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PSME 500 Gala 2013
It was a spectacular evening of glitz and glamour at the Promising SME 500 2013 Gala Night, held at MBS’ Sands Grand ballroom this September. With a full programme line-up of exciting performances, inspirational speeches and a celebration of outstanding entrepreneurs, the Gala event saw over a thousand guests, all fashionably clad in black-tie attire for the event. With KISS 92’s Maddy Barber hosting the evening as the emcee and the exceptional Infiniti making its appearance as the official car partner, it was doubtlessly a classy evening for all the guests to enjoy.

It was also a wonderful opportunity for Business Luminaries from various industries and disciplines, their staff and business associates to celebrate the success of both established local entrepreneurs and aspiring business talents, as well as network and mingle. The special
highlight of the gala were the 32 Awards and special recognition presented to our distinguished business leader. The Commemorative Publication was also launched during the dinner. Together with SMBA, the organizers also made sure that aspiring entrepreneurs were given a platform to be recognized and affirmed, promoting the culture of entrepreneurship among our local youths.

The event was recognition of business excellence commemorated in one sensational night, truly an unforgettable evening for all present.
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Market Outlook Seminar
SMBA recently partnered private property developer Far East Organization and OCBC Bank to organise an exclusive event - the Market Outlook Seminar. Held on 9 May 2013 in the heart of the Central Business District, at the upmarket showroom of Far East's latest commercial project, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Centre played host to a line-up of SMBA luminaries who were present to take in expert tips on the current property market outlook, as well as to hear about Far East's new commercial and residential projects.

The afternoon kicked off with a warm reception and networking session, before Mr Patrick Oei, Group Director of Mindlink Groups, had the audience in rapt attention with an entertaining 45-minute presentation as he outlined the cautious optimism he held for Singapore's property market, citing several positive factors such as our country's stable political climate and sound government policies. Mr Oei then passed the baton to Far East sales manager Mr Mervin Tan, who introduced two new projects on hand: the SBF Centre, a dynamic 31-storey commercial building in Tanjong Pagar and Siena @ Farrer, a premium SOHO development located in the prestigious district of Bukit Timah.

The event ended off on a delicious note with a generous buffet spread, courtesy of Far East.
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SMBA's Exclusive Film Screening of Ah Boys to Men 2
SMBA was proud to welcome aboard director Jack Neo, of J Team Productions, on board its Promising SME 500 Campaign 2013 recently. Arguably Singapore's most successful film director with 20 films under his belt, Mr Neo has almost single-handedly raised the profile of local film with box office hits such as Money No Enough (1998), I Not Stupid (2002) and the award-winning Homerun (2003).

Having recently struck box office gold yet again with his wildly popular two-part National Service feature Ah Boys to Men, SMBA commemorated Mr Neo's milestone by hosting a private screening of the second part - Ah Boys to Men 2 - at GV VivoCity on the evening of Feb 21. Attended by almost 200 people from a list of 100 business luminaries, Mr Neo himself graced the event with a short speech and gave away exclusive signed copies of Ah Boys to Men calendars.

SMBA would like to thank Mr Jack Neo and all business luminaries for their support of this event. For more pictures, please visit SMBA's Facebook page!
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NTU Career Fair 2013
For the second year running, SMBA was a participant of Nanyang Technological University's annual Career Fair on 25 January 2013. Several of our luminaries, including Evolve Mixed Martial Arts, Mindlink Groups, Kent Ridge Education Hub and Sanford Human Resources, were invited to set up mini-stations at our booth on the third floor of the Nanyang Auditorium.

The fair was bustling with thousands of eager graduates, all armed with copies of their resume and the determination to nail down that dream job. Having sent down their respective representatives in a bid to recruit these bright-eyed first-time job seekers, SMBA's luminaries received a positive response despite stiff competition from the myriad of MNCs and big-name companies present at the fair.

SMBA would like to thank those involved for their participation and support.

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ISAGE Trellis 2013
The National University of Singapore (NUS) recently invited SMBA to the opening of a new flagship event - ISAGE Trellis - on 21 January 2013. A week-long international entrepreneurship conference that aims to promote practical learning and valuable networking among young entrepreneurs from different backgrounds, it involves student leaders from NUS and two overseas universities and will showcase Singapore's entrepreneurship development, as well as challenge the delegates to various business-related competitions. The conference will be followed by an overseas trip to one of the partner universities in May.

ISAGE is a global project that was initiated by the NUS Entrepreneurship society four years ago, in a bid to build up a global entrepreneurship network. It has successfully organized numerous bilateral exchange programmes, including the iConnect Entrepreneurship Congress with BizAsia in 2011 and 2012.
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