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SBF marks 10th anniversary by honouring founders

Since inception in 2002, federation has 'fast become a pivotal player'

Published on Oct 11, 2012 6:00 AM
(From left) Mr George Yeo, Mr Tony Chew, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Mr Kwek Leng Joo and Mr Sat Pal Khattar, former chairman of the SBF board of trustees, at the federation's 10th anniversary dinner on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is the youngest such organisation here but it has fast become a pivotal player, President Tony Tan Keng Yam said on Wednesday. Dr Tan told guests at the SBF's 10th anniversary gala dinner that the body has taken on various responsibilities since its inception.

It champions small businesses, facilitates the opening of new markets for local companies, and contributes business perspectives to help the Government formulate economic strategies.

The SBF now represents more than 18,000 companies, local and foreign business chambers, and national business and industry associations, Mr Tan noted. SBF chairman Tony Chew said: "We help our members raise productivity and be better employers of their workforce.

"We contribute to the shaping of policies for a more business-friendly environment. We grow an external wing for Singapore businesses through business missions, incoming delegations and organising of forums."

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