Seminar on the Committee on the Future Economy's Recommendations
13 February 2017 [Singapore] - Further to the public release of the recommendations by the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) last Thursday, the Singapore Business Federation together with the CFE Secretariat held a seminar today to share with businesses the key points of the report and obtain their views and feedback.
Highlight of the seminar was a panel discussion led by Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade & Industry (Industry) & Co-chairman of the CFE and four representatives of the business community, which included Mr S S Teo, Chairman, SBF and Member of the CFE Main Committee & Co-chair of the Sub-committee on Future Corporate Capabilities & Innovation; Mr Bill Chang, Country Chief Officer, Singapore, and Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise, Singapore Telecommunications Limited and Member of the CFE Main Committee & Co-chair of the Sub-committee on Future Jobs and Skills; Ms Goh Swee Chen, Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore and Member of the CFE Main Committee & Sub-committee on Future City and Ms Susan Chong, Founder and CEO, Green Pac and Member of the CFE Main Committee & Sub-committee on Future Growth Industries and Markets. Mr Ho Meng Kit, CEO, SBF moderated the panel discussion and Q & A session.
The event, attended by some 330 members of the business community and Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs), saw panellists fielding questions from participants on the importance of embracing innovation and disruption, collaboration between large and small companies, venturing overseas, as well as help for businesses to tide through the immediate term challenges of economic restructuring and a slowing global economy.