About the Organiser
Singapore Business Federation (SBF)
The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is the apex business chamber that champions the interests of the Singapore business community in trade, investment and industrial relations. It represents 24,200 companies, as well as key local and foreign business chambers, that contribute significantly to the Singapore economy. Established on 1 April 2002 by the SBF Act, all Singapore registered companies with a share capital of S$0.5 million and above are members of SBF. Its formation was to foster a more comprehensive organisation and representation of the business community’s interests in Singapore and abroad. As the apex business chamber, SBF presents a strong collective voice that:
- Acts as the bridge between the business community and government in Singapore to create and enhance a conducive business environment
- Represents the business community in bilateral, regional and multilateral fora for the purpose of promoting trade expansion and business networking in Singapore and abroad
- Helps companies build competitiveness and resilience through capacity building initiatives and services
- As Business Voice & Value Creator, SBF is committed to advocating key issues that impact the Singapore business community, helping enterprises develop capabilities and venture overseas.
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Background of SME Committee
The SME Committee (SMEC) provides a platform for SMEs to discuss, research and analyse SME business issues with policymakers. Its aim is to create a business-friendly Singapore through informed perspectives and constructive resolution. SMEC's team of researchers collects data and carries out analysis to lend weight to its findings and recommendations relating to the SME landscape.
The SMEC was established on 7 December 2011 by SBF as a key platform for SME engagement on business issues, and to help SMEs build capabilities and access markets. Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Sim Ann and Minister of State for Manpower Teo Ser Luck serve on the Committee as Advisors, helping garner public sector support for SMEC’s initiatives.