Upcoming SME Events

Redefining Singapore's Retail Industry with Disruptive Innovation

Date/Time: Nov 4, 1.30pm to 5pm; Nov 5, 8am to 5pm

Venue: Level 4, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (part of Singapore Productivity Exhibition 2015)

Disruptive technologies can help retailers better manage manpower, rental cost and inventory, and design better customer experiences.

Traditional retailers will have the opportunity to learn from innovators and disruptive start-ups at this event.

The two-day event is held in conjunction with the Singapore Productivity Exhibition and will showcase live demonstrations of the latest retail innovations from Australia, Europe, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the US. These include robotic inventory systems, 3D and virtual e-commerce experiences, and human related video analytics.

The keynote presentation will explore the use of robotics in retail to solve manpower issues. Start-ups will also demonstrate how their technologies solve actual business problems put forth by three SMEs.

Register at http://go.dbs.com/RetailDisrupt

Cambodia & Laos Market Insights Seminar

Date: Nov 5

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Singapore Business Federation Seminar Room 2, Level 21, Keppel Towers, 10 Hoe Chiang Road

Fees: Free (SBF members); $120 (Non-members)

This one-day Singapore Business Federation (SBF) seminar looks at Cambodia in the morning session and Laos in the afternoon.

Cambodia has been ranked as the third most popular target market among SBF member companies after Myanmar and Indonesia.

A Laotian business delegation led by Mr Oudet Souvannavong, vice-president of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will take part in the Laos session.

For inquiries, contact Ms Iris Wang at 6827-6850 or iris.wang@sbf.org.sg

iAdvisory Exchange: Preparing for an Uncertain 2016

Date: Nov 6

Time: 2pm to 5.30pm

Venue: Little Red Dot, International Enterprise Singapore 230 Victoria Street, #10-00, Bugis Junction Office Towers

Fees: $30

The 2008 global financial crisis left a lasting memory on many businesses, so it is not surprising that investors and companies see the latest market turmoil as a potential signal of a new downturn. However, the region is generally more stable now with external surpluses and sizeable foreign exchange reserves.

This seminar will teach executives and bosses how to manage currency risks, cope with manpower challenges, take advantage of alternative financing options and expand into new markets.

To sign up, visit: www.gevme.com/iadvisory-exchange-getting-ready-for-a-uncertain-2016.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 28, 2015, with the headline 'Upcoming SME Events'. Subscribe