Singapore Trade Associations
Directory Business, Industry and Trade Associations
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore
To meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive global market, the Singapore Trade Development Board has been restructured to focus on internationalising Singapore-based enterprises. Now known as “International Enterprise Singapore” or IE Singapore, their mission is to help Singapore based companies who are willing and able to grow and internationalise successfully.
The Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board was a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Singapore Government. It worked as an agency for enterprise development, and helped enterprises enhance their competitiveness in the Singapore market.
In alphabetical order
Asia Fashion Exchange (AFX)
The Asia Fashion Exchange (AFX) is an annual fashion festival held in Singapore between 2001 and 2015. It began in 2001 as the Singapore Fashion Festival and was conceived by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) with the goal of positioning Singapore as a fashion capital within Southeast Asia. The festival was eventually relaunched as the Asia Fashion Exchange in 2010 as a joint initiative between the private and public sector, and features a variety of fashion-related events.
The DesignSingapore Council was established in 2003 to help develop the nation’s design sector. This follows from the Economic Review Committee’s report which identified the creative industry as one of the three new sectors (including education and healthcare) for economic growth. The DesignSingapore Council is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information.
Developing the design sector, an important part of the creative industry, can help to enhance Singapore’s value proposition; as well as contribute to the country’s economic growth and social progress.
Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS)
SACEOS is the country’s established industry-trade association. It represents Singapore’s leading convention and exhibition organisers as well as the suppliers of facilities and services. Founded in 1979, SACEOS is a non-profit organisation offering members a range of educational opportunities, industry standards and a global network of business contacts.
Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC)
The Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) was established in 1981 as the official representative body of Singapore’s furniture industry. It currently represents 95% of established furniture manufacturers in Singapore, of whom 65% have subsidiary manufacturing plants in the region including China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Its primary role is to promote the interests of its members and the Singapore furniture industry. Many of its initiatives aim to facilitate members’ exposure to the world market, develop local talent and encourage entrepreneurship.
Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFf)
Trade association Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) has rebranded itself as the Singapore Fashion Council (SFC), with a focus on developing expertise in innovation and technology, sustainability, and Asian craftsmanship.
Trade & Industry Association (Singapore)
The Trade and Industry Association aims to promote trade and industry opportunities amongst our members in Singapore.