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Commemorating its 100-year legacy, SICCI on 27 March 2024 launched its centennial logo. The event, held at One Farrer Hotel also heralded a new era of strategic initiatives focused on internationalization, digitalization, and sustainability. 

The logo launch event was officiated by Senior Minister of State for Manpower and Defence, Mr. Zaqy Mohamad, Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth & Trade and Industry, Mr. Alvin Tan, along with SICCI Chairman, Mr. Neil Parekh.

 The new logo, embodying the ‘onion  theory,’ symbolises SICCI’s multi- layered support structure, providing  a gateway to endless opportunities for growth and excellence in the business landscape. The design merges business heritage with a forward-looking vision, as indicated by the infinity sign seamlessly integrated into the double zeros of the numeral ‘100’, representing boundless possibilities and continuous connectivity. 

Under the theme “Pioneering Progress in the Next Century: Empowering Digital Frontiers, Championing Sustainability,” SICCI’s centennial celebrations aimed to reinforce to the Singapore Indian business community the priorities of internationalization, digital transformation, and sustainable practices. 

Fireside chat on Budget 2024

Following the logo launch, SICCI hosted a fireside chat on Budget 2024, involving Ministers Zaqy Mohamad and Alvin Tan and moderated by board director Mr. Muralli Rajaram. Discussions focused on government support measures for businesses, particularly in the areas of manpower, innovation, and green transition. The dialogue underscored the importance of equipping the workforce with the necessary skills and knowledge to adapt to the evolving economic landscape and leveraging new opportunities. 

The centennial logo launch and fireside chat were covered by Tamil  Murasu, across its multiple platforms – print, digital and social media, and Tabla!. The reports included comments by Mr. Parekh and board members Ms Jayanthi Manian and Mr Rajkumar Chandra, who shared SICCI’s significant efforts in internationalization, digitalization, and sustainability. 

Mr. Parekh reiterated the Chamber’s commitment to helping SMEs leverage available resources in building global connectivity in tandem with digitalising and embrace sustainability in their operations. Ms. Jayanthi mentioned that SICCI will conduct a series of events, workshops, and seminars throughout the centennial year, towards achieving these objectives. Some of these initiatives will be targeted at young entrepreneurs whom SICCI wishes to groom into successful industry leaders. Mr. Rajkumar noted how SICCI was assisting merchants in Little India, thus contributing to their growth and recognition. 

The event was also covered by Malaysian Tamil dailies Makkal Osai and Tamil Malar. Additionally ministers Zaqy Mohamed and Alvin Tan also posted on social media key points discussed during the fireside chat.

Photos and Article: SICCI’s June newsletter

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