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10/11/17

Cyber Security Seminar

Cyber Crime, Cyber Security, built-in safety features for software, education for C-level suite and many more topics were discussed during a half day seminar organized by the SGC. The event took place in the premises of ESSEC Asia-Pacific, the co-operation partner for this event, where around 70 participants listened and contributed to the speeches and discussions.

Our appreciation goes out to:
Mr Oliver Joachim Fixson, Mr Bertrand Sulpice, Mr Lim Thian Chin, Mr Oliver Meili, Dr Andreas Hauser, Mr Abhik Roychoudhury, Mr Benoit Godart, Mr Frank Reppel, Mr Thomas Kok, Mr Keshav S Dhakad and Dr Jan Ondrus.

Thank you for shaping the thought leadership on digitalization, Industrie 4.0 and cyber security and creating a wider awareness of the various aspects of cyber security!

10/10/17

SGC Business Luncheon on “The Millennial Challenge: Innovating Work Culture”

10/10/17

Banking Group Meeting with His Excellency Dr Ulrich A Sante, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Singapore

10/04/17

German Unity Day

On the Day of German Unity, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Singapore, the Singaporean German Chamber (SGC) of Industry and Commerce, hosted guests for a celebratory evening at W Hotel, Sentosa. The program included a speech from the new German Ambassador, Dr Ulrich Sante. The evening concluded with the singing of national anthems of Singapore, Germany and Europe. The Chamber is pleased to play an active role in supporting international relations and business endeavors.

10/03/17

Breakfast Briefing with Dr Andreas Dombret on "Green Finance: Where do we stand?"

The SGC thanks Dr Andreas Dombret for his insightful speech on the current stand of Green Finance. Dr Dombret talked about the risks of climate change for the financial sectors and the implications of these for insurers, bankers and financial consultants. His speech ended with a call for more analytical capabilities and public climate data to enhance and facilitate the integration of climate risks in financial portfolios.

09/28/17

YPN Event: The Digital Toolkit - What companies and young professionals need to survive?

Thank you all for attending our Young Professional Networking Event (YPN) which was hosted together with with OAV Young Leaders, at the BASF Learning Campus. It was a pleasure having you there and we are looking forward to seeing you at our next event.

View video here.

09/24/17

Bundestagswahl 2017

09/15/17

Special Breakfast Briefing with Parliamentary State Secretary Uwe Beckmeyer

On the occasion of the official visit by the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Mr Uwe Beckmeyer, the SGC organised a special breakfast discussion with key members from the marine and logistics sector. They shared some of their business experiences with Mr Beckmeyer and other participants from the delegation. 

09/14/17

B2B OKTOBERFEST

The SGC, together with the German Centre, was happy to host the recent B2B Oktoberfest. Donning dirndl and lederhosen, our German business community connected over some wine and food. Representatives of the famous German Bundesliga team and recent winners of the German Cup ("DFB- Pokal") Borussia Dortmund were also in the house.

09/05/17

Business Luncheon on New Work: The future of work and how it influences our lives

At this luncheon held at Pan Pacific Singapore, Mr Fabian Kienbaum provided comprehensive insights on 'New Work' and how technology is altering work environments – both physically and digitally.

09/04/17

GTAI Investor Luncheon “Remanufacturing the Future”

The SGC in collaboration with Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), hosted an investor luncheon which showcased Eastern Germany’s business advantages regarding machinery and plant manufacturing opportunities available to Singaporean enterprises. Thank you to Dr Jürgen Friedrich, CEO of GTAI who has outlined the compelling arguments for setting up activities in Germany.

09/04/17

Breakfast Briefing with Prof Wolfgang Herrmann

08/28/17

SGC Business Luncheon on Global Economic and Market Outlook

The SGC would like to thank Dr Joerg Kraemer for giving an overview on the global economic and market outlook yet another year and hopes that this was not the last time that he broadened our economic horizon. 

08/23/17

SGC Breakfast Briefing on Global Developments on Asian Markets

The SGC would like to thank Ms Selena Ling for sharing her views on the outlook for Asia’s key economies for 2017. Ms Ling also gave her insights on global liquidity, inflation and current political leaders' policies on global market growth.

08/14/17

SGC R&D Committee on a site visit at BLOCK 71

The SGC R&D Committee would like to thank Mr Chern Sun Gang, Associate Director Incubation, NUS Enterprise at Blk 71 for hosting and for touring us at Blk 71. Also thanks to Ms Marianne Tan, Head Partnerships & Marketing, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) for informing us on startup funding possibilities in Singapore. 

06/22/17

Midsummer B2B Networking on the rooftop

Thank you very much to all participants, our partners and prize sponsors who made the evening a huge success. 

06/20/17

Smart Logistics Symposium

As part of the Trade Mission ‘Smart Logistics’, the SGC, in collaboration with SBS, hosted a symposium at Raffles Hotel Singapore on 20 Jun 2017. Six innovative German companies presented their smart logistics solutions in front of an expert audience of over 70 people. The half-day conference aimed to further bolster Singaporean-German trade relationships especially focusing on the logistics sector.

06/19/17

SGC Luncheon with Ralph Haupter

We would like to thank the President for Asia at Microsoft, Mr Ralph Haupter, for speaking before the SGC in a luncheon held on 19 June 2017. He spoke on the highly-discussed topic, 'The 4th Industrial Revolution: How Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything'.

06/19/17

Smart Logistics Trade Mission

On 19 Jun 2017, the SGC in cooperation with SBS, started off the trade mission ‘Smart Logistics’ with a briefing event in the German Centre followed by a site visit at PSA to see the 2nd largest port in the world.

06/14/17

Chemical Industries Committee Meeting on Innovation Talk

Thank you very much to Dr Lizana-Allende and Dr Wolters of Santiago Asia for sharing to the committee their insightful study and analysis about innovation in the German chemical industry sector.

06/08/17

Honorary Membership for Ambassador Witter

Ambassador Dr. Michael Witter who will retire from the Federal German Foreign Service at the end of June 2017 was presented with the SGC Honorary Membership. We would like to thank him for his good cooperation and support over the years.

06/01/17

R&D Committee Meeting on Robotics

We would like to thank Prof Gordon Cheng, Mr Benjamin Ng and Mr Ryan Sun who spoke today at the R&D Committee on robotics. They all gave excellent thoughts on robotics on how it can impact our lives and the society. Thank you also to Dr Marcus Waechter for hosting the committee at the SIT@SP at TUM Asia.

05/30/17

SGC Business Luncheon with Minister S. Iswaran

The Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry, S. Iswaran, spoke at the recent SGC Business Luncheon. He focused on economic restructuring and the future of the manufacturing landscape in Singapore. Furthermore, he emphasized the need for a high skilled workforce in Singapore.

05/25/17

Introductory meeting on XXI World Congress on Safety and Health 2017

Hosted by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) is organising a pavilion at the triannual XXI World Congress on Safety and Health 2017. An introductory presentation session was held today, where the organisers share more about the event and opportunities that it presents. For more information on this event, please do not hesitate to contact Peggy Lim: peggy.lim(at)sgc.org.sg 

05/18/17

2. Internationaler Siegener Mittelstandstag (ISM 2017) - Asien und Australien im Fokus

We are pleased to see that so many "Mittelstands" came to the event “2. Internationaler Siegener Mittelstandstag (ISM 2017) - Asien und Australien im Fokus” in Siegen, Germany. This shows their high interest in Singapore and the opportunities it offers for German companies.

05/22/17

Singapur- Möglichkeiten für bayerische Unternehmen

Today, the SGC organized a forum on Singapur- Möglichkeiten für bayerische Unternehmen in Munich, Germany. Some of the presenters and panelists are Ms Yidan Sun of EDB, Dr Kay Segler, Mr Ulrich Ortner and Mr Ulf Schneider.

05/18/17

SGC Employer Classroom- A SGC HR Committee Initiated Event

Thank you Ministry of Manpower - Mom and Tafep for sharing new policies for manpower development with more than 100 companies from SGC and other European chambers!

05/06/17

Spargel Unterm Sternenhimmel 2017

04/27/17

B2B at German Centre

04/27/17

R&D Committee on Additive Manufacturing

Thank you Dominik Schmid, researcher at TUM for sharing with the committee the many advantages of additive manufacturing.

04/21/17

Innovation Seminar on Energy Efficiency on Buildings at TUM Asia

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) is organising a series of Innovation Seminar regarding the topic Energy Efficiency in Buildings. This week the seminar took place at TUM Asia.

04/20/17

Dialogue with Minister Chan Chun Sing, NTUC Secretary General

HR leaders and HR representative from different companies, organizations and associations had a fruitful dialogue on many issues with Minister Chan Chun Sing.

04/19/17

Innovation Seminar on Energy Efficiency on Buildings at Singapore Polytechnic

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) is organising a series of Innovation Seminar regarding the topic Energy Efficiency in Buildings. This week the seminar took place at Singapore Polytechnic. The last seminar will be held at TUM Asia on 21 April.

04/19/17

SGC Special Breakfast Briefing on "Hard Choices from Vantage Views"

The SGC hosted Mr Lim Soon Hock, Founder and Managing Director, Plan-B ICAG Pte Ltd who talked about the hard choices made along his road to success. Henrietta Chong, an attendee at the talk shared, "Today’s talk was indeed candid and enlightening. Mr Lim spoke on issues which many may want to avoid. Truly inspiring and refreshing!"

04/12/17

Innovation Seminar on Energy Efficiency on Buildings at NTU

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) is organising a series of Innovation Seminar regarding the topic Energy Efficiency in Buildings. This week the seminar took place at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Next seminars will be at the Singapore Polytechnic on 19 Apr and TUM Asia on 21 April.

04/12/17

SGC Business Breakfast on "Smart Processes for New Product Development and Pricing"

On 12 Apr 2017, we had our Breakfast Briefing with Dr. Jochen Krauss who is Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners. The speaker engaged his audience with an eye-opening topic themed 'Smart Processes for New Product Development and Pricing'. Dr. Krauss highlighted that pricing always sounds easy until it is time to undertake the process.

04/10/17

Innovation Seminar on Energy Efficiency in Buildings at NUS

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) is organising a series of Innovation Seminar regarding the topic Energy Efficiency in Buildings. This week the seminar took place at National University of Singapore (NUS). Next seminars will be at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on 12 Apr, Singapore Polytechnic on 19 Apr and the last seminar will be held at TUM Asia on 21 April.

04/04/17

Symposium on Industrie 4. 0 - The 4th Industrial Revolution

We would like to thank all speakers and participants of the Symposium on Industrie 4.0 that took place yesterday. We are very grateful that our Guest of Honor, Minister of State Dr Koh Poh Koon of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of National Development, opened the symposium. Further highlights of the event were the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on training and R&D initiatives between Nanyang Polytechnic and TUM Asia and a panel discussion on Industrie 4.0.

04/03/17

German Trade Mission ‘Industrie 4.0’ to Singapore: Briefing and Site Visit

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, the SGC organized a three-day trade mission from Germany to Singapore on Industrie 4.0. The delegation trip, which took place from 2-5 April 2017, provided the German companies with a market overview of Singapore's latest manufacturing trends collaboration opportunities, as well as first-hand experience on how Singapore-based companies prepare for the 4th industrial revolution.

03/31/17

Luncheon with Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State at the Ministry of Manpower and the Mayor of the North East District of Singapore

SGC was honoured to host Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State at the Ministry of Manpower and the Mayor of the North East District of Singapore, as the keynote speaker at our recent Business Luncheon. He shared his views about manpower issues in Singapore and pointed out that Singapore is currently at the center of transition to a digital, high-tech economy. Minister Teo Ser Luck highlighted that there are greater opportunities for companies to create new jobs that are of even higher quality, creating a manpower lean outcome.

03/31/17

SGC Annual General Meeting

SGC's Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on 31st March 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. SGC's members appointed a new Board of Directors and elected Dr Claus Trenner as the new President of SGC. The Executive Director of the Chamber, Dr Tim Philippi, gave an overview of the Chamber’s activities in 2016, highlighting events such as the SGC Business Luncheons, Breakfast Briefings, B2Bs, seminars, and other activities. 

03/28/17

ASEAN Insights 2017 - Geschäftschancen in Südostasien

On 28 March 2017 Dr Tim Philippi, Executive Director of the SGC, moderated the event „ASEAN Insights 2017“ in Stuttgart together with Tassilo Zywietz, Head of the Department of Foreign Trade and Services at IHK Region Stuttgart. The event provided first hand information on the current economic development of the region and on business opportunities for German companies. It was organized by the IHKs from Baden-Wuerttemberg and the 7 bilateral German Chambers of Industry and Commerce in ASEAN (German-ASEAN Business Council).

03/23/17

SGC YPN - "Sunshine Nation - Running an Entertainment Business in Singapore"

On 23 March 2017 Alexander Linnerth, Director Marketing at Sunshine Nation, shared his insights about how to set up and run an entertainment business in Singapore. 

03/03/17

Breakfast Briefing on the Singapore Budget 2017

The breakfast briefing facilitated by Partner at Ernst & Young, Mr Choo Eng Chuan, was very informative and engaging. His insightful sharing  raised curiousity as well as questions on how Singapore's budget can support SMEs  and entrepreneurs. This resulted in a meaningful discussion amongst the attendees.

03/02/17

Breakfast Briefing on ASEAN Region, Shanghai

The German Chamber of Commerce in China, Shanghai hosted four AHK chief delegates from across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries to shed light on the opportunities and risks of investing in the region. Dr Tim Philippi, Executive Director of the SGC, Peter Kompalla, Executive Director of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marko Walde, Chief Representative of the Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam and Jan Rönnfeld, Managing Director of the German-Indonesian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, offered the exclusive group of sixty participants not only insights into the recently published AHK ASEAN Index (in cooperation with Ernst & Young) but also gave their personal view from across the region. The panelists covered a wide range of topics, such as the composition of the labor force, special tax incentives and economic zones as well as recent political developments in their respective areas of expertise.  The panelists agreed that Germany and German business enjoy a very good reputation across the region. Coupled with relatively lower labor costs, high global competitiveness and high marks for ease of doing business, the stage is set for increasing engagement between German businesses in China and at the ASEAN region. But, of course, there are challenges – overall corruption is still perceived as quite high, while the overall infrastructure leaves room for improvement (for example, weekly power outages in the northern part of Vietnam are not uncommon).

03/01/17

Financial Management Committee on How innovation drives financial services in SEA

During the meeting, a sample of innovative initiative undergoing test (a prototype) was shown to participants about insurance claims. Instead of going through layers of processes under normal processing claims, in this prototype, claim is done in minutes via online. This innovation, for example, will help drive financial services in SEA. 

02/28/17

SGC Business Luncheon on 'Mobility and Urbanisation – Cities of the Future'

SGC members enjoyed the insightful presentation of Robert Boschs' Board Member, Mr. Peter Tyroller, during the SGC Luncheon yesterday. His main points were that increasing urbanization, coupled with society’s rising need for mobility, is calling for new approaches to mobility and urban planning. More mobility for ever more people requires new answers: we do not need more and wider streets - what we need are new smart solutions: connectivity offers enormous potentials in terms of offering users the possibility to choose the most convenient transport options, avoid congested areas, or share modes of transportation with others. In order to achieve this, it is important to stay neutral concerning technology, to invest and research in all directions, to fit all various requirements

02/24/17

Mittelstand Committee on Industrie 4.0: Jobs in the gig-economy

It was mentioned in the talk that new group of work force is emerging. People who prefer temporary jobs (gig) and they can be found in the main Gig-industries: IT, Financial Services, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Delivery services. 

02/15/17

Breakfast Briefing on "Digitization – A primer"

Many businesses are either stuck in current ways or up in arms about the need for digitization.   Mr Frank Reppel addressed how this can be changed by giving everyone some directions in this process of digitization.

He also highlighted how IoT (Internet of Things) enables smart services. The question and answer session following his presentation offered the audience various opportunities to engage in a lively discussion on this topic.

02/14/17

SGC Committee Chairmen Meeting

In this meeting, the committee chairmen discussed committee activities for 2017.

02/13/17

SGC and German Embassy meeting with SMF

Mr Douglas Foo, President of Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Mr Lam Joon Khoi, General Secretary of the SMF invited the German Ambassador Dr Michael Witter, the Deputy Head of Mission, Dr Steffen Koch and Dr Tim Philippi, Executive Director/Board Member of the SGC to a meeting to discuss and deepen the relations between German and Singaporean companies. 

01/20/17

Awarding of Certificates of Appreciation to SGC Gold Members, Sponsors and Advertisers at the Meet the Chamber

The 'Meet the Chamber’ Dinner Reception took place at the German Ambassador’s Residence. We were pleased to celebrate together with the significant supporters and collaborators of the SGC, namely the members of the SGC Board, the Committee Chairpersons, our advertisers and sponsors and the SGC Gold members. Thank you all for your generous support!

01/20/17

Meet the Chamber

The 'Meet the Chamber’ Dinner Reception took place at the German Ambassador’s Residence. We were pleased to celebrate together with the significant supporters and collaborators of the SGC, namely the members of the SGC Board, the Committee Chairpersons, our advertisers and sponsors and the SGC Gold members. Thank you all for your generous support!