President’s Message

Mahatma Gandhi once said,

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Even now and then, stories of our forefathers are told so that their struggles and hardships may not be forgotten. Indeed a vast difference fellow Singaporeans of the third world generation have seen since the humble beginnings of our country. Because of change, Singapore is what it is today – a brightly-lit, beautiful and clean city we call our home. Every one of us that identifies with the symbolic red-white flagged nation has a part to play in sustaining today’s Singapore, for a better tomorrow.

TIAS is aimed exactly at achieving that. With the trade and industry taking its share in our country’s economy, it is safe to say that the importance of adapting and moving with changes still holds up. We are ever progressing into new directions and exploring boundless opportunities outside our doorstep.

In order to facilitate this, TIAS wishes to encourage open-mindedness through networking among like-minded individuals with a common goal – to evaluate, share and grow. There is a constant need to keep up with societal demands; and to meet this need, standards must improve every day. I believe that through sharing innovative ideas and imparting knowledge, can one truly discover the meaning of success.

“Often, we are too slow to recognize how much and in what ways we can assist each other through sharing such expertise and knowledge.” – Owen Arthur

In the midst of ambitious striving, we must also never lose touch with ourselves and our roots - keeping in mind the purpose and correlations of business, and of life. Eventually, every little action or deed carried out builds a bridge that leads us into a future of unending prospects.

Mr. Pan YanCheng

Trade & Industry Association (Singapore)

Supporting Partners

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