Upcoming SME Events

Developing Business in Africa: Lessons for SMEs and Start-ups

Date: Nov 23

Time: 8.30am to 10.00am (Registration starts at 8.15am)

Venue: Singapore Business Federation, 10 Hoe Chiang Road, Keppel Towers, Level 22 - boardroom

Fee: Free

While Africa presents wonderful opportunities, given the fast- growing middle class and strong urbanisation trend, it is can still pose formidable challenges.

Mr Ranveer Chauhan, the managing director and chief executive of edible oils and natural rubber at Olam International, will present his views on those challenges and the opportunities for doing business in Africa.

Olam started in Nigeria in 1989 and is now in 70 countries, including 24 in Africa. It participates across the value chain in diverse agriculture products such as palm oil, rubber, sesame, coffee and cotton.

Register by noon on Nov 21 at this website: http://login.sbf.org.sg/sbf/SBFPortal/Events/Event_ Display.aspx?EventKey=AM160825

iAdvisory Seminar: Doing Business in Italy

Date: Nov 23

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm (Registration starts at 9am)

Venue: IE Singapore Office, Little Red Dot Seminar Room, 230 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction Office Tower Level 10.

Fee: $40

The Italian economy remains the third largest in the euro zone and eighth largest globally, despite the challenges it has been facing.

It grew 0.8 per cent last year, after enduring a triple-dip recession. Italy is forecast to grow by 0.8 per cent this year, driven primarily by domestic consumption.

Find out more about business collaborations and opportunities in Italy and hear it first-hand from experts on tax matters, business opportunities and how to conduct business with Italian companies.

To register, visit www.gevme.com/iadvisory-seminar-doing-business-in-italy. For more information, contact Jeremy_how@iesingapore.gov.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2016, with the headline 'Upcoming SME Events'. Subscribe