Who We Are

Who are SICC's Members?

SICC Members represent all business sectors. 50% of member companies are local and foreign large organizations, including multinationals and the other 50% are local and foreign medium, small and start-up companies.

What’s the SICC advantage?

Ever since its foundation in Singapore in 1837, SICC has been a consistently credible advocate for business interests and for Singapore to policymakers and investors respectively.

The Chamber is not just Singapore’s longest-serving business association, SICC is also its most independent and inclusive. Because it does not operate in silos, the Chamber provides the best platform for meaningful B2B engagement.

How does SICC create value for its members?

SICC collaborates with its members and partners to create value not just for members but for the wider business community as well. It does so via content rich, topical events while 10 committees provide members with the opportunity to learn from each other, to share expertise and to drive thought leadership. Finally, the annual SICC Awards for Collaborative Innovation are the most relevant business awards today.

History of SICC

8 February 1837

Founding of Singapore Chamber of Commerce – leading British merchants of the Settlement of Singapore came together to stand up for Singapore and its free port status, giving them a collective voice, which authorities could not ignore.

1837 – 1937

The Chamber made use of its extensive influence to promote the interests of Singapore and its members.

Post-Second World War

Political and constitutional developments brought many changes to the Chamber – the Chamber became much less of a British institution with more international and local companies joining as members.

1964

On the eve of Singapore’s merger with Malaysia, the Chamber changed its name to Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. This reflected its service to foreign companies establishing themselves in Singapore. Over the last 50 years it is also reflects local member companies internationalizing their businesses.

Present Day SICC

The Chamber’s mission remains the same: to stand up for Singapore and for business interests in Singapore. What’s different are the ways in which it delivers on its mission. The focus is active collaborative driven by relevance to members and the wider business community.