Orient Magazine Issue 87 - June 2022 - Page 9

Message from the Executive Director
Message from the Executive Director
Dear Members ,
First , I would like to welcome and congratulate Damian Adams who in April took up the Presidency of the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore and the incoming Board . I have worked with Damian for the past few years in his capacity as a Board member and former Vice-President , and look forward to driving the future strategy of the Chamber with him and the Board .
As Damian mentioned in his introduction , it was both a pleasure and a privilege to welcome Minister for Manpower , Dr Tan See Leng for a dialogue prior to the AGM . This really did demonstrate the sound relationship that we share as a Chamber with the Singapore Government .
David Kelly Executive Director , British Chamber of Commerce Singapore david @ britcham . org . sg
It has been a busy Q2 for our Chamber – we have seen an increase in events and have a healthy series of events in our calendar – dare I say , it ’ s starting to feel a lot more normal ! At our next two dialogues , we look forward to welcoming Lawrence Wong , Deputy Prime Minister , Minister for Finance , co-chair of the Multi- Ministry Taskforce on COVID-19 , and Jacqueline Poh , Managing Director of the Economic Development Board of Singapore .
This edition of the Orient is all about Growth through Innovation and Tech . Following the signing of the Digital Economy Agreement earlier this year , we are also pleased to be hosting a session with HMTC for APAC , Natalie Black , to talk about the digitalisation of trade and how businesses can use and benefit from the DEA .
We have seen a healthy increase in new member applications – a very warm welcome to all of our newest companies who have joined the network , and I look forward to seeing you soon and supporting your business .
My best ,