Seminar on 2017 Business Outlook - Challenges and Implications for Business
The global economic outlook for 2017 is expected to be challenging, compounded by developments such as Brexit, China's slowdown and Trump’s presidency. For Singapore, its economy is forecasted to grow between 1% and 3%.
To better understand these global developments and their impact on businesses, some 180 participants attended the “Seminar on 2017 Business Outlook – Challenges and Implications for Business” held by SBF on 17 Jan 2017 at Suntec City and Convention Centre.
Mr Francis Tan giving an overview of the business outlook for 2017
Ms Joanne Guo, SBF’s Assistant Executive Director for Strategy and Development, went on to share the findings of the SBF National Business Survey 2016/17. The survey highlighted the Singapore business community’s views of the overall business environment, the challenges they face and their wish-list for Budget 2017 (download the report here).
To help businesses manage risks and opportunities in China, Mr Sovann Giang, a Senior Director at RSM Risk Advisory Pte Ltd, spoke on the strategies to adopt as well as his experience and perspectives.
The seminar concluded with a lively panel discussion involving Mr Anuj Kagalwala, a tax partner at PWC, Mr Tan, Ms Guo, Mr Koh, with Mr Song Seng Wun, regional economist CIMB, as the moderator. The panellists also took on questions from participants on the challenges and opportunities for Singapore businesses.