Past Event

Circle Connect 3: Design x Ai

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There are dozens of creative tools to ideate, generate and edit
content like never before. As designers, we are always looking for
tools to make our work processes flow better, faster and easier.

Most design jobs are defined by creative and social intelligence
and these skill sets require empathy, creative problem-solving,
negotiation and persuasion. How can designers co-exist and
embrace AI, along with other technological advancements?

Join us for a fireside chat with our curated panelists from various
disciplines and gain insights on how designers will evolve, using
design thinking techniques in multidisciplinary contexts that go
beyond the conventional.

Register today for this extraordinary event!

Design Crawl 2023: SG Mark Winners’ Sharing

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Witness the highlights of our Design Crawl event as part of Singapore Design Week (SDW), held on September 21st at the National Design Centre. It was an evening filled with inspiration and insights. Thank you to our partner DesignSingapore Council and panelists for the engaging sharing, discussions, and delicious food.

DBCS Circle Connects 2: Creating an Accessible & Barrier-free Society through Inclusive Design!

DBCS Circle Connects 2: Creating an Accessible & Barrier-free Society through Inclusive Design! 4500 5625 Design Business Chamber Singapore

Join us for Circles Connect 2, where we bring together a revered panel of industry experts who are bridging the gap between technology, society, and extraordinary people.

:microphone: Guiding us through this insightful journey is Immanuel Goh, the compass of inclusivity from GovTech, steering us towards a more accessible future.

:books: Joining the discussion is KC Yong, our human-centric maverick and President of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Singapore (HFESS). With a deep understanding of human needs and behaviours, KC brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, emphasising the importance of designing for people.

:rocket: Next, we have Ivan Chin, the visionary CEO of Extraordinary People, who consistently turns potential into prowess.

:stew: Lastly, Ang Kian Peng, the soulful creator of Samsui Kitchen/the Social Kitchen. His commitment to stirring up social change one meal at a time showcases the power of combining culinary expertise with a purpose-driven mission.Ready to connect? Don’t miss out on this exceptional event to connect with these inspiring individuals and learn from their experiences!

Together, we can shape a better future through design thinking and inclusive practices.


Date: 18 May 2023, Thursday
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Venue: National Design Center, Level 2 Auditorium

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DBCS Gala Dinner & SG Mark Awards Ceremony 2023

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Join us in celebrating Better Business by Design at the DBCS Gala Dinner & Singapore Good Design (SG Mark) Awards Ceremony 2023

Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS) is excited to announce our prestigious annual Gala Dinner & Singapore Good Design (SG Mark) Awards Ceremony 2023. The event will be graced by Guest of Honour, Minister Indranee Rajah and patron, Senior Minister of State, Sim Ann.

Make connections with top design and business practitioners, as we get to know their journeys. Seize the opportunity to network and forge lasting bonds with fellow visionaries, seasoned professionals, and emerging talents.


Date: 31 August 2023, Thursday
Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Venue: Singapore Chinese Culture Center

Pricing for tickets are as follows:

Individual Seats:

  • Regular: $400
  • Corporate: $350 (exclusive rate for DBCS corporate members)

Table Reservations:

  • Regular Table (10 Tickets): $3,600
  • Corporate Table (10 Tickets): $3,150 (exclusive rate for DBCS corporate members)

For any enquiries, please email or reach us at (+65) 8829 2990

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DBCS Circle Connects 1: Portfolio Night 2023

DBCS Circle Connects 1: Portfolio Night 2023 2288 2850 Design Business Chamber Singapore

The first Portfolio Night is here! We aim to help young aspiring designers meet with industry heavyweights to present their best works, and receive feedback and mentorship. Careers switchers, freelancers, and design enthusiasts are welcome too!

Design League Cup 2023

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Jointly organised by the Society of Interior Designers, Singapore, (SIDS), the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), the Singapore Fashion Council (SFC), the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA), the Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS), the Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP), the Association of Advertising & Marketing Singapore  (AAMS) and supported by ADMIRA, the inaugural Design League Cup aims to connect various design bodies of Singapore through participation in a uniting sport.

The event is also a great opportunity for talented designers to network and build camaraderie within the design community. Additionally, proceeds from the event will benefit the charity organisation, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities (THKMC).


Date: 15 April 2023, Saturday
Time: 8.30am – 12pm
Venue: Changi Beach Park

Cycling Divisions

*Division A (Price not applicable) — Core teams from affiliated associations (Limited to 2 teams per association)
*Division B (SGD$300/team) — Members from affiliated associations
*Division C (SGD$600/team) — Partners, vendors, and suppliers of an affiliated association
Open Division (SGD$100/pax) — Individual/Public
Open Division (SGD$30/pax) — Student

*Divisions A, B, and C to form teams consisting of 3 cyclists each, except for the Open Division.

Cycling Route

Start/End point: Changi Beach Park
Mid Point: Tanah Merah Ferry Road
– 5 water points are allocated throughout the route.
– As per LTA and NParks rules and regulations, cycling paths have a 25km/h speed limit.

More info

Parking Information
Changi Beach Park is located near the different parking areas. These include the Wilson Parking Singapore, Changi Village Public Car Park 1 and 2, and Changi Beach Car Park 6 and 2.

Public Transportation
Nearest MRT: Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2)
Buses: 9, 109, 89, 19, 59, and 2

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Built Tech Asia 2023

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BuildTech Asia (BTA) is the leading platform for the building and construction industry in the
Asia Pacific region that will transform Asia’s Built Environment, showcasing the latest smart
solutions and productive technologies across the entire building life cycle.

The event aims to help industry players accelerate the adoption of digitalised solutions and
smart technologies in the key segments of building materials, construction machineries,
architectural finishes, facilities management, and productive technology.

BTA 2023 aims to help accelerate the adoption of automation & digitalisation and achieve
sustainable construction industry.

Circle Connects December

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The fashion sector is one of the world’s largest industries, and in design, fashion technology is growing faster than ever. Fashion companies are partnering with technology providers, snapping up startups, and even building their own tech, leveraging the opportunity to open up more revenue streams and business models.

Faced with challenges brought on by environmental impact amongst others, fashion companies are constantly reexamining processes across the value chain to reinvent themselves as a conscious business model.We are excited to hold our first Circle Connects on fashion and sustainability!

Yan Ng, CEO of Lily and Lou and Sean Chiu, Head of UX Design, Vestiaire Collective APAC will be joining us for a fireside chat to give their take on how this transition can be navigated and effect change. If you are working in the fashion industry or curious to learn about how sustainability and fashion can be integrated as a way forward, sign up now:

Lily and Lou believes in the power of customisation where customers can design their own unique, sustainable clothing that lasts beyond its season. Vestiaire Collective fights fashion waste by giving a second life to the clothes we no longer wear and aims to transform the fashion industry for a more sustainable future.

Shoutout to Raffles Education for sponsoring their venue at their spanking new premises in the heart of Orchard Road and Singapore Fashion Council as our Supporting Partner.

SG Mark 2023

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Each year, SG Mark attracts new and innovative projects from all over the world, celebrating the very best in design across 7 disciplines, with a special category introduced (watch this space for more details)! Entries are reviewed and judged by an influential jury panel of experienced academics and established industry professionals.

Show us what you can bring to the table. Be recognised for your design excellence and commitment towards creating superior designs that improve lives.

Apply using the link in bio!

SG Mark Winners Sharing

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Fresh from their triumph at the Singapore Good Design awards, a few of our winners will be joining us for a sharing session on 27 Oct, 3pm to 5pm at Pixel, One North.

Speakers will engage us with their success stories on how they have thrived in a positive design culture and robust processes, aligned their stakeholders’ expectations and how winning the SG Mark has made a positive impact.

In the line-up:

– Dylan Soh & Calvin SohCo-Founders of One Kind Block for Kinder and Greener together

– San San Yap, Design Experience Director of Accenture Song for CPFB Members’ Platform Reimagined

– Mervin Tan, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Plus Group for Insecta Iridesse

As part of Singapore Design Week, feel the creative pulse and join us in championing thought leadership and showcasing the best in design from Singapore and beyond!

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