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Message from SBG President

Thursday, 16 February 2017 05:24

Dear fellow Singaporeans, valuable Members, Associates and Friends of Singapore Business Group,


For the past four years, it has been my privilege to serve as your president. In 2016, SBG has organized a total of 10 events (including Reunion Dinner, Singapore National Day, SBG Annual General Meetings, Raffles Nights and among others) and 29 co-hosts events with other business chambers in Ho Chi Minh City.  In total, our events have been graced by 2,870members and associates. All these could not have happened without the time and dedication of our strong secretariat team and the effort from our last Executive Committees. 


As we flipped our calendars to 2017, I am filled with hope for our future - not just as a business (operating in Vietnam) but also as an association. We are on solid economic growth footing here in Vietnam. Singapore and Vietnam have signed 6 agreements on 23 Mar 2017 to expand economic cooperation, underscoring the growing collaboration between the two countries since upgrading bilateral ties three years ago. Singapore was Vietnam's sixth largest trading partner in 2015 and third largest foreign investor last year (2016). So far this year, it holds the top spot as foreign investor. Bilateral trade stood at $19.8 billion last year.


As our Singapore investments grew year on year, it opens up more business opportunities for our members and associates. We at SBG will continue to strive to be the platform for our members and associates to tap on these opportunities. To be able to achieve that, we will need your continued support to grow as an association, to grow as a family. Together we are better!


On behalf of Singapore Business Group, I will like to wish all our Members, Associates and Friends ever success and stay healthy in the year of the Fire Rooster.




Norman Lim


Singapore Business Group