Membership Application Requirements
The SCCCI offers three types of membership: Trade Association Membership, Corporate Membership and Associate Individual Membership. (Please click on different types of membership for further information.)
1. Trade Association Membership
This membership type is open to trade associations registered in Singapore. Each Trade Association Member needs to appoint a member of its management committee who is an ethnic Chinese Singaporean or permanent resident to be its representative in the SCCCI.
2. Corporate Membership
A Corporate Member must be a Singapore-registered company or professional firm. This membership type is grouped into two sub-categories: Ordinary Corporate and Associate Corporate Membership.
2.1. Ordinary Corporate Membership
The majority of the shareholders in the company/firm must be Chinese Singaporean(s) or permanent resident(s). Its appointed representative must be an ethnic Chinese Singaporean or a permanent resident who is the owner, shareholder, a member of the board of management or a senior management personnel of the company/firm. This membership type is further grouped into Life Corporate Member and Annual Corporate Member, depending on the choice of the members.
2.2. Associate Corporate Membership
If the company/firm does not fulfill the Ordinary Corporate Membership criteria, it may opt for Associate Corporate Membership. Associate Corporate Members do not have the right to vote or to be voted under the SCCCI Constitution but they will enjoy all other membership benefits accorded to Ordinary Members. Each Associate Corporate Member has to appoint one of its officials who is an ethnic Chinese to be the representative in the SCCCI.
3. Associate Individual Membership
This membership type is open to ethnic Chinese professionals who are above 21 years of age and residing in Singapore. Associate Individual Members do not have the right to vote or to be voted under the SCCCI Constitution. They will, however, enjoy all other membership benefits accorded to Ordinary Members.
4. Student Membership
Applicant shall be an ethnic Chinese student who is aged between 16 and 25 and resides in Singapore.
All applications are subject to the approval of the SCCCI Council who reserves the prerogative to turn down any application without providing the reason for doing so. firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on SCCCI membership and services, please call, fax, e-mail or write to us at:
The Membership Department
SINGAPORE CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
9 Jurong Town Hall Road
#04-01, Trade Association Hub
Jurong Town Hall, Singapore 609431
Tel: 6337 8381
Fax: 6339 0605
Testimony from SCCCI Members
SCCCI is a high profile institution that organises a lot of events and seminars. It is also very pro-active in wanting to constantly change itself and to upgrade its image through strategic planning. In my short experiences with SCCCI, the institution comes across as a very sincere organisation in wanting to contribute to the needs of the local business community.
- Ms Janet Ang, Managing Director, IBM
SCCCI has a strong business network abroad and is well regarded in this region. We will have more opportunities after joining the Chamber.
- Mr Tan Soon Heng, General Manager, NTUC Income
EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES & BENEFITS
Established in 1906, the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) is an internationally renowned business organisation and the apex body of the Chinese business community in Singapore. It is the founder of the biennial World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention and the World Chinese Business Network (www.wcbn.com.sg), a global online business information portal. It plays a key and pro-active role in representing the interests of the local business community. In its continued drive for service excellence, the SCCCI has become the first business chamber in the region to be awarded ISO 9001 certification since 1995. In 2009, the Chamber successfully upgraded its ISO certification to ISO 9001:2008.
The SCCCI has a membership network comprising some 5,000 corporate members and has more than 160 trade association members, representing over 40,000 companies including large financial and business organisations, multinational corporations, government-linked companies, and small and medium enterprises from a wide spectrum of trades and industries. These members together provide vast resources and opportunities which enable the SCCCI to develop an influential global Chinese business network for business, education, culture and community development. In return, they share a strong sense of pride and identity together and benefit immensely from the SCCCI’s membership services, facilities and activities.
1. Representation of Members’ Interests
With its established and close relationships with the government as well as the local and foreign trade agencies, the SCCCI is well-placed to make representations to various authorities on matters affecting its members and the business community.
2. Free Listing on SCCCI Website
Members of the SCCCI are listed in SCCCI website, enjoying free publicity online.
3. Ample Networking Opportunities with Overseas Businessmen
The SCCCI receives more than 10 overseas business delegations from China and many other countries every month. Members are given ample opportunities to network and establish business contacts with the overseas delegates. Members also receive exclusive invitations to participate in the biennial WCEC and in many other international business conferences and overseas missions.
4. Latest Business News and Reports
Each member receives a complimentary copy of the SCCCI’s bi-monthly publication, Chinese Enterprise (华商), which provides the latest news on trade and economic development, happenings in the Chinese business community worldwide and reports on members’ events and success stories.
5. Many Business Events at Affordable Charges
The SCCCI conducts more than 200 talks, seminars, workshops, conferences and other events annually. Priority invitations and concession rates are extended to members to attend these events.
6. Exclusive Social / Recreational / Cultural / Educational Events
The SCCCI organises regular members’ gatherings and special functions in conjunction with festive seasons to allow its members to enjoy camaraderie within a relaxed atmosphere.
7. Complimentary Business and Productivity Advisory Services at SME Centre@SCCCI
The SCCCI SME Centre (SME Centre@SCCCI) provides complimentary business consultancy and advisory services for government assistance schemes, productivity management programmes and China market penetration.
8. Business Management and Language Training Programmes
The Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business (SCCIOB) assists members to plan and implement appropriate manpower training and development programmes to meet their corporate goals and objectives. It also conducts Chinese language and culture programmes to prepare businessmen and professionals to venture into the China market.
9. Interest Groups
The Youth Business Affairs Committee (YBAC), Career Women’s Group (CWG), Mandarin Toastmasters Club and Mandarin Singing Class have been set up to allow members to share and pursue their common interests. They are self-contained, with innovative ideas, talents, resources and efforts contributed by members themselves.
10. Weekly Events Updates – First-hand Information Service
Weekly e-calendars of activities are sent to all members, enabling them to obtain first-hand information on forthcoming events.
Members’ Privileges and Services in Brief
- Free copy of bi-monthly issue of Chinese Enterprise
- Free listing of members’ products and services in the members’ on-line directory
- Free business advisory services via SME Centre@SCCCI
- Free advisory on infocomm technology (ICT) & ICT vendor matching at SIRC@SCCCI
- Preferential rates for use of TradeNet services
- Preferential fees for participation in SCCCI’s events
- Preferential rates for translation services
- Preferential rates for the purchase of SCCCI’s publication and placing advertisements in our publications
- Priority invitation for participation in product exhibitions and trade fairs
- Preferential rates for participation in the programmes and courses conducted by SCCIOB
- Complimentary BOC-SCCCI Great Wall Affinity UnionPay Platinum card
- Certificates of Origin (COs)