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Issue 270, 12 Nov 2019
Dear Members and Friends

You’ll have heard the phrase: “life is short.” It is. We all need to focus on life on enjoying our work and the activities we like doing and spending time with those we love and whose company we enjoy. Many of you will have experienced cancer or know someone who is going through treatment. Here’s a short article from Singapore Cancer Society on how it can help companies help their teams.

Keep the focus on life today and every day.

Yours faithfully
Victor Mills
Chief Executive

Cancer is a word, not a sentence

Every day, about 35 Singaporeans will get news that they have been diagnosed with cancer. This works out to about 13,000 new cancer cases a year. 1 in 3 deaths in Singapore is caused by cancer. Alarming statistics but real and close to home for many of us.

You can’t control if it happens, but you can change the ending. As the saying goes, “We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails”. With early detection, modern medicine and advanced treatment regimes, cancer does not become a death sentence, but a mere word.

In a highly competitive society, employees spend a large part of their time at work. Companies can help save lives by promoting cancer screening in the workplace, supporting employees who are undergoing cancer treatment or by employing cancer survivors. Singapore Cancer Society is happy to support your efforts through roadshows, screenings and talks offered by Singapore Cancer Society.

For those who are directly impacted by cancer, our society aims to journey with them in the recovery process and maintain quality of life through our programmes and services such as support groups, counselling or rehabilitation. Our aim is no one will fight cancer alone.



The Chamber and its Certification Services Department will be closed on 5 December 2019 (Thursday) from 11.30am to 2.30pm for an annual staff lunch.

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


Leadership Series: Mr Ho Kwon Ping, 14 November 2019
Drawing insights from his book “Asking Why”, Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, Founder & Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings will talk about the essential attributes of leadership.
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Make it Count – Protect our Environment, 16 November 2019 *this event is fully subscribed!
Partnering Chamber member Dow, SICC invites all members and friends to participate in a beach clean-up.
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Year End Reception, 20 November 2019 *this event is fully subscribed!
To thank members and friends for all for the support in 2019, and to celebrate another successful year, it is our pleasure to invite you to join us at our Year End Reception at The Pavilion, Conrad Centennial Hotel on 20 November.
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SICC Awards Gala, 16 April 2020
Winners of the 2020 SICC Awards will be announced at this high-profile gala dinner graced by Guest of Honour Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade & Industry.
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