Message From the Academic Director


Dear Partners and Friends.

Welcome to The International Trading Institute (ITI@SMU).

Over the last decade, the centre of economic growth and activity has shifted increasingly to the east. Therefore, Singapore is well-positioned to serve as the international trade, maritime, and logistics hub to capture the opportunities for companies in the region.

ITI@SMU has a key role to play in developing human capital and knowledge in collaboration with SMU, Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and an ecosystem of industry partners. This will strengthen Singapore’s position as a premier international trading, maritime and logistics hub.

From talent development to recruitment, knowledge sharing to collaboration, there are many ways which organisations play a role, in their partnership with ITI@SMU to shape the international trading landscape of tomorrow. Our partners’ generous contribution through their funding support, knowledge sharing and transfer, professional networks and contacts, contribute significantly to the various industrial initiatives and experiential learning opportunities for our students. These initiatives nurture our students and are what gives them the edge as the next generation of talent. Get in touch with us to find out how you can be part of this exciting endeavour


Yours truly,

Dr Patrick Tan