Technology, Corporate Purpose, Sustainability and Trade Partnerships To Take Centre Stage at Singapore Apex Business Summit 2024

Following its successful inaugural edition in 2022, the Singapore Apex Business Summit (SABS®) will return in 2024. Presented by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and MP Singapore, this three-day event will bring together influential business and thought leaders to share their knowledge with attendees from around the world, arming them with the tools to thrive now, and in the future.

Themed “End of Business as Usual: Shaping the Future of Business”, SABS® 2024 will gather top-level representatives from industry, government and business sectors to address emerging trends and explore regional and local business opportunities. Over three days, the event will host the Future Economy Conference (FEC) in conjunction with the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre’s (NVPC) Company of Good Conference (COGC), the Singapore Regional Business Forum® (SRBF®) and the Future of Trade Forum (FOTF), with each day graced by a Government Minister as Guest of Honour.

This year marks the debut of Community Marketplace at SABS®, an initiative by the SBF Foundation that bridges business with social impact. President Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Patron of SBF Foundation, will launch the event and engage with corporates who have collaborated with community partners, showcasing the value of social impact programmes for businesses, communities, and the economy.

Through in-depth discussion and exploration, the event will address the challenges posed by an increasingly complex global business environment, characterised by disruptions to the multilateral trading system, heightened use of border measures and intricate regulations. It will also host transformative discussions on shaping the sustainable future of Asia with advice on how businesses can integrate innovation, sustainability, and social responsibility into their operations.

“The post-pandemic operating climate is markedly different from before and businesses need to embrace a transformational mindset to stay competitive and thrive. As SABS® returns for a second time, it will provide a cutting-edge platform for the global business community to connect, engage and collaborate, generating fresh insights and creating new opportunities for mutual growth amid global challenges in an evolving business landscape,” said Mr Kok Ping Soon, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Business Federation.

“With end of business as usual, business leaders today are having to make decisions amid greater uncertainties. Bringing these leaders together to share their insights at the Singapore APEX Business Summit will help shape better decisions for the future. We are glad to once again partner the Singapore Business Federation to co-organise the Summit and establish an important platform that can empower business leaders to nurture partnerships for the future," said Mr Jason Ng, Executive Director, MP Singapore Pte Ltd.

Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister, will deliver an opening keynote at the opening of SABS®. Other Guests-of-Honour at SABS® 2024 events include Mr Gan Kim Yong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development & Second Minister for Health, and Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth & Trade and Industry.

Event details:

The summit will be held from 23 to 25 July 2024 at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore. The three days will include the following events:

  • Day 1: Future Economy Conference (FEC) in conjunction with Company of Good Conference (COGC)
  • Day 2: Singapore Regional Business Forum® (SRBF®)
  • Day 3: Future of Trade Forum (FOTF)

Key highlights include:

  • Partners Showcase: To foster collaboration and innovation, key partners will showcase their latest products and services to summit participants at their booths.
  • Exclusive Welcome Dinner / One-to-One Business Matching: A carefully curated series of business networking and business matching activities to offer high-net-worth business leaders and senior government officials the exclusive opportunities to connect. These tailored networking events will enable participants from Singapore and the region to forge meaningful partnerships.
  • Future-Ready Businesses (FRB) Spotlights: A new concept under SBF’s "Future-Ready Businesses" series to equip business leaders with strategies and practical tools for navigating an ever-changing landscape through a series of company visits.

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Monday, 27 May 2024