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SMEs are the future drivers of Singapore economic growth that currently employ two-thirds of total workforce and account for half of Singapore’s GDP. Although Singapore and Malaysia are facing the biggest GDP hit in the economic growth across SEA due to trade war and slowdown of Chinese demand, a recent study shows SME's entry into digital economy could potentially boost ASEAN GDP collectively by up to US$1 trillion.
As the Singapore government is pumping up to S$150 million to boost the AI Capabilities, international experts predict that the big data and advance analytics within SME ecosystem will be the next level of transformation focus for the SME Go Digital Program.
While hiring & retaining talent, managing rising cost in rental & man power remained as top challenges for SMEs to transform and scale up businesses. Could SMEs use internationalization and digitalization as strategies to leverage increasing cost?
The SME Biz-Innovation Summit 2019 tailored to bring the stakeholders to discuss latest BIZ-Innovation trends and brainstorm collaboration strategies to transform uncertainties into new opportunities
Networking & Learning
1. Discover how Budget 2019 and SME Revolution 4.0 could impact your business in the next 5 - 7 years and prepare for regionalization/internationalization
2. Learn practical and affordable transformative innovations that improve operational efficiency with higher resource optimization
3. Overcome financing and investment challenges through innovative integration of fintech solutions and collaborative strategies
A recent SME Survey discover that more than half of the Singapore SMEs have adopted digital transformation strategies are enjoying 26% in revenue gains and 22% in cost saving.
Are you ready to maximize the cost savings and revenue gains with latest BIZ innovation ideas? The 8th SME BIZ-Innovation Summit could be a key to level up your mindset and bring your business to a new level. Explore practical and affordable ideas that synergize your workforce and customers with exciting digital journey while maximize your capital investment.
Analyzing Budget 2019: Exploring the Direction of Lean Enterprise Development
Determining Budget 2019's direction in empowering Singapore SMEs
Overcoming the Scale-Up Challenges in Slowing Regional Economy
Data science and Big Data is making an impact in food, retail, customer service, wholesale as well as manufacturing industry. Smart SMEs use Data Science to increase revenue by targeting right customers at right time with right content, effective inventory control and cross-selling strategy.
Cash flow is the lifeblood of SMEs. A study that analysed payment patterns of more than 120,000 companies in Singapore across 8 major sectors shows only 25% of construction debt were paid on time. As uncertainties in business environment are expected to persist, SMEs will potentially face bigger challenges in managing cash flow, liquidity and credit risk. As 80% of Singapore SMEs do not qualify for traditional financing, how Fintech and Blockchain can help to bridging the SME Gap while increase financial flexibility?
It is also an important tool to engage employees and strengthen SME’s brand in the targeted industry.
More and more small businesses are finding themselves in a common trap – putting quantity over quality. Increasing the number of tasks won’t necessarily achieve a better outcome. International experts proposing SMEs to practice “Business Minimalism” to achieve more by doing less. Minimalism is changing the global consumer behaviour and it is time to review SMEs daily operation to achieve sustainable business model in long run.
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Asiawide Print Holdings
CKE Manufacturing Pte Ltd
Frost & Sullivan
HAO Halal Hub
Haulio Pte Ltd
House of Seafood
Mekong Group Pte Ltd
Omni Plus Systems Pte Ltd
* Top 10 reasons why you should Sponsor *
1. Interact with Key Buyers, influencers and decisions makers of SMEs from the across the Asia Pacific Region looking for collaborative strategies to scale up and internationalize
2. Generate quality leads at you network directly with your targeted audience through this curated event
3. Increase your business opportunities with ease in the Asia Pacific Region
4. Achieve business growth through the multitude of opportunities made available to you
5. Amplify your brand positioning to create Top-of-Mind-awareness among senior industry executives
6. Enjoy a wide reach as your company brand and solutions are amplified at this strategic platform
7. Succeed in engaging your targeted audience through an array of customizable sponsorship packages
8. Discover how Singapore government’s push on SME digitization is translating into new technology and solutions procurement
9. Showcase your company's latest digital solutions for SME Transformation
10. Network and gain influence at Singapore's largest gathering of SME owners!
Mr Kwan Lifeng, Enterprise Development Manager of CKE Manufacturing – a Singapore precision engineering business founded in 1946. Since its inception, CKE Manufacturing has established itself in precision machining and welding services to a diverse market from Aerospace, Electronics to Oil & Gas. As the company’s Enterprise Development Manager, Lifeng is responsible for developing and executing strategic plans for value creation and cost reductions, executing enterprise objective and initiatives, as well as identifying business opportunities.
Driven by his passion in metallurgy, engineering, and manufacturing operations, Lifeng has completed courses in Heat Treatment, Supply Chain, Graduate Diploma in Advanced welding technology and is also APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional and AWS (American Welding Society) associate welding inspector. In addition, he is currently enrolled in the Warwick’s Master of Science in Engineering Business Management.
Felix Wang is the Board Director of Omni Plus Systems Pte Ltd and the General Manager of Itochu Plastics Pte Ltd Singapore since 2011. He is heading the administration, accounts & finance Dept for the Global Plastics Trade headquartered in Singapore with principal turnover of more than US$1B.
During the 13 years employment, he was the financial controller for Itochu Plastics Pte Ltd, Itochu Overseas Construction & Realty Pte Ltd and Itochu Systech Singapore Pte Ltd and Itochu Pulp and Paper Asia Pte Ltd with global volume of business above US$1B. His responsibilities include review of tax and enabled global trader program status for Itochu Plastics Pte Ltd, Itochu Pulp & Paper Asia Pte Ltd, Itochu Steel Asia Pte Ltd, Itochu Pipe and Tube Asia Pte Ltd and Obtained FTC Licence for ITA. He was the Head of Shared Management Services, Head of Finance Planning and Financial Controller for Itochu Treasury Centre Asia Pte Ltd, Financial Treasury Centre for Funding/Borrowing/Lending/Deposits for Asia & Oceania excluding Japan/Greater China.
He was also the Head Review & systems implementation of SAP, Head Review & Implementation of Japan SOX.
Prior to his positions in Itochu, Felix Wang was an accountant at Port of Singapore Authority from 1991-1994 in various departments.
Abhineet Kaul is a Director with the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Public Sector & Government Practice. He covers a broad range of areas, leveraging domain knowledge and relationships with senior executives.
Since joining Frost & Sullivan, Abhineet has completed several consulting projects on with government agencies across Asia Pacific His areas of expertise are Industry Trend identification, impact assessment, Infrastructure development support, Tourism policy development, and sector productivity improvement.
He has also worked on several studies related to Tourism sector in the region, working on engagements dealing with regulatory environment, future technology roadmaps, infrastructure development, and capability development.
Abhineet has been a speaker in Industry forums on topics related to mega trends, trade development and manpower development issues. Some of his talks include:
•Speaker at the Singapore MICE Forum
•Speaker at SPRING Standards Council Strategic Planning Session
•Speaker at ICCA Bidding Seminar in Thailand, organized by TCEB
•Speaker at Intermodal Asia focusing on trends in logistics
•Speaker at session on mega trends for a session organized by SHA
•Facilitation of the session on Mega Trends and the impact on Tourism
Peter has completed his EMBA in May 2017 from Rutgers Business School, the Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. His proficient is in Manufacturing Engineering has a total of 27 years in Manufacturing Industry and the 12 years is working in Fong’s Engineering till present.
In 2006, he joins Fong’s and set up the Programme Department and back then was the first time that Fong’s been adopting the Programme and Project Management. During his tour of duties in Fong’s, he has been in Production before setting up the Assembly facility for Medical Device in 2007. In Sales & Marketing as well serving all the customers need directly in the front line bring in several businesses contributing to the customer satisfaction and company growth.
Today, he is back into his original function role in Programme and Project management with an additional task of identifying, coaching to develop the Leaders for Tomorrow.
Dr Mike Teng is the author of another best-selling book "Corporate Turnaround: Nursing a sick company back to health" in 2002 and is endorsed by management guru Professor Philip Kotler and business tycoons Mr Oei Hong Leong and Dr YY Wong. He had authored more than 27 management books with the latest book entitled: Business Model Innovation: Introduction to Implementation.
He has more than 30 years experience in managing M&A, strategic planning and operational management responsibilities in the Asia Pacific region. Of these, he had held the post of CEO for 20 years in multi-national and public listed companies. He was also on the board of directors of several companies. Dr Teng is currently the Assistant Secretary General of Singapore Manufacturing Federation.
Dr Teng served as the Executive Council member for 14 years and the last 4 years as the President of the Marketing Institute of Singapore (2000 – 2004), the national marketing association. He is currently the President of the National University of Singapore MBA Alumni and the past President of the University of South Australia alumni as well as the past Chairman of the Chartered Management Institute, Singapore Branch.
Dr Teng holds a Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of South Australia, Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (BEng) from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Professional Engineer (P Eng, Singapore), Chartered Engineer ( C Eng, UK) and Fellow Member of several prestigious professional institutes namely, Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM), Chartered Management Institute (FCMI), Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), Marketing Institute of Singapore (FMIS), Institute of Electrical Engineers (FIEE) and Senior Member of Singapore Computer Society (SMSCS). He is also a Practising Management Consultant (PMC) and Advanced Training and Assessment Certificate (ACTA) certified by the Singapore government.
An innovator and pioneer in the Maritime Digitalization, Chia has more than 25 years of experience in technology and business management. He provides strategic direction to Ascenz as it leads the international market in the delivery of its Shipulse solutions suite. Under Chia’s leadership, Ascenz has grown from a humble company to an award-winning company, well recognized in the industry for its innovation.
Chia is the founder of Ascenz and has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director since the company’s inception in 2008.
Chia holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Business Computing with Financial Management from the University of Wales and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern Queensland.
Alvin started his Logistics profession through his family business HUB Distributors Services, a local SME 3PL firm in Singapore since 1988.
As a forward-looking 2nd generation business leader, Alvin has more than 6 years of experience in business development to grow & corporatize the company through innovative technologies, increasing the Group's revenue by 20% YOY.
As the previous founder and CEO for HUB Logistics, a sister company of the Group that focuses on the container haulage services, he'd successfully built it up from scratch to a sizable fleet consisting of 15 Prime Movers & over 100 trailers within 3 years; moving 1,000 TEUs on average per month.
With a keen interest in making a difference, Alvin is always taking on an active role in the industry's transformation road map and is now the Co-Founder & CEO of Haulio - collaborative B2B community portal that aims to maximize haulage resources through industry level sharing to improve job productivity through our core technology. He is responsible for strengthening the brand's presence, driving supply and demand, as well as business development for the startup.
Chinese-Muslim Ronnie Faizal Tan reverted to Islam at a young age of 17. After working for 10 years, he started his own business specialising in corporate gifts. In 2006, he diversified successfully into telecommunications solutions servicing major corporate clients where he built his business acumen and foresight.
In 2012, he started his journey in the halal industry. He was the Chairman of Singapore-based MyOutlets group of companies focusing exclusively on Halal food and beverages and consumer products. He created Haladeen.com in 2016 as a multi-vendor ecommerce platform for Halal products and services.
With this track record, experience and network, Ronnie aspires to lead the global Halal industry. He has taken a structured approach to connect with leading Halal industry participants to forge a global seamless marketplace to reach out and serve the Halal community at all corners of our planet.
Ronnie is a regular guest in international forums and conferences having shared and presented his Halal experiences. He has also been interviewed by the media and broadcasters globally.
Back home, he has hosted the President of Singapore, ministers, foreign dignitaries, trade missions, universities and Muslim fraternities from the region.
In 2016, Ronnie was the top Entrepreneur Award Finalists in The Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and MyOutlets was the top finalists for OCBC Emerging Enterprise in 2017. He was the Chairman of The School Advisory Committee of Guangyang Secondary School in 2018.
Ronnie has also been listed as the most viewed Founders on LinkedIn in Singapore for 2017.
In September 2018, Ronnie was headhunted as a Vice President to HAO mart Pte Ltd to setup a new banner, HAO Halal Hub which runs a full Halal Supermarket. Presently, there are 15 HAO Halal Hub outlets in operations and another 2 on the way. In total, HAO mart Pte Ltd has a chain of 49 outlets, which includes the Generic stores in Singapore.
Mr Picasso Terrence Hong graduated from England with a First Class Master Engineering Degree. He cofounded Asiawide Print with his younger Sister, Stephanie Fang and together the siblings expanded the family business to local and overseas banks, international financial institutions and MNCs.
Picasso Terrence Hong is the ASEAN Executive Director and Stephanie Fang is the CEO of Asiawide Print Holdings Pte Ltd, an offset industrial printer who specializes in commerical printing for the Banks, such as DBS, UOB, HSBC, Citibank, RBS, Standard Chartered Bank and global MNCs with an newly developed online platform to scale regionally.
In another business opportunity, Asiawide Print ventured into a F&B (Food and Beverage) industry, brand as Xiaoban Soya beancurd with presence in 5 countries regionally and had sold 20 million soya beancurds. Presently, the company is expanding rapidly and had plans in the pipeline to grow in 10 southeast asia countries with 100 stores regionally.
In the latest business venture, we had entered into a global baby diaper business name Pee-ka-Poo with a US$56 billion global market size. In recent yearee the One Child Policy being abolished and increasing birth rate, rapid urbanization and continuously improving economic conditions in developing countries greatly fuelled the growth of diaper industry.
Finally, Picasso believes in working in harmony and move as a team to scale and build successful business with strategic partners.
Together as a whole, everyone achieves more
Derrick Yap is the Chief Executive Officer of PBA Group. He is responsible for the Group’s strategic direction and decisions, as well as transforming PBA Group to become a Robotics and Automation (RnA) enabler in Southeast Asia, empowering businesses to scale up through Industry 4.0 technologies.
Through his leadership, PBA Group executed synergetic mergers and acquisitions, growing from a distribution firm to be a leading technology 4.0 partner with over 30 companies under its wing, and 500 staff across 10 countries.
Keyis Ng is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honouree and the CEO and Co-Founder of Cafebond.com, Asia’s largest specialty coffee beans e-commence marketplace.
Named by luxury magazine Pin Prestige as one of 2018’s “The Game Changers”, Keyis is one of the most recognized millennial entrepreneurs in Singapore.
Keyis regularly speaks about innovations, startups, and the coffee industry and has spoken at events and conferences organised by Microsoft, SAP, DBS Bank, CapitalLand, SMU University, NUS University, NTUC and Xero.
Anthony Chow is CEO and co-founder of igloohome, which has created smart locks and lockboxes to allow the easy management of homes, properties and infrastructure.
Anthony has a Masters from Stanford University specialising in big data, and a First Class Honours from Imperial College in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He previously led a team of data scientists and engineers to develop systems with proprietary algorithms to drive customer engagement and conversion in Singtel, one of the leading telecommunications company in South-East Asia.
Anthony is actively involved in the tech space in South-East Asia - he is the Vice President of the Singapore Proptech Association and has been invited to speak at events such as TechSauce in Bangkok and IoT Asia in Singapore.
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