In this March issue:
Wine & Spirits Committee Meeting
Date: 10 March 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Venue: EuroCham
138 Robinson Road, #11-04
Oxley Tower, Singapore 068906

European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions: Smart Mobility
Date: 12 March 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 4.30 - 6.30 pm
Venue: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
National University of Singapore,
469C Bukit Timah Road
 Singapore 259772

European Networking Night
Date: 19 March 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 6.30 - 8.00 pm
Venue: Crane Club
46 Kim Yam Road, #01-05
Singapore 239351

Intellectual Property Rights Committee Meeting
Date: 27 March 2020 (Friday)
Time: 9.30 - 11.30 am
Venue: EuroCham
138 Robinson Road, #11-04
Oxley Tower, Singapore 068906

European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions: Clean & Efficient Energy
Date: 31 March 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 4.30 - 6.30 pm
Venue: Nanyang Technological University, 
50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Europe Business Luncheon with The President of the Republic of Singapore 
New Date: 13 May 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 11.30 am - 2.30 pm
Venue: The Ballroom, The Fullerton Hotel 
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

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.
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.

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On the 4th of February 2020, EuroCham in collaboration with the Singapore Business Forum, Enterprise Singapore, The Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore as well as the EU Delegation in Singapore held an EU Singapore Free Trade Agreement Outreach for the second time. The event held talks giving participants a better understanding of the benefits of the EUSFTA,  how to use it as, well as insights on the business opportunities arising in the EU through the EUSFTA. Eurocham President Federico Donate held the welcome address along with EU ambassador to Singapore Barbara Plinkert and SBF CEO Ho Meng Kit, followed by introductory remarks by Mr Dean Martin.

On the 4th of February 2020, Channel News Asia and "Money Mind" came to the EuroCham office to speak to President Federico Donato about recent world events and Brexit. See the episode here 

On the 7th of February 2020, the HR committee met together with guest speaker Tom Farmer to discuss promoting human development through Total Rewards. Tom Farmer is managing director of Freelance Total Rewards and founder of ASEAN Total Rewards Institute. He addressed questions like "Can employers make a difference in people’s lives through more equitable rewards practices?" and "What human needs are met through rewards, and how can we apply a more humanistic approach to pay, benefits and other rewards?". Big thank you to Tom for joining us!

On the 13th of February 2020, EuroCham hosted a C-suit Dinner with guest of honour Prof Jan Peter Balkenende,  former Prime Minister of the Netherlands (2002-2010), current Chair of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition and partner at EY since 2011. Prof Balkenende’s current work focuses on corporate responsibility, international affairs and the interaction of the public and private sectors. At the dinner topics such as the need for businesses to create social value and the need for joint sustainability actions now were discussed. A big thank you to Prof Balkenende and our guests for joining us!
On the 25th of February 2020, EuroCham President Federico Donato attended a closed-door discussion with Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Chan Chun Sing,  and other foreign businesses chambers to discuss the impact of the COVID 19 situation for businesses.
A big welcome to our new committee chair and co-chairs!
Financial Services Committee: 
  • Mr Gregoire Huguet, Commercial Director, Data and Analytics, SWIFT (Chair)
  • Mr Stefan Baumann, Director, Head of EMEA (ex-German, Austrian & Swiss) MNCs in APAC Global Subsidiary Coverage, Corporate and Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch (Co-Chair)
Digital Economy Committee:
  • Dr Antonio Feraco, Vice President, Digital Service, Managing Consultant, Industrie 4.0 at TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Chair)
  • Mr Steffen Endler, SVP – Founder & Head of Siemens Digitalization Hub at Siemens Pte Ltd (Co-Chair)
Mobility Committee:
  • Mr Ricky Tay, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Singapore Pte Ltd (Co-Chair)
  • Mr Alessandro Motta, Digital Consultant in Marketing, Communication & E-Commerce Pirelli Asia Singapore (Co-Chair)
  • Mr Darren Ng, General Manager, Future Mobility Mercedes Benz Singapore Daimler South East Asia (Co-Chair)
The Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (STATOS) is an exciting new initiative of the State Government of Sarawak to strengthen and develop new trade, investment and tourism linkages between Singapore, Sarawak and the World.
The office commenced operation in August 2019 and provides professional advisory services to traders, investors and tourism industry players. The STATOS office and gallery are centrally located at 80 Robinson Road and staffed by a team of Sarawak experts providing trade advisory services for importers, exporters and investors who are interested in tapping into the exciting and diverse range of Sarawak products and services on offer.
Zürcher Kantonalbank is an independent public law institution established and existing under the laws of Switzerland and the canton of Zürich. It is the largest cantonal bank in Switzerland and one of the largest Swiss banks. With a AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch, our business covers most of the banking services, from trade finance to the most sophisticated treasury activities.

Our direct presence in APAC started in 1994 with the opening of our representative office in Singapore, followed by the ones in Mumbai and Beijing. The goal has always been to support our corporate customers in their expansion in the region, together with establishing a foothold in the local markets, and develop strong relationships with both commercial and central banks. 
The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Our purpose is to stimulate and sustain 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.

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