Inaugural Chillax Asia 2018 to boost Singapore’s F&B Sector
Newly minted Chillax Asia 2018 — co-organised by the Singapore Bakery & Confectionery Trade Association (SBCTA) and event organizer The Planner Affairs — will become Singapore’s first platform set to boost its local Food & Beverage (F&B) sector.
“The SBCTA alongside industry partners have been ploughing in efforts and energies to reinvigorate the local F&B sector. Singapore has modernized rapidly over the past few decades, resulting in high levels of affluence in society. This is our Association’s way of modernizing the trade while offering opportunities for millennials to join the sector,” SBCTA President Liow Kian Huat said.
The Association, which was founded in 1947, collaborated with homegrown event organizer The Planner Affairs Pte Ltd to create a platform where aspiring Singapore entrepreneurs, homegrown food and beverage enterprises and multinational corporations (MNCs) can interact to form new collaborations and partnerships.
Chillax Asia 2018 will drive entrepreneurship by offering three available schemes that cater to all participants — “Young Entrepreneur & Startup Scheme (YES)”, “SME Expansion Scheme” (SES) and “Global Partnership Scheme” (GPS).
The YES caters for new entrepreneurs who are keen to gain direct access to the existing players for insights, networking and franchise opportunities.
As for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the SES will foster collaboration with Singapore and overseas based international organisations.
This inaugural event is supported by 11 organizers across Asia, including the International Federation Chinese Bakery Confectionery Associations (IFCBCA).
The IFCBCA is made up of regional bakery associations from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.