SME Centre Conference 2015

22/04/2015- 22/04/2015

On behalf of SPRING Singapore, ASPRI would like to inform members that they will be jointly organising an event with the SME Centres, called the SME Centre Conference. Please refer to the attached for further details.

This year’s SME Centre Conference is titled “Go Grow Globalise – Building the Winning Team” and would focus on the human resource aspect of businesses. This conference is an annual event aimed at creating a conducive platform for small and micro SMEs to learn and network.

SME Centre Conference 2015

  • Title of Conference:      Go Grow Globalise – Building the Winning Team
  • Date:                                22 April 2015
  • Venue:                              Max Atria (Singapore Expo)
  • Guest of Honour:           Mr Teo Ser Luck (Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry)
  • Programme Highlights: Conference, 1-to-1 Business Advisory Sessions, SME Showcase
  • Expected Turnout:         Approximately 900 pax
  • Ticket Price:                    $38 (Early Bird till 12 April 2015) / $45 (Normal)

The chosen theme of “Building the Winning Team” focuses on the need for SMEs today to appreciate the importance and value of Human Capital. With the tightening of labour policies and the ever-changing business climate, SMEs have to redefine orthodox business management and human resource practices. Conference participants will be exposed to the concept of Human Capital as a business enabler, be inspired by successful SME case stories, and be challenged to rethink and remodel their existing HR practices.

For online registration, kindly click on and choose “Click to Register Now”. To qualify for the special rate, please indicate “A member of ASPRI” besides your company name.


Target Audience

The main target audience of this Conference are SME business owners with less than $10 million annual sales revenue, whom form of the bulk of the SME Centres’ clientele. As owners of smaller businesses, they are usually heavily involved in the ground operations of their businesses and are constantly engaged.

If you have any enquiries, please contact SME Centre@SMF at 6826 3011 (Agnes) or 6826 3009 (Boon Keng).

We look forward to your participation.

0900Welcome Address by Host SME Centre Mr Douglas Foo, President, SMF
0915Guest-of-Honour Address Minister of State (MTI) Mr Teo Ser Luck
0930“Management and Leadership – the Horizontal Enablers of Productivity Growth” Prof Hum Sin Hoon, Deputy Dean, NUS Business School
1000Networking Tea Break
Theme: Growing your Business through your People
1045“Importance of People in growing your business” Mr Joseph Foo, Founder and Executive Chairman, Jason Marine Group
1115“Increasing Productivity through Employee Engagement” Mr Sherwin Tien Siregar, Deputy CEO, Atlas Sound and Vision
1145Panel Discussion: “From hiring to retention, how do I start?” Moderated by Mr Tay Jih-Hsin Managing Director, Swee Hin Power Systems Pte Ltd, Swee Hin Elevator Pte Ltd Panellists: Prof Hum Sin Hoon, Deputy Dean, NUS Business School Mr Joseph Foo, Founder and Executive Chairman, Jason Marine Group Mr Edward Chia, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Timbre Mr Chan Chong Beng, Chairman, Goodrich Global
1245Networking Lunch
Theme: Planning for the Future of your Business
1415“Understanding how to attract Young Talents” Mr Victor Khaw, General Manager, Allalloy Dynaweld
1445“Family business succession planning : where generations collide and collaborate” Mr Kenny Eng, Director, Gardenasia
1515Pending OCBC
1545“Government Assistance Schemes that can help Boost your Business Productivity” Government Agencies
1700End of Conference