Thursday, February 22 2024, 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
2024 Budget Review & Finance Management Strategies

Event Introduction:

Join us for an insightful review of Budget 2024 as our esteemed speakers explore business strategies, finance management measures, and how the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) and PW Mark affects government contracts in relation to changes in ITQs (Invitation to Quote) (from 1 March 2024).

Our speakers will provide comprehensive insights into navigating market uncertainties in 2024, offer practical strategies for finance success, elaborate how the enhanced Progressive Wage Credit Scheme (PWCS) affect business operations, and actionable steps to comply to PW Mark requirements.

Key Learning Points:

  • ​Understanding Market Dynamics, Strategic Positioning and Finance Management Strategies
  • ​Learning Various PWMs In-Force and Its Impacts on Work Pass Issuance and Renewals
  • ​Co-Fund Wage Increases for Eligible Resident Employees Covered Under PWMs by utilising PWCS





2.00pm – 2.30pm


2.30pm – 2.35pm


2.35pm – 3.05pm

Navigating Uncertainty: Strategic Insights for Thriving in the 2024 Market Landscape
Mr Kei Chia Kok Wei
CEO & Lead Consultant (RMC)
Finnex Management Consulting Pte Ltd

3.05pm – 3.35pm

Progressive Wage Model, Credit Scheme and Mark: What These Mean for Your Business
Mr William Lim
Head, Progressive Wage Mark Admin Office
Singapore Business Federation (SBF)

3.35pm – 4.05pm

2024 Budget Review
Mr Aaron Wan
Team Lead, Partners for Business Growth

4.05pm – 4.20pm

Question & Answer

4.20pm – 5.00pm

Light Refreshments


Speakers’ Profiles:

Mr Kei Chia Kok Wei, CEO & Lead Consultant (RMC) (Finnex Management Consulting Pte Ltd)

Kei has more than 10 years of consulting experience in the areas of business excellence, corporate finance advisory, debt financing, merger and acquisition, business matching, business strategy and business optimization. He began his career path in the debt financing consulting business, which assisted him to gain insights to the business needs across a wide array of industries such as, retail, IT & Services wholesale trading, manufacturing, education, logistics, building and construction, engineering, food & beverage, interior design and profession services such as accounting, dental and aesthetics. He then moved on and started a consulting company and work on debt financing, business matching, business strategy, finance management and improvement projects with small and medium enterprises focused to increase market outreach and minimize cash flow gaps and profitability enhancement. He has also established and maintained good and long-term relationships with her clients through understanding their business needs and offering solutions to improve their business performances.​

Mr William Lim, Head, Progressive Wage Mark Admin Office (Singapore Business Federation)

William is an avid believer in the potential of companies in bringing positive change to the world. Results-driven, collaborative and visionary thinker, with a proven record in translating strategy into tangible outcomes, he is adept in working with diverse stakeholders, including SMEs, MNCs, government agencies, trade associations and international organisations.​

Mr Aaron Wan, Team Lead, Partners for Business Growth (SME Centre@SICCI)

Mr Aaron Wan joined the Centre in November 2017. Prior to joining as a Business Advisor, Aaron had worked in listed companies and social enterprises in the Furniture, Training and FMCG sectors. He has progressively taken up roles ranging from Account Manager and Project Sales Manager to Brand Representative.

Experienced Team Lead with more than five years of experience advising businesses on solutions to their challenges and business propositions, Aaron is currently providing business development advice to a group of high growth potential SMEs in charting their three-year strategic growth plans.