Asean Business Awards recognise enterprises with global potential

The Asean Business Awards 2018, which will be presented to leading businesses in the region at a gala dinner this evening, recognise Asean enterprises with the potential to grow beyond their home country and the region to become global players.

Reigning supreme in ICT expertise

The Jing King Tech Group sees the Asean Business Awards (ABA) as an important platform to recognise information and com munications technology (ICT) expertise in the region, and to promote high-growth enterprises like itself.

Pioneer Adhesives: Stuck on success

Although Pioneer Adhesives has been doing business in the Asean region for almost two decades, it is only in the last three years that it has expanded aggressively, especially in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Instilling purpose through innovation

Homegrown company Greenpac’s founder and chief executive officer Susan Chong (above) has the distinction of being in the select band of entrepre neurs who have bagged two awards at the Asean Business Awards 2018. She is the Singapore Winner of Women Entrepreneur and SME Excellence — Corporate...

Empowering employees

The continuous pursuit of quality services, which is largely dependent on staff performance, is the driving force behind RHT Holdings' efforts to empower its staff to drive positive change...

A new approach to education

KinderWorld International Group's efforts in providing quality education to school-going children in Vietnam has been recognised at the Asean Business Awards 2018...

Creating chemistry for a sustainable future

FOR its sterling efforts in promoting energy efficiency, BASF South East Asia Pte Ltd has won the Excellence in Energy Management award this year at the annual Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) Awards.

Going all out to save energy

OUTSTANDING Energy Services Provider of the Year award winner G-Energy Global Pte Ltd has helped achieve significant annual energy savings for its clients through its chilled water system retrofit projects.

Focus on improving energy efficiency

THE carbon tax to be introduced from next year is part of a national strategy to reduce carbon emissions in Singapore.

A culture of reducing wastage, over-consumption

ACHIEVING energy efficiency improvement in the compressed air system through process optimisation and waste elimination has got Wieland Metals Singapore Pte Ltd Honourable Mention for Best Practices at this year's EENP Awards...

Ferrari taps the region's luxe sweet spots - from Singapore

WITH another roaring F1 racing season just over in Singapore, Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari is on a roll in the region that it serves from here. While Singapore is Ferrari's regional office for the Far East since 2013, it is now responsible for the Middle East and India as...

Chamber hosts its 9th Business Awards

A LANDMARK event of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (ICCS) in its packed calendar of activities is the annual Business Awards, which were presented this year for the ninth time.

Scaling new heights of growth

ITALY is the eighth largest economy in the world measured by its gross domestic product (GDP). It is the fifth biggest in manufacturing globally and second biggest in Europe.

Italians among fastest-growing EU nationals in Singapore

Narendra Aggarwal: As the Italian Ambassador to Singapore, how would you describe the state of bilateral relations in various fields - political, business, education, research and innovation, culture, etc?

A home for all nationalities

A UNIQUELY Swiss institution in Singapore is the Swiss Club, which is located in the prime Bukit Timah area. The Swiss Club was established in 1871 and is one of the oldest and most historic clubs in Singapore. Located on Bukit Tinggi, it is an elegant and family friendly retreat surrounded by lush...

Keeping our cool

AS URBAN centres like Singapore become more densely populated and business activity increases, more and more heat is produced in the process. A leading Swiss technical institute is working on a pioneering project with the aim of reducing the impact of heat on the environment in Singapore. Called...

Marche Restaurants Singapore wins SwissCham award

MARCHÉ Restaurants Singapore, which has Swiss roots, is this year's winner of SwissCham's annual award for Excellence in People and Skills Development, which was launched last year. The company has five restaurants in Singapore, and strongly focuses on training and developing its staff at...

Fostering stronger ties

THE new Swiss ambassador, Fabrice Filliez, is a career diplomat. Prior to his appointment as ambassador to Singapore and Brunei, he served in Berne for five years at the Swiss State Secretariat for International Financial Matters with the title of Ambassador in charge of multilateral tax matters.

Scenic Switzerland drawing more Singaporean visitors

The Business Times: What are some of the new Swiss tourism offerings that would be of interest to Business Times readers?

Over 400 Swiss companies doing business in Singapore

SWITZERLAND has a long tradition of doing business in Singapore for almost 200 years, and over 400 Swiss companies are present in Singapore today. Hence, the business ties and friendship between Singapore and Switzerland are extraordinarily strong and everlasting, says Tom Ludescher, chairman of...

The Philippines has a lot to celebrate today

IT is celebration time in the Philippines today as it marks the 120th anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence by Emilio Aguinaldo, leader of the Filipino revolutionary forces revolting against colonial rule.

New mood of optimism in South Africa

THERE is palpable excitement in South Africa and there is a new mood of confidence and optimism in the country with a popular new president having taken office. Having been elected as the new leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, was elected by...

Preparing future-ready skilled workforce

AS Singapore's maritime sector is expected to create over 5,000 good jobs by 2025 and create S$4.5 billion in value add, talent development is a key focus in this direction and a lot of investment is being done in the process...

Unions actively supporting talent development

THE labour movement has been actively engaging companies as well as workers in the maritime sector to upskill and reskill with the aim of upgrading and talent development in this important industry. Singapore's status as an international maritime hub contributes 7 per cent of the country'...

Two related companies win commerce-retail SME 1000 awards

TWO related companies - UA Sports (SEA) Pte Ltd, and Triple Pte Ltd, have the distinction of winning awards at this year's S1000 awards and rankings in the commerce-retail segment...