In this April issue:

On the 25th of March, President of the European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) Federico Donato shared a message with our members and community on the COVID-19 situation as well as an update on our events, and the new measures and policies that have been implemented at the EuroCham office in Singapore.

Read the full message on our website.
Webinar: HR Committee Meeting
Date: 3 April 2020 (Friday)
Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am
Venue: Online
Webinar: Leadership in the COVID-19 Crisis
Date: 3 April 2020 (Friday)
Time: 1.00 - 2.00 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar: WIPO – SEA IPR SME Helpdesk Seminar: Dispute Resolution Strategies for SMEs
New Date: 6 April 2020 (Monday)
Time: 4.00 pm - 5.40 pm
Venue: Online
Webinar: COVID-19: Impact on Asia’s economies – what to expect in the short run and what will change in the long-term  (Roundtable)
Date: 7 April 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 10.00 am - 11.00 am
Venue: Online

Webinar: European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions: Circular Economy 
Date: 8 April 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 5.00 - 6.00 pm
Venue: Online

Annual General Meeting
(Members only)

Date: 20 April 2020 (Monday)
Time: 6.00 - 8.00 pm
Venue: Online
Growing Asia’s infrastructure in the new decade
Date: 29 April 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 4.00 - 5.30 pm
Venue: Online

Europe Business Luncheon with the President of the Republic of Singapore
New Date: 28 August 2020 (Friday)
Time: 11.30 pm - 2.30 pm
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
​1 Fullerton Square
049178 Singapore

The safety of all attendees is our top priority.  We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation
and will implement further precautionary measures as and when announced by the government.
In the month of February 2020, the European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (EuroCham) conducted a survey to map out the expected economic impact of COVID-19 on European businesses in Singapore.

The survey showed that European companies in Singapore and ASEAN believe they would be impacted already in the very early stages of the outbreak, with significant proportions of their revenue to be in jeopardy. 

Download our REPORT HERE or view it on our WEBSITE.

To follow the developments of the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects onto European businesses in the region, EuroCham (Singapore) has conducted a second survey on the situation in March. The next report will be released shortly. 
Sustainability is the focus of our activities in 2020 and EuroCham will be executing a series of activities under the title "European Excellence in Sustainability" including breakfast talks, surveys, a white book and the Sustainability Awards. The project is in line with the commitments and ambitions of Singapore towards the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The goal of this project is to show the degree of involvement of European companies within Sustainability. We want to provide these companies with a platform to share their initiatives in reducing carbon and waste, revenues derived from clean products, their effort in providing green energy solutions, and overall attempts to preserve our planet while still being profitable.

The results of our sustainability survey will be incorporated in a position paper and will be presented to relevant Singapore governmental entities as a basis for an open discussion. The paper will include the quantitative findings of this survey as well as recommendations to the Government, so that we close the gap between companies needs and government efforts. This will also allow us to raise awareness in the sustainability area.

Help us by filling out our SURVEY!
On the 28th of February 2020, EuroCham (Singapore) held its first webinar,  covering the Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chains and how to navigate the current outbreak. The webinar included the following speakers: David Ringrose from DHL (co-chair of EuroCham Supply Chain committee) who went through the major risks to supply chains, Howie Lee from OCBC Bank who discussed the macroeconomic perspective on the issues arising in Singapore from the outbreak and Andy Hewson from Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) who gave comparative data on the impact of SARS and projected impact on tourism and Food and Beverage businesses in Singapore. Prateek Jain from GSK and the chair of EuroCham Supply Chain committee moderated the discussion.

On the 10th of March 2020, the European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) was featured in The Straits Times. The article discussed our involvement and support of the Singapore Government's safety measures surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, and covered other chambers' work on the outbreak.

On the 12th of March 2020, EuroCham kicked off our inaugural European Excellence in Sustainability Session at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy with the focus on Smart Mobility. EuroCham president Mr Federico Donato gave an introduction not only to the importance of mobility in the whole framework of sustainability but also a summary of how the Sustainability Sharing Sessions form one of the pillars of EuroCham's sustainability project. 

We thank the three European companies  who came to speak about their sustainability efforts and smart mobility initiatives; Alstom,  BMW Group and Pirelli. We are also grateful to Mr Francesco Mancini (associate dean, NUS, LKY School of Public Policy) who joined us and moderated the session. Special thanks also goes out to the kind support of EU Ambassador to Singapore, Ms Barbara Plinkert who gave a rousing speech prior to the presentations. 


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