Upcoming SME Events

2015 SME Development Conference

Date: Nov 17

Time: 8am to 12.30pm

Venue: Stamford Ballroom, Raffles City Convention Centre, 80 Bras Basah Road

Fees: $25 for members; $50 for non-members

The conference seeks to address the challenges that both young, dynamic firms and established businesses face when they seek to collaborate with one another to commercialise innovative products, services, processes and business models.

It suggests strategies and opportunities for public-private cooperation to increase the success rate such collaborations.

For more information, go to www.dpbureau.sg/smedevconf . For inquiries, e-mail bureau@dpgroup.com.sg or call 6829-9800.

Singapore Business Federation briefing on Lean Enterprise Development Scheme & Capability Development Grant

Date: Nov 23

Time: 10am to noon

Venue: The Joyden Hall @ Bugis+, Level 7

Fees: Complimentary for SBF members; $107 for non-members

The Ministry of Manpower will be explaining the Lean Enterprise Development Scheme, which is intended to help SMEs transform and grow amid the tight labour market.

Spring Singapore will be talking about the Capability Development Grant, which defrays up to 70 per cent of qualifying project costs when companies enhance their capabilities to grow their business.

Register at the SBF website, www.sbf.org.sg.

Singapore Business Federation briefing on the Employment Act (with latest changes)

Date: Nov 25

Time: 9am to 12.30pm

Venue: SBF Seminar Room 2 (21st Level, Keppel Towers)

Fees: $299.60 for SBF members; $524.30 for non-members

This event will provide an understanding of the concepts and practical applications of the Employment Act Amendment Bill that came into force last year.

The briefing will touch on the key changes to the rules, their implications and what the Act says about salary, benefits, leave, termination and dismissal and industrial disputes.

Register at the SBF website, www.sbf.org.sg.

UOB-Stone Forest Financial Management Workshop

Date: Nov 11

Time: 6pm to 7.30pm

Venue: UOB Anson Branch, 10 Anson Road #01-01, International Plaza

Fee: NA

This seminar aims to help business owners better manage their cash flow and improve their cash conversion cycle.

To RSVP, e-mail BStrategicAlliance@uobgroup.com.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 04, 2015, with the headline 'Upcoming SMEEvents'. Print Edition | Subscribe