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SGTech and its member companies explore business opportunities in China-Singapore Connectivity Initiatives
– SGTech and 14 of its member-companies joined the IMDA-led trade mission to Chongqing from 22 to 26 August 2018.
The mission was a follow-up from the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity under the ICT Pillar to offer Singapore tech companies the opportunities to network with and partner Chinese companies to develop ICT innovations, form cross-industry ecosystems, and build their businesses in both countries as well as globally.
Smart China Expo
Singapore was one of the two countries-of-honour at the inaugural Smart China Expo (24 – 26 Aug). The Singapore pavilion was set up to demonstrate the result of the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity under the ICT Pillar. Under SGTech’s exhibition cluster includes companies such as aZaas, DataStreamX, GDS Global, GeTS Asia, InspireTech, Overdrive, ST Telemedia Global Data Centre, Surbana Technologies, vCargo and Zomworks.
(ESM Goh Chok Tong officiated the opening of ST Engineering Office at the Smart China Expo)
Singapore-Chongqing Digital Economy High-Level Seminar
Jointly held by IMDA and the Chongqing Municipality Government. The seminar was a platform for both cities to share ideas and experiences in their Digital Economy journeys. Discussion topics included smart city, tourism, fintech, and trade and logistics.
(Opening address by Dr Liu Gui Ping, Vice Mayor of Chongqing, People's Republic of China)
(Opening by Dr. Tan Wu Meng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Trade and Industry.)
(Dr. Bess Ng of Surbana Jurong, sharing on Surbana Technologies Smart Solution)
(SGTech's Member Overdrive IOT sharing at the Seminar)
CONNECTING INTO CHONGQING ECOSYSTEMS
China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration initiative on Strategic Connectivity Administration Bureau (CCIB)
During this mission, the delegates also met up with CCIB to understand the business environment and what incentives were available to business wanting to land in Chongqing.
on the Chongqing business environment and incentives)
(Left to Right: Ms Jacqueline Khoo (Assistant Director, Industry Outreach Programmes, SGTech), Mr Yeo See Kiat (
Executive Director, SGTech
), Mr Peng Zhi Ming, Vice-Director of China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity Administration Bureau [CCIB] , and Mr Chu Bin, Deputy Information & Communication Technology
CCIB and SGTech also conducted a close door exchange on possible collaboration to invite Singapore tech companies to help transform/digitalise the traditional CQ industrial sector.
Delegates also visited Chinese companies such as Tencent WeStart and Zhubaji to understand how they can benefit from tapping onto the ecosystem of these companies and platforms:
Tencent WeStart –
An established start-up ecosystem in China western region (30+ nodes across China). Offers companies with access to a ready data platform which include both data and tools to get on with the analytics/AI, exposure to the Tencent ecosystem, access to Tencent consumers and Tencent funding.
Zhubajie (ZBJ) – China’s largest platform for services
, and one of China’s largest crowdsourcing platforms. ZBJ’s platform offers SG companies access to providers for professional design services that you can tap on when landing in China
SGTech will be organising future missions to Chongqing and other parts of China. If you China is your market and your company offers smart solutions, please contact
to register your interest.
Published Aug 2018