Launched a gamut of development programmes, partially funded under the government multi-agency local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) Program. With the S$16 million plan, implemented over the next 3 years will help the industry substain its strategic advantage and enhance its competitive edge in the international marketplace. The SFIC’s 3 year growth plan will focus on three key areas – nurture a high value-added workforce, develop more design-centric companies, and create a synergised industry network to capture a bigger global market share.

IFFS Pte Ltd registered the highest exhibitor and visitor count in its 23 years history with 505 exhibitors from 29 countries and 17,838 trade participants from 12 countries. The year 2006 show occupied 6 halls of the Singapore Expo and boasted an increase of 8% in size as compared to year 2005.