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Issue 245, 21 May 2019
Dear Members and Friends

Last week I talked about the importance of integrating immigrants into our society. This week I want to focus on the importance of integrating ex-offenders. Singapore Prison Service works very hard to help rehabilitate offenders. It collaborates with several co-operatives which, with support from the business community, help with training, job placement and support of the offender’s family.

More businesses could support these efforts by providing an opportunity to ex-offenders to interview for jobs. After all, the business community supports a more inclusive society.

Reductions in the availability of foreign workers in recent years have helped more employers consider ex-offenders as another potential labour pool. More can and should do so. Kudos to all member companies who already practice inclusive hiring.

For those making a start, check out these web sites for more information on how you can help ex-offenders integrate into the workforce:

Have a great week ahead.

With my thanks and warmest regards.

Victor Mills
Chief Executive



The Chamber and its Certification Services Department will be closed as follows in addition to the gazetted public holiday on 5 June 2019:

- 4 June 2019 (Tuesday) from 1.00pm on the eve of Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Please take note of this closure and advise all your relevant colleagues to minimise any inconvenience to your company.

The Management & Staff of SICC wish all our Muslim members and customers Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Maaf Zahir dan Batin.


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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Getting Your Business AI Ready, 5 July 2019
In our next Digitalisation Series seminar, our speaker and panelists from Microsoft and Certis Group will share insights from the Microsoft and IDC Asia Pacific study on “Future Ready Business: Assessing Asia Pacific’s Growth Potential Through AI”.
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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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