Sponsors & Partners

Supporting Organisations

Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS)

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS)

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) plays an active role in promoting and representing the interests of the banking community in Singapore. In doing so, ABS works closely with the relevant government authorities towards the development of a sound financial system in Singapore.

Since its establishment in 1973, ABS has promoted common understanding among its members and projected a unifying voice on banking issues.

It has brought its members closer together through various guidelines and banking practices as well as the support of projects of mutual benefit to face the challenges of the financial and banking community in Singapore.

Today, ABS has a membership of 156 local and foreign banks. Further information on ABS is available on the website: www.abs.org.sg.

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)

The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities, public accountants and corporate service providers in Singapore. We promote a trusted and vibrant environment for businesses to thrive and flourish, and contribute towards making Singapore the best place for business.

For more information, please visit: www.acra.gov.sg

Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC)

Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC)

The Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Finance that spearheads the development of Singapore's accountancy sector with the vision of developing Singapore into a leading global accountancy hub. SAC is working to achieve this by deepening the skills of the accountancy talent pool through professional qualification programmes; developing the industry by helping to build business capabilities to capture growth opportunities; and creating a hub and exchange by building Singapore into a centre for thought leadership.

For more information, please visit www.sac.gov.sg

Supporting Exchange

Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Singapore Exchange is Asia's leading and trusted market infrastructure, operating equity, fixed income and derivatives markets to the highest regulatory standards. As Asia's most international, multi-asset exchange, SGX provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and 75% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore.

SGX is the world's most liquid offshore market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN and offers commodities and currency derivatives products. Headquartered in AAA-rated Singapore, SGX is globally recognised for its risk management and clearing capabilities. For more information, please visit www.sgx.com.

Platinum Sponsors



CapitaLand is one of Asia's largest real estate companies. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it is an owner and manager of a global portfolio worth over S$80 billion as at 30 June 2017, comprising integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices, homes, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and funds. Present across more than 150 cities in over 30 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia.

CapitaLand's competitive advantage is its significant asset base and extensive market network. Coupled with extensive design, development and operational capabilities, the Group develops and manages high-quality real estate products and services. It also has one of the largest investment management businesses in Asia and a stable of five REITs listed in Singapore and Malaysia – CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.

DBS - Living, Breathing Asia

DBS - Living, Breathing Asia

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, are among the highest in the world.

DBS is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, and was named "World's Best Digital Bank" by Euromoney in 2016. The bank has also been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named "Asia's Best Bank" by several publications including The Banker, Global Finance, IFR Asia and Euromoney since 2012. In addition, the bank has been named "Safest Bank in Asia" by Global Finance for eight consecutive years from 2009 to 2016.

DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region's most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.

With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. The bank acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of our 22,000 staff, representing over 40 nationalities. For more information, please visit www.dbs.com.



Singtel is Asia's leading communications group. We provide a diverse range of services including fixed, mobile, data, internet, TV infocomms technology (ICT) and digital solutions.

Headquartered in Singapore, Singtel has more than 30 years of operating experience and played a pivotal role in the country's development as a major communications hub.

Optus, our subsidiary in Australia, is a leader in integrated telecommunications, constantly raising the bar in innovative products and services.

We are also strategically invested in leading companies in Asia and Africa, including Bharti Airtel (India, South Asia and Africa), Telkomsel (Indonesia), Globe Telecom (the Philippines) and Advanced Info Service (Thailand).

We work closely with our associates, leveraging our scale in networks, customer reach and extensive operational experience to lead and shape the communications market. Together, the Group serves over 550 million mobile customers around world.

Singtel is one of the largest listed Singapore companies on the Singapore Exchange by market capitalisation. The Group has a vast network of offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA, and employs more than 23,000 staff worldwide.



KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. With 200,000 people in the network working together to deliver value in 154 countries and territories, we offer a globally-consistent standard of service based on professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.


In the ASEAN region, KPMG member firms operate across all 10 countries. Our industry focus helps KPMG firms’ professionals develop a rich understanding of clients' businesses and the insight, skills and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities.


For more information, visit kpmg.com.sg.

Official Newspaper

The Business Times

The Business Times

The Business Times (BT), a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, is South-east Asia's leading financial daily. BT brings its readers daily corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary on print and digital platforms. It provides readers with in-depth coverage of Singapore and Asian business and economic developments, as well as global trends that impact Singapore business. BT's lifestyle journalists bring busy executives the latest in recreation, entertainment, the arts, design, food and shopping.

Official Chinese Media Partner

Lianhe Zaobao

Lianhe Zaobao

Lianhe Zaobao is the flagship Chinese news daily in Singapore, established since 16 March 1983, following the merger of two established Chinese newspapers, Nanyang Siang Pau and Sin Chew Jit Poh, which dated back to 1923 and 1929 respectively. Lianhe Zaobao is the most-read Chinese newspaper in Singapore and a trusted information source for the community.

Lianhe Zaobao is an influential and authoritative newspaper, providing valuable insights into local and foreign news. With an extensive correspondent network in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo, and experienced stringers in the Philippines, Japan, Europe and America, Lianhe Zaobao is able to provide timely and in-depth coverage of significant events taking place in the region and beyond. It is also well-regarded as an important source of political and economic news on East Asia, especially China.

Besides Singapore, Lianhe Zaobao print copies are circulated in Indonesia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Vietnam and major cities of China, including Beijing and Shanghai.

In 1995, Lianhe Zaobao launched Zaobao.com and was the first Chinese newspaper in the world to operate an online website. Since then, Zaobao.com had won many accolades, including being named the most popular website in Singapore several times. It also enjoys a steady readership growth in China since inception and boasts of a strong following among high-ranking officials and party cadres, business leaders, academics and professionals.

Today, the digital platform of Lianhe Zaobao has two versions. Besides Zaobao.com which targets overseas readers, zaobao.sg, has been developed as an offshoot portal to serve Singaporeans. It incorporates original stories of three newspapers – Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, and Shin Min Daily News, and carries a good mix of articles, videos, animations and interactive content

Official IR Consultancy


Citigate Dewe Rogerson


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA supports its 200,000 members and 486,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 101 offices and centres and more than 7,291 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

More information is here: www.accaglobal.com.

ACI Singapore

ACI Singapore

"Formed in 1973, we are the standard bearer for financial markets' professionals in Singapore. Our history has been inextricably linked to Singapore's emergence as a leading financial centre in the world. ACI Singapore is affiliated to ACI - The Financial Markets Association, the global umbrella body of financial markets associations, based in Paris.

ACI Singapore conducts an array of activities that are committed to the professional development of market practitioners, as well as providing a platform for networking and the building of professional relationships between practitioners in the financial markets industry. Recognizing the need for professionalism in the entire transaction chain, regular courses are conducted not only for the front office dealers and traders, but also for the professionals in the Middle Office and Support functions. As for social networking events, there are quarterly evening forums, including wine appreciation nights & also the annual ACI Singapore Charity Golf & Gala dinner which our members can look forward to.

Our mission is to be the leading association of wholesale financial market professionals, contributing to professional and market development through education, promotion of market best practices & adherence to professional codes of conduct, technical advice and networking events."

CPA Australia

CPA Australia

Founded in 1886, CPA Australia is one of the world's largest professional accounting bodies representing more than 160,000 members working in 118 countries around the world, with more than 25,000 members working in senior leadership positions.

We have offices in markets throughout the world, including all Australian capital cities, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

CPA Australia advances its members' interests through education and knowledge exchange, the development of professional networks, advocacy in relation to policy, standards and regulation and the promotion of value of CPA Australia members to employers, government, regulators and the public. The world-renowned CPA designation is synonymous with professional credibility and international portability. CPA Australia has been operating in Singapore for 63 years, having arrived in this market in 1954 under the auspices of the Colombo Plan.

For more information, please visit cpaaustralia.com.au.

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA's vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community. There are over 32,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world.

Established in 1963, ISCA is an advocate of the interests of the profession. Possessing a Global Mindset, with Asian Insights, ISCA leverages its regional expertise, knowledge, and networks with diverse stakeholders to contribute towards Singapore's transformation into a global accountancy hub.

ISCA is the Administrator of the Singapore CA Qualification and the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore - CA (Singapore) - designation.

ISCA is a member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW). CAW brings together 11 chartered accountancy bodies connecting and representing the interests of over 1.6 million members and students globally.

For more information, visit www.isca.org.sg.

Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)

Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) was formed on 22 September 1997. It is a representative body of investment managers spearheading the development of the industry in Singapore.

By fostering high standards of professionalism and promoting exemplary practice among members, IMAS seeks to set the benchmark for the investment and fund management industry in Singapore.

It also serves as a forum for members in discussions as well as a collective voice where representation is needed on behalf of the investment management industry, facilitating training for its members, and contributing towards investor education.

For more information, visit the IMAS website at www.imas.org.sg

Institute for Financial Literacy (IFL)

Institute for Financial Literacy (IFL)

Who we are?
The Institute for Financial Literacy (IFL) is a collaboration between MoneySENSE (a national financial education programme) and Singapore Polytechnic.

We provide complimentary and unbiased financial education programmes to working adults and youths with the objectives of helping them acquire knowledge and skills to attain higher levels of financial literacy. Our mission is to help our participants make informed financial decisions.

How can we help you?
The Institute of Financial Literacy (IFL) provides free talks and workshops on a wide spectrum of topics ranging from basic money management, financial planning to personal investing and estate planning. If your organisation would like the Institute to conduct talks/workshops for your staff (at your premises), please contact us @ email (IFL@sp.edu.sg) or telephone (6870 8383). Members of SIAS and individuals are invited to attend our talks/workshops for the public at large as well. Please go to:http://finlit.sg/public-events to register.

Investors Relations Professionals Association (Singapore)


Run by IROs for IROs, IRPAS is a voluntary commitment by a team of IR veterans united by the same dedication to build a community for fellow IR practitioners. It aims to empower members through education, professional development and networking initiatives, and to promote the sharing of IR knowledge and practices through internal research and partnerships with leading institutions and IR societies around the world.

IRPAS was established in 2006 by leading IROs, supported by SGX, with the primary objectives of championing IR best practice, enhancing professional competencies and elevating the overall standard of the IR profession in Singapore.

IRPAS has approximately 200 members comprising representatives from companies across sectors listed on the Mainboard and Catalist of the Singapore Exchange (SGX), as well as private organisations, financial communications advisors and service providers from around the region. IRPAS seeks to represent the views of its members and provide the platform to facilitate dialogue between IROs, regulators and the wider investment community.


Newgate Communications

Newgate Communications is a strategic communications consultancy focusing on financial communications, corporate communications and public affairs. We are headquartered in London, with offices in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Our Singapore team has an unmatched track record advising on some of the most complex and high-profile capital market transactions, including the largest IPO in Singapore’s history and many of the largest M&A transactions in this region. In 2017, we worked on 10 major M&A transactions with an aggregate deal value of approximately S$28 billion.

Our clients include blue-chip names across various industries, with a significant number of clients in the financial services, food & beverage, offshore & marine, and real estate sectors. Our consultants have advised many of our clients for over 10 to 15 years, either on a retained or repeat project basis.

For more information, please visit www.newgatecomms.com.sg.

Securities Association of Singapore

Securities Association of Singapore

The Securities Association of Singapore was formed in 2001 by the retail stockbroking companies in Singapore with the primary objectives of promoting the securities and investment industry and supporting a sound industry structure for investors.

Over the years, its membership has grown in size which includes retail stockbrokers and leading OTC providers from the securities and investment industry. We aim to promote investment knowledge and skills among retail investors and uplift the high industry standards through public education and awareness programs.

The SAS provides a strong platform for members to actively engage regulators, policy makers and other players in the securities industry on strategic, regulatory, technology and operational issues that affect the industry. By galvanising members together as one voice, members are able to present collective views and proposals to regulators and authorities. They are able to enjoy better rates from vendors through collective negotiation powers and economy of scale. Various industry workgroups are formedto share views and address industry issues.

Training programmes are continuously developed to educate and upgrade the expertise and professionalism of members in the securities and investment industry.

The Institute of Internal Auditors

The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore

The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore is the only professional body dedicated to the advancement and development of the internal audit profession in Singapore. For more than 40 years, we have been advocating the interests of the profession and remain committed to raising the profile and standing of the internal audit profession and developing the knowledge, skills and expertise of internal auditors. Representing about 2,800 members, we enhance technical excellence through The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics. Our members belong to a global community of more than 190,000 professionals in over 170 countries who share a common vision to advance their professional growth in internal auditing and add value in their organisations.

Gold Sponsors

Black Sun

Black Sun

Black Sun is a stakeholder communications company.

We believe that in today's fast moving and highly uncertain world, successful businesses are those able to deliver long-term value to the people around them – their stakeholders. When stakeholders are heard, engaged and inspired, businesses are understood, trusted and supported. They are more valued by their stakeholders and perform better.

What we do :
We help organisations define, articulate and communicate how they create value for stakeholders. We deliver inspiring communications that reach, engage and influence stakeholders.

How we make a difference :
We create more valued organisations in the eyes of stakeholders



RSM is the sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network globally. In Singapore, we are the largest outside the Big 4 serving the compliance and governance needs of internationally active businesses. We also support businesses with advice and solutions in Accounting, HR & Payroll, Business Process Outsourcing, IT Management, and Executive Search & Placement.

Our Risk Advisory unit is a leading risk advisory practice. We adopt an insightful and customised approach with in-depth industry experience to help companies define their risk governance and risk management framework. We aim to provide our clients with a structure to proactively manage risks as they pursue business growth and opportunities. We advise C-suite and Boards on corporate governance, internal controls, enterprise risk assessment and technology, fraud risks, IT security & privacy, as well as Board leadership matters.

Stewardship Asia

Stewardship Asia

Stewardship Asia Centre is a thought leadership centre. promoting stewardship and governance across Asia. Together with like-minded partners, Stewardship Asia strives to make an impact in corporate and investor stewardship through research, standards-setting, specialised services, customized programmes and outreach opportunities. The Stewardship Asia Roundtable which is the Centre’s flagship event, brings together the region's influential thinkers and leaders for a dynamic exchange of ideas on advocating sound stewardship and governance in their organisations and businesses. This platform will allow invited steward-leaders to mutually share best-in-class practices and experience in promoting stewardship and governance applications which will create wealth for stakeholders and benefit the larger community over the long term.

Stewardship Asia  is a non-profit organisation supported by Temasek.

Silver Sponsors

Drew and Napier

Drew and Napier

Drew & Napier LLC is one of Singapore's leading and largest full-service law firms. Consistently rated top tier in Dispute Resolution by prestigious international publications, the firm has three Senior Counsel. Our Arbitration Practice has been recognised among the world’s top 100 practices by the Global Arbitration Review.

We are pre-eminent in Competition & Antitrust, Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring, Intellectual Property (Patents and Trade Marks), Tax and Telecommunications, Media & Technology, and have market leading practices in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, and Capital Markets.

Our involvement in landmark, high-profile cases and transactions gives us unique perspective in tackling our clients’ evolving challenges.

We count multinational corporations from a diverse range of industries amongst our clients.Our promise of quality has earned favourable repute amongst international law firms and we are often instructed to handle large-scale, complex matters that involve multiple parties and jurisdictions.

For more information, please visit www.drewnapier.com.



Creating value for our clients, people and communities is at the heart of PwC. With a common purpose to build trust in society and solve important problems, we are a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Our highly qualified, experienced professionals help organisations solve their business issues as well as identify and maximise the opportunities they seek. Our industry specialisation allows us to co-create solutions with our clients for their sector of interest.

PwC Singapore has been recognised as Best in Audit Services (CFO Innovation Awards 2017, 2015); Graduate Employer of the Year (Singapore’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers Award 2011-2017); Best Practice Award (Biennial Singapore Accountancy Awards 2016, 2015); and Best Tax Advisory (HFM Awards Asia 2015).

PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity