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  • First franchise consulting company in Singapore (region),set up in Aug 1983 (as FDS)
  • First  franchise magazine in Asia launched on 28/3/1994
  • First-ever franchise seminar in China in Xiamen (with CCPIT FuZhou) on 8/9/1995
  • First-ever overseas franchise study mission to USA in 1995
  • First Singapore Franchise Directory 1999
  • First Intl Franchise Academy in Asia – based in Zhuhai, GZ, China
  • First three Singapore ( region) CFEs
  • First Int’l Franchise Assoc (USA) Supplier Forum member
  • Co-authored “Developing & Managing A Franchise.” (‘04, ‘06) ISBN:981-236-392-0
  • First-ever Franchise Seminar in Vietnam 2005
  • First Asia-Pacific Franchise Directory (supported by APFC, EFF, WFC)
  • First to receive 10-year Contribution Award in China (by CCFA, in 2008)
  • First to receive Award in Taiwan (by ACFPT, in 2011)
  • Awarded Long-Service Award by Ministry of Home Affairs 2011- Dy PM Teo Chee Hean
  • Awarded Certificate of Honor – SNCF Honor Awards 2013- PMO’s Lim Swee Say
  • First to organize Franchise Investors Forum in Mongolia
  • Board Member, Asia Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence 2010-2017
  • Contribution to Education Award ( MOE, Singapore,2015 July)
  • Member at judging panels at Hong Kong Intl Licensing, at IPOS SG50 Singapore,2015, etc.
  • ASEAN Retail & Franchise Federation Award (Franchise) 2015
  • Outstanding Contribution to Franchising in China, CCFA, 2017
  • Named as one of 20 Faces to Watch by global franchise, UK, 2017
  • Named as one of the world’s leading practitioners in franchising by Who’s Who Legal: Franchising 2017 (Law Business Research Ltd)
  • Awarded by the Indonesia Franchising & Licensing Society (WALI) & Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) the Wali-Kadin Franchise Appreciation 2018 award
  • Awarded Appreciation Award by Egyptian Franchise Development Association 2018