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Presentation delivered on November 15, 2013 by the Irish Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.

Presentation delivered on November 15, 2013 by the Irish Chamber of Commerce, Singapore.

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  • Opportunity to introduce Exec. Manager and any board members present. Depending on numbers it might be an opportunity to do a round table name, company intro. <br />
  • Additional info to be provided – is there any specific aspects and/or impact of Chamber work this year that you would like highlighted?? <br />
  • Board member – Alan, Niamh, Stephen, David all confirmed attendees… <br />

Irish Chamber of Commerce, Singapore: 2014 and Beyond Presentation Transcript

  • 1. 2014 and Beyond 15 November 2013
  • 2. Agenda Agenda  Introductions  Chamber Overview  Initial Planning for 2014  Member Benefits – what do you want?  How can you get more involved  Closing Remarks
  • 3. Introductions Introductions Lorna Cronnelly Executive Manager, Irish Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
  • 4. The Chamber The Chamber - -Individual Individual - -Corporate Corporate - -Honorary Honorary Members x 200+ Members x 200+ Executive Executive Manager Manager Board Members xx 11 Board Members 11 Strategic Groups: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Food, Pharma and Life Sciences Financial Services Events Events Committee Committee
  • 5. Aims of the Chamber Aims of the Chamber INFORMATIO N Improve understanding of issues relevant Improve understanding of issues relevant to development of business between to development of business between Ireland/Singapore Ireland/Singapore Monitor and advise on economic, Monitor and advise on economic, political, business and legal issues political, business and legal issues relating to business development relating to business development Disseminate information to members through Disseminate information to members through website, newsletter & publications website, newsletter & publications
  • 6. Aims of the Chamber Aims of the Chamber BUSINESS NETWORKING Regular calendar of formal and Regular calendar of formal and informal networking activities informal networking activities Strengthen business community to Strengthen business community to promote Irish trade and investment promote Irish trade and investment in Singapore in Singapore Develop links with business Develop links with business groups and individuals in groups and individuals in Asia and Ireland Asia and Ireland Provide access to speakers – Provide access to speakers – public and private sector public and private sector Create an environment of Create an environment of ideas and sharing ideas and sharing
  • 7. Aims of the Chamber Aims of the Chamber INFLUENCE Provide opportunities for members to Provide opportunities for members to meet with senior members of the meet with senior members of the Irish and Singaporean business and Irish and Singaporean business and government sectors government sectors Represent the views and interests Represent the views and interests of members to government of members to government departments, and other internal departments, and other internal and local Singaporean organisaions and local Singaporean organisaions
  • 8. Our Extended Network Our Extended Network
  • 9. Key Partners – Ireland House Key Partners – Ireland House  Strategic alliance  Co-sponsorship for key events  Executive support  Bord Bia  HE Ambassador Joe Hayes – Honorary Patron 2013
  • 10. Foundation Sponsors 2013 Foundation Sponsors 2013
  • 11. Emerald & Gold Corporate Sponsors Emerald & Gold Corporate Sponsors
  • 12. What we’ve done this year What we’ve done this year Food Safety and Sustainability Dinner with Food Industry Asia Vaaroo V ri i uu ssFFrrs i isttFF rrdday i i aysse everym very month onth! ! Christy O’Connor Golf Tournament Lunch with Ken McKnight, President CRH Asia Young and on your way to Singapore Success Young and on your way to Singapore Success ––Generation YYEvents Generation Events
  • 13. What we’d like to do next year What we’d like to do next year Continue Major Events Christy O’Connor Golf Tournament Women on Workplace Finance Focus Major Event Food Sustainability Focused Event First Fridays First Friday Networking Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks YOUR CHAMBER; themes chosen by members What do you want to hear and learn about? Who do you want to network with? Interactive Feedback Interactive Feedback Surveys, brainstorms, ideas Surveys, brainstorms, ideas Increased online activity, regular monthly Increased online activity, regular monthly newsletter, active PR strategy, opportunities newsletter, active PR strategy, opportunities to promote you and your business to promote you and your business
  • 14. And some more ideas in the pipeline… And some more ideas in the pipeline… • Inaugural S.E Asian Ireland Business Awards / Irish Entrepreneur Event • New Strategic Groups – Education, Renewables, The Arts/Media •• •• •• Chamber Day out – network in the jungle Chamber Day out – network in the jungle Young Professionals Network / /Chamber Young Professionals Network Chamber Mentorship opportunities Mentorship opportunities MEMBER’S PACK •Member’s directory, useful contacts at your fingertips •Singapore business directory •Chamber logo for use - promote your involvement with the Chamber PARTNERSHIPS ––link in with PARTNERSHIPS link in with other Chambers in Singapore other Chambers in Singapore ••SpeedNetworking with other Speed Networking with other Chambers Chambers ••Memberdiscounts to other Member discounts to other Chamber’s events Chamber’s events Increased opportunities for Increased opportunities for sponsor involvement: sponsor involvement: speakers, advertising, speakers, advertising, sponsorship, direction, sponsorship, direction, interaction interaction
  • 15. How to get more involved… How to get more involved… Become a Member // Become a Member Renew your membership Renew your membership Join our events Join our events committee committee Get involved in the Get involved in the Strategic Groups Strategic Groups Join our online community Join our online community Attend events Attend events Corporate sponsorship – bring your company onboard Always looking for content – provide information and Always looking for content – provide information and profiles for our website and newsletter profiles for our website and newsletter Make contact – ed@irishchamber.com.sg
  • 16. 2014 Plans… 2014 Plans… Mor Mor e?? e?? ? ? You You Tel Te lllUs Us … …
  • 17. Membership… Membership… BENEFITS BENEFITS 12+ Events every year 12+ Events every year Member rates Member rates Free Events Free Events Members Directory Members Directory Online Discussion Forums Online Discussion Forums Networking Opportunities Networking Opportunities Promotion Opportunities Promotion Opportunities Contribute to the Chamber Contribute to the Chamber Attend other Chamber events at Attend other Chamber events at member rates member rates MEMBERSHIP RATES MEMBERSHIP RATES Special! U30s membership $100 for 2014 Regular annual membership $250 Regular annual membership $250 $100 joining fee for new members $100 joining fee for new members
  • 18. Closing Remarks… Closing Remarks… Irish Chamber of Commerce, Christmas Party 2014 Jigger & Pony, Amoy Street Thursday, December 5th 6pm – 8pm Food and Drink for all!