Local Business Development Program 2010

Posted on  19/04/2010  |  2010, Programs & Events

The Local Business Development Program is a platform to stimulate thinking and dialogue on issues, challenges and practical learning that are important for local business development in Brunei. This year’s format will consist of two workshop seminars and one forum conference.

The Local Business Development Forum

“Tiny Ripples – Huge Wave: Creating Greater Competitive Advantage for Local Businesses”

18th November 2010 @ the Empire Hotel & Country Club

“For Brunei Darussalam, one of the most important lessons from the financial crisis is the necessity for us to expedite economic diversification” His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah in the Report Brunei Darussalam 2009.

As the government is moving towards enhancing opportunities and greater competitiveness for local SMEs, these enterprises must rise to the challenge to play stronger roles in economic development and diversification. How can SMEs do this?

The Local Business Development Forum will feature interactive open forum discussions on important issues surrounding the business environment, brand equity, growth opportunities, managing through tough times and how SMEs can leverage from the strengths of multinational corporations in this time of promising change.

The Forum is a platform to stimulate thinking and dialogue on issues, challenges, and assess emerging needs of small and medium businesses and practical measures that can be taken to improve competitiveness. It is also a platform to exchange views with established industry leaders in Brunei. The forum will bring together over two hundred business owners, top managers, entrepreneurs, policymakers and government officers in a format that is designed to foster learning and networking.

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Download Presentation Slides:
I) MNCs or SMEs: Perspective from Singapore by Professor Tan Kim Song, Singapore Management University
2) The Brunei Economy by Dr Roger Lawrey, UBD

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Local Business Development Workshop II

“Leading & Managing Family Owned Enterprises”

22nd July 2010 @ Radisson Hotel

The workshop brought together over 40 family owned enterprises to discuss the overview of family business, persistent challenges specific to family businesses and the issue of succession planning, facilitated by Dr Habrizah Hussin from University of Brunei Darussalam with a presentation on Family Business- Continuing the Journey of Success and followed by a sharing session led by Dato Paduka Hj Idris Hj Abas from Arkiteck Idris and Ms Irene Hii from Valor Properties to share their experience and the key conditions that enable their businesses to thrive and achieve long term success.

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Local Business Development Workshop I

“Survival in Difficult Times”

8th April 2010 @ the Sheraton

The workshop brought together over 35 SMEs to discuss strategies for survivial for SMEs in light of the credit card directive issued by the Ministry of Finance last December. The workshop was facilitated by Mr Martin Wong of KPMG, Singapore with a presentation on Suceeding in Uncertain Times followed by key lessons from a local perspective by Hj Shazali Dato Hj Sulaiman of KPMG, Brunei and a sharing session with a local entrepreneur Sheikh Abas of Syabas Technology.

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For sponsorship opportunities contact Mr Andrew Dy @ 673222 6555.

To register, email conference@asiaincforum.com

Local Business Development Partners 2010