Helmed and formed by our most active members, Chamber committees are a key way for members to contribute to their Chamber’s continued relevance and success. The old adage “you get out what you put in” applies. The more active members are, the greater sense of value they derive from their membership and the greater value they bring to their Chamber.
SICC has 10 business committees covering a broad range of industries and business concerns. Committees inform, expand knowledge, networks and personal effectiveness. They are the seed bed for the Chamber’s advocacy work which is always designed to benefit all members. Narrow interests are not the focus.
Contact us and join the committee which is best aligned to your industry and/or to your interests. Thank you for your views, time and consistent participation and for serving your Chamber and the wider business community.
SICC’s cross-industry and industry-specific committees continue to be a focal engagement platform for members. It is through these committees that SICC drives substantive discussions on topics and issues that impact businesses. The committees also facilitate cross-industry sharing of knowledge and ideas, extend members’ network and enable them to reach out to the business community and the government.
Business sustainability creates the need to expand regionally and globally. Formerly called the Emerging Markets Committee, this committee provides members with insights into market opportunities and optimal ways of doing business in each ASEAN country and culture. Our engagements with key speakers from relevant foreign government agencies, trade associations and member companies enable the ASEAN committee to better explain our commercial backyard.
Circular Economy Committee
This is all about survival: of our planet and of our species. The linear model of production produces waste. A circular model facilitates recycling. This committee will focus on the commercial opportunities inherent in the circular economy. It will focus on carbon trading and renewable energy as well innovations which improve the health of our planet and our species.
Collaborative Innovation Committee
The aim of this committee is to encourage companies to collaborate in order to innovate. It is based on the premise that the fastest way to innovate is to collaborate. The committee also aims to champion initiatives which will help deliver the execution of the ITMs and uplift Singapore SMEs.
Corporate Governance & Regulatory Committee
This is one of the Chamber’s longest serving committees driven by committed members. They want to make sure they understand regulations and they want to ensure they are compliant. Members of this committee share accounting, audit and regulatory updates relating to listed companies as well as best practices for effective corporate governance. Committee members regularly engage SGX, ACRA and other speakers on topical issues.
This committee aims to demystify the buzzwords surrounding digitalization and to provide members with information so that they can maximize the gains from going digital. The committee shares information and best practices. It helps to identify and execute initiatives that benefit Chamber membership and the wider business community.
Human Capital Committee
This committee addresses the challengers that members face in the tight local labour market, reviews the government’s manpower policies and regulations, and enables industry sharing of best practices in talent management.
This committee focuses on how social media and online marketing can help our businesses scale up their presence and impact. It aims to help the Chamber and its members improve their online presence and to increase engagement with existing members/customers and attract new ones.
Tax Policy Committee
One of life’s certainties, taxation affects all businesses. This committee of tax professionals and business people compiles the Chamber’s annual tax measures wish list for each Singapore Budget. This is then shared with the Ministry of Finance and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
Education Services Committee
Always a focus for the Chamber, education has become even more important as we all realize the need to upskill regularly. As the Singapore economy restructures, this committee seeks to discover the roles that can be played by the private education sector in developing and supporting a high-skilled workforce required to drive an innovative, productivity-driven economy.
Legal Services Committee
Centred on foreign law firms doing business in Singapore, this committee is a platform for members to discuss non-competitive issues, primarily across the ASEAN region, and network with each other.