Inaugural Singapore Apex Business Summit Brings Together Global Industry Leaders to Facilitate Business Transformation in an Endemic World
Presented by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and MP Singapore, the four-day hybrid event will feature conferences, exhibitions, and forums focused on empowering businesses in the new normal.
Tuesday, 8 March 2022 [Singapore] – As economies reopen worldwide and businesses embark on recovery and growth, the inaugural Singapore Apex Business Summit (SABS), a high-level international business platform, will see key decision-makers and thought leaders converge to empower businesses to maximise their potential in a COVID-19 endemic world.
Running from 22 to 25 March 2022, the hybrid event will bring together top-level industry, government, and business decision makers to focus on “Accelerating Business Transformation in an Endemic World”, the key theme of this year’s event. SABS will feature four full days of exhibitions, keynote speeches, panel discussions and networking sessions, providing deep insights into business trends and global opportunities. The event has received strong support from industry partners and government agencies, including more than 10 partners and more than 40 supporting organisations.
Presented by SBF and MP Singapore, the launch of SABS supports Singapore Budget 2022’s renewed focus on helping businesses and enterprises transform and adapt to changing consumer behaviours, new digital-first processes, global trade shifts in response to the pandemic, and emerging trends such as sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG). Held in conjunction with SBF’s 20th anniversary, this inaugural event is expected to be attended by business leaders, government officials, thought leaders and service providers from ASEAN and the rest of the world.
“As we embark upon recovery and look towards growth, the best way to prepare ourselves is through business transformation and digitalisation. SABS offers an important platform for the business community to come together and share their experiences and knowledge, providing valuable insights and creating new opportunities for each other. Through this, we hope that businesses can emerge stronger than ever and kickstart a long-awaited economic revitalisation,” said Mr. Lam Yi Young, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Business Federation.
“MP is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Singapore Business Federation, the apex business chapter, on the inaugural Singapore Apex Business Summit. This is the first platform that combines the best of SBF’s thought leadership series into a four-day event that will help businesses pivot and thrive in this pandemic. As an SME ourselves, we are eagerly looking forward to the deep insights sharing and networking opportunities with business leaders in the region and beyond at SABS”, said Mr. Jason Ng, Executive Director, MP Singapore.
“Through this pandemic, we have seen how businesses have stayed resilient by digitally transforming themselves. Many pivoted online, and found new ways of connecting with their customers. Many picked up new digital tools, and learned to sell in creative ways such as through livestreaming. Instead of giving up, they fought back, and we are glad to be able to empower them to do so. As we move into an endemic phase in this region, we will continue to innovate to benefit our sellers, and at the same time, keep essential goods available and affordable for everyone,” said Mr. Chun Li, Group CEO, Lazada.
The inaugural SABS will be held from 22 to 25 March 2022, physically at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore, and virtually through an online platform.
- Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore
- Lawrence Wong, Minister for Finance
- Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Trade and Industry
- Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information & Second Minister for Home Affairs
- S Iswaran, Minister for Transport & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations
- Low Yen Ling, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry
Each of the four days is themed around a premier business and networking event, as follows:
- 22 March – Singapore Regional Business Forum (SRBF®) and SBF 20th Anniversary Event
- 23 March – ASEAN Conference and GlobalConnect@SBF Showcase
- 24 March – Future Economy Conference and Exhibition (FECE) and TAC Symposium
- 25 March – FTA Day (Free Trade Agreement Day)
SRBF® SBF’s flagship annual event and the anchor event of SABS, will explore public-private co-operation to foster sustainable growth and mitigate the climate crisis. The ASEAN Conference will feature panels to discuss changes in consumer behaviour, jobs and skills, and business mindset shifts to capture growth opportunities within the ASEAN region. FECE will help business stakeholders embrace technology and digital transformation through exploring issues like cybersecurity and Industry 4.0, while the inaugural TAC Symposium will help build capabilities within and deepen collaborations amongst trade associations and chambers (TACs) in Singapore. Finally, the FTA Day will spotlight mega-regional free trade agreements, digital economy agreements and the green economy, and how they can help businesses harness new opportunities.
For more information and registration details, visit www.singaporeapexbusinesssummit.com