June 25th 2015 was certainly a busy day for FLA with three back to back events being organized by the Franchising and Licensing Association (FLA) of Singapore.
The afternoon started with the much anticipated first FLA Members forum. It took relatively little time between the mooting of the idea and its actual execution. Realizing that besides formal workshops, seminars, business trips, exhibitions and the yearly Annual General Meeting there was no real opportunity for FLA Members and the Executive Committee of the Association to properly sit down and discuss with one another about their needs, wants and future expectations, the event was swiftly put together to create the impetus for more feedback gathering and very importantly for developing a common vision and set of objectives.
Chaired by Mrs Donna Lee, FLA's newly elected Chairwoman (Kindergolf Pte Ltd), and seconded by other Executive Committee Members Andrew Tijoe (FLA Vice-Chairman, Tung Lok Group), Andrew Khoo (Executive Committee Member, and Head Education Committee, ABR Holdings), Bobby Ong (Executive Committee Member and Head of Membership Committee, Autosaver Pte Ltd), Andrew Lee (Executive Committee Member, Zingrill Pte Ltd), the Forum was the opportunity to:
1) Provide a platform to inform members what are the upcoming plans of FLA;
2) Provide a platform for members to voice out the problems they are facing in their respective business and what they would expect FLA to offer;
3) For members to share their opinions with fellow attendees...
all of the above in a more personal and friendly atmosphere than just through email or phone.
Images Gallery of the event can be found here. FLA 2015 Members Forum
. FLA would like to warmly thank all participating members and companies. Findings and topics of discussion will be shared with Members only.
The Members Forum was also the opportunity for new members to receive their freshly minted FLA Membership Certificate.
The successful event was promptly followed by the launch presentation of the 2015 prestigious FLA Awards
. Read more on www.flaawards.com
, our dedicated Awards website. All interested participants are invited to consult the Awards and website and submit registration forms soonest. Many thanks to past winners for sharing their testimony. This year FLA Awards promise to be even more exciting and rewarding than ever before, showcasing Singapore franchising and licensing champions and upcoming stars!
Finally, the eventful day ended with a networking drinks at Harry's Bar
(a new FLA Member) @ Cuppage. This was another great opportunity to mingle with familiar people and meet new persons, new members, new executives, new industry players. The pizzas were good, the finger food appetizing, the beer cool and the wine decent, all things coming together for a celebration of friendliness and coming togetherness with still one objective in mind: making Singapore Businesses and Entrepreneurs even more successful, known and reputable than they already are, transforming our brands into icons of their industry.