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In this October issue:
SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS
UPCOMING EVENTS
Webinar: European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions – Green Finance: A Taxonomy for Greening the Economy
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Date: 7 October (Wednesday) 
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Venue: Online

Healthcare B2B Forum

Webinar: Healthcare B2B Forum in ASEAN

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Date:  9 October (Friday) 
Time: 2.30  - 6.30 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar: US Presidental Election and Asia


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Date:  14 October (Wednesday) 
Time: 4.30  - 6.00 pm
Venue: Online

EV20-1015
Webinar: Taiwan Withholding Saving Opportunity: Practical Insights on Recent Developments
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Date: 15 October (Thursday) 
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 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.
Shaping
Webinar: Shaping and-Leading an Agile Workforce During COVID-19
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Date:  14 October (Wednesday) 
Time: 4.30  - 6.30 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar: Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2020
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Date:  26 - 30 October (Monday - Friday) 
Venue: Online


THE FUTURE OF HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROGRAMME

Both in Singapore and in Europe, the healthcare sector faces increasingly complex challenges. These challenges call for a re-imagining of how healthcare services are delivered to the public and how incremental changes in lifestyle can improve health outcomes and overall wellbeing throughout the life-course. 

EuroCham has adopted a programme on "The Future of Healthcare and Wellbeing" and in 2020, we plan to execute a series of activities covering three main areas of focus: Healthcare & Innovation, Healthy Lifestyle & Wellbeing, and Healthy & Sustainable Food. 

Watch Healthcare Committee Chairman, Anbu Srinivasan (Managing Director of Fresenius Medical Care Singapore), explain the raison d’etre behind this new programme.

NEW MEMBERS
Euroclear group is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post-trade services globally. At the core, the group provides settlement, safe-keeping and servicing of domestic and cross-border securities for bonds, equities and derivatives to investment funds. Euroclear is a proven, resilient capital market infrastructure committed to delivering risk-mitigation, automation and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise. Euroclear has been active in APAC since the early ’80s.

The Euroclear group includes Euroclear Bank - which is rated AA+ by Fitch Ratings and AA by Standard & Poor’s - as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & Ireland. 
Portico & Bridge is a company operating mainly in the field of Residency and Citizenship planning as well as International Real Estate.  Our three main values are trust, integrity and transparency as we strive to highlight the best possible future and investment opportunities for our clients.
 
SMBC is one of the largest Japanese banks by assets, with strong credit ratings across the globe. We work across SMBC Group to offer personal, corporate and investment banking services to our network that extends across 40 countries and regions, 16 of which are in Asia.

Headquartered in Tokyo, SMBC is a leading global financial institution and a core member of the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMBC Group).

The Bank's Asia Pacific regional hub is based in Singapore – established in 2008 to expand our presence in the region as we seek to rise in Asia, with Asia. We are driven by our commitment to lead the way in providing value to our customers and the markets in which we operate.

In 2018, Tanglin opened the First Gin distillery in Singapore. Singapore has a vibrant history as a stop on the Spice Trade Route and now finally its Gin. Tanglin refers to the Tanglin area, where spices were grown initially in Singapore. Chinese immigrants cultivated the tiger-infested land to produce Sireh, Pepper, Nutmeg and Ginger. The multiple Gins capture the unique cultural diversity of Singapore by bringing together European, Malay, Indian and Chinese culture together in their award-winning recipes. Next to exporting to Malaysia, Australia and the USA, Tanglin is available at many bars & restaurants in Singapore and can be experienced during a distillery tour.
IRP COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR

Ms Zhenyi Ng is Senior Manager, Government and Public Affairs Asia-Pacific, at the LEGO Group, based in Singapore. In her role, Zhenyi is responsible for the government and public affairs in relation to the protection of the LEGO Group’s intellectual property rights as well as the agenda on responsible digital engagement with children, in the Asia-Pacific region. Zhenyi also leads the coordination of the company’s government and public affairs efforts for intellectual property rights globally.

Prior to joining the LEGO Group, Zhenyi was a trade negotiator at the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore and was also heavily involved in driving the development and narrowing the development gap agenda of ASEAN as the Senior Officer at the ASEAN Secretariat. She has a Masters in Food and Resource Economics and BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.  

 
PACKAGING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS:
 
Dr Marika Lindstrom is the Vice President of Packaging Procurement globally at Unilever. Central to the agenda is plastics reduction, better plastics and new business models for more sustainable packaging. 

She joined Unilever in October 2009 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland as VP Indirect Procurement, and relocated to Singapore in June 2010 as VP for Packaging Procurement. She completed her tenure in Procurement with Procurement Operations role in January 2014, based in Dubai. All Procurement roles at Unilever have been globally executive roles.

She holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology in Lappeenranta, Finland and a PhD in Supply Chain Management from the University of Technology in Helsinki, Finland. Dr Lindstrom also completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Dallas, USA.
Ms Piia Helminen is the Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for Wipak, a global supplier of sustainable packaging solutions for food products, medical instruments, and devices. She joined Wipak in 2010 and worked in various roles of sales in several locations in Europe, including Finland, Germany, and the UK. 

She has spent the past 5 years in Asia of which the previous years driving the change from conventional plastic packaging to sustainable solutions which combines both personal passion and corporate strategy. 

She held a Bachelor of Business Administration and a candidate in dual executive-MBA from two leading European Universities (ESADE Business School and Aalto University).

 
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR

Mrs Michele Lemmens is a senior business leader passionate about the opportunity for businesses to embrace more sustainable business models by harnessing the power of innovation and digitalisation in the way they operate and champion change. 

Mrs Lemmens is currently the Business Sustainability Head and Sustainability CTO / Innovation Evangelist for APAC at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). She is also seconded to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) ASEAN Regional Hub, launched in September 2019 where she works across multi-stakeholder networks advocating change and enabling businesses, governments, regulators, stock exchanges, investors and academia of the ASEAN region to engage in dialogues that will enable better decisions based on information that matters.
Webinar: Leadership Development: World-Class Excellence and the New Normal in Executive Education

4 Sep - EuroCham Singapore’s HR Committee conducted this webinar session where the invited speakers and panellists shared their insights and expertise on leadership education and development in a post-COVID world.
Master Class: Leadership and Organisational Transformation for Resilience and Growth

7-9 Sep
- European Chamber of Commerce Singapore in collaboration with NUS LKY School of Public Policy, conducted a series of six masterclasses under a single programme. 
Webinar: European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions: Circular Economy
 
9 Sep - This session of the European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions built on its previous sharing session on the circular economy by presenting further insights on how an improved approach to the supply chain can be key to a more sustainable future.
Webinar: Managing Personal Health with Telehealth and Telemedicine
 
10 Sep - As part of the Healthcare and Wellbeing Programme, the focus of this session was on Telehealth where the panel discussed the role of Telemedicine today, as well as the changes needed to drive the continued adoption of Telemedicine post COVID-19.
Webinar: European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions: Sustainable Food
 
22 Sep - EuroCham held their European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Session webinar on Sustainable Food on 22 September 2020. We thank our speakers and panellists for their insights and expertise on more transparent food supply chains from the points of view of production, consumption, and distribution - and we hope to see the participants in our last Sharing Session on Green Finance.
Webinar: Increase in Minimum Qualifying Salaries for Foreign Employees: Assessing its Impact on the Singapore Hiring Market
 
24 Sep -  After the Singapore Government has recently increased the minimum qualifying salaries for work pass applications for foreign employees, EuroCham held a webinar where our speakers, Seow Hui Goh and Natasha Cheng (Bird & Bird) shared their insights on the alternative hiring models and the practical steps employers may take to avoid being perceived as an "unfair employer".
 
BLBG becomes BLCC

As a full-fledged chamber, BLCC is more than ready and more equipped to roll-out more benefits, relevant events and activities for the members through better platforms for networking and knowledge-sharing.  BLCC continues to be a part of the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) which will provide members with the opportunity to access the EuroCham events, resources and updates at subsidised rates.

EuroCham Cambodia

EuroCham is proud to announce the launch of a new website to promote Cambodia as a destination for investments: investincambodia-eu.org. 

In this brand-new website, visitors will find practical and relevant information about Cambodia's business environment including main economic data; sectoral factsheets; press reviews; webinars; and business registration guidelines as well as other legal information. 

With an average GDP growth of 7% per year, Cambodia has recorded the sixth fastest growing economy in the world between 1998 and 2019. While the impact of COVID-19 is as tough as everywhere else, the main trends will continue, and new opportunities will arise. Pro-business reforms have expanded in 2020 and more are expected until 2021.

EuroCham is also honoured to see this initiative supported by H.E. Mr. Sok Chenda Sophea, Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia whose forewords emphasize the business-friendly climate that prevails in Cambodia for all investors. 

 Don’t wait: Cambodia is ready!
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