SJA WON THE STAR PARTNER AWARD!
SJA was nominated by the Ministry of Law for the Public Sector Transformation (PST) Awards and has won the Star Partner Award for adopting a professional approach towards the implementation of the Precious Stones & Precious Metals (PSPM) Act. Since the introduction of the Act in 2019, SJA has actively participated in MinLaw’s industry associations’ consultation meetings and has shared feedback and suggestions on behalf of its members and the sector at large.
The award ceremony was held on 21 October 2020, at 3.30 pm via Zoom. Click here to watch SJA in action at the ceremony.
You may also view the Awards flipbook here
INAUGURATION OF THE 51ST EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
SJA held its FIRST virtual Inauguration Ceremony on 28 September 2020. The event was graced by Ms Low Yen Ling – Minister of State (MOS) for the Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth.
As witnessed by MOS; SJA Honorary Advisor – Mr Lee Yi Shyan; representatives from Enterprise Singapore; officials from Ministry of Trade & Industry and SJA members, the newly inaugurated Exco members undertook an Oath recitation corporately. Overall, it was a memorable event for all.
You may view the video here
Webinar – Operating in the New Normal With Digital Support Schemes
On 18 August 2020, SJA and SME Centre-SCCCI jointly organised a webinar on how jewellers can better operate in the new normal using Digital Support Schemes. The webinar focused specifically on how Digital Resilience Bonus (DRB) and Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) could help to improve business performance for jewellers.
You may refer to the slides here.
First 51st Exco Meeting via Zoom
The first meeting of the 51st Executive Committee was held via Zoom.
Nine members of the 51st Executive Committee officially assumed their roles as office-bearers (Standing Committee members). The meeting was chaired by President Ho Nai Chuen.
Former Honorary Treasurer Ms Jessica Chia Yi Ni officially handed over the Association’s accounts to the newly elected Honorary Treasurer Mr Ng Kean Seen.
SJA’s 81st Birthday
Due to the Covid-19 circuit breaker, SJA was unable to gather members for a physical celebration of its 81st Anniversary on 7 May 2020. A pre-recorded video message by President Ho Nai Chuen was sent to all members to encourage them to rise above the current pandemic situation to seize new opportunities.
You may view the video here
Industry Sharing Session
SJA undertook a 6-months long Consumer Study with Kantar Consulting. This culminated in an Industry Sharing session on 8 January 2020 whereby a Playbook of strategies was presented to 40 SJA members. Being equipped with deeper insights on consumers’ preferences in fine jewellery consumption, SJA members are better able to meet the dynamic expectations of a technologically-savvy market.