In this August issue:
Webinar: Ambassador Briefing by H.E. Barbara Plinkert, EU Ambassador to Singapore on the COVID-19 response and updates on the EU-Singapore travel advisory 
Date: 4 August 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 9.00 - 10.15 am 
Venue: Online
Kindly note that this event is for EuroCham Members only
Webinar: Healthy Lifestyle and Wellbeing - Mental Health & Wellness in a Social-Distanced Society     

Date: 17 August 2020 (Monday)
Time: 5.00 - 6.30 pm
Venue: Online

Webinar: Circular Economy Series: Sustainable Packaging - A New Normal
Date: 18 August 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 10.00 - 11.30 am 
Venue: Online

Webinar: European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions - Clean and Efficient Energy 
Date: 19 August 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 5.00 - 6.30 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.
Sustainability is a key focus of the EU and Singapore, as well as EuroCham Singapore. This is why we are excited to recognise and acknowledge the best of sustainability practices with the EuroCham Sustainability Awards 2020!

If you think your company is a front-runner in sustainability, submit a nomination now

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. 

These three areas will be covered by three pillars of activities: 

The activities will bring together stakeholders from various sectors of the European pharmaceutical, healthcare, insurance, medical devices and food & beverage industries in Singapore, their Singaporean counterparts, as well as government bodies and non-governmental organisations, to address the healthcare challenges facing Singapore.

In collaboration with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, we are excited to announce our first ever Masterclass on Leadership and Organisational Transformation for Resilience and Growth which will be held on 7-9 September 2020. 

The sudden onset of COVID-19 was a test of organisational preparedness, resilient leadership and crisis management on a global scale. Featuring analysis and perspectives from practitioners and academics, companies and the wider community can gain insights on how to rise to the occasion, and partner with governments to play a critical role in jump-starting the economy while protecting community health.

This masterclass is a Business Growth Activity. Eligible members of the Singapore Business Federation can qualify for support under the SBF Rising in Support of Enterprises (RISE) Programme.

Click here to sign up. 
The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. We purpose is to stimulate and sustain the demand for gold, provide industry leadership and be the global authority on the gold market. We develop gold-backed solutions, services and products, based on authoritative market insight and we work with a range of partners to put our ideas into action. As a result, we create structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors. We provide insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society. The membership of the World Gold Council includes the world's leading and most forward-thinking gold mining companies. 

Ms Sharmini Lohadhasan is the Council Brands - bp Legal - Global Technology and Brands at BP Singapore. Ms Lohadhasan specialises in Intellectual Property law and holds a portfolio covering a variety of business streams in Asia Pacific and beyond. Her scope of work ranges from enforcement, advocacy and licensing cum transactional issues. Ms Lohadhasan provides strategic advice to senior business management on IP issues, including risks arising from operations relating to market entry barriers.

Since 2013, Ms Lohadhasan has been actively involved in engaging relevant trade and professional associations, including IP Attaches (in particular the UK government), on issues relating to online to offline actions against counterfeit lubricants in China and this has now been extended to other jurisdictions.

We surveyed 50 European companies operating in Singapore on how they are experiencing the Circuit Breaker measures, along with the plan presented by the Singaporean authorities to reduce these measures as the number of infected persons within Singapore decreased. Read our report here

European Chambers of Commerce around the world have also issued surveys to European companies in their region to see the economic impact of COVID-19 on European companies in their area. Find the reports here
Wine and Spirits Committee Meeting

1 July
- The Wine and Spirits Committee convened to discuss industry trends and to share an update on the Together in Spirits campaign run by the committee. The aim of the campaign was to provide assistance to the F&B industry in Singapore. This was done through two different initiatives. One which provided meals to members of the F&B industry as the committee partnered up with numerous outlets. The initiative was a great success and provided a total of 1,988 meals. The other initiative was a partnership with Montfort Care to provide mental health support to the F&B industry.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Regional Trade 

8 July
- Thank you to our speakers Arup Raha and Jerooen de Vries (both from BNP Paribas), and panelists Dane Chamorro (Control Risks) and Daryl Sim (Landmark Public Affairs) for sharing their insight on how regional trade has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was moderated by Domenico Ferrari (BP). Click here to watch a snippet of the webinar. 
Arising from COVID-19: New Drivers and Opportunities (Supply Chain) 

14 July - 
We hosted a webinar discussing the new opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has on regional supply chains. We warmly welcomed Stanley Tan (DBS), Nishant Kaushal (Kantar), and Sam Too (Qoo10). This event was moderated by Dr Andrew Staples (The Hinrich Foundation). We thank all participants for their input. Click here to watch a snippet of the webinar. 
Change Management for Successful Digital Transformation 

21 July
- This webinar, which was hosted in collaboration with the Australian Chamber of Commerce (Singapore), explored the topic of change management for successful digital transformation. We thank speakers Claudia Chan (SAP), Paul Galante (CCL), Anand Sachdev (Westpac) and Greg Unsworth (PwC) for their insight, and moderator Carolyn Chin-Parry (PwC) for making this event possible. 
Intellectual Property Rights Committee Meeting

21 July - The Intellectual Property Rights Committee convened to discuss current trends and challenges. The aim of the IPR committee is to share, promote and protect global IPR practices. As Singapore is an IPR Hub the committee’s work is of great importances as they engage multiple stakeholders to secure IP rights in Singapore. At the meeting on July 21 a new chair, Ms Sharmini Lohadhasan of BP Singapore, was also announced. 
Working from Anywhere 

24 July - 
This virtual session, hosted in collaboration with the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, provided a snapshot into regulatory frameworks of remote working and discussed the methods of coping with possible mental health strain of changes in working environment. Speakers Priya Selvanathan (Rödl & Partner), Dr Gregor Lim-Lange (Forest Wolf), and Eddie Lee (ASEAN Human Development Organisation - ADHO) shared their expertise while Eckart E. Jensen (HR ACT Pte Ltd) and Dr Bob Aubrey (ADHO) hosted and moderated the event. Thank you to all who participated. Click here to watch the virtual session. 

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