Singapore Tourism Board (STB) promotes the world of opportunities in Singapore by partnering meeting planners and event organizers to create winning solutions for your business events. You can achieve success by leveraging on our extensive networks and dynamic knowledge-based economy. With a high concentration of business and leisure offerings that is accessible and customizable, you can also be assured of creating an enriching experience that’s more than just business.
Singapore Exhibition & Conention Bureau (SECB) is a group of the STB that champions the business events industry in Singapore. As the lead government agency for this industry, SECB aims to establish Singapore as a dynamic business events destination where an ecosystem of ideas, people, and technology draws on vibrant knowledge and an extensive network. SECB values industry partnerships and collaborates with business event organisers, associations and MICE industry stakeholders to identify key opportunities to grow, attract and create business events. SECB also assists business event organisers, corporations and associations by providing comprehensive information on Singapore’s MICE facilities, incentive venues and industry partners. To stay relevant and competitive in a rapidly changing global operating environment while meeting rising expectations, SECB’s efforts will continue to be focused on quality tourism by understanding consumer needs and strengthening industry capabilities so as to reinforce Singapore’s value proposition as an award-winning MICE destination in the region. Constant innovation is necessary to provide personalised and enriching experiences that meet the evolving needs of our visitors.
The Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI) is the premier Asian institute for research and training in financial economics. It is the think-tank in Singapore Management University (SMU) that spearheads and excels in cutting-edge research in finance and financial markets which is of strategic and practical relevance to the Singapore and regional economies. Supported by our faculty and in collaboration and partnership with industry experts, relevant government bodies and other world-renowned research agencies, the Institute conducts fundamental and applied research which aims at solving real-world issues. Besides research, SKBI also actively engages in training and consultancy, executive education and research dissemination through organising courses, seminars and conferences. Our purpose-oriented activities are designed to serve as enablers in bridging the gap between theory and practice and to act as accelerators in helping to shape financial policies and regulations, which are especially important given the uncertainty in the global markets.
The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is a fully onshore business and financial centre located in Doha, and provides an excellent platform for firms to incorporate and do business in Qatar and the region. It offers its own legal, regulatory, tax and business infrastructure, which allows 100% foreign ownership, unlimited repatriation of profits, no restrictions on the currency used for trading, and charges a competitive rate of 10% corporate tax on locally sourced profits.
These foundations have helped to foster Doha’s world-class business environment. Qatar is currently ranked as the 16th most business-friendly country in the world (Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015) and within the top 20 financial centres worldwide (Global Financial Centre Index March 2015).
The QFC has recently undertaken several legal and structural enhancements, together with process improvements, to encourage a broader range of professional and business services firms to be licensed, facilitated by streamlined processes, significantly shortening the turnaround time for applications.
For more information about the QFC, please visit qfc.qa
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Bankbazaar was established in 2008 and is headquartered in Chennai. It is India’s first neutral online marketplace that gives you instant customized rate quotes on loans, credit cards and insurance products. It gives banking a smarter online platform where anyone can instantly search for tailor-made offers, compare, customize it as per his need and apply on Bankbazaar. It is designed with smart technology capabilities and India’s 30+ leading financial institutions and insurance firms have chosen to integrate themselves with the platform. For the #Onliner now, Banking is as easy as shopping for anything online. It is enjoyable, empowering and transparent. Just like shopping. What’s more, BankBazaar's services are completely free!
World Scientific Publishing is an independent leading international publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The company publishes about 500 books annually and more than 120 journals in various fields. World Scientific collaborates with prestigious organisations like the Nobel Foundation, US National Academies Press, as well as its subsidiary, the Imperial College Press, amongst others, to bring high quality academic and professional content to researchers and academics worldwide.
The European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore is known as EuroCham and was established in 2001. It is composed of European National Business Groups in Singapore as well direct corporate members. It is an independent, non-profit organisation governed by our members with a mission to represent the common interests of European businesses in promoting bilateral trade, services and investments between the countries of Europe and Singapore & the region. It provides European business with a communication and lobbying channel to Singaporean and European political & economic circles and are the sole European representative at the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) council.
The Singapore FinTech Consortium is an independent organization with the aim to further the development of the FinTech Ecosystem in Singapore. Our mission is to build Singapore’s FinTech ecosystem by promoting interaction between market participants. The Singapore FinTech Consortium offers an online dashboard with several functionalities such as analytics tools, deal sourcing, partner solutions and many more. Our offline offerings are events such as roundtable discussions and networking sessions to physically bring people of the Singapore FinTech community together. We focus on providing bespoke advice, research and venture acceleration to build the ecosystem.
FinTech Hong Kong is the single point of access for Hong Kong’s FinTech scene. It brings together the start-ups, the community and the events that are shaping Hong Kong’s FinTech ecosystem.
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Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) provides high-quality executive education services supported by the competence of Aalto University. Its mission is to build a better world through better leadership. Aalto EE offers education programs in Finland, Singapore, Poland, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indonesia and Russia. Aalto EE holds three respected business university accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS certificates. In this respect, it is representative of the top 0.4% institutions in the world. In Singapore, Aalto EE operates under the name Aalto Executive Education Academy.