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Are you a freelancer or self-employed person looking for ways to enhance your career as a freelancer? Or are you a business seeking solutions to reinvent and pivot your business by harnessing the potential of freelancers?

You might want to check out the U FSE Freelancers Fair 2020 organised by the NTUC Freelancers and Self-Employed Unit (U FSE), which is happening very soon!

In case you don’t already know, U FSE is an initiative by the Labour Movement to represent the growing pool of freelancers and self-employed in Singapore.

And in fact, the upcoming U FSE Freelancers Fair is their second series to help equip the freelancer community in Singapore with the knowledge and opportunities that they ever need.

Check out the list of programmes happening on October 19 below.

Understanding freelancers’ legal rights and obligations under new freelancing business models

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am
Speaker: Mr Ian Lim, Partner, TSMP Law Corporation

Gain insights on your rights and liabilities based on the business model you operate in, understand better about contracts and contractual terms, and avenues to seek recourse.

Click to HERE sign up.

Turning Adversity into Opportunities

Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Speaker: Clement Tan, Director of Learning and Development, Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Achieve a better understanding of yourself through the science of resilience (adversity quotient) and discover action steps to overcome obstacles by adopting a GROW mindset.

The session will be live on U FSE Facebook page.

Coffee Talk with Creative Content Producers

Time: 5pm – 6pm

  • Ang Ling Ling, Assistant Director, NTUC Freelancers and Self-Employed Unit
  • James Tan, Hon. Secretary, Professional Photographers Association (Singapore)
  • Sean Seah, Producer, Co-Founder of Vulcanworx
  • Azurah Jan, Audio Specialist/Music Educator, Co-Founder of Freelance Academy
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How are things changing up? Is there an avenue for your voice to be heard? What are the plans moving forward for self-employed persons Join the session and hear first-hand from industry peers and NTUC Freelancers and Self-Employed Unit (NTUC U FSE) on the plans for visual, audio, and content professionals!

Sign up here.

Reimagine Social and Community Events

Time: 3pm – 4.30pm

For this segment, the sharing will be split into three parts:

  1. Unlocking possibilities in MICE with Tencent

Tencent, a multinational technology conglomerate has collaborated closely with global leading MICE organizations to provide digitalization solutions for mega and medium-sized events. Join us to learn more about their digitalization journey and best practices.

Speaker: Ms Cyntia Chen, Senior Accounts Manager, MICE Digitalization Solution, Tencent Cloud Asia Pacific Business Center

  1. Reimagine Events

Uncover how the Social and Community Events Sector used design thinking to rise above Covid, reimagine the format of events, and invent exciting new innovations for potential trials.


  • Ms Lyn Wong, Facilitator and Coach, Me2We Pte Lt
  • Mr Benjamin Aw, Chief Architect/Facilitator of Enhyphen Pte Ltd, Council member for the career development Association of Singapore (CDAS)
  • Mr Sheldon Gooi, President, Singapore Talent, Artistes and Resources (STAR) association
  • Mr George Leong, Founder, SingPop Music Limited
  1. Let’s talk! ​

Join us for a panel discussion on the latest launch of the IRR (Industry Resilience Roadmap for MICE industry), how it affects the social and community events sector, and the possible new capabilities for the sector  (such as safe events ambassador).


  • Ms Jean See, Director, NTUC Freelancers and Self-Employed Unit
  • Ms Bita Seow, Executive Director at Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS)
  • Mr Sheldon Gooi, President, Singapore Talent, Artistes and Resources (STAR) association
  • Mr George Leong, Founder, SingPop Music Limited
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Psst! If you are a business owner, you might want to attend the Refresh and reinvent your business for new markets by tapping on freelancers!

Happening from 11am – 12.30pm, you can learn how to amplify your business edge and competitive advantage by tapping on local freelancers and learn effective techniques to integrate freelancers in your business work-streams in this session.

Speakers for this session include Jayce Tham, Co-founder and Chief Businesswoman, CreativesAtWork and Kek Sei Wee, Co-founder and CEO of IoTalents.

Don’t say bo jio, click here to sign up now!

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