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Circular No: PAIR/118/09/bf  

16 September 2019           


The Singapore Business Federation, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Enterprise Singapore, will be organising the inaugural Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Symposium on Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 9.30am to 5.00pm at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

Themed “Free Trade Agreements: 20 Years of Global Enterprise”, this symposium will mark the 20th anniversary of the inception of Singapore’s FTA strategy, which began in 1999 with the negotiation of a comprehensive FTA with New Zealand. Network with business leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials and thought leaders – across trade, investments, and digitalisation – and explore the diverse opportunities that FTAs provide and business case for going global. Gain high-level insights from the speakers and panellists on the benefits of FTAs. Be part of the discussion on how to weather today’s global economic storm, navigate the digital marketplace, and take advantage of the opportunity FTAs provide to help organisations keep ahead in this period of rising protectionism and growing trade tensions. In addition, bring home a complimentary handbook that highlights the key benefits of our major FTAs. The tentative symposium programme is as attached.

SCAL members may enjoy a special rate at (S$40 per ticket) to join this event to learn what we can achieve in the next era of FTAs.

Please kindly register at for them to confirm your attendance.

Should you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Ivy Heng at