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Working closely with partners as Singapore’s economic agencies waste no time in tapping local and overseas markets in the post- pandemic era.

That was the key theme of the annual Firefly Symposium organised by the Ministry of Trade and Industry on 24 April 2022. From the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, its Chairman, Dr T Chandroo and CEO Dinesh Singh attended and shared their views.

Strengthening Key partnerships

Giving his opening address MTI Minister, Mr Gan Kim Yong noted that for this year, the Ministry has invited its key partners to the Firefly Symposium, including our tripartite partners, the Trade Associations and Business Chambers, or TACs, the union movement and the think tanks.

“We want to continue engaging our stakeholders through platforms such as this, as well as the Future Economy Council, and the Alliance for Action industry coalition groups. Constant global and regional developments require us to work closely with our stakeholders, so that we can adapt with greater agility and create the right environment for new ideas and partnerships to flourish”, emphasised Mr Gan.
The Minister added that the government is organising its efforts around the Singapore Economy 2030 vision, which comprises four key pillars – Manufacturing, Services, Trade and Enterprises.
He stressed, “This builds on the hard work and collective leadership of our stakeholders – industry leaders and TACs, the unions and workers, and the Government”.

Sharing his thoughts about the Symposium, SICCI Chairman, Dr T Chandroo said Minister Gan’s message to the guests from the Trade Unions, Trade Associations & Chambers and various government officials was that everyone should all get ready for post Covid and work aggressively towards building a very strong ‘Singapore Economy 2030’.

“The four key pillars of these economy would be manufacturing, trade. enterprises and services. He also said that it is equally important to embrace growth in the area of Digital and Sustainability and pursuit relentlessly for transformation. He stressed that it is a must to build strong Singapore Enterprises that must eventually go abroad. Indeed, this symposium was a tribute to the TACs for their relentless effort to work very closely with the multiple agencies during the Covid years”, emphasised Dr Chandroo.

The annual Firefly Symposium is a key event on the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) calendar to celebrate achievements of the Firefly agencies, communicate MTI-wide strategies and share how the work of Firefly agencies contributes to the overall MTI vision and strategic thrusts.

Photo and Article Source:  SICCI May month newsletter

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