. Ultimately, the Committee aims to build a well-functioning infrastructure ecosystem to help Singapore companies seize regional infrastructural opportunities.

The SBF Infrastructure Committee will complement the Infrastructure Asia, driven by the Government to develop Singapore as the Infrastructure Hub for Asia.

Serving as the SBF Infrastructure Committee’s Founding Chairman is Mr Pek Lian Guan, SBF Vice Chairman and Executive Director and CEO, Tiong Seng Holdings Ltd, who will be joined by 14 key stakeholders from infrastructure related sectors in Singapore, such as construction, utilities, urban planning, legal and financial services.

Members of the SBF Infrastructure Committee

The Infrastructure Committee was launched on 27th August 2018 at the FutureChina Global Forum and Singapore Regional Business Forum (“FCGF® & SRBF®”). The launch was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Mr Teo Chee Hean and SBF Chairman Mr Teo Siong Seng.

The fundamental focus of the SBF Infrastructure Committee will be project-driven. For a start, the Infrastructure Committee will focus on four sectors – utilities, transport, telecommunications, built environment – across two geographical regions – ASEAN and South Asia.

The Infrastructure Committee will establish outcome-oriented sub-committees to lead groups of Singapore companies to pursue regional infrastructure projects.

The Infrastructure Committee is currently calling for companies from the utilities, transport, telecommunications, built environment and professional services sectors to join the Committee’s database for information and updates on projects. Interested companies can fill in the registration form below.

SBF Infrastructure Committee

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SBF Digitalisation Committee

SBF Council Member and Chairman of the Digitalisation Issues Committee Ms Janet Ang (seated left) signing a Memorandum of Intent with CEO of IMDA Mr Tan Kiat How. The signing was witnessed by (back from left) SBF Chairman Mr SS Teo, Minister for Finance & Chairman of the Future Economy Council Mr Heng Swee Keat and IMDA Chairman Mr Chan Yeng Kit.


Led by Ms Janet Ang, SBF Council Member and Vice President, Industry Solutions, IBM Asia Pacific, the Digitalisation Issues Committee will drive digital adoption and transformation across the Singapore business community. 

Joining Ms Ang on the Committee are the following eight prominent members of the business community.

1. Mr R Dhinakaran, President of the Singapore Retailers Association, and Managing Director, Jay Gee Melwani Group;

2. Mr Douglas Foo, President of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation, and Founder and Chairman, Sakae Holdings Limited;

3. Ms Judy Hsu, Vice Chairman, The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS); and CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Singapore

4. Mr Roland Ng, President of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, Tat Hong Holdings Limited;

5. Mr Saw Ken Wye, Chairman of the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SITF), and CEO of CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd

6. Mr Shamir Rahim, President of the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Founder and CEO, VersaFleet;

7. Dr T. Chandroo, Chairman, Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Chairman and CEO, Modern Montessori International Group

8. Mr Kurt Wee, President of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, and Director of Conrad and Ottess Private Asset Management Limited;


On 1 November at the Future Economy Conference and Exhibition organised by SBF, the Federation signed a Memorandum of Intent with IMDA, pledging to engage trade associations, business chambers and businesses to help enable digital adoption and transformation. The partnership will facilitate, identify and recommend programmes and initiatives to assist the SBF-led Digitalisation Issues Committee.

“Partnering IMDA is a big boost to the SBF-led Digitalisation Issues Committee. It takes SBF a step closer to its re-positioned role to sense, prioritise, analyse and help resolve burning issues facing significant segments of businesses. IMDA’s goal of enabling businesses through the adoption of digital technologies compliments the Committee’s work and IMDA’s wealth of talent, expertise and thought leadership will be invaluable to the Committee.” 
                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                        Ms Janet Ang, Chairman, Digitalisation Issues Committee 

Trade Association and Chamber (TAC) Alliance

TAC Alliance representatives with government leaders


On 5 September 2017 at the official opening of the SBF and SBF Foundation offices, SBF announced the formation of the Trade Association and Chamber (TAC) Alliance, comprising 31 Singapore TACs and business groups as founding members and signatories of a TAC Compact. An SBF-led initiative, the TAC Compact aims to unify Singapore-based TACs into an alliance, working together as strategic partners and collaborators to further the interests of members and facilitate the growth of the business community.

"I commend SBF on its initiative to strengthen collaboration among the Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) so as to better support our industries and enterprises. TACs are important partners and multipliers in our industry transformation effort. By working together, TACs can pool their capabilities and develop innovative solutions to help our companies thrive in a fast-changing world."

                                                                                       Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)



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