FLA commends MTI for its new Grant Portal and Trade Association Hub initiative (March 11th 2015)

The Franchising & Licensing Association (Singapore) more commonly known as FLA Singapore would like to congratulate the Singapore Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI) for its newly announced Grants Portal and Trade Association Hub. 
 
These were too clearly identified needs that were discussed with Mr. Teo Ser Luck during the opening of the FLAsia Show organized by FLA, and we thank Mr. Minister for paying attention to our feedback and for his recommendations as well.  As a trade association, one of FLA roles is to facilitate the access to grants for its members and a then grants get more sophisticated, needs for streamlining some of the processes. 
 
Similarly, the Trade Association Hub initiative is very much welcomed. FLA's Secretariat had indeed highlighted the needs for some Associations to come together to pull resources and work together. That MTI wants to facilitate the effort is very encouraging and will certainly greatly help trade associations focus more time and resources on delivering results for their members. Whether FLA physically moves its office to Jurong West in the future or not will be discussed with FLA Executive Committee in due time.