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Our Background

History of CommerceNet

CommerceNet was launched in April 1994 in Silicon Valley. CommerceNet is a stellar example of the success of industry/government partnerships. Originally established under a Federal research grant, the membership has grown across national boundaries to organisations worldwide, including leading financial, technology, manufacturing, distribution, government and retail organizations. Additionally, CommerceNet has helped launch over a dozen successful Internet and eCommerce companies, strategic initiatives and national ICT policies.

CommerceNet have established a reputation as a neutral, technology facilitator and catalyst - helping to create an environment that emcourage the flow of new ideas and concepts, creating a unified eCommerce and eBusiness movement. It is now the leading independent non-profit technology organisation. Member-driven initiatives today include those that advance eBusiness, industry-wide strategic initiatives, creation of business value, advanced education, mediation, and certification worldwide.

 

About CNSG

CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) is a not-for-profit organisation, part of the global CommerceNet consortium of business partners that organises resources from the industry, plans and executes key strategies globally. We seek to sustain market initiatives that open up new markets, promote security, innovations and develop human, intellectual, financial and cultural capitals within the self-sustaining enterprise ecosystems. CNSG has been involved actively in initiatives that pioneer and advance tomorrow's technology, today. CNSG has keep up a strategic role as a key influencer, encouraging innovation, establishing standards and driving progress.

CNSG is part of a global consortium represented in various countries with international participation of influential corporate entities as members. There are 5 CommerceNet entities in Asia under CommerceNet Asia: CommerceNet Korea, CommerceNet Japan; CommerceNet China/Hong Kong; CommerceNet Taiwan and CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG). CNSG houses the secretariat for CommerceNet Asia.

 

CNSG's Role

CNSG plays an active role as advocate, educate and test new technologies to drive their acceptance and adoption. In the process, we build, manage and/or operate a strategic vision, service or network, including incubating and/or spin out new companies. We seed the creation of intellectual property, and acts as industry consultants to other organisations. CNSG also brings cross-industry, multi-disciplinary groups together to collaborate in strategic industries that need third party intervention.

CNSG strongest value proposition include the distributions of risks and costs by strategically sharing knowledge and resources, accelerate ROI for new industries and at the same time developing new business opportunities and business models. CNSG also arrange very early investment into technology pilots, test-beds and grants for technology companies, usually on bold untested business models.

CNSG HISTORY & SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE

2014
2013
  • CNSG Regional Outreach Initiatives focused on Logistic and Fulfilment while enhancing cross-boundary trust
  • CNSG launched 5th Global Entrepreneurs Roundtable (5th GER) in Singapore with delegates from 20 countries
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Mauritius
  • CNSG contemplates 6th Global Entrepreneurs Roundtable (6th GER) in Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • CNSG initiative to assist companies to check business operating cost by managing cross-boundary outsourcing initiatives and administering new CIAP grants
  • CNSG works with new China partners to push Regional Outreach Initiatives
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Kuala Kuala Lumpur from Jan 2013
  • 3rd Global Entrepreneurs Roundtable (3rd GER) held in Kuala Lumpur in August 2013 attracts participation from 15 countries
  • 4th Global Entrepreneurs Roundtable (4th GER) held in Weifang, Shandong, PR China in November 2013 with record participations from 18 countries

2012
2011
  • CNSG continues to intensify Regional Outreach Initiatives for to move beyond Asia
  • CNSG renews accreditations for B2B and B2C merchants
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Penang, Malaysia in January 2012
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Cape Town, South Africa in February 2012
  • GBDe cease operations 31 May 2012
  • Global Entrepreneurs Roundtable 2012 (GER2012) kicks off in Kuala Terengganu in 17 June 2012 attracts participation from 16 countries
  • E-Global Awards 2012 ceremony held in Terrapuri Resort, Penarik, Terengganu in conjunction with GER2012
  • CNSG continues to intensify Regional Outreach Initiatives
  • CNSG continues to intensify Regional Outreach Initiatives for another year
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Kuala Terengganu in April 2011
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Xiamen in April 2011
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education broke the 1,000 entrepreneurs mark in September 2011
  • Global Entrepreneurs Roundtable 2011 (GER2011) kicks off in Kuala Terengganu in July 2011 attracts participation from 12 countries

2010
2009
  • CNSG continues to intensify Regional Outreach Initiatives
  • CNSG accredits B2B and B2C merchants
  • CNSG Extends CommerceTrust Programme - Jan 2010
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Qingdao in September 2010
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Tianjin in October 2010
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group led 2nd Chinese delegation to South Africa in December 2010
  • CNSG intensifies Regional Initiatives
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Nanjing in July 2009
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Beijing in July 2009
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group good governance entrepreneurs education reaches Chengdu and Shanghai in September 2009
  • CNSG accreditation programme for B2B and B2C merchants revised
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group led 1st Chinese delegation to South Africa in November 2009

2008
2007
  • Vision 2008 - Rethinking CommerceNet - members and Consultative Partners are invited to forward their suggestions, visions and projects for Year 2008
  • New CommerceNet Chairman appointed in Jan 2008
  • Venture-based CommerceNet CPs form independent CNSG Capital to take on high risk investment related projects in Mar 2008
  • CommerceNet CPs take independent CNSG Consulting Group into China
  • CPs leading the Independent CNSG Consulting Group embarks on Global Education Intitiatives and Networking Framework
  • Independent CNSG Consulting Group embarks on educating both ICT and traditional entrepreneurs on good governance in Guangzhou
  • CommerceNet agrees to continue to act as the Secretariat for Singapore Pakistan Development Council (SPADE) for another year from Mar 2007
  • CommerceNet CPs form independent CNSG Consulting Group to take on commercialised Thought Leadership, Research & Market Intelligence, Ventures, Consultancy, Retail & E-commerce, Trustmark, Technology Parks and Special Projects in May 2007
  • CommerceNet Signs MOA to Form Asia-Pacific Trustmark Alliance Meeting in Tokyo in Nov 2007
  • All Non-strategic Commercial Projects are Reviewed and Spin-Off from CommerceNet in September 2007
  • CommerceNet Attends Global Business Dialog on Electronic Commerce - GBDe Summit in Tokyo in Nov 2007
  • CommerceNet Moots CNSG Capital as part of significant move of Divestment from Venture & Funding Related Programmes and Activities in Dec 2007

2006
2005
  • Vision 2006 - CommerceNet transformation
    CommerceNet apppoints new Consultative Partners (CPs) to asisst on the augmented Accreditation Programme and implement their suggestions on Global Reliability Programme in Jan 2006.
  • CommerceNet Restructured and Streamlined into Expert Groups in Jan 2006
  • CommerceNet invited to Conceptualise Next-generation Technology Parks in Abu Dhabi in Feb 2006
  • CommerceNet Leads Trade Delegations to Karachi during ITIF Asia 2006 in Mar 2006
  • CommerceNet's NexG Urban Transit Expert Group Joint Initiative with MTrans Monorail in Mar 2006
  • CommerceNet's NexG Urban Transit Expert Group launched Mauritius New Urban Transit and Technology Initiative in Apr 2006
  • CommerceNet's NexG Lifestyle Expert Group works towards Health and Beauty Asia focusing on regional herbal based health solutions in contemporary lifestyle in May 2006
  • CommerceNet's NexG Working Group explores Next-generation Computer Concepts in May 2006
  • CommerceNet's Biodiesel Fuel Working Group, part of the NexG Energy Expert Group led various teams into Cambodia in Jun 2006
  • CommerceNet's Fresh Water Research Expert Group (FWREG) working team had been looking into fresh water distribution in Middle East and South Asia in Jun 2006
  • CommerceNet's Explores Oman Initiatives in Jul 2006
  • Asian Trust Mark Alliance Meeting in Singapore in Jul 2006
  • CommerceNet Chairman Visits Institute of Business and Technology and donated Book Prize for top students and donanted business books to library in Aug 2006
  • CommerceNet Signed Collaboration MOU with Dadabhoy University in Pakistan in Aug 2006
  • CommerceNet's Next Generation Computer Expert GroupWorks with CloniZER on Next Generation Computer in Aug 2006
  • CommerceNet's FWREG Showcased Fresh Water Filtration Solutions in Karachi in Aug 2006
  • CommerceNet to Assist Dadabhoy University in Curriculum Development in Sep 2006
  • Focus 2005 - Reclassifications and Restructuring of CNSG into more focused divisions:
    a) Thought Leadership, Research & Market Intelligence;
    b) Ventures and Funding;
    c) Retail & E-commerce and Trustmark; and
    d) Technology Parks and Special Projects Divisions in Jan 2005
  • 7th Anniversary Celebration in Feb 2005
  • CNSG Intellectual Property Pilot Project in Mar 2005
  • CNSG and Korean Telematics Business Association (KOTBA) jointly launched the Telematics Roadshow in Kuala Lumpur in Apr 2005
  • CNSG to act as the Secretariat for Singapore Pakistan Development Council (SPADE) from Apr 2005
  • CNSG Follow Up on First Initiative with Ebene CyberCity in Mauritius in May 2005
  • CNSG-Bufori Malaysia Initiates Collaboration in Jun 2005
  • CNSG-Mtrans Malaysian Monorail Company Formalises Collaboration Jun 2005
  • CNSG and Angel Alliance Sign broad based MOU to assist Fast Growing Potential Companies in raising Venture Funding in Jul 2005
  • CNSG Continues Support for ITCN Asia for 5th Year in Aug 2005
  • CNSG Jointly Organises Seminar on Next Generation Urban Transit in Mauritius in Aug 2005
  • CNSG Agrees to Arrange MTrans' Entry into Pakistan in Oct 2005
  • CNSG to Assist Monic PRT in Proof-of-Concept related documentation in Oct 2005
  • CNSG and SECORP Study Possibility to Promote Egypt's Ain Al-Sukhna Industry Park in Dec 2005

2004
2003
  • CNSG Announced CIAP Programme extension - Jan 2004
  • CNSG Extends CommerceTrust Programme - Jan 2004
  • Industry Dialogue with IE Singapore - Feb 2004
  • CNSG Workshop on Approaches to Changing Education Needs - Feb 2004
  • CNSG Extends Assistance to Unemployed Professional through Global Placement - Mar 2004
  • CNSG Works with METRANS on Urban Transit Technologies Promotion in Middle-East - Mar 2004
  • Technical Discussion on Monorail Urban Transit Technologies Discussion with METRANS Bahrain - Mar 2004
  • Industry Dialogue with IPOS - Apr 2004
  • Launched E-Global Singapore 2004 Awards - Apr 2004
  • TrustSg Workshop with The National Trust Council - Apr 2004
  • Trade Delegation to Quetta, Balochistan- May 2004
  • Working Session on Proposed University Campus at Hawkesbay, Karachi with Consultants - May 2004
  • Pilot Projects on Specific Niche-Sector Industry Analysis - Jun 2004
  • Pilot Framework on SMS Car Parking Payment - Jun 2004
  • Visits Ebene CyberCity in Mauritius - Jun 2004
  • Discussion on Possible Cooperation Framework with City Junior Chamber, and Mauritius Telecom - Jun 2004
  • Pilot Framework on SmartCard ID Project with Industry Consortium - Jun 2004
  • E-Global Singapore 2004 Awards - Jul 2004
  • ITCN Asia 2004 in Karachi - Aug 2004
  • Arranged ArRiyadh Development Authority's Visit to KL Monorail Facilities as Part of Transit Technologies Promotion programme - Aug 2004
  • Meeting with KOTBA in Seoul, Korea on Telematic Initiatives - Aug 2004
  • 2nd Asia Trustmark Alliance (ATA) Meeting, Taiwan - Sep 2004
  • Formulate Framework on Telematic Infomation Centre (TELIC) - Sep 2004
  • Agreed on Advisory and Support to an Emerging Technology Cluster Initiative with Mauritius Partner at Ebene CyberCity, Mauritius - Oct 2004
  • GBDe CEO Global Summit 2004, Kuala Lumpur - Nov 2004
  • Supports Formation of the Singapore Iran Business Council ( SIBC ) - Dec 2004
  • CNSG's Board of Directors Meeting on Jan 2003
  • CNSG Chairman Leads Trade Delegation to Pakistan on Jan 2003
  • CNSG's Project -CommerceTrust Ltd signed an MOU with VISA - Feb 2003
  • CEO of EDB Bahrain Visits CNSG Board of Directors and key CNSG business partners - Feb 2003.
  • CNSG Extends Assistance in IP Valuation to Non-CNSG Members - Mar 2003
  • CNSG Announced Readiness to Support a World Class Technology Park in Bahrain including two Bio-informatics Clusters - Mar 2003
  • CNSG Provides Furnished Office Premises and Infrastructure to selected Technopreneurs from Apr 2004
  • CNSG's Industry Assistance Programme (CIAP) launched and Featured in Newspaper - Apr 2003
  • CNSG Introduced and Starts Collaboration in various CNSG Industry Programmes with iDA's Infocomm Local Industry Upgrading Programme (iLIUP) on Apr 2003
  • CNSG Acknowledged Emerging IT Markets and Takes a Stand to Support and Participate International Conference on Investment and Privatization (ICIP) in OIC Countries from Apr 2003
  • CNSG Moved to Newer and More Central Secretariat at Selegie Road on Jun 2003
  • E-Global Singapore 2003 Awards Launched - Jul 2003
  • CNSG Chairman Leads 2nd Singapore Trade Mission to Pakistan - Aug 2003
  • ITCN Asia 2003 Sustained and Improved - Aug 2003
  • E-Global Singapore 2003 Awards and Gala - Sep 2003
  • Support for New Pro-Business Facilities in Karachi - Sep 2003
  • Next Generation Industry Park (NGIP) Vision at SAGIA, Saudi Arabia - Sep 2003
  • CNSG - SIAA Collaboration - Oct 2003
  • CNSG - National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Joint Seminar - Nov 2003
  • Industry Dialogue with the Chief Executive Officer of iDA - Nov 2003
  • CIAP Programme Review - Nov 2003
  • CNSG Proposes Study to Review Framework for Acceptance and Promotion of Copyleft in the Region - Nov 2003
  • MoU with Republic Polytechnic on RP Enterprise Series - Nov 2003

2002
2001
  • CNSG Jointly Launched SmartCommerce Initiatives with International Islamic Chamber of Commerce in Karachi, Pakistan - Feb 2002
  • CommerceNet Asia Global Partners Meeting in Seoul, Korea on 18 Mar 2002
  • CNSG Hosts 3rd International Trustmark Network Plenum in Singapore and International Trust Conference - Apr 2002
  • CNSG to be the Secretariat for Innovators and Entrepreneur Association of Singapore from June 2002
  • CNSG and Pakistan High Commission to promote IT Exchange and Software Development Programmes on 15 June 2002
  • CNSG and Canadian High Commission to jointly organise Canada-Singapore ICT Investment and Partnering Forum on 17 June 2002
  • CNSG held ITCN Asia 2002 in Karachi - Aug 2002
  • CNSG organised ITCN Saudi Arabia 2002 at Dhahran International Exhibition Centre in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in Sep-Oct 2002
  • CNSG Explores Possibility of Supporting Technology Park in Dammam, Saudi Arabia - Oct 2002
  • CNSG to pilot SMS Customer Feedback System with Industry Partner - Oct 2002
  • CNSG to develop Core Curriculum for Post-graduate Specialist Diploma in Intellectual Property Management - Oct 2002
  • Presentation on IT Strategy at 9th OIC Countries Private Sector Meeting in Sharjah - Dec 2002
  • E-Global Innovators and Entrepreneurs Forum 2002 - Dec 2002
  • E-Global Innovators Showcase - Dec 2002
  • CNSG Study Alternative Location for Initial Phase of Technology Park at Bahrain instead of Dammam - Dec 2002

     

  • Casetrust Limited renamed as CommerceTrust Limited in Feb 2001
  • CNSG - CN China/Hong Kong Joint Events & Roadshow in Feb 2001
  • CNSG XML Bootcamp held on the 14th Mar 2001
  • 1st IT Commerce Network Asia (ITCNAsia) 2001 Exhibition at Karachi Expo Centre, Karachi, Pakistan on 24-26 Mar 2001
  • 1st IT Commerce Network Asia (ITCNAsia) 2001 Conference at Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Karachi, Pakistan on 24-25 Mar 2001
  • CNSG Focus on Market Intelligence from Mar 2001 as revamped eConnect series
  • CommerceNet Global Partners Meeting in Helsinki, Finland on 24-26 Apr, 2001
  • CNSG Retail/SME taskforce rolled out in May 2001
  • CNSG's ConsumerTrust administrator training for the global reliability programme in Kuala Lumpour, Malaysia commenced on 9-11 May 2001
  • e-Awards 2001 Presentation and Gala Dinner on 9 May 2001
  • Canada-Singapore ICT Investment and Partnering Forum on 18 Jun 2001
  • CommerceTrust officially launched first Personal Data Privacy Protection Trustmark In Singapore on 26 Jul 2001
  • e-Awards renamed as National Infocomm Awards on 23 Aug 2001
  • CNSG Investment Forum held in 6 Sep 2001
  • CNSG Asia Venture Week held in Hong Kong - Nov 2001
  • CommerceTrust appointed Authorised Code Owner by IDA for B2C Web-based Retailers - Dec 2001

2000
1999
  • Achieved over 50 members in Feb 2000
  • CommerceNet Singapore celebrated 2nd Anniversary in Feb 2000
  • CommerceNet Singapore adopts 'CNSG' moniker in Mar 2000
  • Casetrust Limited incorporated, Apr 2000
  • CommerceNet Asia Global Partners Meeting in Tokyo, Japan on 18 Apr 2000
  • Institute of eCommerce (IOEC) launched, May 2000
  • CommerceNet Asia Global Partners get together at Guild House, Singapore in May 2000
  • First Intake of Temasek Polytechnic Specialist Diploma Programme in E-Business in May 2000
  • CNSG-Incubation assistance programme set-up in Jun 2000
  • CNSG launched First Exchange with CN Korea in Jul 2000
  • CNSG and CommerceNet Catalunya (CommerceNet Espanol) discussed bilateral cooperation possibilities
  • Sits on MAS ePayment Working Group, Aug 2000
  • CNSG and Korean Institute of E-Commerce (KIEC) signed MOU to cooperate in Jul 2000
  • CNSG and Butterworths Professional Conferences jointly organised an E-Commerce Conference: Life and Exit of a Dot.Com - Practical Legal & Business Issues in Aug 2000
  • CNSG - CN Korea Joint Events and Roadshow in Seoul, Korea in Nov 2000
  • CNSG at International Symposium on Protection of Personal Information at Sasakawa Hall, Tokyo and International House, Osaka, Japan on 20-23 Oct 2000
  • 1st CNSG Bootcamp launched at the Orchid Country Club, Singapore, 11-12 Nov 2000
  • CaseTrust launched in collaboration with Retail Promotion Centre and Consumer Association of Singapore - Apr 1999
  • 1st Research collaboration with Nanyang Technological University - Jul 1999
  • Curriculum Development with Temasek Polytechnic - Jul 1999
  • Commercenet PKI Conference - Oct 1999
  • Formation of CommerceNet Asia, MOU signed in Sep 1999
  • CommerceNet Singapore appointed secretariat for CommerceNet Asia - Nov 1999
  • 1st Pan Asian eCommerce cross boundary survey project, SRI Research Report - Nov 1999
  • Dr. Toh See Kiat assumes full Chairmanship of CommerceNet Singapore - Dec 1999
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1998
1997
  • CommerceNet Singapore incorporated in Feb 1998
  • Inaugural Board of Director Meeting - Mar 1998
  • Achieved 20 members in Apr 1998
  • GECB meeting in Amsterdam, April 1998, 1st corporate members' meeting in May 1998
  • 1st Singapore organisation to launch XML and Metadata seminar - Nov 1998
  • Global Partner of CommerceNet Consortium with 500 members worldwide sits on Global Electronic Commerce Board (GECB)
  • MOU for setting up of CommerceNet Singapore signed in Jul 1997
  • Mr. Charlie Tan appointed first Chairman of CommerceNet Singapore - Aug 1997
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