About HBC

Hainan Business Chamber (HBC) is a not-for-profit organization that was registered as a society under the Societies Act on the 8 April 2010. The organization was founded by a group of successful Singaporean Hainanese entrepreneurs and professionals led by Mr Anthony Lim.

Hainan Business Chamber was formed to provide the Hainanese community in Singapore with a platform for social and business networking.

On 8 April 2010, Hainan Business Chamber was registered as a society under the Societies Act. The Chamber’s founding President is Mr Anthony Lim Keen Ban, the Chairman of a public-listed company that deals with luxury timepieces.

On 9 March 2013, Hainan Business Chamber was officially declared open by Mr Lawrence Wong, a fellow Hainanese who was then the Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and is now a full Minister.

Our Vision

To connect and support Hainanese in Singapore and around the world for business opportunities and economic development.

Our Mission

To provide a platform for our members to expand their business and social network.

Our Objectives

Hainan Business Chamber’s main objective is to provide her members with an effective business networking platform.

The Hainanese community in Singapore is not big, and with the growing prevalence of inter-dialect marriages, it is foreseeable that the Hainanese business community will become smaller.

To be an effective platform for business networking, therefore, Hainan Business Chamber must connect her members not only with Hainanese entrepreneurs but also with non-Hainanese ones. With this strategy in mind:

  • Hainan Business Chamber joined the Singapore Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry in April 2010 to plug her members into the vast network of SCCCI members.
  • Hainan Business Chamber takes part in the various World Summits of Hainanese Entrepreneurs, which are attended by Hainanese entrepreneurs from different parts of the world, to enable her members to network with Hainanese entrepreneurs outside Singapore.

Our Members

Our members are entrepreneurs and professionals, some of whom are key people behind household brands in the food and beverage industry.

The HBC’s Rules provide for two categories of members: one with voting rights and one without. Life Members and Ordinary Members have voting rights, while Associate Members do not.

Life Members pay a one-time entrance fee of S$1,000 to join the HBC. Life Members who contributed S$5,000 or more to support the HBC at her formative stage were conferred Founder Member status.

At present, we have over 200 Life Members, 23 of whom have been conferred Founder Member status. For the record, to date, our Founder Members have contributed a total of S$260,000 to the HBC.