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Issue 231, 12 Feb 2019
Dear Members and Friends

GONG XI FA CAI! Happy Lunar New Year! Last week was full of anniversaries. While 5 Feb saw the start of the new lunar year, 6 Feb marked the 200th anniversary to the day of Raffles’ treaty with Johor to establish a Singapore trading post. Click here to read my take on the Bicentennial. Then on 8 Feb, we celebrated the 182nd birthday of your Chamber!

Those of you who are active on LinkedIn will know that Judgement Day for the 2019 SICC Awards took place on 30 Jan when our Awards finalists presented their submissions to our panel of judges. I want to express my thanks to each of our distinguished judges for their commitment, expertise and time.

On 3 April, we will announce the winners of the 2019 SICC Awards at a Gala Dinner during which they will receive their awards from our Guest of Honour Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry. Please join us as we celebrate Singapore’s Champions of Collaborative Innovation! Reserve your seat or join our growing list of Corporate Sponsors.

Click here for details of sponsorship opportunities or contact my colleague Sharon at [email protected].

With my thanks and best regards
Victor Mills
Chief Executive


The Chamber and its Certification Services Department will be closed on 13 February 2019 (Wednesday) from 11.30am to 2.30pm for an annual staff lunch. Please take note of the closure and advise all your relevant colleagues to minimise inconvenience.


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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Distinguished Speaker Series: Minister Chan Chun Sing,
19 February 2019
Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, will engage members in a closed-door dialogue on recent geopolitical and economic developments.
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Chamber Post-Budget Breakfast Talk, 26 February 2019
As Singapore presses on with its economic transformation amidst uncertainties in the global economy, what kind of measures will Budget 2019 bring? How will these impact your business?
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Innovation Series: The LEGO Group, 6 March 2019 *This event is fully subscribed
Learn how LEGO continually innovates to remain a timeless brand whilst at the same time remaining children centric by innovating responsibly.
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Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr Beh Swan Gin, 15 March 2019
Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board Dr Beh Swan Gin will discuss the drivers for an innovation-led economy and how EDB is translating this growth strategy into its programmes and initiatives.
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Dialogue with the Ministry of Manpower, 22 March 2019
Join us for a dialogue with Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower Ms Low Yen Ling, which will focus on the Ministry of Manpower’s key strategies to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth for industries, businesses and workers.
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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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Committee Meetings

29 Jan 2019,
Education Services Committee Meeting

12 Feb 2019,
Human Capital Committee Meeting

22 Feb 2019,
ASEAN Committee Meeting

26 Feb 2019,
Digitalization Committee Meeting

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Members who are interested to attend the meetings may contact [email protected].

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