The Singapore Trade Development Board was formed in 1983 to develop Singapore as a premier international trading hub and to promote the nation's goods and services.
To more effectively compete, Singapore has had to move beyond its investment-driven and electronics-dominated export base to develop new bases of growth. This has led to another key thrust identified under Singapore's new economic strategy, namely to help Singapore-based companies internationalise and grow in the global market.
In line with this new national direction, TDB was restructured to move beyond trade to focus on internationalising Singapore-based enterprises and was officially renamed International Enterprise Singapore on 12 April 2002.
As such, the TDB-IE Society was set up to foster interaction and active participation among the former employees of TDB, its subsidiaries, leading managers on economic and business development and other members. Singapore companies who are also interested to get in touch with the society are welcome to join. Click here to find out more.