Orient Magazine Issue 81 - April 2021 - Page 7

Message from the President

Message from the President

Dear Members ,
We were saddened to learn of HRH Prince Philip , the Duke of Edinburgh ’ s passing this month and have shared our condolences with the Royal Family on behalf of the Chamber and our members . In a moment of national sorrow and compassion for HRH The Queen , our team observed the National Minute ’ s Silence during the broadcasted funeral .
Richard Warburton President , British Chamber Of Commerce , Singapore richard @ britcham . org . sg
In the week that this issue of the Orient magazine is published , we will be hosting a special dialogue between our members and the Director of the Ministry of Manpower ’ s Work Pass Division . The Chamber Executive team maintain a constant dialogue with a number of Government agencies which has enabled us to secure this opportunity and to provide pertinent updates for members , which has since become even more relevant following the announcements of the changes in Dependent Pass entitlements . Please do continue to share your feedback and any concerns with the team as these inform our discussions with Government , so that we can support you on matters pertinent to your business .
In this issue of the Orient we are focusing on the Future of Work , a topic which we have been discussing for several years alongside our Platinum partner , Prudential . I hope that you enjoy the special content in this area which continues the debate around the shape of the workforce , and workplaces , for the years to come .
We know that our members miss meeting with each other and making new connections , and so I ’ m delighted to see the reintroduction of member meetups in our events calendar from next month , and I would encourage you to join these events . Until I have the opportunity to see many of you in person at a future event , I look forward to reporting on our past year of activities in our upcoming Annual General Meeting on May 20 th .
Best Regards ,