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In this April issue:
AGM
On the 20th of April 2020, EuroCham (Singapore) held it's Annual General Meeting, and we were honoured to have the Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr Koh Poh Koon with us via video message.
Our AGM was held virtually for the first time and we thank all of our members for joining us.
HR Committee Meeting: Building a resilient workforce to adapt and thrive in challenging times
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Date: 8 May 2020 (Friday)
Time: 9.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Venue: Online
 
 
Wine & Spirits Committee Meeting
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Date: 12 May 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Venue: Online
 
Webinar: What is the EU' s Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance?
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Date: 14 May 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: Online
 
Webinar: Industrial Policy & AI
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Date: 18 May 2020 (Monday)
Time: 3.00 - 4.30 pm
Venue: Online

 

 
Sustainable Business Classes: Setting the stage for sustainability as part of an effective business system 
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Date: 28 May 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 am - 10.00 am
Venue: Online
 
Packaging Committee Meeting: Introduction to the Alliance to End Plastic Waste
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New Date: 29 May 2020 (Friday)
Time: 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Venue: Online
 

 
Sustainable Business Classes: Introduction to Sustainable Finance
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Date: 4 June 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 - 10.00 am
Venue: Online

Sustainable Business Classes: Carbon 101
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Date: 11 June 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 am - 10.00 am
Venue: Online

Sustainable Business Classes: Circular Economy Metrics for Business by Business
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Date: 18 June 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 - 10.00 am
Venue: Online
 
Europe Business Luncheon with the President of the Republic of Singapore: Halimah Yacob
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New Date: 28 August 2020 (Friday)
Time: 11.30 - 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 March 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, following up on a survey made in February to see the continued effects and changes to 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.

European Chambers all over the world have also published reports on how European companies in their region have been affected by the virus outbreak, find them on our website.
 
Last chance to let your voice be heard!
 
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 31st of March 2020, EuroCham (Singapore) held the 2nd out of 10 European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions. The session was on Clean & Efficient Energy with presentations by representatives from 3 companies within the energy sector; Neste, Schneider Electric, and Total Solar. Due to the circumstances, the event was shifted into a webinar. The event was created in cooperation with Nanyang Technological University, and professor Mhaisalkar expertly moderated the session. EuroCham president Federico Donato held the introductory remarks and our executive director the closing remarks. The session was in collaboration with The French Chamber of Commerce Singapore.

On the 3rd of April 2020, the European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) held a round table webinar about Leadership in the COVID-19 crisis. We had speakers John Macpherson from Control Risks and Paul Galante from the Center for Creative Leadership with us presenting and participating in a Q&A and round table discussion with our participants.

On the 6th of April 2020, EuroCham held a webinar together with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks on Dispute Resolution Strategies for SME's. The event was originally planned to be held at EuroCham (Singapore)'s office but was converted into a webinar, which could then be extended to participants worldwide. Our Committee and Membership Manager Michelle Kristensen spoke at the event along with representatives from the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks and WIPO.
On the 7th of April 2020, we held a webinar on how COVID-19's Impact on Asia's economies; what to expect in the short run, and what will change in the long-run. We had Dr. Michael Spencer from Deutsche Bank speaking at the webinar, and Stefan Baumann, also from Deutsche Bank, moderating the discussion.  Stefan is co-chair of our financial services committee.
FULLY SUBSCRIBED EVENT - On the 8th of April 2020, our 3rd European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Sessions was held with a session on Circular Economy and how companies are moving away from a linear economy setup. We had presentations from 3 companies within different industries; APB Singapore Heineken, H&M and Lego Group, followed by a Q&A with questions from the floor. The session was in cooperation with NUS Business School, and their senior lecturer in finance Dr. Weina Zhang moderated the discussion. Our collaborative partner for this event was ADB-DutchCham.
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