Upcoming SME Events

iAdvisory Seminar: Understanding the Brexit

Date: Aug 4

Time: 9am to 12pm

Venue: IE Singapore Office, Little Red Dot Seminar Room, 230 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction Office Tower Level 10, Singapore 188024

Fee: $20

It is apparent that Britain's vote to leave the European Union is a major disruption to business plans. The uncertainty from the decision made on June 23 has had huge effects on the British economy and has amplified downside political risks across Europe.

This seminar will provide insights on the possible scenarios that may unfold in Britain and the implications it will have for Singapore businesses.

To register, visit: https://www.gevme.com/iadvisory-seminar-understanding-the-brexit

Investing in Restaurants in Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar

Date: Aug 23

Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Venue: SBF Seminar Room 1, 22nd Floor, Keppel Towers

Fee: Free for SBF and RAS members; $50 for non-SBF members

The Singapore Business Federation is organising a seminar, with support from the Restaurant Association of Singapore, on business opportunities in Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam through direct investments, franchising and other commercial arrangements for Singapore companies.

Besides rising affluence, there are several other socio-economic trends that will boost growth in the restaurant and food retail services sector in these places.

They include rising urbanisation, health and wellness consciousness, such as switching to organic or premium foods; increasingly busy, hectic lifestyles, which will be a powerful tailwind for fast food chains; and westernisation of food choices.

Throughout the Asia-Pacific, domestic fast food chains, including small-scale local ones, will expand and attract consumers by offering quality products and by targeting suburban areas ignored by multinational chains.

For enquires on registration, contact Ms Yvonne Pang (tel: 6827-6882) at yvonne.pang@sbf.org.sg and Ms Loi Min Qian (tel: 6827-6848) at minqian.loi@sbf.org.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2016, with the headline 'Upcoming SME Events'. Print Edition | Subscribe