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Manufacturing Solutions Expo 2015 attracted thousands of trade visitors across 18 industry sectors

Manufacturing Solutions Expo 2015 attracted thousands of trade visitors across 18 industry sectors 

Singapore, 4 November 2015 – The 2nd edition of Manufacturing Solutions Expo (MSE) 2015 achieved a resounding success. Close to 3,400 visitors from more than 20 countries visited this productivity platform, which was held from 30 September to 2 October 2015 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

The three-day trade exhibition, jointly organised by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, was launched by the Guest-of-Honour, Mr. Lee Yi Shyan, Former Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of National Development. More than 75 exhibitors, partners, experts and potential distribution agents from over 100 regional and international brands showcased business solutions across the entire manufacturing value chain - Enterprise System, Industrial Automation (Robotics and Precision Engineering), Environment Management, Supply Chain Management and Consultancy. The leading global and regional brands included Esker Document Solutions, Sage, Tuas Power Supply, e2i, Samsung presented by Print-IQ, ADAP, ADEPT, Binder, Brady, CEI, Canon, Dassault Systemes, Docuware, Hitachi, Ferrotec, FuturMaster, Hiwin, LENZE, Mitsubshi, NTUC Learning Hub, OGP, SAP, Singapore Technologies Dynamics, Stratasys, Transporeon, Unitronics, Videojet, ZEBRA Technologies and many more.

More than 70 per cent of the visitors who visited MSE 2015 were from the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). MSE 2015 being one of the successful trade shows garnered support from government agencies and local and regional trade associations, and stakeholders including A*STAR, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), SPRING Singapore, Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), IPI Singapore, Association of Process Industry (ASPRI), EuroCham, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), GS1 Singapore, Institution of Engineers Singapore, IPV6 Forum Singapore Chapter, Johor Bahru Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JBCCCI), Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA), Singapore Environment Council, Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), Singapore Productivity Association (SPA), Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologists (SIET), Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) and Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS).

Targeted at manufacturing professionals, policy makers and business owners, the trade exhibition aims to meet the growing needs of manufacturing companies by showcasing the industry’s best ideas, innovative technologies and cost effective solutions to raise productivity within the manufacturing environment whilst remaining competitive in a complex business landscape.

Rethink business productivity, redefine business innovations in manufacturing through MSE knowledged-based activities

1. SMEs opted for free one-to-one advisory on Government grants
An overwhelming number of visitors approached the SME Centre @ SMF’s booth to enquire about the various government assistance schemes. The One-to-One Advisory platform has given SME companies the opportunity to understand and equip them with the necessary knowledge to operate their businesses more efficiently. With support from the government, companies are able to enhance their business capabilities in the various stages of business growth. 

2. The 1st edition of additive manufacturing and robotics showcase
The inaugural showcase presented 16 cutting-edge technologies and robots on 3D printing mechanics, industrial and service robots which attracted the interests from visitors to learn more about how the initiatives could increase workplace productivity, profitability and reduce time in production.

3. Innovative elucidations through emerging solutions showcase
The two Centres of Innovations at Nanyang Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic presented on the critical support for SMEs to work alongside with the Centres to empower their journeys towards business growth and transformation. 
Additive Manufacturing Showcase
4. Overwhelmed attendance at the 2nd edition of technology talks
More than 30 industry leaders presented industry insights, latest cutting-edge solutions and best practices over the three-day sessions, which were attended by close to 1,000 visitors.  

Transform businesses with understanding of industry standards and innovations

The Manufacturing Standards eXchange is a full-day seminar attended by close to 200 delegates. The seminar focused on standardisation initiatives under the Singapore Standardisation Programme. MSC develops, promotes and facilitates the use of Singapore and International Standards in enhancing economic competitiveness of the Manufacturing industry. An interactive Industry dialogue session was conducted to gather feedback and concerns from each industry group.

The interactive half-day workshop - Understanding Cleaning Products: Regulatory, Quality, Safety and Sustainability Simplified attracted close to 40 delegates, including representatives from the National Environment Agency (NEA) and news platform Chemical Watch. Participants have gained useful insights on risk management, as well as the regional and global regulatory landscape of the cleaning and material protection industry segment.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, said: “Sphere Exhibits is honoured to partner with Singapore Manufacturing Federation for the 2nd edition of MSE to create and expand possible business opportunities. The event has garnered the interests from more than 15 countries world-wide and remains a highly recommended platform for business associates to establish new partnerships and network."

Mr Lam Joon Khoi, Secretary-General of SMF, said that companies were looking for solutions by moving up the value-chain and shifting into more high-value and knowledge-based activities despite of the challenges faced on rising cost and shortage of skilled workers.

The next edition of the MSE 2016 will be held at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on 12 to 14 October 2016. Premium spaces are now available. Organisations which are keen to exhibit are encouraged to reserve their spaces early. 

Visit www.ms-expo.com for trade fair information.
Please download event photos here: http://we.tl/vIZz76h6SV



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Sphere Exhibits:

Ariel Tan
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Sphere Exhibits
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Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
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Singapore Manufacturing Federation:

Kiki Zheng
Senior Executive, Corporate Communications
Singapore Manufacturing Federation
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Email: kikizheng@smfederation.org.sg 

Debra Toh
Executive, Corporate Communications
Singapore Manufacturing Federation
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Email: debra.toh@smfederation.org.sg

About Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd 
A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Sphere Exhibits, which stands for "SPH Events, Roadshows and Exhibitions", aims to be the leading events company catering to a diverse mix of trade and consumer clientele. Backed by a committed and experienced team of professionals and SPH's comprehensive range of media platforms, Sphere Exhibits’ shows, events and exhibitions centre on unique concepts that attract local audiences and regional participants. Among the 20 Sphere Exhibits' events are The IT Show, COMEX, Licence2Play, Asian Masters and Kidz Academy. Leveraging on its expertise in event conceptualisation, planning and execution, Sphere Exhibits delivers memorable and quality events that meet the objectives of its clientele and partners.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 2.8 million individuals or 69 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. Beyond print, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, omy.sg, ST701, Stomp and SPH Razor. SPH has also ventured into book publishing, broadcasting, out-of-home advertising and properties. For more information, please visitwww.sph.com.sg.

About Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)
Established since 1932, SMF represents the interest of the Singapore manufacturing community, driving its competitiveness and sustainable growth through serving industry-specific needs. Supported by 10 industry groups and six Centres of Excellence, SMF enhances the competitiveness of the industry by encouraging capacity development and capability building, and innovation-led productivity. It provides opportunities for companies to collaborate, network and to grow and expand both locally and internationally. Current membership stands at more than 3,000 corporate members ranging from SMEs to MNCs. For more information, please visitwww.smfederation.org.sg