MemberCONNECT e-Newsletter Archive


Presidential Dinner - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #162

Posted on 10/17/2017
Your Chamber is supporting a dinner organised by SBF in honour of Her Excellency President Halimah Yacob on 3 November 2017. Email Sopia at to register. Read more


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Planet Sea - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #161

Posted on 10/10/2017
Our planet sea is under threat. 8 million tons of plastics are dumped, or end up, in our oceans every year. SICC is supporting a conference: “Towards plastic free oceans” on 25 Oct organised by The European Union Delegation to Singapore Read more

Shred it! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #160

Posted on 10/3/2017
Just like cyber security risks are applicable to all companies whatever their size, disposing of paper waste is a business risk that needs managing. Read on for practical tips to do just that from your fellow member, Shred-it. Read more

Chamber defined - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #159

Posted on 9/26/2017
Why should one join SICC? Reasons: we focus on 3 main topics that's directly linked to sustaining Singapore’s economy & relevant to all members irrespective of company size/sector: Human Capital, Collaborative Innovation & Circular Economy Read more

Execute! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #158

Posted on 9/19/2017
Formulating a business strategy is easy but executing it is not and yet it is key for a business to move forward and to sustain its growth. Join us on 3 Oct for the first of two deep dives into the art of strategy execution. Read more

bizzi collaborating - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #157

Posted on 9/12/2017
You know your Chamber stands for collaboration as the fastest way to innovate. Read on to hear from your fellow member bizzi about its approach to SME collaboration. Read more

Collaboration News - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #156

Posted on 9/5/2017
Minister Ong Ye Kung, will be our GOH for the 2018 SICC Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner to be held on 9 May 18. As part of lead up to 2018 Awards, a panel discussion with our 2017 SICC Award winners will be held on Fri, 8 Sep. Read more

Good Game! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #155

Posted on 8/29/2017
The weather was kinder for this year’s golf tournament at the Singapore Island Country Club’s New Course on 24 Aug. Members and their guests played a full round of 18 holes. Read more

Standards for all - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #154

Posted on 8/22/2017
This week we share with you the latest Tripartite Standards for companies from TAFEP. You are encouraged to sign up. Read more

Collaborative Learning - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #153

Posted on 8/15/2017
Join us on 8 Sep for a panel discussion with our 2017 Award winners which is also part of the lead-up to the 2018 SICC Awards. Nominations are open from now until 27 Oct 2017. More details are available at Read more

With Thanks - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #152

Posted on 8/8/2017
As Singapore celebrates the 52nd anniversary of its independence this week, it is time, once again, to give thanks. Happy Birthday Singapore! Majulah Singapura! Read more

Active Value - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #151

Posted on 8/1/2017
Several of you have recently commented just how active your Chamber is. The next couple of months will be especially busy with a wide variety of thought provoking & enriching events. Visit our events calendar at for more details. Read more

Digital Focus - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #150

Posted on 7/25/2017
Join us on 3 Aug where Mr Leslie Loh, serial entrepreneur, principal & founder of Lithan will use his business as a case study of how digital transformation can leverage SkillsFuture to advance change management and achieve positive results. Read more

SICC@SICC! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #149

Posted on 7/18/2017
This is the final call for your Chamber’s 2017 Golf Tournament which will be held on 24 August at the Singapore Island Country Club’s New Course, SICC@SICC! Registration closes on 28 July so email to register today. Read more

Trust - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #148

Posted on 7/11/2017
When you sell your products and services pay attention to establishing and maintaining trust. If trust is lost, the deal is off. Read more

Tax Certainty - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #147

Posted on 7/4/2017
Last week, your Chamber’s Tax Policy Committee held its annual dialogue with officers from MOF to discuss the annual budget wish list. Please send your views to by 21 July 2017. Read more

AGM 2017? Check! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #146

Posted on 6/27/2017
Many thanks to each of you who attended AGM 2017 on 21 June and the very enjoyable reception which followed it at Conrad Centennial Singapore. Read more

Judging Panel - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #145

Posted on 6/20/2017
Delighted to announce and thank the judging panel for the Chamber’s 2018 SICC Awards which celebrate collaborative innovation. The SICC Awards are open to members and non-members. Submit your nomination early. Read more

Evangelise! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #144

Posted on 6/13/2017
Over the course of this year, many of you have told me & my colleagues that you really enjoy the warm welcome at SICC. This is very encouraging as this is what we work to achieve for you. Tell your friends & business contacts to apply for membership Read more

Top 5 Global Risks - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #143

Posted on 6/6/2017
Company boards need to understand key risks in order to manage them. Here are the top 5 global risks shared by our collaborator the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Read more

Membership has its Benefits - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #142

Posted on 5/30/2017
One way Members create value for their fellow members is through the Membership Benefits Scheme. It is an initiative that is very much in line with one of the Chamber’s core objectives: to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes between members. Read more

Fore! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue 141

Posted on 5/23/2017
Your Chamber’s 2017 golf tournament will be held on 24 August at the Singapore Island Country Club's New Course. Our Guest of Honour will be Mr Ng Chee Meng, Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport. Read more

Skills for the Future II - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue 140

Posted on 5/16/2017
Last week, we talked about the need to build and use a set of core, transferable skills to survive in today’s and tomorrow’s workforce. This week is about the vital role employers need to play. Read more

Skills for the Future I - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue 139

Posted on 5/9/2017
There is so much debate these days about what key skills we all need to have to help us move from job to job in the new digital economy. Practising core transferable skills is paramount to success. They won’t change. What are they? Read more

Cyber Insurance - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #138

Posted on 5/3/2017
It is just not possible to guarantee the safety of computer systems 100% of the time. Insurance can help protect consumers and service providers. Read on for information from your fellow member Chubb on cyber insurance. Read more

Lift Off - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #137

Posted on 4/25/2017
Having announced the winners of your Chamber’s 2017 Awards just over a month ago, we’re delighted to launch the 2018 SICC Awards today! As before, our Awards celebrate, learn from and recognise collaborative innovations. Submit your nominations early Read more

AGM 2017 - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue 136

Posted on 4/18/2017
It is a pleasure to invite all members to attend your Chamber’s AGM on 21 Jun at 5.15pm at the Conrad. While the AGM is strictly for members only the networking reception at 6.30pm is open to all members, friends and prospective members alike. Read more

Community Innovation - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #135

Posted on 4/11/2017
Continual innovation is the heartbeat of every successful business which is why it is at the top of your Chamber’s list of priorities. Join us on 23 May to hear from Ascendas-Singbridge and come away with learning points for you to adapt and adopt. Read more

You + NS - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #134

Posted on 4/4/2017
Every company knows why it is vital to support National Service (NS) and their employees who are NSmen. Show your support by participating in this year’s SAF Day Combined Rededication Ceremonies (CRCs) on Friday, 30 June 2017. Read more

Good Job! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #133

Posted on 3/28/2017
If you were one of the 700+ people who attended your Chamber’s 180th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony last Friday, you will know the evening was a great success. Read more

Countdown - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #132

Posted on 3/21/2017
As you can imagine, my team and I are counting down to the Chamber’s 180th Anniversary Gala Dinner. It’s been a year in the planning and will take place this Friday, 24 March 2017. Read more

Only re-use - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #131

Posted on 3/14/2017
It won’t be long before we have more plastics than fish in the world’s oceans unless we radically re-think waste management. Join us at our 6 April 2017 event entitled: “Can Singapore do for Waste what it has done for Water?” to learn more. Read more

Plugging the gaps - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #130

Posted on 3/7/2017
In the Budget Statement there’s talk about the role which TACs should play. What practical assistance do you need from SICC to help in your restructuring/transformation journey? What should SICC be looking at/delivering that it is not already doing Read more

ROI - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #129

Posted on 2/28/2017
This week I want to salute all members who serve on the many Chamber committees. Committees are a key mechanism for members to network, share expertise, learn from each other, etc. I encourage all members who do not yet serve on committees to join. Read more

Post Budget - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #128

Posted on 2/21/2017
What is your company’s response to Budget 2017? We thought it was as expected: targeted short term measures and a focus on implementing the Committee for the Future Economy’s (CFE’s) recommendations. Read more

In Good Company - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #127

Posted on 2/14/2017
Here’s a message on doing good for the best of commercial reasons from our collaborator the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC). Read more

Milestone Birthday! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue #126

Posted on 2/8/2017
Today, your Chamber celebrates 180 years in Singapore. I want to use this milestone birthday to pay tribute to all our members who collectively contribute not only to Singapore’s business community but also to Singapore. Read more

NS Mark - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue # 125

Posted on 2/1/2017
GONG XI FA CAI! I hope you all have had an enjoyable start to The Year of the Rooster! In addition to being a big year for your Chamber, 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the introduction of National Service (NS). Read more

Gong Xi Fa Cai! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue # 124

Posted on 1/24/2017
It is a real pleasure for me and my team to wish you and yours good health, continued prosperity and success in the Year of the Rooster! GONG XI FA CAI! Read more

National Trade Platform - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue # 123

Posted on 1/17/2017
As part of the Chamber’s support for the collaborative development of the National Trade Platform, it is a pleasure to bring you the progress report from their project team on their collaboration with industry partners. Read more

Gala Update - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue # 122

Posted on 1/10/2017
Even the best-laid plans sometimes meet with the unexpected. PM's schedule has changed and he is no longer able to be our GOH for the Chamber's 180th Anniversary Gala Dinner. Instead Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy PM will grace our Gala Dinner as GOH. Read more

Back to work! - SICC MemberCONNECT Issue # 121

Posted on 1/4/2017
2017 will be another action-packed year. All the more so, because in 2017 we celebrate 180 years of service. All the January and February events are now open for registration except for Post-Budget event which we are finalising. Read more

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