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The Organisers

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The Workplace Safety and Health Council was established on 1 April 2008 to spearhead industry efforts to raise WSH standards in Singapore. Evolving from the former WSH Advisory Committee and empowered with enhanced statutory powers, the 17-member strong Council comprises of leaders from across the major industry sectors. Members include representatives from industries such as oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, property development, legal, insurance, academia, unions and associations.

The Council incorporates 12 industry-specific committees, taskforces and workgroups in the area of construction and landscape, chemical industries, healthcare, logistics and transport, marine industries, hospitality and entertainment, and metalworking and manufacturing, insurance, and facilities management. In addition, three functional committees on engagement and outreach, industry capability building, and workplace health tackle specific focus areas to support overall Council initiatives.

For more information, visit www.wshc.sg

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The WSH Institute was first mooted as part of the WSH 2018 strategy to put Singapore's WSH performance on par with leading countries in this area. Envisioned as a key initiative to build strong WSH capabilities in Singapore, the Institute's work will help deepen stakeholders' understanding of how current and emerging work environments, work processes and worker behaviour shape WSH, and use such knowledge to develop solutions and improve WSH practices.

For more information, visit www.wsh-institute.sg

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The Ministry of Manpower aspires to develop a globally competitive workforce and a great workplace, for a cohesive society and a secure economic future for all Singaporeans.

The Ministry also aspires to build progressive workplaces, strengthen tripartite relationships and encourage harmonious work cultures to create fair and forward-looking employment practices that provide safe and healthy work environments and enable balanced work-life.

For more information, visit www.mom.gov.sg

Strategic Partners

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The Health Promotion Board was established as a statutory board under the Ministry of Health, Singapore, in 2001 with the vision of building “A Nation of Healthy People”. The Health Promotion Board aims to empower the people of Singapore to attain optimal health, increase the quality and years of healthy life and prevent illness, disability and premature death. As the key agency overseeing national health promotion and disease prevention programmes, HPB spearheads health education, promotion and prevention programmes as well as creates a health-supportive environment in Singapore. It develops and organises relevant health promotion and disease prevention programmes, reaching out to the healthy, the at-risk and the unhealthy at all stages of life – children, youths, adults and older Singapore residents. Its health promotion programmes include nutrition, mental health, physical activity, smoking control and communicable disease education. For working adults, HPB manages the Workplace Health Promotion Programme, aimed at creating a healthy, productive and engaged workforce. HPB also promotes healthy ageing, integrated health screening, and chronic disease education and management.

For more information, visit www.hpb.gov.sg

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The International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) is the global professional association for labour inspection. It was established in 1972, and currently has over 100 members worldwide.

The main aims of IALI are:

  • To promote the professionalism of its members on all aspects of labour inspection, so as to enhance their impact and effectiveness;
  • To hold international and regional conferences and similar events at which members can exchange ideas and experience about how best to promote compliance with labour law and good practice;
  • To provide information to its members about professional issues through the Association's website, newsletters, reports and other publications;
  • To promote closer collaboration between its members, through regional networking and activities.

IALI has always worked in close partnership with the International Labour Office and other host country organisations, and is increasingly working at regional levels.

For more information, visit www.iali-aiit.org

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The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) is an international non-governmental professional society whose aims are to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety in all its aspects. It was founded in 1906 in Milan as the Permanent Commission on Occupational Health. Today, ICOH is the world's leading international scientific society in the field of occupational health with a membership of 2,000 professionals from 93 countries.

The ICOH is recognized by the United Nations as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and has close working relationships with ILO, WHO, UNEP and ISSA. Its official languages are English and French. The most visible activities of ICOH are the triennial World Congresses on Occupational Health, which are usually attended by some 3,000 participants. The 2000 Congress was held in Singapore, the 2003 Congress in Iguassu Falls (Brazil), the 2006 Centennial Congress was held in Milan (Italy), the 2009 Congress was held in Cape Town (South Africa), the 2012 Congress in Cancun (Mexico), the 2015 Congress was held in Seoul (Rep. of Korea), the 2018 Congress venue shall be Dublin (Ireland) while the 2021 Congress will be in Melbourne (Australia). ICOH has 37 Scientific Committees. Most of these committees have regular symposia, scientific monographs and review the abstracts submitted to the International Congresses.

ICOH operates in consideration of the overriding importance of permanent training and education of experts in order to face the rapidly changing world of work, the need to develop occupational health services throughout the world (including the development and dissemination of basic occupational health services - BOHS), the importance of creating BOHS guidelines, tools, training, and pilot projects and the intention of making a global survey on the OHS situation in ICOH member countries. Cooperation with WHO, ILO and other NGO partners is among the priorities of the current ICOH Strategy.

For more information, visit www.icohweb.org

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is the only Chartered body for health and safety professionals in the world. We were founded in 1945 and have been registered as a charity since 1962. In 2002 we were awarded a Royal Charter.

With more than 45,000 individual members working in 122 countries, we’re the biggest professional health and safety organisation in the world.

We work with a range of global organisations to raise awareness and standards, developing training for schools and businesses, and running campaigns that are relevant to millions of working people.

As well as lobbying governments on policy and law, we accredit qualifications for our members, give guidance, develop resources, and run courses and events to help organisations in their work. IOSH is one of the world’s leaders in health and safety training – more than 130,000 people take one of our courses every year.

IOSH currently has 16 industry specialist groups, and 36 branches around the world, including IOSH Singapore and IOSH Hong Kong.

We are a not for profit organisation recognised by the ILO as a non-governmental organisation.

For more information, visit www.iosh.co.uk

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations Agency for the world of work. It sets international labour standards, priorities, rights at work and encourages decent employment opportunities, the enforcement of social protections and the strengthening of dialogue on work-related issues. The ILO has a unique structure, bringing together governments, employers' and workers' representatives.

For more information, visit www.ilo.org

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The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is a national confederation of trade unions in the industrial, service and public sectors in Singapore. NTUC's objectives are to help Singapore stay competitive and workers remain employable for life; to enhance the social status and well-being of workers; and to build a strong, responsible and caring labour movement. NTUC's vision is to be an inclusive labour movement for all collars, ages and nationalities. NTUC is at the heart of the Labour Movement, which comprises 60 affiliated unions, one affiliated taxi association, 11 social enterprises, five related organisations and over 880,000 members.

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

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The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is the apex business chamber representing the business community’s interests in Singapore and abroad in trade, investment and industrial relations.

Established on 1 April 2002 and with a membership of 22,500 companies, all Singapore-registered companies with a share capital of S$0.5 million and above are members of SBF. The Federation also works closely with key local and foreign business chambers that contribute significantly to the Singapore economy.

In championing the interests of the Singapore business community, SBF adopts a three-pronged approach – advocating key issues impacting the Singapore business community both locally and overseas, strengthening the competiveness and resilience of businesses through capability building initiatives, as well as facilitating networking efforts to help businesses establish contacts and tap into opportunities in Singapore and overseas.

For more information, visit www.sbf.org.sg/

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Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) is a leading, not-for-profit, professional HR body, which represents a strong network of members, comprising individuals and organisations across diverse industries.

The SHRI group - comprising SHRI Academy, SHRI Corporate Learning & Consultancy Hub and The Singapore Professionals’ & Executives’ Co-operative (SPEC) - offers a wide range of services to promote continuous learning, skills-upgrading and professional development. SHRI and its predecessors have contributed much in the development of appropriate standards of HR and is a pioneer of Singapore’s HR Accreditation Framework, The Singapore HR Awards, The National Workplace Happiness Survey, The Singapore HR Congress & Business-Connect Exposition and the HR PinnacleTM.

SHRI also works closely with national HR associations worldwide, such as the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to bring global and regional best HR practices and insights to people managers in Singapore.

Since 1965, SHRI has been instrumental in building the HR brand in tandem with Singapore’s nation building efforts since our independence in the same year. In 2015, SHRI celebrated 50 years of powering human capital in Singapore.

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

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Established in 1975, the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO) has since grown to more than 1,300 members who are not only workplace safety & health (WSH) officers but also specialists in occupational safety, health and environment, fire-safety, occupational hygiene and ergonomics.

SISO’s vision is to be the leading Institution representing WSH professionals in Singapore and its mission is to establish professional development opportunities to enhance the competence and status of our members and to promote and uphold high standards of professional practice among our members. SISO’s members serve actively in many different industries and provide professional services that add value to the businesses in which they work. Many also represent the Institution in working committees in the Ministry of Manpower, Workplace Safety and Health Council’s Functional & Industry Committees, Workforce Development Agency (WDA), LTA, and SPRING Singapore, amongst others.

In addition to our current professional development programmes, since April 2014, SISO has been appointed by WDA as a Continuing Education and Training Centre to conduct national Workforce Skills Qualification courses in WSH. In July, 2013, SISO signed an MOU with the Organising Committee of the 28th SEA Games 2015 to work together towards the safety of the Games. Through this MOU, over 120 SISO volunteers contributed their expertise and advice in developing risk assessment plans for the various Games venues. In June 2015, SISO also signed an MOU with NTUC and is now a U-Associate Partner. Through this MOU with NTUC, SISO has gained additional leverage to reach out to a wider audience of PMEs and SISO members can also take advantage of the multitude of benefits of being a U-Associate Member.

At the international level, SISO is a Board member and Secretary-Treasurer of the International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organisations (INSHPO). SISO was also accepted as a Full Member of the Asia Pacific Occupational Safety & Health Organisation (APOSHO) in October 2013.

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

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The Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) was established in 1980. SNEF is a trade union of employers dedicated to preserving industrial harmony and helping employers achieve excellence in employment practices, thereby enhancing productivity, competitiveness as well as the quality of their employees' work life.

With the support of over 2,000 corporate members, SNEF is an active player in facilitating the tripartite partnership among the Government, employers and unions.

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

Supporting Partners

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Association of Small and Medium Enterprises is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1986 for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. With wide-ranging services and programmes, aSME strives to equip member SMEs with the business knowledge and market opportunities to help them grow their businesses.

ASME, as the champion of a pro-enterprise Singapore, bridges the public and the private sectors to promote a more conducive business environment which facilitates the start-up, growth and development of a larger pool of SMEs. The two flagship ASME awards – The Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Singapore Prestige Brand Awards are in recognition of SMEs’ successes.

ASME will continue to roll out new SME-relevant programmes to enhance its position as the business association For Entrepreneurs, By Entrepreneurs.

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

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The Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) is a non-profit trade organisation set up in 1968 to promote the interests and advancement of the marine industry in Singapore. The Association has grown and transformed itself over the last 48 years, and broadened its representation to encompass a wider spectrum of marine and offshore related businesses.

Today, ASMI is the nucleus for the promotion of the Singapore ship repair, shipbuilding, rigbuilding and offshore engineering sector. ASMI plays an important role in unifying industry players towards shared objectives as well as in directing industry resources towards achieving common goals. ASMI has a membership strength of 250 corporate members.

ASMI members include shipyards, manufacturers and suppliers of marine and offshore systems, equipment and components. Its membership also include providers of marine and offshore engineering and technical services, logistics and supplies as well as design and consultancy services.

For more information, visit www.asmi.com

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Established in 1997, the Association of Process Industry (ASPRI) is a membership-based trade association that represents the interest of companies in Singapore’s Process Industry which constitutes the petroleum, petrochemical, specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors. Our membership comprises mainly the Engineering Service Providers (ESPs) that support the Process Industry in the areas of plant maintenance and plant construction. The growth of our membership increases by more than ten-folds to about 500 companies in less than two decades is a strong testament of ASPRI’s work.

ASPRI works very closely with several key stakeholders including its members, Process Plant Owners, Government Agencies and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), to propel the growth of the Process Industry and its supporting industries in various areas such as productivity improvement, infrastructure, internationalisation, management practices, mechanisation, workers’ capabilities, performance metrics and etc.

ASPRI looks forward to welcoming more members in partnering us for growth and innovation in concerted effort as it strives to achieve its vision, “To be a Visible and Credible Partner in the Process Industry.”

For more information, visit www.aspri.com.sg

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As the pioneer and largest F&B Association in Singapore, Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) has more than 300 members accounting for more than 2,300 outlets. Our members comprise a good mix of various cuisines and other business models such as caterers, fast foods and food courts, providing a wholesome view and opinion, with the common goal to propel the industry forward.

For the past 35 years, RAS has acted as a collective voice for the F&B industry and strived to advance the industry through various platforms such as bridging a closer working relationships between businesses and government agencies, networking events, recognition and awards platforms and administering programmes to drive business success such as 5S and SME Talent Programme.

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

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Established in 1959. REDAS has evolved to become an established institution of some 300 members. Industry representation in REDAS is wide-ranging. The Association has among REDAS Ordinary Members, developers, investment companies, building owners and REITs Trustees/Managers. Associate Members comprise various stakeholders in the real estate value chain, including banks, legal firms, consultancy, architects firms, construction firms and suppliers/vendors.

As an Association for the real estate industry, REDAS provides a broad array of services beneficial to its members. Aside from representing the interest of developers through regular dialogues with the various government agencies and industry partners, REDAS actively engages regulators, policy makers and private sector partners to promote best practices and support the growth of a vibrant and progressive real estate built environment in Singapore. In addition, various networking activities and business trips are organised to facilitate connection and business opportunities in Singapore and overseas.

For more information, visit www.redas.com

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The Singapore Chemical Industry Council or (SCIC) is the official body representing the Chemical Industry of Singapore in the private sector. It plays a proactive role in representing the interests of the local chemical industry and continues to promote it as a major economic pillar of Singapore.

SCIC was officially formed under the umbrella of the former Singapore Manufacturers Association (SMa) on 8th May 1979 by a group of 17 manufacturers. SCIC is affiliated to the ASEAN Chemical Industries Council (ASEAN-CIC). It was incorporated as an independent entity on 28 June 2007.

For more information, visit www.scic.sg

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The Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) is the umbrella body for hotels in Singapore. Its membership is made up of hotel entities which are represented by proprietors of hotels or appointed representatives.

Its current membership comprises 148 hotels which accounts for more than 90% of total gazetted room count.

The SHA is currently headed by its Executive Director, Ms Margaret Heng, who is also the Chief Executive of SHATEC.

Activities of SHA revolve around the following main themes:

  • Research and Representations
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Manpower and Training
  • Productivity and Service Excellence
  • Safety and Security
  • Community and Public Relations
  • Publications

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

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Established since 1973, Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) envisions to represent Singapore logistics with a mission to promote professionalism and excellence of the logistics industry.

As a trade association and strong fraternity advocate, its membership of 549 business entities offers a diverse scope of logistics and logistics ancillary support services.

SLA fulfills its objects in close collaboration and engagement with logistics companies, academia, trade associations, business partners, government agencies, international organisations and professionals.

SLA contributes to logistics capability building through its training arm, The Logistics Academy, a registered Private Education Institute that offers quality training and lifelong learning for the logistics workforce.

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

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The Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) is a national body and industry association that works together with relevant partners to champion the interests and growth of its members and manufacturing community in Singapore. Established since 1932, SMF is led by a Council that comprises industry leaders from the manufacturing sector for an elected two year term. Current membership stands at more than 3,000 corporate members ranging from multinational corporations to small and medium enterprises. SMF carries out a myriad of activities to enhance the competitive edge of its members. Leveraging on its extensive network of contacts, Industry Groups and Centres of Excellence, SMF is well-placed to represent its members objectively and to facilitate tripartite communications among the government, foreign delegates and the local manufacturing community.

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

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The National Healthcare Group’s (NHG) vision is Adding Years of Healthy Life. This goes beyond merely healing the sick to the more difficult and infinitely more rewarding task of preventing illness and preserving health and quality of life.

NHG is a leader in public healthcare in Singapore, recognised at home and abroad for the quality of its medical expertise and facilities.

As a Regional Health System (RHS) for Singapore, we provide care through an integrated network and collaborate with Hospitals, Specialty Centres, Polyclinics, Patients, Caregivers, Partners, Volunteers and the Community. Together with our partners we bring a rich legacy of medical expertise to our philosophy of integrated person-centred care.

With our focus on providing accessible, affordable and quality healthcare services, NHG strives to improve integrated care within the RHS involving long-term collaborations with other healthcare and community partners.

For more information, visit www.nhg.com.sg

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The SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre draws on the collective strengths of SingHealth and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School to drive the transformation of healthcare and provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare to patients. It is the largest public healthcare group in Singapore delivering comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care, with 42 clinical specialties, a network of 2 Hospitals, 5 National Specialty Centres, 9 Polyclinics and a Community Hospital. Sengkang Health, a new healthcare system to deliver patient-centric care to the community in the north-east of Singapore is currently developing Sengkang General and Community Hospitals which are slated for completion in 2018.

For more information, visit www.singhealth.com.sg

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Set up in 1968, JTC is the lead government agency responsible for the development of industrial infrastructure to support and catalyse the growth of industries and enterprises in Singapore. Landmark projects by JTC include the Jurong Industrial Estate; the Jurong Island for energy and chemical industries; business and specialised parks such as Airport Logistics Park of Singapore, International Business Park, Changi Business Park, Seletar Aerospace Park, CleanTech Park and Tuas Biomedical Park; a new work-live-play-&-learn development called one-north; and the Jurong Rock Caverns, Southeast Asia’s first commercial underground storage facility for liquid hydrocarbons. JTC also develops innovative space such as JTC Surface Engineering Hub, JTC MedTech Hub @ MedTech Park and JTC Food Hub @ Senoko, which incorporate innovative features and shared infrastructure to enable industrialists to start their operations quickly and enhance productivity.

For more information, visit www.jtc.gov.sg

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SLP is a professional society in the SHE field. Our members come from the oil, petro-chemical and process industries. They are SHE professionals. We hold regular technical talks, training programs, round table discussions, seminars and conferences. Our members sit on advisory committees of WSHC eg. Chemical Industry sub-committee, NEA, SCDF, MOM and SPRING Singapore/Singapore Standards. Some members are Adjunct Professors at NUS.

Members who take part regularly in our activities get to meet and network with the SHE fraternity.

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

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The European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH) was set up with the financial support of the European Commission as a 24-month-project in 2005. It started out with 13 partners from 10 countries and celebrated its 10-years-anniversary in 2015 at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in Bilbao. Now the network has 81 members from 33 countries all over the world. It is coordinated by the Institute for Work and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IAG).

The fundamental aim of ENETOSH is to promote quality in education and training by mainstreaming safety and health into education and training. By this promotion a solid basis for a culture of prevention is build.

The idea that safety and health are an integral part of the learning and working environment in all phases of life, guides the work of ENETOSH, which is why it covers all areas of education and training, from kindergarten to school, initial vocational training, higher education through to continuing vocational training.

One instrument of the work of ENETOSH is the web platform www.enetosh.net, which offers information on the network, news, an expert’s area and a collection of 765 examples of good practice from 45 countries. ENETOSH is currently carrying out a small empirical study investigating the Good Practice Examples in this database.

ENETOSH is part of a worldwide network of networks with a focus on education and training in occupational safety and health.

For more information, visit www.enetosh.net

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A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

Its 16 faculties and schools across three campus locations in Singapore – Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram – provides a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. NUS’ transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS Overseas Colleges, and double degree and joint degree programmes with some of the world’s top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realise their potential. The learning experience is complemented by a vibrant residential life with avenues for artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits. Over 37,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 23 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner for Singapore’s 5th RCE. The University shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. Major research thrusts have been made recently in several fields such as quantum technology; cancer and translational medicine; interactive and digital media; and the environment and water. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

NUS is actively involved in international academic and research networks such as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU).

For more information, visit www.nus.edu.sg

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Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.

The university has colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous entities such as the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering.

NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond.

Hailing from 80 countries, the university's 4,300-strong faculty and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.

For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg

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A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU’s mission is to generate leading-edge research with global impact and produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. SMU education is known for its highly interactive, collaborative and project-based approach to learning, and for its technologically enabled pedagogy of seminar-style teaching in small class sizes.

Home to around 9,300 undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and professional, full- and part-time students, SMU is comprised of six schools: School of Accountancy, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Law, and School of Social Sciences. SMU offers a wide range of bachelors', masters' and PhD degree programmes in the disciplinary areas associated with the six schools, as well as in interdisciplinary combinations of these areas.

SMU has an emphasis on generating rigorous, high-impact, and relevant multi-disciplinary research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance. SMU faculty members collaborate with leading international researchers and universities from USA, Europe, China and India, as well as with partners in the business community and public sector, through its research institutes, centres and labs. SMU’s city campus is a state-of-the art facility located in the heart of downtown Singapore, fostering strategic linkages with business, government and the wider community.

For more information, visit www.smu.edu.sg

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The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is Singapore’s fourth public university, and one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a multi-disciplinary curriculum. Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SUTD seeks to nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators in engineering product development, engineering systems and design, information systems technology and design, and architecture and sustainable design, to serve societal needs.

The University, also in collaboration with Zhejiang University (ZJU) and Singapore Management University (SMU), is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programme which incorporates elements of technology, entrepreneurship, management and design thinking. Graduate opportunities include an MIT-SUTD Dual Masters' Degree Programme and an SUTD PhD Programme. As a research-intensive university, SUTD will bring together the best minds and ideas to seek solutions to modern-day challenges and create a better future.

For more information, visit www.sutd.edu.sg

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Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s new autonomous university of applied learning. SIT upholds the vision of being a leader in innovative learning by integrating learning, industry and community. Its mission is to nurture and develop individuals who build on their interests and talents to impact society in meaningful ways.

SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy with a unique pedagogy that integrates work and study. SIT’s degree programmes feature an eight to 12-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) which exemplifies the best of university-industry collaboration.

Since its establishment in 2009, SIT has grown from its inaugural batch of 500 students in 10 degree programmes to over 4,000 students in 43 degree programmes from across SIT and 10 overseas university partners. These degree programmes are grouped into five clusters – Engineering (ENG), Chemical Engineering and Food Technology (CEFT), Infocomm Technology (ICT), Health and Social Sciences (HSS), as well as Design and Specialised Businesses (DSB),

SIT also aims to cultivate in its students four distinctive traits, or the SIT-DNA, which will prepare them to be ‘thinking tinkerers’, who are ‘able to learn, unlearn and relearn’, be ‘catalysts for transformation’ and finally, become ‘grounded in the community’.

For more information, visit www.singaporetech.edu.sg

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Established in 1992, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) is a premier tertiary institution that offers quality education in Engineering, Information Technology, Design, Interactive & Digital Media, Chemical & Life Sciences, Business Management and Health Sciences. It offers 50 full-time diploma courses and a suite of post-diploma and customised courses for continuing education.

Polytechnic's industry-relevant and real world-based training equips students to become employment-ready upon graduation. It aims to nurture students into innovative and enterprising individuals, capable of succeeding in any path they choose to take, be it a career or in further studies.

Nanyang Polytechnic is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Singapore Quality Award, the Innovation Excellence Award and the People Excellence Award. This makes NYP the first education institution in Singapore to receive these three top organisational and business excellence awards.

For more information, visit www.nyp.edu.sg

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Ngee Ann Polytechnic was set up in 1963 by the Ngee Ann Kongsi. Today, the polytechnic is one of Singapore’s leading institutions of higher learning with over 16,000 full-time students, about 2,000 part-time students and a vibrant alumni community of more than 130,000. There are 49 full-time courses that cover diverse areas ranging from business, media, humanities and social sciences to IT, engineering, life sciences, and health sciences.

To promote lifelong learning, the polytechnic also set up CET Academy to give adult learners the opportunity to upgrade their skills through a wide range of part-time programmes. The Academy provides up to 10,000 training places for adult learners annually through over 200 courses each year.

Learning takes place amid a caring and conducive environment with top‐notch facilities ranging from broadcast, multimedia and animation studios to research laboratories as well as simulation and technology centres. With our emphasis on a broad‐based education and global exposure, coupled with our signature Service‐Learning pedagogy, Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s vision is to prepare graduates with a passion for learning, competencies to thrive in a global workplace and values for life.

For more information, visit www.np.edu.sg

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The first educational institution in Singapore to leverage the Problem-based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes, Republic Polytechnic (RP) has seven schools and one academic centre offering forty-two diplomas in Applied Science, Engineering, Management and Communication, Events and Hospitality, Infocomm, Sports, Health & Leisure, and Technology for the Arts.

Republic Polytechnic is committed to nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial learning in an environment that develops problem-solving skills and lifelong learning opportunities. Its holistic and broad-based curriculum prepares students for an active and meaningful role in society as problem solvers, respected professionals and passionate citizens.

Republic Polytechnic strives for excellence by achieving various international and national accreditations, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, Singapore Quality Class, People Developer, Innovation Class, and Service Class.

For more information, visit http://www.rp.edu.sg

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PACE Academy aspires to be a leading CET Academy that transforms adult learners through innovative educational experiences. We endeavour to offer a variety of relevant courses for adult learners to enhance their employability.

Singapore Polytechnic (SP) was the first polytechnic established in 1954. In 1979, it started to offer Continuing Education Training (CET) courses to meet the upgrading needs of its growing number of graduates. This expanded later to include CET for all professionals, managers and executives or PMEs. In 2008, the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy was established to enable SP to support the efforts of the National Productivity and Continuing Education Council (NPCEC) which was mandated to develop a comprehensive, first-class national CET system and champion continuous learning and upgrading in Singapore.

PACE Academy offers CET programmes in five broad categories:

  1. Part-Time Diploma Programmes
  2. Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Programmes
  3. Earn and Learn Programmes
  4. Online Programmes on ePACE
  5. Certification Programmes

For more information, visit www.pace.sp.edu.sg

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Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is a significant contributor to the field of para-professional education in Singapore. TP currently offers 51 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics & IT. It also offers over 20 part-time courses, up to the advanced diploma level. TP students undergo a holistic learning system that combines hands-on experience, character education and relevant life skills, in an enriching learning environment. The polytechnic has also infused global realities into its programmes and developed a mindset on campus that embraces socio-cultural diversity. These approaches ensure that TP graduates are economy relevant, future relevant and life relevant.

For more information, visit www.tp.edu.sg

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The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a post-secondary education institution established in 1992 under the Ministry of Education. As a principal provider of career and technical education, and a key developer of national occupational skills certification and standards, ITE's Mission is to create opportunities for students and adult learners to acquire skills, knowledge and values for employability and lifelong learning. ITE's Vision is to be A Trailblazer in Career and Technical Education. Our Values are Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence and Care. ITE comprises the ITE Headquarters and three ITE Colleges – College Central, College East and College West.

For more information, visit www.ite.edu.sg

Satellite Event Partners

satellite partner

IOM (Institute of Occupational Medicine) Singapore is a leading international provider of workplace health and safety solutions to industry, commerce, public sector and professional bodies. We have a wealth of expertise and experience, enabling us to provide practical solutions to a broad spectrum of occupational health and hygiene concerns.

IOM Singapore seeks to bring about an improved understanding of the factors affecting human health in the workplace and in the wider environment, and thereby seeks to identify and promote (through training activities, consultancy services and published research) practices which will lead to better protection of and improvements in the health of workers and the wider population.

Whether you need strategic advice, expert opinion or on-site measurement and monitoring, IOM Singapore can help. Our services in Singapore extend to workplace safety, occupational hygiene, safety of nanomaterials, asbestos, human factors, ergonomics, lab services and training. We also carry out world class multidisciplinary applied research on a range of occupational and environmental health risk issues.

For more information, visit www.iom-world.sg/

satellite partner

SCAL Academy Pte Ltd is the third wholly-owned subsidiary of The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL) which was founded in 1937.

SCAL Academy Pte Ltd was established in 2009 to address the industry’s training needs. It plans, designs and conducts training and development courses to help employees at all levels to upgrade their professional, managerial and technical skills and knowledge to support business needs and personal aspirations.

Workplace Safety and Health Courses
We conduct a wide range of Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) WSQ workplace safety and health course and also customise courses to meet our clients’ needs. Medium of instruction is more than just English for some of the courses to cater to the non-English speaking trainees.

Seminars
Our seminars include topics on safety, environment, innovations, contractual, legal, financial, government regulations and office & administration skills. Topics and contents are constantly updated to ensure relevance and trainees well informed of the latest developments.

Workshops
Our workshops aim to equip our industry practitioners with the most current skills and knowledge. Through case studies, lively group discussions and hands-on exercises, our trainees benefit from learning from our experienced and dedicated trainers.

For more information, visit www.scal-academy.com.sg

satellite partner

A statutory board of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Sport Singapore’s core purpose is to inspire the Singapore spirit and transform Singapore through sport. Through innovative, fun and meaningful sporting experiences, our mission is to reach out and serve communities across Singapore with passion and pride. With Vision 2030 – Singapore’s sports master plan, our mandate goes beyond winning medals. Sport Singapore uses sport to create greater sporting opportunities and access, more inclusivity and integration as well as broader development of capabilities. At Sport Singapore, we work with a vast network of public-private-people sector partners for individuals to live better through sports.

For more information, visit www.sportsingapore.gov.sg

satellite partner

International SOS is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 850 locations in 92 countries.Our expertise is unique: More than 11,000 employees are led by 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members.

We pioneer a range of preventive programmes strengthened by our in-country expertise. We deliver unrivalled emergency assistance during critical illness, accident or civil unrest. We are passionate about helping clients put Duty of Care into practice. With us, multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.

For more information, visit www.internationalsos.com

satellite partner

SIM University is Singapore's only private university and our mission is to create excellence in lifelong education through a uniquely-designed learning experience that equips learners for a better future.

For more information, visit www.unisim.edu.sg

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact:

See Kar Hong (Mr)
Secretariat, Delegate Services
Tel: +65 9758 8820 (DID)
Fax: +65 6270 0261
Email: secretariat@singaporewshconference.sg
Operating hours: 9:30hrs - 17:30hrs (GMT + 8hrs), Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact:

Kamariah Idris (Maya)
Sponsorship Sales Manager
Tel: +65 8298 5083
Email: sponsorship_sales@singaporewshconference.sg
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