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Issue 165, 7 Nov 2017

Dear Members and Friends

When markets open up, businesses rush in. How can you best navigate and focus on the right business opportunities for you? Read on for a message from a fellow member with a particular passion for helping you navigate this frontier market.

Have a great week ahead.

Warmest regards
Victor Mills
Chief Executive

Myanmar: Asia’s Final Frontier

Because Myanmar offers so many attractive investment opportunities in agriculture, energy, fisheries, infrastructure, mining, and so much more, the International Monetary Fund describes the country as Asia’s “Final Frontier”.

Myanmar has many of the right attributes for sustainable growth: abundant natural resources and arable land and, most importantly, a young and motivated population that is always ready to learn and upskill.

Again, focussing on the Myanmar Investment Commission’s 10 prioritized Investment Activities will allow investors to enjoy benefits such as 3 to 5 years tax exemption and long-term leases on properties.

Myanmar companies large and small are actively looking for foreign partners and investors in all sectors. They look to foreign partners to bring in new talent, expertise and knowledge to build and upgrade businesses.

How do you best navigate Myanmar opportunities? By doing your homework and by being prepared to take and manage calculated risks. Most important of all, you need to identify and build trust with the right business partners.



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

Protecting Your Brand and Intellectual Property (IP), 17 November 2017
This half-day roundtable brings together a team of IP experts who will examine the implications of standardised packaging for various industries.  Read more

Women in Leadership Series: Sue Kyung Lee, 22 November 2017
A Diversity  Leader for  P&G in  Asia Pacific and a  champion for  female  empowerment at the workplace,  Sue Kyung will share insights from  P&G’s #WeSeeEqual programme to support gender equality.  She will also take us  on a personal  journey of staying true to yourself when making choices.   
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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

The Rise of Digital Global Business Services, 24 November 2017
Join us for a panel session at Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore, as we discuss the latest trends in global business services, shared services and outsourcing technologies. 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.  
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C-Suite Networking Night: Non-transferable Invitations,
29 November 2017
The Chamber's last networking reception for the year takes place at Skysuites @ Equinox, Level 69 of Swissotel The Stamford.  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

2 November 2017,
Corporate Governance & Regulatory Committee Meeting Highlights

7 November 2017,
Corporate Sustainability Committee Meeting Highlights

8 November 2017,
ASEAN Committee Meeting

15 November 2017,
Tax Policy Committee Meeting

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