Cultivate a network that is built on mutual professional aspirations and personal ventures with other business owners.
Peer group details
Confidential peer group with 30-35 members
6 meetings per year
Multidisciplinary events and networking seminars
Access to a virtual global network with more than 15,000 members in 15 countries
This confidential group provides a supportive forum to uncover and discuss key issues that confront business owners and SMEs. Business owners may often find that the issues they really need help with, and the type of discussions they want are of a different level and scale from what their regular employed counterparts face. This group allows members to finally attain the information they have been missing by delving into key issues and developing shared solutions that have been established through experience from an ownership perspective. The group also regularly share their experience in areas ranging from strategy development to effective execution with a view of identifying “best practice” and creating “next practice”.
Members from this group are from small Singapore-based companies and include the Senior Advisor of Turms, Managing Director of JlLayes Consulting, Director of Mixmove, Director of Codestream, Founder of kimbocorp, Founder of INN-Gage, CEO of Relo Network, and many more.
To give you a feel of EGN, listen to how our members have benefited from their membership here
The Chair of the Group is Stijn Welkers, who owns and runs a PC games distribution company and is also an independent advisor in leadership development. Coming from Europe with experience in the downstream oil industry, he moved to Singapore in 1999 working for an American computer games publisher. In 2002, he started his own firm in PC games distribution, which is still running today and has an annual revenue of around 5 Million SGD. From 2014 until March 2020, Stijn worked for Singapore Management University in Executive Development, advising and delivering talent development programs to regional client companies.
The current key topics that are being explored during our meetings, and we regularly seek our members’ input to flex and change these as situations change:
- ‘How to win the war for Talent on a small budget’- Recruitment and Talent retention
- ‘Do I need to be the Social Media/Marketing expert or is there a better way?’
- ‘I have the business running but do I need a Board or Advisory council’ -The ways to make big business practise work for you on a much tighter budget.
- Key tips and tricks for rapid and successful Strategy Development & Implementation
- Mobilization/Revenue Model
- How to successfully work cross border by ensuring transfer pricing and digital systems are optimal
- Why (and how) setting a strong vision and mission statement can allow your business to thrive
- Singapore grants & services available for SME’s – What are they, and how do I access them?
- ‘The biggest legal pitfalls any SME can make… and how to identify and avoid them’
- Funding… Is it achievable or are there other options?
Our networks operate within the following frameworks:
- Join a group of six (6) peer group meetings each year for a half-day at a central Singapore location (in-person and virtual options available) with dates set a year in advance.
- You get access to weekly Cross-Functional events (interactive knowledge sharing sessions that are held both physically and virtually) including focus groups on digital transformation, innovation, human capital, future of works, developing markets, personal development and networking evenings.
- Knowledge sharing in the group is based on the strictest confidentiality.
- EGN provides an experienced facilitator to run all aspects of the group and meetings.
- The group has its own website with contact data, calendar, documents, presentations and mail.
Executives’ Global Network has facilitated professional networks since 1992. It is one of the largest global professional networks with 15,000 Directors and Executives from over 7,000 companies in more than 780 confidential network groups. We enable the sharing of business knowledge, best practice, professional contacts, finance management and all things leadership-related.
Membership Fee is SGD 2990 per year. For more information, visit our Membership Page.
Frequently asked questions
How much does a membership cost?
An EGN membership varies in price, depending on your locality, seniority and the specific benefits applied to the EGN Group.
Our Network Advisors can help you find the right group based on your managerial level and professional needs.
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How does the peer group network work
With the support of a professional network, you get the opportunity to exchange experience on a high professional level, strengthen and develop your own skills within management and specialised areas.
As a member of EGN, you get direct access to Top Executives, Business Leaders and Specialists in most parts of the world via our online Members’ Universe where you can ask questions, join debates and network with more than 14,000 other members.
Your personal EGN group represents a confidential forum where all ideas and challenges can be discussed with peers at your own, professional level. To ensure confidentiality, no competitors or significant customer relationships are allowed in the same group.
All our peer groups are managed by a professional and experienced EGN Chair, who facilitates and mentors the peer groups, ensures output both at and between meetings and focuses on your professional and managerial development.
We also offer events and seminars, networking tours, an Between Jobs Scheme, mentoring programmes, CEO coaching and much more.
How do I become a member
You can apply for membership by filling out this form
When we have received your application, you will be contacted by a Network Advisor for a more in-depth interview to find the right peer group for your managerial level and/or professional need.
All candidates must be approved by both the Chair and specific peer group members before joining a group. This is done both to match relevant peers and also to avoid private friends, customer relationships and competitors being placed together in the same network group and to help facilitate honest and fruitful discussions.