Malaysia-Singapore Joint Business Mission to South Africa

Registration is closed.

4th November, Saturday
10:00pm to 7:00am

Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa



Objectives of the Business Mission

As part of Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) continuous effort to enhance our members’ competitiveness through exploring new markets and business opportunities, we are jointly organising the Business Mission to South Africa with FMM.  The main objective of the mission is to explore business opportunities in the African continent for Singapore and Malaysia companies. Business networking and matching sessions, site visits to local companies and other business programmes will be specially arranged.


Why Participate ?

1.         Find Distributors for your products

2.         Sourcing from South Africa to find partnerships.

3.         Form Strategy Alliance with South Africa business people

4.         Gateway to the African Market

5.         Visit to Johannesburg largest Trade Fair :  Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) 2017

6.         Meet Malaysia business people for partnership and collations


About South Africa

ü     Second largest economy in Africa and 29th largest in the world.

ü     By purchasing power, the 6th highest per capita income in Africa.

ü     Population of 53 million, with more than 40% aged 25 to 54 years old.

ü     The World Economic Forum 2015-16 Global Johannesburg Stock Exchange is rank among the top 20 exchanges globally

ü     Free enterprise economy

ü     Well-developed IT infrastructure and over 28 million internet users

ü     Top choice for many MNCs to set up its headquarters in the Africa continent


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (Application in process)

ü  Companies can enjoy upto 50% subsidy via MSBF Funding for their Air Ticket and Hotel Accomodation cost.

ü  Double Tax Deduction for eligible expenses


Total Cost Per Pax for Air Tickets (SQ and South Africa Airlines inclusive of taxes) payable to Official Travel Agent directly


S$1,728 **



Total Cost for 4-star Hotel Accommodations (single only) in Johannesburg and Cape Town payable to Official Travel Agent directly



S$1,790 **


Common Cost Per Pax for SMF Member / GS1 Member / Supporting Org


Common Cost Per Pax for Non SMF Member


S$750 ++


S$900 ++


Total for above items before MSBF (SMF/GS1/Supporting Org  only)


Total after MSBF Funding of upto 50% Funding





** Participants  may book their own air tickets & hotel accommodations via their own corporate plan.

++  Common Cost to be paid to Singapore Manufacturing Federation  



Programme (tentative) and estimated cost per person




Tentative Programme

Estimated Cost

Day 1

4th Nov, Sat


Depart from Singapore to Johannesburg

[Airport check-in]


** SQ Air Fares : S$1,380 (inclusive taxes)


Day 2

5th Nov, Sun


Depart Singapore / Arrive in Johannesburg

SQ 478 @ 0130 hrs / 0610 hrs


Day 3

6th Nov, Mon


·       AM :  Opening Ceremony & visit the Trade Fair Africa-ASEAN Business Expo 2017 at Sandton Convention Centre

·       PM  :  Business Matching Session at the Trade Fair



**  Single Occupancy at Holiday Inn Sandton Hotel (4 star) @ S$845.00 for 4 nights with daily breakfast




Day 4

7th Nov, Tues


·       AM  :  Attend Business Conference and Meeting at Africa-ASEAN Business Expo 2017 at Sandton Convention Centre

·       PM  :  Business Matching Session at the Conference


Day 5

8th Nov, Wed


·       AM  : Meeting with Government Officials and Chamber of Commerce

·       PM  :  Business Matching Session


Day 6

9th Nov Thurs

Cape Town

·       AM  Depart Johannesburg for Cape Town via SA 323 1000 hrs / 1215 hrs

·       PM  :  Factory Visits


South African Air Tickets (group) :

S$348.00 (inclusive of taxes)


Single Occupancy at The Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel (4 star) @ S$945.00 for 3 nights with daily breakfast

Day 7

10th Nov Fri

Cape Town

Full Day Sites Visitation and Survey at Cape Town


Day 8

11th Nov Sat

Cape Town

Site Visit





Day 9 / 10

12th Nov Sun




13th Nov Mon

·       Depart Cape Town for Singapore via Johannesburg SQ 479   (CPT / SIN  1040/0610)




·       Arrive Singapore on 13th Nov @ 0610 hrs



** Singapore companies may book their own air ticket and hotel accommodation online or via their own corporate plan.  
However, Singapore companies can also consider to use SMF appointed Official Travel Agent too.




Please mail the cheque for Common Costs to SMF (2985 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159457). Cheque should be made payable

to “Singapore Manufacturing Federation”. Please indicate the company name and participant’s name at the back of the cheque.



Air Tickets and hotel accommodation will be coordinated by the appointed travel agent.  Payment for air tickets and hotel accommodation are

to be made directly to the travel agent.



For more details, please contact SMF Secretariat Ms Cecilia Tham, Global Business Groups.

Tel: (65) 6826 3030






Mission Highlights:

To explore the business opportunities in South Africa


Business Matching Sessions with Chambers and companies in South Africa


To visit various Government Agencies & Chambers of Commerce in South Africa


To visit Johannesburg largest Trade Fair : Africa-ASEAN Business Expo (AABE) 2017, which showcase the latest products, technologies and services from the Education, Environment, Financial & Business Services, Food & Beverages, Franchising, Healthcare, Housing/Building & Construction, Infrastructure, IT & Telecommunications, Transportation & Water Industries


Programme is tentative and is subject to change at the sole discretion of Singapore Manufacturing Federation.

Should you require further information or assistance, kindly contact Cecilia Tham at

65 6826 3030

Cecilia Tham