Upcoming SME Events: Albania-Singapore Trade & Investment Forum

Albania-Singapore Trade & Investment Forum

Date: Jan 18

Time: 8.30am to 1.30pm

Venue: Millenia 2, Level 2, The Ritz-Carlton

Fee: Free (limited to one representative per company)

This forum will provide business people with updates on the Albanian economy and business conditions and look into emerging opportunities.

Strategically located in the western Balkans, Albania is linked to major European markets through various ports in the Adriatic and Ionian seas.

Albania is also a bridge between northern and southern Europe, with a growing network of transport links such as ports, roads and airports.

The country recorded strong growth of 2.62 per cent last year, and 2.96 per cent in the first quarter of this year.

It also has a liberal foreign investment regime - regulations allow 100 per cent foreign ownership of companies, have specific protections for foreign investors and provide maximum legal guarantees for foreign investors.

Register at http://login.sbf.org.sg/sbf/SBFPortal/Events/Event_Display. aspx?EventKey= AM170026

President Trump in Office: What Can Singapore Businesses Expect?

Date: Jan 20

Time: 9.30am to 12.15pm

Venue: SBF Seminar Room 2, Level 21, Keppel Towers, 10 Hoe Chiang Road

Fees: $53.50 for SBF and American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) members, $107 for non-members

Singapore enjoys strong and longstanding economic and business ties with the United States, underpinned by the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the Strategic Framework Agreement and the Strategic Partnership Dialogue.

Bilateral cooperation spans many mutually beneficial areas, such as Customs procedures, intellectual property protection, the environment and education.

With US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration scheduled to take place just a few hours after this programme, SBF and AmCham invite participants to an update on possible policy changes and discuss the implications for Singapore businesses.

Register at http://login.sbf.org.sg/sbf/SBFPortal/Events/Event_Display. aspx?EventKey= AM170027

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 21, 2016, with the headline 'Upcoming SME Events'. Print Edition | Subscribe