Events Calendar

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All Events
Date Name of Event Description

9 - 13 Dec 2019

The SME Academy

Organised by DBS BusinessClass and in collaboration with SkillsFuture Singapore, this special edition of SME Academy featured topics focused on emerging skillsets needed in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.

09 Dec: Transformation by Leadership
10 Dec: Enhanced Human Resource Skills
11 Dec: Regionalisation through Travel and Learn
12 Dec: Transforming with a Digital Economy
13 Dec: Design Innovation Engagement

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6 Dec 2019 All Stars Bootcamp

In today’s business environment, digitalisation is a must. To help you digitalise various aspects of your business operations such as procurement, accounting, as well as payroll and HR management, we featured different essential-to-business digital solutions from Financio, Talenox, DBS MAX and B2B Marketplace.

Solution providers shared tips and hacks on how to make use of the solutions to your advantage. Our first ever bootcamp clinic also took place after the presentations which provided attendees the opportunity to have one on one check-ins with the solution providers.

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5 Nov 2019 SBF x 99%SME B2B Marketplace Jointly organised by DBS, Singapore Business Federation and 99%SME B2B Marketplace, this forum gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about 99%SME B2B Marketplace as a platform that can be leveraged on to give their business an advantage.
24 Oct 2019 Star Advisor Networking Session, featuring Bona Li, Chief Empathy and Product Officer of Carigos

Our fifth Star Advisor places strong emphasis on understanding customer’s needs and frustrations to ensure the product created satisfies them. This session covered exclusive insights on how to provide your customers with a simple and effective experience, from the provisioning of service to the very last interaction, as well as how being customer-obsessed can recalibrate your business strategy.

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9-10 Oct 2019

Logistics Disrupt

The Logistics and Supply Chain industry is facing an era of unprecedented change as digitisation takes hold, and both business and customer expectations evolve. eCommerce and tech advancements in Cloud, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence are challenging businesses to find new ways to compete or collaborate. Which is why for the first time, we introduced key players from various interconnected industries to deliver more thought leadership, market insights, and business and networking opportunities for you!

If you have missed out on attending this, check out our post event article or download the Logistics Disrupt Trend Report for exclusive insights by the speakers and industry veterans.

26 Sep 2019

Bootcamp – B2B Marketplace

Selling online to businesses often requires time, effort and money and when done ineffectively, can only provide less than mediocre results. Which is why our latest Bootcamp on the 99%SME B2B Marketplace emphasised on providing you with a step by step guide and understanding about how the platform can help you with the end to end requirements in B2B online sales, thus allowing you to focus on your business.

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4 Sep 2019

Carigos X-Change

Carigos X-Change aims to inspire and connect individuals from SMEs and Startups through a series of powerful talks where entrepreneurs, professionals and industry experts share their personal stories, experiences and insights across a spectrum of topics.

For the launch of the X-Change talk series, we arranged an exciting lineup of speakers who led Startups to success within the region. Business owners had the opportunity to speak to our ecosystem of partners whom they could collaborate with and seek professional advice for their business!

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26 - 30 Aug 2019 The SME Academy

Organised by DBS BusinessClass and featuring leading industry experts, The SME Academy is designed for business owners and decision makers to build essential capabilities on topics tailored to the different business stages. Whether you’re looking to expand or to improve your day-to-day operations, there is a class suitable for you to pick up new skills and knowledge.

26 Aug: Fundamentals of Business I
27 Aug: Fundamentals of Business II
28 Aug: Start Right, Start Digital
29 Aug: Doing More For Your Business!
30 Aug: Scaling Your Business

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23 Aug 2019  

Star Advisor Networking Session featuring Siu Rui, CEO & Co-Founder, Carousell

Our fourth Star Advisor Networking Session focuses on disruption in the classified marketplace, and how to start and scale a tech company in Singapore!

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21 - 22 Aug 2019

SMEICC 2019

Calling all SMEs who are driven by innovation and are keen to streamline business processes! Visit our DBS booth (D01 & D02) at SMEICC 2019 on 21 & 22 August to hear from industry professionals on the digital solutions that your business can adopt to stay ahead of competition.

TTo register for a complimentary SMEICC 2019 admission pass on the day of the event, please proceed to the Walk-in Counter (outside Exhibition Halls 404-406, Level 4, Suntec Singapore) for registration.

25 Jul 2019

Bootcamp - MyOnlineStore

MyOnlineStore is a powerful, yet easy-to-use website builder that is tailored to SMEs! This bootcamp introduced participants to the current environement of the e-Commerce industry and how they could thrive in it. It also highlighted key features of MyOnlineStore's software and how participants could make the most of them to help them save time, money and effort to getting online sales.

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23 Jul 2019

DAX U: What makes the cut in winning F&B customers?

Jonathan Yang gave up a law degree and a PR career to start his own business. Now the founder of two popular eateries, Muchachos and Daily Cut, he shared what the secret ingredient to standing out from the crowd was at our innovation centre, DBS Asia X on 23 July!

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19 Jul 2019

SBF-SLA SMEs Go Digital: Digital Forum for Logistics Sector

Jointly organised by Singapore Logistics Association and Singapore Business Federation, the Digital Forum for the Logistics sector will showcase various initiatives, solutions and support including that from DBS, available for logistics players to digitally transform your business.

24 - 26 Jun 2019

The SME Academy - Back by Popular Demand

Following up on our oversubscribed classes in our last instalment, we were pleased to bring back popular business topics in the second edition of The SME Academy by DBS BusinessClass! Designed to equip you with the essential knowledge to grow your business and streamline operations, these foundational classes were facilitated by industry experts and in house subject matter specialists to provide business owners and decision makers like yourself with advice and insights that can be applied to your business. Classes covered the following:
24 Jun:  Getting Your Finance Fundamentals Right
25 Jun: Start Right, Start Digital
26 Jun: Designing Your Company's DNA 

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18 Jun 2019

Star Advisor Networking Session featuring Long Yin, Solutions Architect, Alibaba Cloud

Our third Star Advisor Networking Session focused on what new retail means to customers and how Alibaba uses big data in retail to drive business. This edition was conducted within “ConnecTechAsia” – Asia’s Mega Technology Event – where participants also got the opportunity to check out the region’s only innovation platform on a wide spectrum of industries including telecommunications, broadcast and multimedia technologies. 

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30 May 2019

Connecting to Digital China @ Alibaba Cloud Summit Singapore

Looking to scale your business internationally? In partnership with Alibaba Cloud Singapore, this event gave delegates insights on the APAC economic outlook and how foreign firms can minimise industry risk and navigate successfully in the China market. Delegates also learned how to develop a cloud strategy to help grow their businesses!

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29 May 2019

HP - Rethink Your IT, Rethink your Business

We understand that the nature of work is changing, and at the heart of this transformation is technology. That’s why at our partner event with HP, we offered SMEs an exclusive perspective on the best practises you can use for IT challenges, including our Start Digital programme, and the latest workforce trends and insights! 

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21 May 2019

Bootcamp - Talenox

Online HR/Payroll Bootcamp with Talenox. Through this simple and easy to follow curriculum, Talenox expert will provide you with an in-depth view of understanding how integrations can reduce the amount of work for HR, accounting, and time-scheduling tasks. 

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16 May 2019

Education Disrupt

Digitally savvy parents, babies who are exposed to enrichment courses to stay ahead of the average, and a society who sees this as the norm. What does the future hold for Education? And what does it mean for businesses looking to thrive in this new future? 

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17 Apr 2019

Star Advisor Networking Session featuring Parminder Singh, Chief Commercial & Digital Officer, Mediacorp

Our second Star Advisor Networking session focuses on how legacy businesses can manage disruption by embracing technology, business models and forging partnerships.

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1 Apr 2019

The SME Academy

The SME Academy is a foundational curriculum designed to build essential business capabilities to help SMEs be more efficient, effective and tech savvy. The first installment of 2019 will see new topics and industry practitioners share their experiences on the topics to give life to the theory. Classes are tailored to the different stages of your business journey, and will cover the following:

1 Apr: Getting Your Finance Fundamentals Right
2 Apr: Designing Your Company's DNA
3 Apr: Start Right, Start Digital
4 Apr: Engaging Your Customers Online
5 Apr: Regionalisation 101

Register your interest to be notified of the next installment.

22 Mar 2019

Bootcamp - Financio

Financio is a cloud accounting software designed for business owners and non-accountants. This Bootcamp will provide you an in-depth view of understanding business transactions, avoiding the biggest financial pitfall and how you can track business perfomance with Financio with a simple and easy to follow class curriculum facilitated by Financio experts. 

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28 Feb 2019

Star Advisor Networking Session featuring Caroline Seow, Head, Sustainability of Family Business Network International

Organised in collaboration with DBS Foundation and B Corporation, our first Star Advisor Networking session, featuring Caroline Seow (Head, Sustainability of Family Business Network International) shows how SMEs can balance both social impact and profitability. 

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26 Feb 2019

Chinese Zodiac Business Outlook 2019

Find out more about your business outlook from Master Hui (Hui Master International Geomancy), as he shares golden nuggets of tips and insights for each zodiac. In addition, learn how to manage your 'HUAT' with our digital collections system, DBS MAX.

Find out more about DBS MAX.

25 Feb 2019

Rethinking Strategies in Uncertain Times - Budget 2019 Highlights

In collaboration with RSM, industry experts including our Group Head of SME Banking, Joyce Tee, and Chief Investment Officer of Consumer & Wealth Management, Hou Wey Fook, shed light on the trade and budgetary implications of the Budget announcement and share their experiences and views on how business owners can navigate or even thrive in this challenging climate. Delegates will also get to network with like-minded peers and experts from our Treasury & Markets team, and Chubb.

 

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