In this July issue:
The European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, is proud to present our Sustainability Programme 2021. 
Do you think your company is a front-runner in
 #sustainability? Nominate your company for the EuroCham Sustainability Awards 2021!

The categories for the Awards are:
- Green Finance
- Smart Mobility (Urban Mobility)
- Green Consumer
- Biodiversity and Agri
- Sustainable Workforce

There will be one award recipient per category. Nominations close on 25 September 2021.
Nominate your company now
Click here for the Sustainability Awards 2021 sponsorship packages.
Click here for advertising opportunities in the Whitebook for The Future of Healthcare and Wellbeing. 


EuroCham would like to share with you the response we have received from the survey on the European Union Singapore Free Trade Agreement. This survey conducted by the European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) polled individuals from both Singaporean and European companies based in Singapore across various industries. The aim of the survey was to assess the impact that the European Union Singapore Free Trade Agreement (#EUSFTA) has had since it entered into force in November 2019. View the full report here.
Webinar: The Need for Developing a Sustainable Workforce in the Transition towards Green Economy
Date:  30 June (Wednesday)
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar:  Alternative Fuel Type in Transportation Sectors – How well-aligned are up- and down-stream players?
Date:  1 July (Thursday)
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar: The Investment Law Reform in Vietnam and Its Impact on Trade

Date:  6 July (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar:  Digital Transformation in Healthcare – The balancing act of rapid adoption of technologies vs. protection against cybersecurity threats
Date:  9 July (Friday)
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar: Digitalising KYC processes: What is the Way Forward?

Date:  22 July (Thursday)
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar:  Innovating Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) in Singapore to Support Novel Interventions
Date:  29 July (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar: Transportation (Movement of Goods) -  Opportunities and Challenges of Last-Mile Delivery Logistics and the Role of Location
Date:  17 August (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Venue: Online

The safety of all attendees is our top priority.  All events are online until further notice.
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will implement
further precautionary measures as and when announced by the government.
Webinar: Travel During the Pandemic: What is Required to get on a Plane?
Date:  14 July (Wed)
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar: Frost & Sullivan Intelligent Mobility

Date:  14-15 July (Wed-Thu)
Time: 3:00 - 8:10 pm & 2:00 - 7:20 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar: Rajah & Tann Asia’s Beyond Pandemic & Politics: Behold Southeast Asia and the World
Date:  26 July (Mon)
Time: 3:30 - 6:00 pm
Venue: Online

Carl van der Elst
Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch

Carl van der Elst is currently within Deutsche Bank responsible for the coverage of our European multinational clients active in the Asia Pacific region in addition to his role as the Head of Corporate Cash Management for the ASEAN region.  Originally from Holland, Carl has lived in Asia for almost 20 years, with the majority of his time spent in China. Carl joined Deutsche Bank in Beijing in 2008 after previously working at Credit Suisse and ING. Carl has a Masters in Law from Leiden University and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Carl is fluent in Dutch, English and German while conversant in French and Mandarin.
foodpanda is a leading delivery platform in Asia dedicated to bringing consumers a wide range of food, groceries and more, quickly and conveniently. Powered by technology and operational excellence, foodpanda is spearheading the growth of quick-commerce (q-commerce) across the region with its network of retail partners, as well as pandamart cloud stores to provide more on-demand options beyond the millions of food delivery options. foodpanda operates in more than 400 cities across 12 markets in Asia - Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Japan. foodpanda is a subsidiary of Delivery Hero, a global leader of the food delivery industry.  Learn more here:
Faktion is a boutique, end-to-end Artificial Intelligence service provider that enables organizations to build competitive capabilities for a future where data science fulfils a pivotal role in the rapidly transforming economic reality. By combining both Machine Learning expertise with traditional software engineering mastery, we deliver, integrate and operationalize AI solutions that add measurable value to an organization. Once deployed in production, Faktion 'productizes' the core features of the solution with the aim to shorten implementation time for its customers. Mature products are spun off in separate legal entities to increase value for our shareholders. Learn more here:
The Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE) Programme is the European Union’s flagship higher education programme with ASEAN. The SHARE Programme resumed with effect from 27 February 2021 for an extension until the end of 2022.The SHARE Consortium is comprised of the British Council, the DAAD, ENQA, and Nuffic. The SHARE Extension will see the programme continue its support of the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN stakeholders to enable greater harmonisation and internationalisation of ASEAN higher education. It aims to catalyse the transfer of ownership of programme outcomes to ASEAN entities and nominated organisations to be embedded within sustainable ASEAN-led structures and processes. For more information, visit

Speyside is a global emerging markets corporate affairs and public policy consultancy, with a 25-year track record helping leading companies and organizations with market entry and growth in heavily regulated, heavily scrutinized sectors. Speyside has offices across Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. The APAC business is led from Singapore with teams on the ground across ASEAN & South Asia. For more information, visit
At Unifiedpost Group, we develop cloud-based services that streamline our customers’ administrative and financial processes by delivering simple and smart digital solutions. Since its foundation in 2001 in Belgium by CEO Hans Leybaert, our company has expanded worldwide and has now offices in more than 26 countries in Europe and Asia. Since 22 September 2020, we are listed on Euronext Brussels. After Vietnam, Singapore is the second Asian country where Unifiedpost Group is present. Unifiedpost Pte Ltd. was founded in 2021. Unifiedpost Group wants to become the leading cloud-based platform for SME, corporate and government business services built on “Documents”, “Identity” and “Payments” and help customers structure complex financial administrative processes by delivering simple, smart, digital solutions.  For more information, visit
Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccination – Facts and Fiction
15 June - EuroCham in collaboration with Fresenius Medical Care organised this webinar to share on issues related to COVID-19 vaccination and provide clarity of facts to combat inaccurate information or misperceptions in the public domain.

We would like to thank our moderator, Professor John Lim (Duke-NUS Medical School), and speakers and panellists, Dr. med. Michael Etter (Fresenius Medical Care), Dr Sanjoy Datta (GSK Vaccines), Dr Amgad Gamil (Pfizer), Professor Li Yang Hsu (NUS Saw Swee Hock School Of Public Health), and Mr Simon Gordon (Accredify) and all who joined us and made the webinar a success!
Webinar: The Emergence of Singapore as a Trading Hub for Green Assets

17 June - This is the second European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions, which comprises five key areas:
– Green Finance
– Smart Mobility (Urban Mobility)
– Green Consumer
– Biodiversity and Agri
– Sustainable Workforce
In this webinar, EuroCham discussed the newly announced Singapore Carbon Exchange as well as the establishment of Singapore as a major sustainability hub for Asset Management.

For more on the European Excellence in Sustainability programme, keep an eye on our website,, and our social media pages!
Webinar: Blockchain beyond Bitcoin – Singapore’s Blockchain Landscape & Experiences Across Industries
22 May - EuroCham’s Digital Economy Committee organised this webinar to discuss how blockchain / DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) is creating value across various industries in Singapore and transforming business models.
Webinar: The Importance of Protecting IP in the Digital Economy

24 May - This webinar explored the importance of protecting IP in the digital era in an increasingly digitalised world where IP has become more and more vulnerable to theft as digitalisation makes it easier to copy and counterfeit products as well as distribute these goods afterwards.
Webinar: Progressing the Development of Agri-Innovation in Singapore and SEA
28 June - As part of the Best Practice Sharing Sessions, EuroCham organised this webinar to discuss how agri-tech accelerators are promoting the growth of promising local agriculture and aquaculture companies by developing their innovation capabilities to grow more with less through innovation and scalable solutions to meet evolving needs.
Webinar: Supply Chain Performance Analytics

29 May - EuroCham’s Supply Chain Committee organised this webinar to explore our expert's recent experiences leveraging the power of data analytics while giving a comprehensive overview of the main supply chain data analytic opportunities, applied examples and what is most relevant for the supply chain of tomorrow.

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