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Issue 166, 14 Nov 2017

Dear Members and Friends

Collaborating is second nature to me and my team and it needs to be for all SMEs. Your fellow member bizzi.co has some thoughts to share on this topic below. bizzi.co is a platform with members from 23 countries on which you can start discussions, explore opportunities to grow and create your own collaborative teams. SICC has done so. Contact my colleague Philip Pang at [email protected] to learn more.

Have another great week ahead.

Warmest regards
Victor Mills
Chief Executive


As you know, SICC has been putting a lot of emphasis on collaboration as the way to grow and expand your business. The great thing is, you can do this without having to spend a lot of money. Some businesses have looked for and grabbed collaboration opportunities with both hands. They’ve progressed as a result. Others have been pretty passive. They sit back and wait for collaboration opportunities to come their way. They’ll get nowhere. While you don’t have to spend money on lots of new resources, you do have to put in a bit of effort to look for opportunities to collaborate.

If you join a company as an employee, would you be expected do every role on your own? Of course not. You would need to collaborate with your colleagues. That’s teamwork. We at bizzi.co are asking ourselves why so many SMEs are still trying to grow by themselves, without joining hands with other businesses? Whether you are looking to grow your business locally, regionally or globally, collaborate. It’s fast and low cost.


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

Distinguished Speaker Series: Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon,
10 January 2018
The Honourable Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice of Singapore, will deliver a keynote address on the critical role which the rule of law plays in the growth and development of business interests in Singapore. This closed-door dialogue is exclusive to members. Chatham house rules apply. Read more

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