Upcoming SME Events

Singapore Productivity Conference & Exhibition 2016

Date: Nov 1 and 2
Time: 8.30am to 5pm
Venue: Suntec Singapore, Hall 404
Fee: Free

The Singapore Productivity Conference and Exhibition aims to help companies build capacity and develop capabilities for productivity through innovation, collaboration, technology and people development.

The conference will discuss the challenges companies face in increasing productivity and the strategies for transforming their companies into lean and profitable enterprises.

In line with the national drive to transform the economy, this year's conference will focus on issues such as people development and skills upgrading, technology and automation, partnership and collaboration and innovation management.

The event is organised in conjunction with an exhibition where delegates and visitors will be treated to a showcase of enterprise solutions and technologies boosting productivity. To find out more about the event and register, visit www.spce.sg.

Essential contract law for non-legal professionals

Date: Nov 8
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Office, Keppel Towers #21-01, 10 Hoe Chiang Road
Fee: $380 for SBF members, $480 for non-members

Contracts are often interpreted and used by non-lawyers, who may not fully understand what they are reading. This one-day workshop aims to help non-legal professionals gain a better understanding of contract law principles, learn how clauses should be looked at from a commercial perspective and understand how to negotiate contracts successfully.

Participants will also learn how to deal with contract issues as they arise, detect problematic clauses in contracts and evaluate them and learn about dispute-resolution mechanisms and systems. To register or find out more, visit www.sbf.org.sg.

Avoiding fraud in trade finance

Date: Nov 10
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Keppel Towers #22-01, 10 Hoe Chiang Road
Fee: $420 for SBF members, $530 for non-members

This seminar focuses on the practical aspects of trade finance fraud, with particular regard to fraud identification, assessment and reduction techniques. Participants will also learn how to deal with complex trade finance transactions so they can minimise the potential for fraud. To register or find out more, visit www.sbf.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2016, with the headline 'Upcoming SME Events'. Print Edition | Subscribe