CMI Singapore Better Managers Series 2022

A panel session event with networking

CMI Singapore hosted our first physical networking with business leaders and our members on 13 January 2022 at the Refectory@351 Braddell Road.

The discussions explored various issues, challenges and opportunities facing managers and leaders across a diverse set of areas – technology and digital, travel, business and the regional economy.

Our panel of speakers Suan Teck Kin, Executive Director Global Economics and Markets Research, United Overseas Bank; Ben Tan, Board Member, Consultant and Former CEO; Yong Yun Seong,Senior Director, Expedia For Business; and Manoj Menon FCMI, Founder and MD of Twimbit and Programme Director of CMI Singapore, shared the following insights:

1. We need to adapt to a rising interest rate, rising inflation and rising GST. Watch your debt level and focus on cash generating activities;

2. Digitalization is effective only if it helps you reduce cost, increase revenue or reduce risk. Don’t just follow blindly

3. Leadership in the New Age requires empathetic leaders equipped with empathetic listening skills; be at ease with uncertainty; accept imperfection and failures and bounce back fast.

Many thanks to our GOH Roland Ng, President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry: Mr Gan Seow Kee, Deputy Chairman of Singapore Business Federation; our panel of speakers and friends of CMI.

Wishing you and your family a happy, safe and healthy 2022!

Tay Woon Teck CMgr CCMI, Chairman of CMI Singapore