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In line with the strategies and recommendations made by the Committee on the Future Economy, Singapore’s focus for the future economy has been to ensure that our people have deep skills and are inspired to learn throughout their lives, our businesses are innovative and nimble, our city is vibrant, connected to the world and continually renewing itself, and our Government is coordinated, inclusive and responsive.


Technological change will continue to transform the way that we work and do business. Adapting to the accelerated pace of change in our economy will be complex and challenging. Therefore, it is important that business leaders understand the implications of the changes taking place, and the steps they need to take in order to harness the opportunities that come with change. Likewise, there are opportunities for workers to take on exciting new jobs or redesigned jobs, as long as we embrace lifelong learning, and remain willing to re-skill and up-skill.


To capitalise on the opportunities that are available, transforming now is key. This year’s Future Economy Conference and Exhibition 2018 will bring together thought leaders from businesses, government, trade associations and chambers and the labour movement to learn more about how businesses, workers and all sectors of society can take advantage of the Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs). Through the sharing of best practices and practical steps towards transformation, businesses will be able to tap on the positive growth momentum that we are seeing in the region and globally. Workers will be better prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. Everyone can play a part today for us to achieve future growth together.

Established on 1 April 2002, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is the apex business chamber championing the interests of the Singapore business community. With 25,800 member companies, SBF’s focus is to sense, prioritise, analyse and help resolve burning issues facing significant segments of businesses. All Singapore-registered companies with a share capital of S$0.5 million and above are members of SBF.


As the bridge between the Singapore business community and the Government, SBF advocates firmly on behalf of businesses and our workforce, as well as at international settings, to promote the growth and vibrancy of our business community, contributing to the prosperity of Singapore.


The Federation works closely with key local and foreign business chambers, and has inaugurated the Trade Association & Chamber (TAC) Alliance to be a better enabler for the business community.


For more information, please visit our website www.sbf.org.sg


The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is a national confederation of trade unions as well as a network of professional associations and partners across all sectors in Singapore. NTUC's objectives are to help Singapore stay competitive and working people remain employable for life; to enhance the social status and wellbeing of our members and working people; and to build a strong, responsible and caring Labour Movement. NTUC's vision is to be an inclusive Labour Movement for all collars, ages and nationalities. NTUC is at the heart of the Labour Movement, which comprises 58 affiliated unions, two affiliated associations, 10 social enterprises, six related organisations as well as a growing ecosystem of U Associates and enterprise partners.

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is one of the 16 ministries in the Singapore Government. Our vision is for Singapore to be a leading global city with a dynamic economy, world-class enterprises and innovative and productive SMEs. Singapore will offer a conducive environment for entrepreneurs and enterprises to tap its diverse opportunities, and provide good jobs which are attractive to talent at all levels. MTI does this by facilitating the development of industry sectors with strong growth potential and fundamentals, enhancing access to global markets for Singapore’s goods, services and investments, and providing a good understanding of the current state and outlook of the economy for policy formulation and refinement. MTI has nine statutory boards and one government department under its purview.

Enterprise Singapore, formerly International Enterprise Singapore and SPRING Singapore, is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise.


It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups. As the national standards and accreditation body, Enterprise Singapore continues to build trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.


Visit www.enterprisesg.gov.sg for more information.


The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore's ICM infrastructure. IMDA also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission.


For more news and information, visit www.imda.gov.sg or follow IMDA on Facebook IMDAsg and Twitter @IMDAsg.

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law. We are an innovation agency that uses our IP expertise and networks to drive Singapore’s future growth. Our focus is on helping enterprises grow through IP and innovation strategies, developing skills and expertise in these areas, and creating a vibrant ecosystem where today’s ideas become tomorrow’s assets.

Workforce Singapore promotes the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce. Its key mission is to enable Singaporeans to meet their career aspirations, take on quality jobs at different stages of life, and help enterprises be competitive and manpower-lean. Workforce Singapore’s focus is on strengthening the Singaporean core and ensuring that Singaporeans are able to have better jobs and careers. Workforce Singapore, in partnership with key stakeholders, also provides support to business owners and companies to enable them to transform and grow, while building a future-ready workforce.