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Issue 282, 5 Feb 2020
Dear Members and Friends

Normally, this e-newsletter is published every Tuesday. We’ve held this week’s issue to today to share a team photo with you taken at our annual lunar new year celebration. We took the opportunity to also celebrate our Chamber’s 183rd Birthday which will take place on 8 February.

Longevity is no guarantee of future success. We know that. We respect our past but are not defined by it. Instead, my team and I are resolutely focused on the present and the future of this Chamber, its members and Singapore.

That’s why SICC will be collaborating even harder to innovate and execute with purpose this year. Some of this will be a direct result of members’ feedback in focus groups and via a survey last year both independently conducted for us by your fellow member Republic Polytechnic.

Each member company will, as promised, be sent a soft copy of the report over the next few days. I would ask all members to please read the report and share it with your colleagues especially those in your marketing and strategy teams. If you or they have constructive ideas and suggestions for how your Chamber could provide more value to you and other members, I’d love to hear them at [email protected].

One opportunity my team and I will be exploring is IMDA’s terrific open innovation platform as we look to increase our member-centric focus through digitalization. www.openinnovation.sg
Watch this space.

Yours faithfully
Victor Mills
Chief Executive



Singapore-France Joint Innovation Call – Information & Networking Seminar, 12 February 2020
Keen to co-innovate and develop a new product or application with strong market potential? Join the Singapore-France Joint Innovation Call which offers Singapore companies the opportunity to collaborate on joint innovation projects with French companies.
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ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods,
13 February 2020

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-ESSEC Leadership Series: Mr Neal Cross, 20 February 2020
In this first instalment of the SICC-ESSEC Leadership Series, prominent innovation evangelist – Neal Cross – counters digitalization with business acumen to argue that the future isn't digital. The future is hybrid and humans are the greatest asset.
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Launch of Pilot Pro-Bono Mentoring Programme (by invitation only), 20 February 2020
This event is a collaboration between E50 Association, SICC and SkillsFuture designed to provide pro-bono mentoring for C suite SME executives.
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SICC Post-Budget Breakfast Talk, 27 February 2020
As Singapore and the business community press on with economic transformation, how will Budget 2020 impact your business? Get all the answers at our annual Post-Budget Breakfast Talk.
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SICC Distinguished Speaker Series: Mr Chng Kai Fong,
3 March 2020

Our Distinguished Speaker Mr. Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) will talk about the growth areas of our economy and how EDB works with companies to tap into Asia’s growth.
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SICC Distinguished Speaker Series: Minister Masagos Zulkifli,
24 March 2020

Continuing our focus on true sustainability, our Distinguished Speaker Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources will talk about environmental sustainability as the world faces the growing impacts of climate change.
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Post-Budget 2020 Dialogue with the Ministry of Manpower,
27 March 2020

Join us for a dialogue with Ms. Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Manpower, on the Ministry's efforts to strengthen fairness at the workplace.
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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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