Committee Overview

Helmed and formed by our most active members, Chamber committees are a key way for members to contribute to their Chamber’s continued relevance and success. The old adage “you get out what you put in” applies. The more active members are, the greater sense of value they derive from their membership and the greater value they bring to their Chamber.

SICC has 13 business committees covering a broad range of industries and business concerns. Committees inform, expand knowledge, networks and personal effectiveness. They are the seed bed for the Chamber’s advocacy work which is always designed to benefit all members. Narrow interests are not the focus.

Contact us and join the committee which is best aligned to your industry and/or to your interests. Thank you for your views, time and consistent participation and for serving your Chamber and the wider business community.

Our Committees

SICC’s cross-industry and industry-specific committees continue to be a focal engagement platform for members. It is through these committees that SICC drives substantive discussions on topics and issues that impact businesses. The committees also facilitate cross-industry sharing of knowledge and ideas, extend members’ network and enable them to reach out to the business community and the government.

Cross-Industry Committees

ASEAN Committee

Business sustainability creates the need to expand regionally and globally. Formerly called the Emerging Markets and now named ASEAN committee, this committee provides members with insights into market opportunities and optimal ways of doing business in each ASEAN country and culture. Our engagements with key speakers from relevant foreign government agencies and trade associations enable the ASEAN committee to deepen engagements in this important region.

Corporate Governance & Regulatory Committee

This committee shares accounting, audit and regulatory updates relating to listed companies as well as best practices for effective corporate governance. Committee members regularly engage SGX and ACRA on topical issues.

Corporate Sustainability Committee

This committee provides an avenue for members to share key trends in global CSR activities and uncover collaboration opportunities to encourage more business philanthropy and sustainable practices.

Cybersecurity Committee

Trends in global cybercrime increasingly pose serious threats to all businesses. Through this committee, the Chamber aims to arrive at practical outcomes for businesses and government alike. Initiatives of this committee include raising the awareness of cyber threats and significance to businesses through regular briefings for all SICC members.

Human Capital Committee

This committee addresses the challenges that members face in the tight local labour market, reviews the government’s manpower policies and regulations, and enables industry sharing of best practices in talent management.

Innovation Committee

Formerly known as the Productivity Committee, this committee centres its focus on how innovations enable businesses to uncover less labour intensive practices as the Singapore economy continues to restructure towards productivity-driven growth. Members benefit from the sharing of best practices from exemplars from and beyond Singapore, and direct access to conversations with policy-makers.

Tax Policy Committee

Centred on the annual Singapore Budget, this committee focuses on highlighting tax and business policy issues and suggestions impacting the business landscape as feedback to the Ministry of Finance and Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

Industry/Sector-Specific Committees

Education Services Committee

As the Singapore economy restructures, this committee seeks to discover the roles that can be played by the education sector in developing and supporting a high-skilled workforce required to drive an innovative, productivity-driven economy.

Financial Services Committee

This committee seeks to provide members with a platform to discuss topical issues pertaining to the financial services sector and engage with ABS and MAS on regulatory matters. Key areas of focus include Financial Technology, productivity drive as well as talent and capability development.

Hospitality Services Committee

As Singapore positions itself as a tourist destination to the niche interests of visitors, this committee facilitates discussions on sectoral opportunities and challenges that may impact tourism growth. Members are also provided with direct access to key policy-makers from the Singapore Tourism Board.

Industrialist Committee

This recently revived committee offers a useful forum for members of the manufacturing sector to share their views on topical issues and provide feedback for regulatory reviews. Key topics of discussion include immigration laws, labour cost, productivity drive, energy efficiency and status of manufacturing support by the government.

Legal Services Committee

Centred on foreign law firms doing business in Singapore, this committee is a platform for members to discuss non-competitive issues, primarily across the Asian region, and network with each other.

SME Committee

SMEs play an integral role in Singapore’s economy as a sector itself and also, as a support infrastructure to larger organisations. This committee aims to facilitate capability building for SMEs and Start-ups via partnerships with larger organisations and engage in responsible lobbying that aims to uplift the sector. Members are also provided with opportunities to highlight challenges faced by start-ups and best practices they can draw from.