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Issue 223, 18 Dec 2018

Dear Members and Friends

Singapore will commemorate the bicentennial of Raffles’ 1819 treaty with the Temenggong of Johor next year. Often seen as marking the beginning of modern Singapore, Raffles’ treaty set the stage for teamwork, diverse population growth and the re-establishment of Singapore as a business hub. The treaty also led to colonialization and, eventually, to the post 1945 period of Merdeka, merger with Malaysia, and independence. Raffles paved the way but it was Singaporeans, led by an extraordinary, driven and focused leadership team, and working with their foreign friends who achieved broad-based economic success. It would have astonished Raffles as it continues to astonish so many of us.

To commemorate this significant moment in Singapore’s long history, your Chamber will launch the Internationalisation Series of events in 2019 collaborating with our friends at BritCham Singapore.

This event series will provide an opportunity for local and foreign companies to share their perspectives on how to internationalize a business.

The Internationalisation Series will be a quarterly event series. Each session will either be a case study presentation by members or a panel conversation on the challenges and opportunities of internationalisation.

Would your company like to take part or sponsor this series? Of course you would! Let me know at [email protected].

Warmest regards
Victor Mills
Chief Executive


The Chamber and its Certification Services Department will be closed as follows in addition to the gazetted public holidays:

- 24 December 2018 (Monday) from 1.00pm on the eve of Christmas Day
- 31 December 2018 (Monday) all day

Please take note of these closures and advise all your relevant colleagues to minimise inconvenience.


Chamber Networking Night, 22 January 2019
Mark the start of a new year by attending the Chamber's Networking Night hosted by Cult Wines, a leading fine wine investment advisor, at their newly opened Singapore office.
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People Strategy for a Digital Age, 24 January 2019
A fireside chat with Mr. Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive of SkillsFuture Singapore as he shares his perspective towards people and skills development, and the significance of the national SkillsFuture movement in enabling businesses to transform.
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ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods,
14 February 2019
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.
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SICC Awards Gala, 3 April 2019
Winners of the 2019 SICC Awards will be announced at this high-profile gala dinner graced by Guest of Honour Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry.
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