MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, June 2, 2015

SMRT bus driver D. Suppiramaniam.
SMRT bus driver D. Suppiramaniam. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break today and which we think you'd be interested in.

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SMRT to open Bus Training and Evaluation Centre 

SMRT will officially open its Bus Training and Evaluation Centre, which the public transport operator developed with the help of the Employment and Employability Institute and the National Transport Workers’ Union. The facility will provide team-based training for bus captains and service controllers, as well as utilise big data analytics to tailor training programmes for each driver. - Danson Cheong

Singapore Retailers' Association to hold seminar 

The Singapore Retailers' Association is holding a half-day seminar for its members to address the main issues for retail brands. - Cheryl Wee

President Tony Tan to visit Huawei on Beijing stop


President Tony Tan meets with Tianjin Acting Party Secretary and Mayor of Tianjin City Mr Huang Xingguo at the Tianjin State Guesthouse on July 1, 2015. PHOTO: ZAOBAO 

Singapore's President Tony Tan, on the fourth day of his six-day state visit to China this week, will on Thursday visit the Huawei Executive Briefing Centre in Beijing and  will be shown the latest technology by the world's No 4 handset maker. In the evening, he will meet with the Singaporean community in Beijing at a hotel reception. In Tianjin on Wednesday, Dr Tan was conferred an honorary doctorate by Nankai University, the alma mater of China's founding premier, in recognition of his contributions to bilateral ties. Dr Tan on Tuesday visited the National Library of China, where he and his wife Mary Tan presented 300 Singapore-themed books to the library, under the National Library Board of Singapore’s SG50 Gift of Books project. The Tianjin stop also saw them taking an 80-minute tour of the National Museum of China. - TEO CHENG WEE

Association of Financial Advisers annual conference

The Association of Financial Advisers (Singapore) will hold its 2015 annual conference today. The conference will touch on the implementation of the Financial Advisory Industry Review recommendations. - LORNA TAN

IREIT Global media briefing

IREIT Global, a European-based real estate investment trust, is holding an analyst cum media briefing today led by its chief executive Itzhak Sella. - RENNIE WHANG