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Issue 161, 10 Oct 2017

Dear Members and Friends

Yes, we do live on the same planet. When you think about it, there’s more sea than earth on our planet – hence Planet Sea - and it is under threat. 8 million tons of plastics are dumped, or end up, in our oceans every year. As H.R.H. The Prince of Wales said at last week’s Our Ocean 2017 in Malta; “plastic is on the menu.” It’s in our food chain. This is the reason why I got interested in the circular economy and why it is one of three focus areas for your Chamber. 

SICC is supporting a conference entitled “Towards plastic free oceans” in Singapore on 25 October organised by The European Union Delegation to Singapore and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. ASEAN needs to act now. There are limited seats. Please contact me at [email protected] if you’d like one.

Wishing you a profitable week ahead.

Warmest Regards

Victor Mills
Chief Executive 


The Chamber, including its Certification Department, will be closed from 1.00pm on Tuesday, 17 October 2017, the eve of Deepavali.

Business as usual will resume on Thursday, 19 October 2017.

Please take note of this half day holiday closure and advise all relevant colleagues to minimise any inconvenience to your company.

Thank you for your continued support. All of us at SICC wish our Indian customers Happy Deepavali! 


The Power of Humour & Laughter During Crises, 11 October 2017
This hilarious and inspiring keynote will be delivered by TEDx speaker Eyal Eltawil tomorrow afternoon. If your schedule permits, do register and join us. Read more

Design Thinking: Strategy for Innovation, 12 October 2017
This seminar will allow you to gain a deeper appreciation of the potential of Design Thinking as a methodology for business innovation.  Read more

Financial Well-being in the Workplace: 13 October 2017
Find out how you can help create an optimal workplace environment that addresses the financial concerns of your team members so that they can be free to concentrate on creating value for your business.  Read more

Distinguished Speaker Series: CEO of Future-Moves Group,
Mr Devadas Krishnadas, 25 October 2017

Multiple shake ups in the past year have resulted in shifts in the economic, political and security parameters. What are the implications for Singapore and for ASEAN? Join us at this dialogue with Mr Krishnadas as he provides his insights into today’s new world order to help businesses stay ahead of the curve.  Read more

Industry Update on the Rail Projects in Malaysia and Opportunities for Multinationals, 26 October 2017
Jointly organised by SICC and AmCham, this panel session will focus on updates and roadmap of the Light Rail Transit, Mass Rapid Transit and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail projects.  Read more

Dialogue with the Ministry of Education, 31 October 2017
The year’s annual dialogue with the Ministry of Education will focus on how to promote the culture of developing passion in learning and the entrepreneurial spirit amongst our young.  
Read more

Innovation Series: PestBusters, 3 November 2017
Hear from the man behind PestBusters’ success story – Chairman and CEO, Mr Thomas Fernandez. Thomas will talk about how his company leverages technology to transform the way work is conventionally done in his industry. Read more

5 Key Skills Needed in the Digital Economy, 9 November 2017
Dr Jaclyn Lee, Senior Director of Human Resources & Head of HR Technology and Analytics, Singapore University of Technology and Design, will share the skills we need to embrace the future and stay usefully employed.  Read more

Future Ready Now, 14 November 2017
Jack Sim and Liu Yan, the visionary co-founders of the School of Gumption will conduct a lunch-time workshop on how life-long learning powered by the values of the 6Cs can help individuals, teams and organisations thrive in the future workplace.  Read more

Building An Enlivening Culture for Breakthrough Performance,
17 November 2017

In this highly experiential and interactive session, participants will understand the business case for an enlivening, positive, mindful culture and participate in practical exercises you can take away and practise in your organisations.  Read more

ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods, 23 November 2017
Understand how the ATA Carnet works, and how your business can benefit from using it. This half-day seminar will equip participants with all they need to know to apply for and use the ATA Carnet.  Read more

Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr Vivian Balakrishnan,
27 November 2017

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will share his thoughts on ASEAN as it marks its golden jubilee this year. This closed-door dialogue is exclusive to members. Chatham house rules apply.  
Read more

Enabling Strategy Execution, 1 December 2017
Following a fruitful first session in October, we will dive deeper into the topic of strategy execution at this panel discussion. Hear from leaders of top global companies like Oracle and Schneider Electric who implement strategy every day.  Read more

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Committee Meetings

 16 October 2017,
Joint Innovation & SME Committee Meeting

19 October 2017,
Human Capital Committee Meeting

30 October 2017,
Cybersecurity Committee Meeting

2 November 2017,
Corporate Governance & Regulatory Committee Meeting

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Members who are interested to attend the meetings may contact
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