Orient Magazine Issue 83 - August 2021 | Page 7

Message from the President
Message from the President
Dear Members ,
Within the pages of this edition of the Orient you will find a recent message from the Board to our members . As I share in this message , we are all looking forward to a return to overseas travel and some level of normality , and I was pleased to see the announcements that have since followed on Vaccinated Travel Lanes and the resumption of entry approvals for Work Pass holders .
Richard Warburton President , British Chamber of Commerce Singapore richard @ britcham . org . sg
In the weeks since my last message , the UK has officially been granted ASEAN Dialogue Partner status , a momentous achievement which continues the message of positivity and encouragement for businesses in our region . This Orient edition focuses on the Future of Trade , with an update for the community from Her Majesty ' s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific , insights for businesses looking to expand to Singapore and beyond , and a closer look at the exports delivered to Singapore ' s restaurants and retailers from Scotland .
I am especially pleased to see the return of in-person events in our calendar , with two Ministerial engagements focusing on Singapore ' s Green Plan taking place in September . These will be followed up with a dialogue with the Minister for Manpower in October . I look forward to seeing some of you at these engagements .
Best Regards ,