IFPAS celebrates 50th year with inaugural fun run

Over 3,000 financial practitioners gathered as show of support for organisation’s half-century milestone

IFPAS celebrates 50th year with inaugural fun run

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

IFPAS president Leong Sow Hoe (left) and Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing (right) flagging the inaugural IFPAS Run 2019

The Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Singapore (IFPAS) celebrated its 50th anniversary with its inaugural IFPAS Run on March 17.

Over 3,000 financial practitioners gathered at the Marina Barrage to participate in the run and other activities. The event’s guest of honour was Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, who also flagged off the 5km run.

IFPAS seeks to uphold the ethical and professional standards of the industry through continuous education and providing a forum for ongoing discourse on industry issues, it said in a statement. The organisation believes in serving the community by providing its members with a platform to do active social service, such as providing one-on-one consultations on MediShield Life on a pro bono basis at community centres across Singapore.

All proceeds from the event’s ticket sales will be donated to the IFPAS Love Fund, which is dedicated to offering support and assistance to underprivileged members of society.

“It is heartening to see so many professionals in the industry, beyond just IFPAS members, take the time today to celebrate with us and champion a meaningful cause,” said Leong Sow Hoe, IFPAS president. “We organised the run to drive unity and camaraderie among financial practitioners. Financial practitioners are more than just salespersons, they are individuals whose expertise and knowledge are valuable for the benefit of society at large – we do hope to continue the good work and remain a trusted partner in the industry.”

Alongside the fun run, IFPAS launched its 2019 collaboration with the People’s Association (PA). The IFPAS-PA Signature Programme is now in its second year, with both organisations working together to introduce more financial literacy programmes and community outreach activities.

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