Manufacturing remains a significant contributor to Singapore’s economy, about 20% of its GDP. As the nation aspires to build a strong advanced manufacturing base, companies need to recognise the importance of adopting Industry 4.0 (i4.0) technologies, building up their innovation capabilities and developing their talent to take on jobs in advanced manufacturing. In addition, companies may want to consider expanding their businesses abroad and leverage strongly on their intangible assets to create a competitive advantage for themselves.
Jointly organised by Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), this seminar aims to offer insights on how companies can take their intellectual property (IP) abroad, protect their intangible assets and maximise their commercial value to generate more profits. The i4.0 Human Capital Initiative will also be introduced to encourage companies to equip their employees with people management and job redesign skills for successful i4.0 transformation.
Date: 29 March 2021
Time: 2.30pm to 5.15pm
Venue: Zoom or SBF Centre (Seminar Room 1 to 3)
Registration and Temperature Checks
Opening Remarks by Lawrence Pek, Secretary-General, SMF
An Outlook of the Manufacturing Landscape
Taking your IP abroad – What to look out for during international expansion?
Speaker: Benjamin Cheong, Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Intellectual Property, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Panel Discussion from the corporate perspective: How can companies better manage their Intangible Assets?
Moderator: Ong Pei Wen, Head, Enterprise Engagement, IPOS International
Building up your capabilities -Sharing on i4.0 Human Capital Initiative (IHCI)
End of programme
Administrative Details (For Attendees at SBF Centre)