Orient Magazine Issue 88 - August 2022 | Page 7

Message from the President
Message from the President
Dear Members ,
I hope that you and your families were able to enjoy the summer break , to create memories and to reconnect with family and friends , wherever you chose to be . I was pleased to take our first family trip to the UK in almost 3 years , now that various COVID restrictions and quarantine requirements have been eased .
Damian Adams President , British Chamber of Commerce Singapore Damian @ britcham . org . sg
Since my last message , I have been working with the Chamber team to promote the interests of the British business community across many industry and government sessions . Notable examples include highly engaging sessions just before the summer break with each of Deputy Prime Minister , Lawrence Wong and Managing Director of the EDB , Jacqueline Poh . Since returning from summer travels , I have also had the privilege and opportunity to represent members ' interests at a private engagement with Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry , Tan See Leng , with whom the Chamber has enjoyed close dialogue over the past few months , as well as a closed-door dialogue on geopolitics with Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security , Teo Chee Hean . Suffice to say that engagement with Government has never been as active or strong , and the Chamber continues to champion our business community at a senior level . Your feedback remains crucial to our truly representing the voice and sentiment of our members , so please continue to respond and send your feedback to the pulse-check surveys , which really do help us to advocate on your behalf .
The Board of the Chamber met recently , to review progress and performance of the Chamber to-date but more importantly , to give support and approval to a number of exciting developments and initiatives to look out for over the coming months . One key area on which we are focusing with chairs of the various Business Committees is how we can better disseminate throughout the membership the wealth of information that is shared through these groups .
As we have welcomed the further easing of COVID restrictions , I am really looking forward to myself and other members of the Board meeting as many of you as possible in the coming weeks , in person ! We have an exciting series of events lined up for the remainder of 2022 , including a return to our iconic F1 Networking in advance of the race weekend , the 23rd edition of our Annual Business Awards , a members-only networking night ( this year replacing the traditional August Back-to-Work Networking ) and , in early December , the Great British Ball .
I look forward to seeing you soon .
Kind regards ,