06 July 2017

Singapore, One Farrer Hotel & Spa

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6th SME Biz-Innovation Summit

Globalisation of SMEs: Resilience, Innovation & Exploration

In light of the ongoing global economic challenges, disruptions and new trends of globalization, the Singapore Government has encouraged SMEs to embrace innovation and globalization to remain relevant and competitive.

As they come to terms with a new world economic order and the 4th industrial revolution, it is the need of the hour for SMEs to  exhibit the spirit of grit, resilience and adaptability to change as demonstrated by our pioneers and take the leap to reinvent themselves.

The 6th SME Biz-Innovation Summit, themed: Globalisation of SMEs: Resilience, Innovation & Exploration will explore the issues and solutions for SMEs as they embark on a transformation that will enable them to conquer new frontiers.

This year’s forum will highlight the challenges, innovations, strategies and success stories on THREE key pillars:

  • Technology: Harnessing Disruptive Technologies and Business Model Transformation for Accelerated Growth
  • SME Financing: Leveraging Government grants and Bank Loans
  • Human Resource: Adopting Manpower-Optimized Approach for Productivity-Driven Growth 

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  • “Very informative for my organization's future and expansion into the ASEAN Region.”

    Managing Director - TTM Travel Agency Pte Ltd

  • “The SME-BIZ Innovation Summit is a great platform to gain new business insights, listen to success stories & challenges from business owners and network with peers.”

    General Manager - NurtureStars Preschool Pte Ltd

  • “A giant event that provides valuable answers.“

    Director - Pastryden Pte Ltd

AGENDA

GLOBALISATION: WHAT IT ENTAILS FOR SMES?

08:15

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:00

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME REMARKS

09:05

OPENING KEYNOTE: SINGAPORE’S ECONOMIC FUTURE IN THE MIDST OF RISING ANTI-GLOBALISATION SENTIMENTS

09:20

BUDGET 2017 FOR SMES: A STRAIGHT TALK

10.00

DEMYSTIFYING DIGITIZATION

10.15

CASE STUDY: FEAR WHAT FEAR?

10:35

MORNING NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:05

BREAK THAT MINDSET, GAIN A FOOTHOLD!

11:35

INNOVATE YOUR HR, REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR GAME

11.55

E-COMMERCE & SMEs

12.25

ENABLING EFFECTIVE SECURITY = BETTER BUSINESS OUTCOMES AND CLIENTS?

13:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00

14:30

14:55

15.00

15:30

15.40

16:00

16:10

16.20

16:40

16.50

SPONSORS

Track Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Exhibitors

Document Management Partner

Supporting Organization

Supporting Media

Organizer

Sage

Sage is the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of entrepreneurs and business builders. Today, business builders measure success in strong relationships, partnerships, and communities. It‘s why Sage helps drive today’s business builders with the most intelligent and flexible cloud-enabled software, support and advice to manage everything from money to people. Daily, more than 13,000 Sage colleagues in 23 countries work with a thriving global community of over 3 million entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers to champion the success of business builders everywhere. And as a FTSE 100 business, we are passionate about doing business the right way, supporting our local communities through the Sage Foundation. 

For more information, visit www.sage.com/sg

CyberSource

CyberSource, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Visa Inc., is a payment management company. Over 400,000 businesses worldwide use CyberSource and Authorize.Net brand solutions to process online payments, streamline fraud management, and simplify payment security. The company is headquartered in Foster City, California and maintains offices throughout the world, with regional headquarters in Singapore, Tokyo, Miami / Sao Paulo and Reading, U.K. CyberSource operates in Europe under agreement with Visa Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.cybersource.com/asiapacific.

Fuji Xerox Singapore

Fuji Xerox Singapore Pte Ltd is a leading provider and trusted partner for quality document services and communications, enabling people and businesses to share knowledge across all platforms seamlessly and securely. Established in 1965, Fuji Xerox Singapore employs approximately 800 staff, comprising industry leading professionals who support our portfolio of document management technologies, IT solutions, cyber security and customer communication services. Fuji Xerox Singapore offers a holistic ecosystem of products and solutions to help organizations work smart, be efficient, go green and stay secure. This includes world-class office multifunction devices, cloud and on-premise solutions, multichannel marketing solutions, cyber security solutions, and business process management solutions. At Fuji Xerox Singapore, our commitment to being a long term investor of the community in which we operate is underpinned by the principle of ‘Enable and Empower’, focusing on youths in Singapore. Fuji Xerox Singapore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Xerox (Japan), a joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (75%) and Xerox Corporation of the USA (25%). To learn more about Fuji Xerox Singapore’s commitment to innovation, customer service and sustainability, please visit https://www.fujixerox.com.sg. 

SAP

SAP combines over 40 years of German engineering with deep local expertise, providing Asian SMEs with a portfolio of solutions created specifically to address business needs that are scalable, quick to deploy and can be delivered on premise or in the cloud. Together with 13,300 partners worldwide, SAP offers unmatched industry knowledge, best practices and micro-vertical solutions for SMEs to compete successfully in their respective industries.

 

Run all aspects of your small business or midmarket company with SAP SME software – on premise or in the cloud. Our scalable business management software can help you digitize and connect every process, including ERP, CRM, e-commerce, HR, analytics, and more. Simplify how work gets done, put the right resources in the right place, and make informed decisions in the moment. As more than 250,000 SME customers have discovered, you’ll never outgrow SAP – no matter where your business takes you.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

M1

M1 is Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over 2 million customers. We are continuously creating and delivering a one-stop comprehensive suite of business solutions that enable our customers to stay ahead of the competition today – be it by enabling mobile sales forces with connected tablet computing, or through our enterprise-grade cloud computing and ultra high-speed fibre broadband solutions.

For more information, visit m1.com.sg/business

NSFOCUS

NSFOCUS IB is a wholly owned subsidiary of NSFOCUS, an award-winning enterprise application and network security provider, with operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. NSFOCUS IB has a proven track record of combatting the increasingly complex cyber threat landscape through the construction and implementation of multi-layered defense systems. The company’s Intelligent Hybrid Security strategy utilizes both cloud and on-premises security platforms, built on a foundation of real-time global threat intelligence, to provide unified, dynamic protection from advanced cyber threats.

NSFOCUS has fifteen years of success and experience working with Fortune 500 companies, including four of the world’s five largest financial institutions, as well as organizations in insurance, retail, healthcare, critical infrastructure industries as well as government agencies. NSFOCUS IB has technology and channel partners in more than 60 countries, and is a winner of the Microsoft Bug Bounty Program for 4 consecutive years, a member of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), StopBadware.org, and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

Enterprise- and carrier-grade products undergo rigorous evaluation and testing to Veracode VL4 and ISO 27001 certification, delivering powerful and effective threat management combined with advanced data analytics and intrusion prevention and detection capabilities.

A research arm, the NSFOCUS Security Labs, is a renowned technical research center that tracks and analyzes global intelligence while identifying new network vulnerabilities and security trends.

Visit NSFOCUS: www.nsfocusglobal.com
Read the blog: http://nsfocusglobal.com/category/blog/
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSFOCUS_Intl
Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nsfocus
Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nsfocus/

Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia is a leader in print and enterprise content management focusing on optimisation, productivity and information sharing via its broad range of office and production printing solutions and services. Backed by strong service standards and proficient support staff, Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: http://www.konicaminolta.sg/business/.

International Enterprise Singapore

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy. It promotes international trade and spearheads the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies to grow Globally Competitive Companies.

IE Singapore attracts global commodities traders to establish their global or Asian home base in Singapore. Through its Global Company Partnership and Market Readiness Assistance, the agency also works with Singapore-based companies in their various stages of growth towards being globally competitive.

IE Singapore’s global network of overseas centres in over 35 locations provides the necessary connections in many developed and emerging markets. Visit www.iesingapore.com for more information.

Enterprise Innovation

Enterprise Innovation is the go-to information source for strategic technology decision makers in enterprises across Asia, where business and technology leaders seek ideas and best practices on driving innovation and business transformation.

It is the only media channel that bridges the interests of IT and business leaders on how to create dynamic organizations and leverage cutting-edge technology for competitive advantage and business success.

Every day Enterprise Innovation delivers unique editorial content through targeted subscription newsletters, video, webinars, invitation-only round table discussions, and major industry conferences.

NETWORKWORLD ASIA

NETWORKWORLD ASIA and NETWORKSASIA.NET provide IT influencers and decision makers with the information to impact the on-going dialogue between CIOs/IT managers and C-level management, on matters related to IT infrastructure.

NetworkWorld Asia provides updates, perspectives, tips and guides on how organizations and IT teams are leveraging leading-edge technologies, tools and strategies to achieve the desired level of performance, productivity, cost savings, operational efficiencies and business success.

The only Asian publication focused on data center, networking, security and storage infrastructure

The only Asian publication that brings network-centric infrastructure management and strategies to bear on end-user organizations’ performance and efficiencies

A key platform connecting technology vendors and system integrators with user organizations and their IT teams.

NETWORKS ASIA

NETWORKWORLD ASIA and NETWORKSASIA.NET provide IT influencers and decision makers with the information to impact the on-going dialogue between CIOs/IT managers and C-level management, on matters related to IT infrastructure.

NetworkWorld Asia provides updates, perspectives, tips and guides on how organizations and IT teams are leveraging leading-edge technologies, tools and strategies to achieve the desired level of performance, productivity, cost savings, operational efficiencies and business success.

The only Asian publication focused on data center, networking, security and storage infrastructure

The only Asian publication that brings network-centric infrastructure management and strategies to bear on end-user organizations’ performance and efficiencies

A key platform connecting technology vendors and system integrators with user organizations and their IT teams.

ASIA CLOUD FORUM

Asia Cloud Forum covers topics that impact Enterprise Users, Vendors, Telcos, Governments, Policy Makers and others with a stake in the growth of cloud computing in Asia.

From Software-as-a-Service to Platform- and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Asia Cloud Forum covers all of the elements that enable cloud computing, whether public or private. The website and newsletters provide news, trends, opinion and analysis of all key areas of cloud computing.

SMBWorld Asia

SMBWorld Asia is a crucial resource for Asian professionals working in small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

From financing tools and contract negotiation, to HR development and skills development, to technology strategies and even the details of setting up a wireless network, SMBWorld Asia provides comprehensive advice on how to perform the wide range of tasks that are expected of business managers, owners and IT professionals in Asian SMBs.