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Issue 178, 6 Feb 2018

Dear Members and Friends

Like many countries, Singapore has a long way to go to achieve inclusiveness. Your Chamber confronts discrimination in the workforce wherever it arises. This week we feature a piece from Disabled Peoples’ Association Singapore which reminds us of a differently abled local talent pool we should not ignore.

Have a great week ahead.

Warmest regards
Victor Mills
Chief Executive


Despite there being an estimated 110,000 people with disabilities in Singapore, only 1 in 10 secures a job in the open employment market. Yet, employment for those with disabilities has the potential to make our society more inclusive. In today’s tight labour market, you can’t afford to ignore another local talent pool.

Some myths about employees with disabilities persist. Some believe it is expensive to renovate office premises to accommodate them. In fact, it is often easier and costs less than you might think. SGEnable’s Open Door Programme provides up to 90% subsidies for office renovations and assists with recruitment and training of potential employees with disabilities.

Tap on to employer networks like Singapore Business Network on DisAbility (SBNoD) and the Enabling Employers Network (EEN) or reach out to Disabled People’s Association, SPD, Autism Resource Centre and MINDs.


The Enterprise Immune System: Using Artificial Intelligence To Detect Cyber Attacks, 7 February 2018
During this lunch-time talk, Mr Max Heinemeyer, Director of Threat Hunting, Darktrace will demonstrate how artificial intelligence is being applied to detect and respond to cyber threats in companies of all sizes and sectors. Read more

C-suite Networking Night: Non-transferable Invitations, 
8 February 2018
Join us for an evening of wines, cold cuts, cheese and canapes as you mingle and enhance your business networks. This event is hosted by fellow member Ashurst ADTLaw and is exclusive to C-suite members. Read more

Singapore’s Fiscal Strategies: Can it overcome current and impending challenges?, 13 February 2018
As a precursor to Budget 2018, Mr Lee Kok Fatt, Executive Director of Future-Moves Group, will share his insights into the underlying principles of Singapore’s fiscal strategies. Read more

Post-Budget Breakfast Talk, 27 February 2018
How will Budget 2018 affect your business? Get all the answers at the Chamber’s annual Post-Budget Breakfast talk. You will hear concise analyses of the key measures, tax changes and policy directions from our expert speakers. Read more

Driving HR Automation, 28 February 2018
C-suite executives and HR Directors and professionals are invited to this CNY Luncheon to gain insights into the latest HR automation trends. Discover how HR automation can result in improved productivity for your teams and better employee engagement. Read more

ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods, 28 March 2018
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

2018 SICC Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner, 9 May 2018
Expect a gathering of a high-profile audience comprising business leaders, innovators and thought leaders at the awards ceremony & gala dinner to be held at Marina Bay Sands.  Guest of honour Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence will grace the event. Read more

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31 January 2018,
Education Services Committee Meeting Highlights

9 February 2018,
Human Capital
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12 February 2018,
Collaborative Innovation Committee Meeting

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