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Issue 243, 7 May 2019
Dear Members and Friends

When your Chamber decided it should champion the circular economy a couple of years ago, it was far from mainstream. The good news is that has changed. Activists, students, other young people, businesses, civil society and more governments now recognize that the clock is ticking. We can’t keep consuming this planet’s resources the way we have been since 1945. As I intimated in last week’s issue, businesses will have to be the ones who adopt circularity to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Only last week, the UK Parliament recognized that climate change is an emergency. Other voices are calling for us all to eat less red meat to reduce methane emissions and to reduce air travel to reduce carbon emissions. Changes are coming…with implications that will impact all our lives and all our businesses.

If you want to learn more about the circular economy from a credible practitioner, you could not do better than join me on 29 May for the Chamber’s 2nd Circular Economy Forum this year. We’ll be featuring Chamber member Philips, a world-leading health technology company, which has embraced true sustainability because of its benefits to society and because it believes sustainability is a driver for economic growth.

Guest speaker, Mr. Low Cheaw Hwei, Head of Design for Philips in Asia and Head of Government and Public Affairs for Philips in Singapore, will share how Philips Design enables a rethink of business models that can contribute to the circular economy a.k.a. the virtuous circle.

Register here now! I hope to see you there.

All the very best for a productive week ahead.

Warmest regards

Victor Mills
Chief Executive



C-suite Networking Night, 15 May 2019
All C-suite members are warmly invited to an exclusive networking cocktail hosted by Swiss Club. The reception will take place at the elegant Rifle Lounge of the Club House.
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SICC Circular Economy Forum, 29 May 2019
The Chamber’s second Circular Economy Forum this year will showcase how member Philips, a world-leading health technology company, enables a rethink of business models that can contribute to the circular economy.
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Diversity and Inclusion at Shell, 11 June 2019
Ms Lyn R. Lee, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Shell will share insights from her company’s journey to weave diversity and inclusion into their business plans.
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ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods, 12 June 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 AGM Luncheon, 20 June 2019 *This event is fully subscribed! 
Your Chamber’s AGM Luncheon will take place on 20 June at Grand Hyatt Singapore. The Guest of Honour is Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, and he will deliver a keynote address and participate in a Q & A session during the lunch.
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Making or Breaking the Future, 1 August 2019
Join us as our guest speaker Mr Devadas Krishnadas, Chief Executive Officer of Future-Moves Group shares his perspectives on changes in demography, technology and politics. He will also identify emergent challenges, opportunities as well as implications for governance.
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