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Webinars

Our past webinars are available in the video library below, bringing you the opportunity to watch webinars you might have missed. Click on the image or title of the event to view the webinar at your convenience.

Understanding the CSFTA Upgrade Protocol

Understanding the CSFTA Upgrade Protocol

13 August 2020

This webinar covers the upgraded China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA) on its improved Rules of Origin, efficient customs procedures, enhanced investment protection, improvement into China’s legal, maritime and construction services sector, as well as how to leverage technology to simplify trade compliance workflow.
COVID-19 Insights: Preparing for the Storm – Gearing Up for Disputes After COVID-19

COVID-19 Insights: Preparing for the Storm – Gearing Up for Disputes After COVID-19

7 August 2020

In partnership with the ICC Singapore Arbitration Group, this webinar aims to help businesses formulate time- and cost-efficient dispute resolution processes.
CPTPP: How Does It Impact Your Business?

CPTPP: How Does It Impact Your Business?

30 July 2020

This webinar discusses practical ways in which how the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) can benefit businesses in the APAC region.
Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 1 of 2)

Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 1 of 2)

22 July 2020

This webinar discusses the importance of data protection rules, such as EU General Data Protection Regulation and APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules, and how they impact businesses in Singapore.
Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 2 of 2)

Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 2 of 2)

22 July 2020

This webinar discusses the importance of data protection rules, such as EU General Data Protection Regulation and APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules, and how they impact businesses in Singapore.
Stewardship in Crisis: Sustainable Employment for the Future

Stewardship in Crisis: Sustainable Employment for the Future

16 July 2020

This second webinar organised by the SBF Sustainable Employment Programme Office explores the roles of sustainable employment and corporate stewardship in a crisis situation.
Beyond COVID-19: Building Your Business Resilience & Seizing New Opportunities from the New Tech Infrastructure

Beyond COVID-19: Building Your Business Resilience & Seizing New Opportunities from the New Tech Infrastructure

14 July 2020

The second part of the China Economic Outlook Webinar Series discusses how Chinese companies have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting digital solutions.
Trade Digitalisation

Trade Digitalisation

3 July 2020

In the second instalment of the Digital Economy Series, this webinar introduces TradeTrust, which is a set of globally-accepted standards and framework that supports the exchange of electronic trade documents.
Mediation & Arbitration to Resolve Disputes in Infrastructure Projects

Mediation & Arbitration to Resolve Disputes in Infrastructure Projects

2 July 2020

This third instalment of the SBF Infrastructure Committee Webinar aims to help participants resolve COVID-19 related disputes through the mediation and arbitration process.
e-Solution Series: Webinar on Navigating Through the New Normal with Agile Finance

e-Solution Series: Webinar on Navigating Through the New Normal with Agile Finance

19 June 2020

This webinar examines the impact of COVID-19 on finance and accounting professionals and provides tips on navigating the era of cloud-based accounting during this period of uncertainty.
Tariff Finder Workshop

Tariff Finder Workshop

18 June 2020

This webinar explains how businesses can navigate the Tariff Finder tool for the import and preferential tariff rates, Rules of Origin and/or Product Specific Rules applicable for a product to be eligible to use an FTA and its relevant import information and requirements.
Indonesia: Your Next Manufacturing Destination

Indonesia: Your Next Manufacturing Destination

17 June 2020

Co-organised with the Indonesia Embassy and Enterprise Singapore, this webinar provides insights into the investment opportunities for the manufacturing sector in Indonesia.
Indonesia's Economy Amidst COVID-19: What Singapore Businesses Should Know

Indonesia's Economy Amidst COVID-19: What Singapore Businesses Should Know

5 June 2020

This webinar provides Singapore businesses with key insights into Indonesia's post-COVID-19 economy as well as updates on business opportunities and trends.
Claiming Relief Under COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 & Cost Mitigation of Projects

Claiming Relief Under COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 & Cost Mitigation of Projects

2 June 2020

This second webinar organised by the SBF Infrastructure Committee discusses the topics on Claiming Relief Under COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and Cost Mitigation of Projects.
Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 3

Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 3

29 May 2020

In the third and final webinar series, learn how businesses can evaluate their goods to qualify for the use of an FTA.
Beyond COVID-19: Mitigating the Impacts and Preparing for New Business Opportunities in China

Beyond COVID-19: Mitigating the Impacts and Preparing for New Business Opportunities in China

26 May 2020

This first China Economic Outlook Webinar Series discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business landscape in China.
Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 2

Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 2

22 May 2020

The second “Introduction to FTAs” webinar series shares on the current FTAs that Singapore has and the agreements that are currently under negotiation. It also discusses how FTAs enhance the price competitiveness of products by eliminating or reducing the customs duties.
Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 1

Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 1

15 May 2020

The first “Introduction to FTAs” webinar series provides an overview of free trade agreements (FTAs) and their benefits and network.
COVID-19: Opportunities with Alibaba.com

COVID-19: Opportunities with Alibaba.com

5 May 2020

This webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business on Alibaba.com.
Understanding & Minimising Impacts of COVID 19 on Singapore's Infrastructure Sector

Understanding & Minimising Impacts of COVID 19 on Singapore's Infrastructure Sector

28 April 2020

This first webinar organised by the SBF Infrastructure Committee examines the impact of COVID-19 on Singapore’s infrastructure sector.
COVID-19: Impact on Doing Business in Indonesia

COVID-19: Impact on Doing Business in Indonesia

22 April 2020

This webinar provides an insight into the latest COVID-19 situation that has impacted businesses in Indonesia.
Philippines Business Clinic

Philippines Business Clinic

21 April 2020

This webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business in the Philippines.
Business Culture and Market Development – Part 1 of 2

Business Culture and Market Development – Part 1 of 2

13 April 2020

This part one of a two-part webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business in Vietnam.
Business Culture and Market Development – Part 2 of 2

Business Culture and Market Development – Part 2 of 2

13 April 2020

This part two of a two-part webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business in Vietnam.


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In view of COVID-19, SBF will be holding its 18th AGM by electronic means on Tuesday, 30 June 2020.

More information is available on the AGM webpage.

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About Us

Why leadership matters
Our previous generations didn’t have it easy. They worked extremely hard and made tough sacrifices to build a legacy. They were successful in business and the country is now thriving in many ways, thanks to their vision and effort. They led us here.

Yet, where we are today is a very different world. We are navigating issues of global proportions in this lifetime. And we need savvy leaders who can imagine and champion more sustainable business practices.

The Business Roundtable (BRT) recently redefined the purpose of a corporation beyond its
accountability to shareholders, but to all stakeholders. This includes customers,
employees, vendors, partners, investors and the community in which we live.

Inspired by the success of earlier generations, SBF created the Young Business Leaders Network (YBLN) to harness the potential of Singapore’s young entrepreneurs, ‘next-gen’ business owners and corporate leaders.

This vibrant community offers the chance to meet peers, share experiences, and explore partnerships that positively impact society through business.

How YBLN unlocks purpose
The new generations face a different set of challenges from their predecessors. People are stepping into leadership roles at a much younger age, the skills required have multiplied exponentially and the impact of their decisions have far-reaching consequences.

There is no need to do it all alone.

YBLN offers guidance and exposure, imparting knowledge, skills and network to a new generation of leaders.

If you believe there is more to business than being successful and want to connect with like-minded innovative leaders who are making a difference, explore the benefits of joining the YBLN.

What we do, matters
We believe we can build successful and sustainable ethical organisations, and that our leadership style could become a beacon of hope to the world. But purpose must go hand in hand with action.

YBLN not only leverages SBF’s 27,200-member network. It’s an active community itself that helps members to meet, share and partner through a combination of fireside chats, workshops, mentorship programmes and ad-hoc initiatives to positively impact society through business.

Find out more about all-year-round activities of YBLN and the initiatives that are shaping our business community.

YBLN is also Singapore’s official representative to the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council and Association, connecting our home-grown leaders with the rest of the world.

Initiatives

We believe purpose must translate into action. These are a few examples of how young Singaporean leaders are reshaping the future of business:

The SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund

The SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund

The SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund is aimed at helping our promising enterprises tide over the current crisis. Click here for more information. Please access the various media reports below:
SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund Partnership with CIMB and Goldbell

SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund Partnership with CIMB and Goldbell

The SBF-YBLN HOPE Fund announced a partnership with CIMB Bank Singapore and Goldbell Financial Services to bring further financial support to SMEs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information. Please access the various media reports below:
  • CNA 938 news bulletin coverage

Activities

Our all-year-round activities include:

AYEC Cambodia Delegation, 11 October 2019
AYEC Cambodia Delegation (11 Oct 2019)
  • Eleven young entrepreneurs from Cambodia, led by the President of Young Entrepreneurs Association of Cambodia, met their Singapore counterparts including Chong Ee Rong, Chairperson of YBLN Exco, Mark Lee, Vice Chair of YBLN Exco, TS Teo, MD of PIL Logistics, and SS Teo, SBF Chairman, at a networking dinner. The Royal Ambassador of Cambodia to Singapore was the Guest-of-Honour.
AYEC Carnival and Meeting, Bangkok on 2-3 September 2019
AYEC Carnival and Meeting, Bangkok (2-3 Sep 2019)
  • Three YBLN Singapore members presented at the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council Carnival and Meeting, and met and networked with more than 350 participants from 10 ASEAN countries.
Fireside Chat: Stewardship in Business on 29 August 2019
Fireside Chat: Stewardship in Business (29 Aug 2019)
  • YBLN's first Fireside Chat had distinguished guest speakers Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of Economic Development Board, and Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, Chief Executive of Temasek International, share their thoughts on the stewardship mindset and values Singapore businesses need to have to navigate today's economic climate.
ASEAN Economic & Trade Activity, China on 27-31 May 2019
ASEAN Economic & Trade Activity, China (27-31 May 2019)
  • The China Young Entrepreneurs’ Association hosted YBLN Singapore members at the ASEAN Economic & Trade Activity. They attended a business matching session, heard about investment opportunities, and visited leading Ningxia companies and conglomerates.
Building Purposeful Brands on 16 April 2019
Building Purposeful Brands (16 Apr 2019)
  • Twenty-four YBLN members attended a workshop conducted by Daniel Comar, Geometry Asia Pacific, on how brands with clarity of purpose can achieve greater success.
Roundtable with David Werdiger on 31 January 2019
Roundtable with David Werdiger (31 Jan 2019)
  • This interactive session focused on maintaining the critical harmony and balance in both the family and business when there is a family business succession transfer. There was also a discussion on preserving family values as one's business internationalises.

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