SICC | Singapore International Chamber Of Commerce | Raffles Quay – The voice of international business in Singapore
Having trouble viewing this email? Click here
4 JULY 2023  |  ISSUE 460

Dear Members and Friends

The extraordinary, attempted, and then called off, mutiny in Russia recently underscores how conflict can bring about unexpected consequences. For a short time there was a distinctly 1917 whiff about events. Back then an equally, unnecessary war caused the collapse of the Imperial regime in Russia and, one year later, those of Austria-Hungary and Germany. War is always a catalyst for change and the changes wrought by war are not always what those in power at the outset had in mind.

Of course, change is a constant for all of us in business but what is not always constant is the speed of change. There is no doubt we are living at a time of elevated contestation between the great powers when relations can be affected by balloons and near misses in the Taiwan Straits. The 24 hour news cycle exacerbates the speed at which things happen and the reactions to events. When you think about it, today’s sabre rattling is not all that dissimilar to the decade before 1914 and the outbreak of the catastrophic First World War.

No wonder you have asked us for more coverage of geopolitics as you, your Boards and risk managers evaluate your strategies and tactics for business success in what are more uncertain times than any of us would have predicated a few years ago.

As always, we listen to our members and look forward to an engaging dialogue on 19 July with Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Do join us to ask your questions and to share your perspectives. Scroll down for more information on this and other upcoming events.

Wishing you all a good week ahead and to all our USA members and friends, Happy 4th of July!

Yours faithfully
Victor Mills
Chief Executive

Ad Sponsor For advertising enquiries, please email us
Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
6 July 2023
Innovation Series: Singapore
11 July 2023
Welcome Programme for New Senior EP Holders
19 July 2023
The Signature Series: Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan
27 July 2023
Briefing on COMPASS by Ministry of Manpower
3 August 2023
Innovation and Sustainability
12 September 2023
Certificate of Origin Seminar
26 September 2023
ATA Carnet Seminar
26 October 2023
2023 SICC Awards Ceremony & Gala
 Our Corporate Sponsors
 Principal Strategic Partner Strategic Partner   Silver 
NAIHE logo-jamescook1
Co-Sponsor_GESS_03 Co-Sponsor_GESS_03

Hardskills logo
Co-Sponsor_SAESL Logo
Co-Sponsor_SE Logo
Celebrating 100 years of trade documentation services in 2023
Facebook LinkedIn YouTube
Singapore International Chamber of Commerce
6 Raffles Quay #10-01, Singapore 048580 | | [email protected]
Copyright © 2023 SICC. All rights reserved.
If you do not wish to receive future emails from Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, Opt-Out.

Cvent - Web-based Software Solutions