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Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) was awarded the Pro-Enterprise Partner Award by the Pro-Enterprise Panel on 9th November 2018. This is the second time that SMF received this award, with the first time in 2016.
9 November 2018 – Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) was awarded the Pro-Enterprise Partner Award by the Pro-Enterprise Panel on 9th November 2018. This is the second time that SMF received this award, with the first time in 2016.
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SMF President, Mr Douglas Foo received the Pro-Enterprise Partner Award from the Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Chan Chun Sing.
This year, SMF was awarded in recognition of its efforts to foster a pro-enterprise business environment in Singapore. Five other Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) and NTUC U SME received this award during the PEP-SBF Awards 2018 from Guest-of-Honour, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry.
(From left to right): Mr Cheong Chung Kin (SMF Council Member, Chairman of Food & Beverage Industry Group), Mr Douglas Foo (SMF President), Mr Chan Chun Sing (Minister for Trade and Industry), Dr Bicky Bhangu (SMF Deputy President), Mr John Kong (SMF Council Member), and Dr Ahmad Magad (SMF Secretary-General)
During the award ceremony, Minister Chan shared that collaboration between government agencies and the TACs will need to be strengthened to form better regulations. The TACs are on the ground and have an in-depth understanding of the industries. Therefore, he urged the TACs to build up the capability to understand the needs of the businesses so that they may “make coherent argument and have coherent discussion with the Government agencies.”
Minister Chan shared during his opening address that Government agencies and TACs must strengthen collaboration with each other in order to make better regulations.
In total, 28 awards were given out to businesses, trade associations and government agencies this year. The awards are based on the results from the Pro-Enterprise Ranking Survey, which has been conducted since 2004.
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