ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The SME Centre Conference is an annual event for small and medium enterprises to learn how to grow their business, and network with well-respected business leaders as well as knowledge experts. Conference participants are provided with an excellent platform to connect with over 800 SME CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs and policy makers.
Jointly organised by the SME Centres and supported by SPRING Singapore, the conference seeks to expose small and medium enterprises to fresh business ideas and management model and insights and experiences of industry leaders and experts. The SME Centre Conference is also a valuable channel for SMEs to gain practical and valuable information about business outlook and trends.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This conference is catered for SMEs of all sizes with content targeted at business owners, management and change-makers.
Opening Address by Guest of Honour
Doing Business in the Digital Age
Keeping a Traditional Business Relevant
Morning Tea Break
How to navigate a challenging market environment in 2017?
Developing Your People For Growth
Panel Discussion – The Change Engine: Innovation, People & Growth
End of Conference
Explore how you can leverage on tips and solutions shared by experts and fellow SMEs on digitising your business and business processes, and gain insights on considerations behind incorporating digital means for business transformation and growth.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a business leader or a technologist — the power to drive the digital revolution is in your hands. You can turn digitization to your advantage, but only if business and IT work together. In a successful digital enterprise, operating in traditional silos is doomed to failure because technology and business are simply too intertwined. Having up-ended the retail, music, video, book and newspaper industries, digital disruption is sweeping through the other business.
What industries are next, what is the impact on today’s established enterprises, where will it end and, most important, how can each of us translate disruption into opportunity?
We start by describing how digital technology — something that’s been around for over half a century — has suddenly leapt from the back office into the boardroom. We argue that this disruption is the beginning of a broader shift that will last more than a decade, and forecast how such a shift will impact enterprises. We then examine the 3 layers of transformations and offers suggestions on how to sweet-spot the transformations to maximise the effect.
SMEs Go Digital
Business Advisor Sharing & Marketing Toolkit
Learn about the fundamentals of HR management and talent development and leverage on two key dimensions of a company’s human capital capabilities – HR systems and organizational culture – to facilitate business transformation.
Accelerating growth through rethinking talent strategies
How can SMEs have good employment practices and resolve the talent shortage, be cost-competitive and grow careers for their people in order to build a culture of performance?
The success of any organization rests on having talented people with the vision, ambition and determination to drive the company forward. For SMEs, this is even more critical as they vie with multinationals in the war for talent. The business drivers of SMEs are inextricably linked to the people challenges they face. Of all the barriers that can impede execution, talent by far carries the heaviest weight.
Join us in this session to understand the foundational elements of people practices as well as case studies on how to move from foundation to best practice.
Business Advisor Sharing & Human Resource Toolkit
Find out how you can grow your business through resource management and internationalisation, and learn from experts and peers on how to strengthen your financing position as well as key considerations on regional expansion.
Adding Fuel to your Business Engine – Cash Flow Management & Purpose Financing
Market Access and Considerations for Internationalisation (SEA Region)
Interested to gain an understanding on market access and considerations to keep in mind when expanding into the Southeast-Asian (SEA) region?
Join Mr Ivan Tan, Group Director for Southeast Asia and Oceania Group at International Enterprise, as he shares on the economic prospects for SEA, key growth factors and opportunities for the region as well as provide succinct snapshots of key markets with SEA. In addition he will also touch on the impact of China’s OBOR on ASEAN and how IE can assist in the opportunities for SEA.
Business Advisor Sharing & Productivity Toolkit
Advisory Sessions by Business Advisors
A trademark of the SME Centre conference, companies can sign up for free one-to-one business advisory with our SME Centre business advisors to assess and identify ways to improve their business. Please indicate your interest during online registration. Limited slots are available.
SMEs can also register their interest for consultation with partner agencies who will be present to provide advisory on offerings from their respective agencies.
APPEN – Singapore’s first App store enabler and head-start to every business’ success. Mobile Apps these days are possibly the first point of contact that brands have with their consumers. As business owners, that first impression and user experience matter. With APPEN, supported on iOS and Andoird platforms, business owners are able to now bring their stores to the consumers in just a few clicks and complete their App store with a proven secured payment gateway, MOLPay. Setting the benchmark in providing the technological breakthroughs needed for businesses, APPEN is powerpacked with an array of impressive features which include:
• Quick Shopping via Image Recognition
• Map Guide to Store
• Push Message Notification
• Featured Product Recommendation
• Mobile Marketing Tools
• Interactive Beacon Marketing
• Membership Management
• Payment Integration
McCoy Bespoke, award-winning Singapore-based one-stop Business Consultancy Firm, brings this sophisticated and fuss-free innovation to allow businesses to further their market reach and increase their brand awareness and presence, all without the hassle of dealing with complex backend systems and hefty fees. Consumers are provided with more convenience and options at the same time. Intuitive and customisable, APPEN is supported by the Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan, and MOLPay, leading payment gateway in Southeast Asia.
Bona Technologies Holdings Pte Ltd is a multinational enterprise software company headquartered in Singapore with offices in Malaysia and Vietnam.
Bona Technologies specializes in providing customized software development to cater to your company’s unique business requirements. Our customers range between various industries with numerous unique requirements which strengthens our team’s capabilities and resources.
Established since Year 2000, Runnex Systems is a leading solutions provider in Accounting Software Solutions, Software integration solutions and IT services. We help our clients achieve their growth and profitability goals by providing solutions to meet their financial and operational requirements. Runnex Systems provides from off-the-shelf SME solutions such as MYOB Accounting software, AutoCount, Sage etc. to full ERP solutions.
In addition, we are able to provide integration from back to front end system to include Ecommerce websites and CRM integration. We implement Payroll solutions such as the widely-used SAGE EasyPay, fully integrated with Time Attendance System for HRM fuctions. Runnex also provides Point-of-Sales (POS) systems suitable for Retail, F&B, Beauty and Hair Salon, Laundry and Car workshops. Runnex Systems is a ONE-STOP solution partner, uniquely equipped to understand our customers’ needs and provide them with a TOTAL SOLUTION providing end-to-end services including free consultation and demonstrations, setup and installation, both classroom and onsite training, annual software and/or IT maintenance and support, data migration, bookkeeping services, and hardware. Our services includes provision for Hardware as well as IT maintenance and servicing.
Runnex Systems has consistently been awarded Top Sales Award and as one of the Top partners for MYOB, QuickBooks Online and AutoCount since 2009 till 2016. Our leading position has equipped us with the best expertise to provide holistic solution packages in helping SMEs implement the software, be well-trained with the system and providing strong after-sales support.
SME Survival B4
SME Survival Pte. Ltd. provides SMEs with professional accounting services, for free, forever. Our proprietary process automates 90% of all accounting functions. Monthly P&L, balance sheet and aging reports are automatically emailed to SME owners every month. When SMEs register for free accounting services, SME owners receive a queue number. The queue number provides an estimated start date for the free accounting service.
Prior to the start of the free accounting service, SME owners must attend a half-day course, where SME owners are educated how to use SME Survival’s free accounting service. The course is free. At the course, SME owners learn what documents to submit, the submission schedule, the submission process, and how to read the monthly accounting reports. SME Survival’s free accounting services officially launches on September 1, 2017. Register to receive free professional accounting services at www.smesurvival.com.
SME Survival Pte. Ltd is founded by Mr. Choo Hong Peng and Mr. Lee Wenyong. Mr. Choo is a Singapore Chartered Accountant and the owner of Realtimme cloud solutions, providing accounting systems and advisory to SMEs since 1996. Mr. Lee is a Singapore Certified Management Consultant, and an MOM approved WorkPro Work-Life grant consultant and trainer. He is the owner of Lee Wenyong & Co., a SPRING appointed HR service provider, delivering HR shared services to SMEs.
Solutions with a proven record of success
Whyze Solutions is a HR & Payroll Solution provider based in Singapore. It is the authorized reseller of the award winning EasyPay, the industry’s first offering to address the unique needs of HR and Payroll for companies across various industries in Singapore. Being in the market since 1984, EasyPay has been enriched throughout the years by listening carefully to the needs of the various industries in Singapore. Today, EasyPay is being used by over 10,000 companies around the region including high-profile companies across many industries in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei. EasyPay has since received many awards for its excellence and has consistently achieved high customer satisfaction rating, resulting in having a total market share greater than any competitor.
What matters to you, matters to us
Throughout the years, our team has successfully helped many SMEs enhance their organizational efficiency as the One-Stop service provider for HR and Payroll matters. Examples of our services include automating attendance management system with Fingerprint scanner, implementing employee self-service web portal, integrating EasyPay with accounting systems, providing payroll outsource service and training new HR & Payroll executives. The reason for our success is that we understand the challenges of SMEs in Singapore, and their need for fast turnaround time in project implementation and subsequent support. Having assisted over a thousand SMEs, we are confident of our experiences and competency to tailor solutions that suit the diverse requirements of various SMEs. We also worked with government agencies to help our customers get subsidized for their efforts to increase productivity.
Your partner in your HR and payroll strategies
With Whyze Solutions, you can be assured of a team that is nimble to changes, flexible in solutions and always strive to speak your language.
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